Los Cabos, Mexico
At a Glance
Set on 17-acres Esperanza Resort combines boutique hotel with villas residences
Relaxed and informal atmosphere ideal for families
World class spa and amenities, including superb, and dramatic, dining options
Great activities from championship golf courses to whale watching and surfing
Excellent dining options from Cocina Del Mar seafood to La Palapa authentic Mexican
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Baja California is a rare destination that offers a great getaway year long. Peak time for travel is when weather is temperate in the low 20ºc range and whale watching opportunities are at their best (late-November to April). This also includes the festive vacation and New Year period. Cool temperatures are ideal for desert adventures and hiking and boating for wildlife viewing and island exploration. Summer (April to September) can be hot and humid but the beaches are less crowded. Summer waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving. Hurricanes are much less common than in the Caribbean, but it is something to be aware of for September and October travel which is considered low season.
Baja is blessed with two marine life rich oceans; the Sea of Cortez to the east has a warmer sea temperature than the more exposed than the Pacific Ocean to the west. In the summer the breeze coming from the Pacific is a blessing.
For those interested in surfing, waves break on the eastern side of the peninsula March to October and on the Pacific west November to March. The most popular summer breaks start in San Jose and extend up to the Eastern Cape making Los Cabos an excellent base. In the winter the best breaks are south of Todos Santos at Cerritos Beach.
When planning your visit, it is worth noting the peninsula's main fiestas. Each March San Jose del Cabo throws an 11-day long Fiesta Patronal with parades and carnival and La Paz holds a similar event.
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Esperanza, an Auberge Resort is nestled in a private Cabo cove on Mexico's Baja Peninsula. With chic boutique hotel rooms and spacious villas and residences, Esperanza offers an informal coastal resort, suited to both couples and families.
Tucked between two scenic bluffs on the Baja peninsula and boasting a world-renowned spa, championship golf courses, secluded beaches and a vibrant nightlife, Esperanza is an intimate and casually informal hideaway. It is effortlessly stylish and a perfect retreat for luxurious relaxation for couples and families alike.
There are 50 ocean view casitas and six suites and these rooms are decorated in a casually elegant beach-house style, featuring original artwork and handcrafted furnishings. Each of the rooms has a private terrace and all have sweeping views of the Sea of Cortez. The beachfront pool is exclusively for adults only.
For families, the resort's 60 villa Residence Club with two-, three- and four-bedroom villas offer generous living space with an understated yet elegant style. The villa interiors have a distinctively Mexican feel with original Mexican artwork decorating each room, while outside palapa roofs and stucco walls are characteristic of Baja architecture. Villas located on the ground floor feature a garden plunge pool and higher floors expansive terraces for al fresco living.
Dining at Esperanza is superb; located at the Residence Club, The Palapa Grill offers authentic Mexican food with amazing views and their Mexican fiesta nights are great fun. With an exhibition kitchen and swim-up bar, it is an ideal place for lunch and dinner daily. La Terraza Americana is popular for daytime salads, sandwiches and burgers.
At Cocina del Mar you can sip one of 100 varieties of agave tequila while the Argentinean executive chef treats you to fresh, local seafood in Latin American fusion style. For drama, it is hard to beat the location as you dine open air on a promontory with the waves all around. Esperanza's newest dining experience the Pesca Ceviche Bar serves made-to-order citrus cured seafood dishes inspired by Latin and Asian flavors.
Facilities include a world class spa, fitness services and a boutique, while the resort is also next to a championship golf course. Nearby you can learn to surf with a local pro, go whale watching in season, snorkel and dive in crystal clear marine reserves or take a jeep ride into the Baja desert.
All the 50 guest rooms offer ocean views and private terraces and a real authentic Baja beach-house feel with original Mexican artwork. All the welcoming suites offer a personal concierge service and the utmost in technology with complimentary wireless internet, In-room iPads, WiFi, iPod docking stations, DVD player and flat screen TVs are also provided. Bathrooms all come equipped with double shower heads.
For families, opt for the resort's 60 villa Residence Club with two-, three- and four-bedroom villas offer generous living space with an understated yet sophisticated style. Villas located on the ground floor feature a garden plunge pool and higher floors expansive terraces.
The casitas and suites are adult-only, with villas and residences designed with families in mind as home-from-home with full kitchens, dining areas and expansive outdoor terraces or garden plunge pools for villas on the ground floor.
Make full use of the state-of-the-art fitness center offering over fifteen complimentary classes a week. There is also a full service spa with its signature water passage, yoga and pilates studio, oceanfront pool and hot tub.
You will be spoiled for choice with different dining experiences at Esperanza. Cocina Del Mar offers the freshest seafood focused local cuisine, Pesca Ceviche Bar is the newest addition serving mouth watering freshly caught seafood. Or choose from The Lounge Bar or La Terraza American for more causal options and don't forget La Palapa featuring authentic Mexican Food and a swim up bar. There is also Las Estrellas Italian restaurant located in Auberge private residences. Complimentary WiFi can be found throughout the property and is also available at the hotel's beach.
Indulge in a huge array of activities during your stay at Esperanza including snorkeling, sailing and sport fishing. Play golf on your choice of five nearby championship level courses, or for the adrenalin seekers you can ride the dunes in a desert racing adventure. Whale watching is another fantastic experience on offer, and after their migration grey whales arrive in the beautiful Sea of Cortez between the months of January and March. There are also great water sport options to choose from including surfing and sea kayaking.
Sonia Bungaroo (Staff)
Wonderful warm service throughout Esperanza - especially in fitness classes and the restaurant. Pretty, spacious rooms with outdoor hot tubs do add a sense of luxury to the property - and has a very young, and modern vibe. Rooms are fresh and styled in an elegant, beachy theme, and offer a wonderful amount of space - especially in the bathrooms! I would certainly recommend going up to one of the higher categories of room, and opting for the top floor where possible to maximize the Ocean View, as the entry level casitas' view is quite limited and often blocked my lots of the gardens. The food is consistently impressive, from breakfast, to the beautiful seafood presented at Cocina del Mar, with it's Mediterranian-Mexican fusion menu (and not to mention incredible views over the wild and romantic Pacific waves crashing against the resort).
Camilla Swift (Staff)
Although not overwhelmingly Mexican in decor and style, Esperanza has an informal and intimate air about it. The resort actually feels a little like an extension of California's Laguna Beach.
Whilst there are only 50 guest rooms in the main hotel (all with fabulous ocean views), the resort itself also has 60 or so residences and multi-bedroom villas, which are perfect for families, and offer a real home-from-home feel with full kitchens. The ground floor villas have a small garden space with private plunge pool, however they have an inferior view.
The facilities here are impressive, including an award winning spa, fitness center and various complimentary fitness classes, including morning yoga, lovely pools, and a wide choice of dining options.
During my visit in September, I was lucky enough to enjoy a wonderful meal al fresco at Cocina del Mar. It's an amazingly atmospheric spot; on the bluff, lit by candles, listening to the waves crash against the rocks below - Definitely recommended!
Cabo Pulmo Kayaking & Snorkeling Expedition
Experience breathtaking desert landscapes while heading into an unknown Baja California on your way to one of the most important marine parks in the Sea of Cortez, where you'll snorkel on coral reefs and kayak in the crystal clear bay of Cabo Pulmo!
Chileno Bay Snorkelling
One of Los Cabos' few swimmable beaches, Chileno Bay's crystal clear waters make for some great snorkeling and the powdery white sand the perfect spot for sunbathing. Don your fins and head out with a naturalist guide to encounter colorful marine life.
Diving Cabo Pulmo
Declared a marine reserve in 1995, Cabo Pulmo is a prime spot at the tip of Baja California for diving, getting up close to a spectacularly colorful array of marine life. Every season offers something unique and it's suitable for all experience levels.
Diving Isla Espiritu Santo
Diving in the Sea of Cortez is truly rewarding regardless of how experienced you are. Explore the wildlife rich waters that surround La Paz and the Espiritu Santo Islands and get up close to sea lions, manta rays, whale sharks and a huge variety of fish!
Espiritu Santo Expedition
Few marine areas in the world compare with the biological richness found in the Sea of Cortez. Isla Espiritu Santo is a UNESCO heritage site, where you can swim with sea lions, spot blue footed boobie birds and snorkel or dive with giant whale sharks.
Full-day Private Yacht Charter in Los Cabos
Cruise around the Los Cabos coastline on your own luxury private yacht charter, allowing you be as relaxed or as active as you like. This full-day charter includes all meals, drinks and activities.
Hiking Sierra de la Laguna
Get-off-the-beaten-path to navigate spectacular canyons of Sierra de la Laguna. Your guide will introduce you to the landscapes and history of Baja; after your hike meet local ranchers for a hands-on cooking class or simply enjoy lunch cooked for you.
Humpback Whale Watching Cabo San Lucas
Cabo is "the place" for humpback whale watching as the whales travel into the Sea of Cortez from December to April. Experience an action-packed Zodiac whale-watching tour, in addition to Humpbacks you might spot grey whales, dolphins and even orcas!
San Jose del Cabo Art Walk
Wind your way through the colorful back streets of San Jose del Cabo as galleries open their doors to tourists and art lovers for a fantastic cultural extravaganza. Grab a glass of local wine as you stroll and admire works by renowned local artists.
The Todos Santos Experience
Experience the 'magical town' of Todos Santos like a local. Our guide will introduce you to the history of this celebrated town, rich in art, music and delicious Baja cuisine including local specialties from fresh fish tacos to aged tequilas!
Ziplining Los Cabos
Soar over Baja California on this exhilarating zip lining adventure, reaching speeds of up to 60mph. Feel your heart pounding as you zoom from verdant lands to stark desert in this beautiful protected part of Los Cabos.
Location & directions
Los Cabos, Mexico
Esperanza is ideally located just a 15-minute drive to lively Cabo San Lucas and a 30-minute drive to historic San Jose del Cabo.
How to get there
Fly to Los Angeles (British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Air New Zealand) or Mexico City (British Airways) to connect onto a short-haul flight to Los Cabos International. Los Cabos is exceptionally well connected with North American airports including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, New York and Vancouver making it an ideal beach and cultural destination to combine with a city break, ski vacation or even a relaxing end to a road trip.