Los Cabos, Mexico
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.
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
From December to March take your binoculars to breakfast and watch out for whales feeding offshore.Scott Dunn team
For families, there is always something fun going on at the villas and residences from Mexican fiestas to bbq evenings around the pool!Maudie Tomlinson
Enjoy an atmospheric evening meal at Cocina del Mar with outdoor seating on the bluff overlooking the crashing waves.Camilla Swift
For something unique, indulge in one of the seasonal spa treatments which range from Tequila body wraps to hydrating cantaloupe and cucumber facials.Scott Dunn team
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.
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.
When to go
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.