Christmas tree at Esperanza Resort
Christmas tree at Esperanza Resort

Celebrate the Season

Holiday Celebration | December 20 - 25, 2021

Holiday Celebration | December 20 - 25, 2021

Gather Together This Holiday Season

Carve out moments of true family connection this holiday season at Esperanza. Bask in the warm Baja sun and create holiday memories you will all share and treasure for years to come.

Man making tacos

Monday, December 20, 2021

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  • 7:15 AM | Beach Yoga – Ease into the day with morning yoga by the beach with one of our knowledgeable instructors.

  • 12:30-2:30 PM Rough Morning: Mexican Brunch Class – It’s no secret that authentic Mexican fare is one of the best cures for day-after illnesses. Join this tongue-in-cheek class where you’ll learn a few secrets for adding a kick to any slow-starting day. Served later in the day, Mexican brunch is a heartier version of traditional breakfast staples, including enchiladas, chilaquiles, huevos rancheros, and Mexico’s answer to steak & eggs, El Charro Negro, all of which you’ll learn how to make (and get to eat afterwards). And, of course, no brunch would be complete without a cocktail, in this case micheladas and mimosas, expertly prepared for the occasion by our in-house mixologists. Also available as a private in-villa experience. | Agave Garden

  • 5:3010:00 PMForces of Nature Dining Series: AIRE – Prepare for a heavenly experience of light and airy cuisine. Asian-inspired dishes are at the center of this wellness-forward, sumptuous feast served family-style at live cooking stations throughout the AIRE Terrace, featuring live entertainment. Bubbly and foamy cocktails, and an ethereal dessert menu complete this experience high above the Sea of Cortez. | AIRE & AIRE Terrace

Pool and lights at Esperanza Resort

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Inflatable Game Day – We have a great variety of fun, competitive and exciting sports day activities, like Egg & Spoon Race. Test your coordination in our giant Inflatable Gladiator Sack Race, Football Shot. Tug of War, and Nerf Shot. | Tortuguitas Kids Club  

  • 12:30-2:30 PM | Street Tacos – Connect with Mexican cuisine in a whole new way with our chefs’ tips and tricks for the best Mexican street tacos. Learn recipes for some of the best tacos from around the country – al Pastor,  de Barbacoa, Campechano and Vegan – that you can replicate at home, and join our expert mixologists for a  classic margarita demonstration to round up this masterclass. Includes lunch, margaritas, Mexican wine and beer. Also available as a private in-villa experience. | Agave Garden

  • 5:30-10:00 PM Forces of Nature Dining Series: FUEGO – Gather around the Esperanza bonfire as we turn the heat up for this culinary adventure. Featuring direct-fire techniques and BBQ methods from around the world, this family-style festivity will include classic local staples like roasted full fish, short ribs, organic roasted chicken, and a few spicy twists like Middle Eastern kebabs, all perfectly cooked by charcoal and wood fire. An á la carte menu of smoky cocktails, spiked punch, and a wide selection of wines will be the perfect companion to this heated fest, including live music, and a special fire dance performance. | Terraza Americana Garden

  • 5:50-7:30 PM | Movies Under the Stars: Home Alone – Grab some popcorn and classic movie snacks and cozy up with this family-friendly holiday classic! | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 7:00-10:00 PM | Winter Solstice: A Stargazing Experience – The darkest night of the year brings the brightest stars in the firmament. Join in Cabo’s long tradition of astronomical observation from centuries ago, when scientists from all over the world would trek out to Baja for its unique, clear skies, with this special session where a guest astronomer will guide you and your family through an unforgettable evening of storytelling and stargazing. A complimentary welcome drink or hot chocolate and a special memento of this experience to take home, will help commemorate this special moment with the stars forever. Sweet nibbles available á la carte. | Fire Pit at La Palapa

Mariachi group at Esperanza Resort

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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  • 9:00 AM | Beach Bootcamp – Get ready for a high intensity workout on the beach with one of our knowledgeable instructors.

  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Explorers Tours – Learn some of the fascinating stories behind the flora and fauna that inhabit the Esperanza grounds and encounter a few friendly creatures along the way. | Tortuguitas Kids Club  

  • 12:30-2:30 PM | Ancient Cuisine Series: Earth-Oven Hot-Stone Brew – Join us for this interactive exploration of one of the most fascinating cooking techniques from ancient Mexican culture: the Earth Oven. Dug deep into the Earth, this natural oven can heat stones to scalding temperatures used to cook individual brews. Experience the magic of ancient flavoring as hand-picked stones from the Sea of Cortez are used to cook special concoctions featuring fresh, local ingredients, with meat, seafood, and vegan options. Includes sides and dessert, Mexican beer and wine. Available as a private in-villa experience. | Agave Garden

  • 5:30-10:00 PM | Rosa Mexicano Posada Party – Celebrate Mexico’s most vibrant colors with an authentic Mexican family-style fiesta featuring traditional food favorites from all corners of the country. Enjoy a traditional festival full of games, crafts, and music for the whole family, with a live mariachi band and fireworks! | La Palapa  

  • 6:00-8:00 PM | Not Your Average Campout – Worlds above an average camping experience, this night in nature is one to remember. The evening features a build-your-own s’mores and hot dogs station. | Tortuguitas Kids Club  

Pizza oven at Esperanza Resort

Thursday, December 23, 2021

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  • 7:00 AM | Mountain Hike – Challenge yourself, adventure awaits. Power through an uphill walk of approximately three miles of rugged and steep terrain, to finally enjoy a majestic view of the Sea of Cortez from atop the hill.

  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Wet n’ Wild Water Games – It’s time to get wet! Join in the water fun with our set of water guns, slip n’ slide, water jumping house, and more. | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • Kindly Call the Concierge for Schedule | NFL GameDay – Watch the football playoffs while enjoying a sip of Mexican craft beer from our selection and bar snacks specially created to bring an authentic Mexican touch while you cheer for your favorite team. | La Terraza Americana  

  • 5:30 PM Forces of Nature Dining Series: TIERRA – Encounter a deep connection with the earth in this special epicurean experience where a wood earth oven takes center stage as the main cooking technique for this feast. An ancient method devised by indigenous people in Mexico, the wood earth oven acts as an underground cooking pit, where fresh vegetables, organic steak, shellfish, and chicken, take on the flavours of the deep earth. A selection of earthy-toned wines round up this robust experience of a modern twist to ancient culinary heritage. | Agave Garden

Candles on a bar at Esperanza resort

Friday, December 24, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Holiday Cookie Factory – This festive, fun-filled cooking class is perfect for kids who will learn how to bake delicious Christmas treats! Kids will leave with containers full of Christmas treats and a booklet of recipes to keep. | Tortuguitas Kids Club  

  • 5:30-10:00 PM | Mediterranean Christmas Eve – Enjoy classic Mediterranean dishes by our culinary team at Las Estrellas to celebrate Christmas Eve. Saffron and shrimp risotto, fettuccine with fresh vegetables from our onsite garden, traditional Ossobuco and more will be served for the festive occasion. | Las Estrellas

  • 5:30-10:00 PM | Feast of the Seven Fishes – Join in on this Christmas Eve Italian tradition of seafood and fish, Baja-style. Enjoy the best the Sea of Cortez has to offer, surrounded by friends and family, in an unique culinary experience based on local, fresh ingredients, where seven seafood dishes will be served in a special four-course dinner, culminating with an inspired Italian dessert. | Cocina del Mar

  • The Feast of the Seven Fishes (Private)

    Celebrate Christmas Eve with Chef Alexis Palacios’ Feast of the Seven Fishes. Tailored exclusively for your family, this four-course, seven-dish menu will feature the best the Sea of Cortez has to offer to create an unforgettable memory surrounded by loved ones. | AIRE Private Dining Room

  • 6:00-10:00 PM | Classic Mexican Navidad – Prepare yourself for the decadence of Mexican Christmas Eve. Get a taste of some of the best traditional dishes familias around the country enjoy together every December 24th, like romeritos, turkey in molé, tamales, and more, with the special touch of Esperanza’s Executive Chef. | La Palapa

Esperanza palapa at sunset

Saturday, December 25, 2021

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  • 12:00-1:00 PM | Dear Santa – The holiday season would not be complete without a photo with Santa Claus. It’s that timeless moment when children of all ages await their chance to meet jolly ol’ St. Nick. A professional photographer will be on hand to capture this special holiday moment. | Hotel Lobby 

  • Kindly Call the Concierge for Schedule | NFL GameDay – Watch the football playoffs while enjoying a sip of Mexican craft beer from our selection and bar snacks specially created to bring an authentic Mexican touch while you cheer for your favorite team.

  • 5:30-10:00 PM | A Taste of Home: Christmas Day Dinner – Celebrate surrounded by friends and family with a classic Christmas dinner served family-style. Let our team of culinary experts take care of this traditional feast featuring family favorites like slow-roasted turkey, oven-baked potatoes, and cranberry sauce, while you focus on what matters most: spending time with the ones you love. Bring your Christmas dinner to the next level with a wine pairing suggestion from our sommelier, all whilst listening to live music and the gentle sounds of the waves crashing against the rocks far below. | Cocina del Mar 

  • Private Christmas Dinner by Chef Alexis Palacios – Spend an unforgettable Christmas with your loved ones with this private culinary experience by Esperanza’s Executive Chef, Alexis Palacios. Let Chef and his culinary team curate an exclusive menu for you, drawing on the bounty of the Sea of Cortez and the area’s abundant organic farms to create dishes that can be had nowhere else in the world. Complete the experience of this Baja Californian Christmas with wine pairings selected by our sommelier, with a special focus on the region of Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico’s answer to Napa Valley. Special enhancements like live music and fireworks are available as add-ons to this private experience. | Agave Garden

Ferns at the Esperanza spa
Ferns at the Esperanza spa

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