Christmas at Esperanza
Christmas at Esperanza

Warm Winter Holidays

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Warm wishes come true in Cabo

Escape the cold and bask in Baja with your loved ones during the season. From dawn ’til dusk, experience an incredible selection of activities, special events and festive dining celebrations. Plus, we offer you the option of having special dinners and activities in the privacy of your villa! Spending the winter holidays in Cabo is the ultimate way to celebrate, and we are ready to welcome you!

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Featured Holiday Events

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Try new, flavorful and delicious food inspired by Mexico

Thursday, December 24: ANTOJITOS NAVIDEÑOS

Create a new holiday tradition at Cocina del Mar, and trade snow showers for views of white capped waves. Enjoy the sounds of the holiday classics over starters like yellowfin tuna tostadas and main courses like pan-roasted beef tenderloin in this formal three-course dinner.
  • Cocina del Mar | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $140 | $60 kids under 12 years | Live music | Reservations required
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Pool

Thursday, December 24: Christmas Eve Specials

Enjoy festive holiday cheer while dining at La Palapa and Las Estrellas on Christmas Eve. As you enjoy the sounds of the holidays—from classic carols like Feliz Navidad to Oh Holy Night— we’ll be busy preparing an à la carte menu of decadent dishes like seared shrimp in mole sauce and creamy homemade ravioli with butternut squash and sage.
  • La Palapa & Las Estrellas | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Menu à la carte | Reservations required
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Santa Claus Esperanza Christmas Festive

Thursday, December 24: 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.
  • Main Lobby | 10:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Complimentary
Christmas Dinner

Friday, December 25: TASTE-OF-HOME CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER

Enjoy a family-style Christmas dinner without the hassle. Let us prepare the classics - slow-roasted turkey, oven-baked potatoes, and cranberry sauce - while you focus on what matters most: spending time with the ones you love.
  • Cocina del Mar | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • $150 adults | $60 kids under 12 | Live music
Join us
Fireworks

Thursday December 31: THE BLUE AND THE SEA

Let’s bid a collective adieu (or adios) to 2020! Join us for our New Year's Eve Esperanza Party. A dazzling affair that will celebrate good fortune and good health - as that’s our intention as we welcome in the New Year - we're taking our cues from the Pantone Color of the Year for 2021. Drawing inspiration from how "AI Aqua" comes to life in the sparkling waters of Los Cabos and the night sky, we are setting the scene for a night to remember. Dress to impress, prepare to have fun, and let's celebrate the arrival of 2021 together.
  • Cocina del Mar | 7:00 pm
  • $275 adults | $138 kids under 12 | Live music | Midnight Fireworks | Reservations required
Celebrate with us
Mexicanisimo

Thursday December 31: Fin de año kermes

Keep it casual this New Year’s Eve at our open-air exhibition kitchen at La Palapa with live cooking stations, family-style authentic Mexican dishes like grouper ceviche, pork carnitas sopes, and corn on the cob with charred pineapple and mezcal butter.
  • La Palapa | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $115 adults | $65 kids under 12
  • À la carte sommelier selection of Mexican wines | midnight fireworks
Join the fun
Playa Paraiso

Thursday December 31: CABANAS EXPERIENCE

Enjoy a private New Year’s Eve celebration in your very own VIP Cabana. We’ll keep the bottle service flowing with a magnum of Dom Perignon Brut Champagne, a bottle of your choice and mixers, your favorite Mexican snacks and a private server.
  • $2,500 | 9:30 pm - 1:00 am
  • 6 people maximum | Limited availability | Reservations required
Reserve your private experience
coastline at Esperanza

And there's more...

Cooking Class

Friday, December 18: COOKING CLASS AGUACHILE VS CEVICHE

We take sea-to-plate to another level with our chef-led ‘Aguachile vs Ceviche’ class. Savor the freshness of the Sea of Cortez as you transform fresh grouper into a marinated, oceanside treat. Delight your friends and family with two new Cocina del Mar creations.
  • Cocina del Mar Outdoor Kitchen | 3:00 - 4:00 pm | $68
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grilled seafood with local vegetables

De Anafres & Molcajetes, Mexican Fiesta at your table

Embark on a journey through the ancient gastronomic traditions of Mexico, and enjoy the best flavors of Baja and beyond. Includes a selection of meat or seafood, antojitos and main dishes from the Molcajete or Anafre, served with a selection of sauces and sides, topped off with Mexican sweets.
  • Friday, December 18 | Friday December 25 | Friday, January 1
  • La Palapa | 6:00 pm - 10:0 pm
  • Steaks anafre $75 | Seafood Molcajete $89 adults & $35 adults kids under 12
  • Sommelier selection of Mexican wines à la carte | Fireworks and live music
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Seafood

POP-UP | SEAFOOD & STEAKS UNDER THE STARLIT SKY

Take in the salty sea spray and starlit sky while enjoying a decadent cheese and charcuterie station, followed by grilled seafood and prime meats served family style. Veggie, seafood and various delicious steaks (Tuna, Halibut, Picana, Rib Eye, Pork T-Bone, Cauliflower) served with a selection of sauces and sides, and topped off with Mexican sweets.
  • Saturday, December 19 | Saturday, December 26 | Saturday, January 2
  • Aire Terrace | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $85 adults & $35 kids under 12
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La Abuelita

TAMALES BY ABUELITA

Esperanza’s honorary grandmother will teach you the tamale- making process, a ritual that has been a part of Mexican life for generations and an excellent example of the country’s communal culture. Guests will enjoy preparing handmade corn tamales with our abuelita using favorite local fillings such as salsa verde, pork, chicken tinga and poblano chile.
  • Sunday, December 20 | Sunday, December 27 | Sunday, January 3
  • Cocina del Mar Outdoor Kitchen | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm | $68
Become a Tamal Expert
couple tasting spirits

Mezcal vs Tequila

We’ll show you how to distinguish mezcal from tequila during a blind tasting—plus, we’ll give you the inside scoop on all the tips and tricks of crafting the perfect tangy and spicy pairings with each. Whether you prefer your libations on the rocks or straight up, this is the ultimate culinary experience for cocktail connoisseurs to learn something new.
  • Sunday, December 20 | Sunday, December 27 | Sunday, January 3
  • Cocina del Mar Bar | 4:00 - 5:00 pm | $45
Discover the Mexican flavors
Paella

POP-UP | PAELLAS AND FLAMENCO

We bring the traditions of southern Spain to Los Cabos during this convivial cookout, where the hearty rice-and-seafood dishes take center stage. Whether you’ve come for the food or the flamenco live music, this experience is best enjoyed with rosé in hand.
  • Sunday, December 20 | Sunday, December 27 | Sunday, January 3
  • La Palapa | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $78 adults | Dinner and rosé included | $35 kids under 12 years
Join us
Christmas COokie

HOLIDAY COOKIE JOURNEY

From snowflakes and stars to trees and reindeer, select your favorite cookie shape to top with festive sprinkles, creamy frosting, and decadent chocolate chips.
  • Monday, December 21 | Monday December 28
  • Cocina del Mar Outdoor Kitchen | 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  • $38
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three glasses of wine

WINEMAKER DINNER SERIES

Enjoy a unique journey through a four-course dinner from our culinary team, paired with our sommelier’s favorite rosés. Each course will delight your palate.
  • Monday, December 21 | Monday December 28
  • Cocina del Mar | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
  • $120 | Reservations required
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EMPANADAS COOKING CLASS

Get a taste of Latin America local cuisine with this interactive cooking experience. Begin with a Malbec-based cocktail as you learn to prepare empanadas from scratch, before sitting down to a meal paired with Mexican wines. This small-group experience is the perfect way to make new foodie friends.
  • Tuesday, December 22 | Tuesday December 29
  • Cocina del Mar Outdoor Kitchen | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
  • $68 adults & $35 kids under 12 | 14 people maximum
Make reservations
yoga fitness

Complimentary Fitness Classes

Daily
  • Mountain Hike
  • Beach Bootcamp
  • Yoga
  • Pilates Reformes
  • Zumba
Dancers at the mexican festival

COLORES Y SABORES DE MÉXICO

Enjoy this authentic Mexican family-style fiesta, featuring the very best food from each region in Mexico.
  • Tuesday, December 22 | Tuesday, December 29
  • La Palapa | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • $95 adults & | $35 kids under 12 | Live music and fireworks
Reservations
Aire

Wednesday December 23: HEARTH OVEN BAKING

Take in terrace views of the Sea of Cortez while imbibing in a cocktail (or two) and enjoying snacks from our hearth oven. Perfect for sharing, try favorites like baked burrata, cast-iron pizza bread, local lobster and short rib. Served with Baja-style smoky sides and a baked tart.
  • Aire & Fuego Terrace | 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Menu priced à la carte
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Christmas

For the little ones...

children cooking
Kids learning how to cook in a cooking class.

Culinary Adventures: Cooking Classes

  • Friday, December 18: Kids' Guacamole
  • Wednesday, December 23: Decorate and enjoy yummy cookies from our oven
  • Thursday, December 31: Make your own Burrito Class
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 11:00 - 11:45 am
  • $30 | 6 children maximum | reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Reservations
Kids Club Tortuguiteas

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 and concludes with an all- out fireworks show.
  • Friday, December 18 | Saturday, December 26
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  • $40 | 6 children maximum | reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
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Kids playing

RALLY DAY

Test your competitive side with fun games like Sack Race, Egg & Spoon Relay and more.
  • Saturday, December 19 | Friday, December 25
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 11:00 am - 11:50 am or 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
  • $30 | 6 children maximum | reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Join the fun
Kids Art Class

Art Day

This is the ultimate day for kids to get creative, from a finger-painted masterpiece to making homemade play dough.
  • Sunday, December 20 | Tuesday, December 29
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 11:00 - 11:00 am or 11:50 am - 12:50 pm
  • $30 | 6 children maximum | reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Join us
Girl paddle boarding

“WHATSUP?”

This stand-up paddleboarding class is great for kids of all ages and experience levels.
  • Monday, December 21 | Sunday, December 27
  • Las Estrellas Pool | 11:00 am - 11:50 am or 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
  • $30 | 4 children maximum | reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Reserve your spot
Ice cream lab

MRS. CLAUS' ICE CREAM LAB

There’s nothing more exciting than our ice cream lab, where kids can combine their favorite flavors and toppings in a magic mixing bowl—then kick it, rock it, and throw it to watch their creation freeze for the ultimate sweet treat.
  • Monday, December 21 | Wednesday, December 23 | Friday, December 25
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
  • $30 | 4 children maximum | reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Join the fun

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.
  • Thursday, December 24
  • Main Loby | 10:00 am - 11:00 am | Complimentary
mermaids pirates ESperanza

PIRATES DAY

A very funny group of pirates will challenge you to follow the clues and find the treasure. Arrr Matey!
  • Monday, December 28
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 11:00 am - 11:50 am or 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm
  • 6 children maximum | Reservations requested with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Reserve your spot
Piñata

MEXICAN FIESTA

Kids and culture come together at this celebration with traditional local favorites, like the Hat Dance and “La Gallinita Ciega,”or ‘Pin the Tail on the Donkey.’ No fiesta is complete until the candy falls from the piñata!
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club | 11:00 am - 11:50 pm
  • $30 | 6 children maximum | reservations required with a minimum 24 hours in advance
Join the fun
Kids
Kids

Also for the little ones...

  • KIDS ‘N’ CLAY WORKSHOP: In this hands-on experience, kids will craft a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
  • PET SHOP AND VETERINARY STATION: Dress as a veterinarian and take care of your favorite stuffed critter. Design and paint a new house for your pet and take it home as a reminder of Cabo!
  • EXPERIMENT TIME: From lava lamps to a walking water experiment, let’s put science to the test
  • SOAP MAKING WORKSHOP: Using a melt-and-pour method, children will make their own soap, embedding toys and adding personalized scents and colors.
Esperanza Resort pool at night
night view of the pool

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