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The Experience

Try your hand at pickleball. Find balance in a restorative massage. Enjoy a spirited game of lawn chess. Or engage in some well-earned pool time while sampling a Baja aperitif. We invite you to explore the exciting activities we have in store for you during your stay.


Seasonal Fun

HIbachi

Nozomi by Esperanza

Tuesdays, December 6, 13 and 27
  • Nozomi, meaning hope, is Esperanza’s ode to the long-standing tradition of Japanese explorers who would brave the elements to cross the Pacific in hopes of a better life in La Baja. This sumptuous culinary experience comprises a series of delicate courses based on Japanese techniques, elaborated with the best elements from land and sea from Baja California. Following the nomadic tradition of the original Japanese sailors who visited Baja, Nozomi is served as a multi-course Omakase menu (chef’s choice), featuring ingredients hailing from different ports of call around the peninsula, resulting in Japanese classics like miso broth infused with Magdalena Bay crab, as well as the day’s selection of organic vegetables, seafood, poultry and grass fed meats slowly cooked in our hibachi.

  • Fuego Terrace | 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

  • À la carte and four-course Omakase

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open dine area

Full Moon Dinner Series

Wednesday, December 7
  • As part of our monthly Full Moon Dinner Series, we invite you to join us for a three-course, family-style menu. Select your favorite spot to admire the glimmering waves.

  • Cocina del Mar | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

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Christmas tree

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Friday, December 9
  • ‘Tis the season. Join us for a hot cocoa or Mexican Ponche and villancicos – Mexico’s answer to carols – at our traditional Tree Lighting Ceremony to kick off the holiday season.

  • 6:30 pm to 7:00 pm | Complimentary | Main Lobby

Cabo Golf

Cabo Golf Open

Saturday, December 10
  • Experience the majestic Solmar Links course—and the thrill of competition—at the third annual Cabo Golf Open, presented by Chileno Bay Resort & Residences and Esperanza Resort. A Greg Norman-designed masterpiece with sweeping ocean views from every hole, may have just sealed the deal. The 7,210-yard, par-72 course starts amid windswept dunes, weaves through a thick cactus forest, and culminates with a stirring finish on the beach.

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Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

December 18-26
  • Join us for a traditional lighting of the menorah. Rabbi Benny Hershcovich will be reciting before the kindling of the lights on Wednesday, December 21.

  • 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm | Complimentary | La Palapa

Lobby fireworks

HOLIDAYS AT ESPERANZA RESORT

Gather the family for the most meaningful gift this holiday season: time spent together. Watch as your littlest ones marvel over the sight of a breaching whale, bake and decorate delicious treats during a festive kids’ cooking class, or delight in a magical glow-in-the-dark fiesta like no other. Evenings are for huddling up close, whether around a bonfire crafting tantalizing s’mores or catching a classic holiday movie under the stars. Cap it all with a celebratory meal to remember against a backdrop of crashing ocean waves. At Esperanza, your holiday memories always come with a side of mesmerizing views.
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Spend time with loved ones by the Sea of Cortez.
Spend time with loved ones by the Sea of Cortez.

Fun for everyone

Family Activities

Stargazing

Discover the stars and constellations in the Baja night sky accompanied by a stargazing guide and his telescope, while roasting marshmallows around the bonfire.
  • La Palapa | Starts from $400 per family of 4 | This experience can be held in-villa at your request. Reservations required.

Classic Experiences

Esperanza’s one-of-a-kind family-friendly and kids-only experiences offer the chance to connect with the energy, culture and lifestyle of Baja while having a bit of fun together!
  • Discovery Walk – Our engaging guide will teach your children about the flora and fauna that call Punta Ballena home.

  • Pottery-Painting Workshop – In this workshop, a local artisan will guide you through the process of designing and painting your own clay masterpiece. Clay, paint and aprons provided.

  • Salsa Lessons – With a seasoned professional as your guide, you’ll learn the fundamentals of this Latin dance with simple step-by-step lessons to become a confident salsa dancer.

  • Family Painting Class – Enjoy a fun and instructive painting session with a local artist. Canvas, apron and paint provided.

  • Most activities can be held in-villa at your request. Reservations required l Contact the concierge to inquire about pricing.

Teen running on the beach

Kids & Teens

Discover the spaces created with the littles ones and the teens in mind. Reserve some play-time for your children to ensure everyone has a relaxing stay at Esperanza.
  • Tortuguitas Kids Club: Designed for children ages 4 to 11 | From Piñata parties to Mexican Bingo, the children will enjoy Cabo-style outdoor activities. Babysitting services available. | Full day $120 | Half day $75 inclusive of lunch | $15 per hour | Reservations required

  • La Cueva: An exclusive and secluded spot for teens. | La Cueva features ping-pong, foosball, XBox, a pool table, arcade games and more. Plus, bikes are available for a cool cruise around Punta Ballena. Additional activities for teens ages 12 to 17 years old: Volleyball, basketball, pickleball & tennis lessons and more. | Open 24 hours.

Under The Sun

Man in pool at Esperanza

5 Ways to Play Poolside

Experience a new perspective on poolside lounging at Esperanza
  • Take a cooling dip in one of our five palm-fringed pools, then soak up the Baja sunshine on a plush lounger while sipping refreshing libations and snacking on delicious bites. Each pool has its own unique character and view, so you’re guaranteed to find your perfect poolside scene, whether you’re looking to splash around with your kids, or seek poolside tranquility.

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Pool cabana

Pool Cabanas

Lounge in poolside luxury for as long as you like.
  • The experience includes a margarita pitcher, assortment of fresh fruit and soft drinks. | Half Day $450, Full Day $800

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Playa Paraiso

Tucked into the resort’s private cove, each palapa features a daybed, playful swing, a BOSE speaker for lounging, private butler service, a variety of additional amenities such as a Yeti Cooler filled with beverages and add-ons such as a private one-hour acoustic concert and a 60-minute massages.
  • This luxurious palapa experience can be enjoyed several ways.

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Sip champagne as we set sail by some of Cabo’s most gorgeous spots

Sunset Sailing

Unwind and bask in the tropical rays as you set sail by some of Cabo’s most gorgeous spots.
  • Concierge tip: If you’re feeling adventurous, you can opt to sail during the day to swim, snorkel and stand-up paddleboard in the calm waters of Cabo and the Sea of Cortez. Private sunset cruises can also be arranged.

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La Palapa Dining
Cocina del Mar

Culinary Scene

La Palapa restaurant

Family-Style Dinners

For a casual take on family meal time, we invite you to dine under swaying palms at La Palapa. | 5:30 to 10:00 pm
  • Wednesdays – Colores y Sabores, La Fiesta! – You are cordially invited to this party where Mexican dishes will tell you stories of our culture in every bite. Adults will receive a welcome cocktail and we’ll also have a selection of tequilas, mezcal, sotol, craft Mexican beers and traditional beverages such as micheladas, and margaritas. We’ll also have traditional games for kids including little feria, canicas, trompo, yoyo, and lotería. | $79 per person | $35 kids under 12 years

  • Thursdays – Bocce & Prosecco | Join us for a fun evening of Bocce Ball before dinner. Enjoy a complimentary glass of Prosecco and Italian nibbles as you hone your competitive spirit. Continue the night under the stars with dinner at Las Estrellas. | Starting at 6:00 pm | Live music

  • Fridays – Surf and Turf Special – Enjoy the best of both worlds, the land and the sea all on one plate.The freshest seafood from La Baja with tender steak with our take on this classic combination. | Lunch 11:30 am to 5:00 pm | Dinner 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

  • Sundays – Paella Special  – We bring the traditions of southern Spain to Los Cabos where hearty rice-and-seafood dishes steal the stage. | Lunch 11:30 am to 5:00 pm | Dinner 5:30 pm to 10:00 pm

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Cooking with Friends

Mingle with friends and family while learning to cook, and enhance your mixology skills under the leadership of our chef.
  • Enjoy chilled Mexican wines, Pacifico beer and a family-style lunch will be served with the dishes you’ve prepared. | Cocina del Mar Open Kitchen | Thursdays 12:30 pm | $85 per person | Residence owners $75 | Different recipes every week: cold starters, two proteins and two side dishes. | Reservations required. | Minimum 6 people.

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Cooking Classes

Let our culinary team take you in a journey through Mexican cuisine and the traditional flavors from our region, with these interactive cooking classes.
  • The class is inclusive of a welcome beer or glass of wine Capacity minimum of 2 people, up to 16 people
    For private experiences a $150 set up fee will apply | Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. A cancellation policy of $50 per person applies.

  • Baja Seafood Experience – Baja’s freshest seafood with the most alluring regional cuisine and classic preparations: Guacamole and pico de gallo, Chocolata clam and baked oyster, Tuna tiradito, Baja fish tacos and homemade tortillas | $110 per person

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Esperanza prepares your fresh catch

After a day on the water, return back to the resort to have Chef utilize his favorite full-fish techniques and traditional hot and cold preparations.
  • Conscious fishing is essential to Chef Alexis’s cooking style, and he is passionate about educating guests on sustainable practices and the local community. The culinary team will prepare your local catch to the style of your choosing. Select from a raw menu of ceviche, tiradito, sashimi and crudo, alongside the region’s beautiful spices, flavors and harvest; or, choose between blackened, grilled or roasted, served with rice, beans, tortillas and an assortment of salsas. | This experience is available at Cocina del Mar or in the comfort of your villa.

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Cocina del Mar bar

Master Class Series: Mexican Spirits

Reserve our private experiences at Cocina del Mar, and learn all there is to know about wine and spirits or mixology available daily from our team of experts. Daily 4:00 - 5:00 pm. Advanced reservations required
  • Local craft beer tasting – $55
    Blue Agave Journey – $80
    Mixology Class – $80
    Mexican Whiskey – why not? – $90
    Are you ready for sotol? – $80

  • Priced per person. For private experiences a $150 set up & mixologist fee will apply, or in-villa for a $200 set up & mixologist fee. Advanced reservations required.

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Mexican Wine Journey

Join Esperanza’s Sommelier Christian Moya on a discovery of the country’s most important wine- producing regions.
  • Learn the unique microclimates and soil quality of each, their best bottles, and enjoy a unique pairing experience with regional food specialties. | $90 per person

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Beachfront cabana private dining

Outdoor private dining

Enjoy a full culinary experience in your room or enjoy a private beachfront dinner.
  • Allow our team to prepare un unforgettable evening customizes to your preference.

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Seafood

Oyster & Clambake

Experience a private Clambake Baja Style! Taste "almejas tatemadas" - a popular dish in Baja where oysters and clams are grilled over hot stones. Then, combining cooking techniques from the traditional east coast summer clambake, Chef will steam bake seaweed, potatoes, sweet corn and guajillo chilli. $110 per person | Set up fee $350
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Wellness & Fitness For All

The Auberge Spa

As a reflection of our naturally restorative coastal desert environment, the Spa features handcrafted botanical treatments with natural, indigenous healing agents tailored to your specific health, wellness, and beauty needs.
  • 9:00 am – 8:00 pm | 4-hour advanced request for all services | In-room and private cabana services available

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Indoor Surfing Workout

Surf's up to a new workout that requires no water, no sand and no swimsuits, and challenges your balance and core muscles.
  • Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 am | Movement Studio $60 per person for a 45 minute session
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Personalized Fitness

No matter your fitness level or preferred method of exercise, our personal trainers can work with you one on one to achieve your goals.
  • From pilates and yoga to water conditioning and TRX training, choose your method and your intensity. Work with our team in our movement studio, on the beach, on our lawn, or in the privacy of your accommodation. | Ask for our Wellness Menu for a detailed list of offerings.

Outdoor Racquet sports

Visit any of our outdoor tennis & pickleball courts for open-play or practice time.
  • Elevate your game with private instruction or at one of our group clinics, or spend a lively afternoon rallying with the family and friends while taking in the Baja desert landscape. In between matches, cool off with ice-cold courtside beverages and healthy snacks that naturally replenish and provide energy for your next match.

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Mountain Hike

Challenge yourself, adventure awaits
  • Enjoy an uphill walk of approximately 3 miles of rugged and steep terrain, to finally enjoy a majestic view of the Sea of Cortés from atop the hill. Then be rewarded with an extra 30 minute massage on your first treatment reserved on the same day of the hike. Shoes with lugged tread are strongly recommended for this excursion. A waist pack with water and snacks will be provided. | Thursdays 7:00 am | $50 per person, inclusive of tax

  • This offer is valid for treatments reserved on the same day of the hike.

Stand-Up Paddle Board Yoga Classes

Tuesdays & Thursdays
  • Awaken your inner om while at Esperanza. Combining yoga poses with a variation of stand-up paddle board surfing, this fun activity includes hatha and vinyasa poses on a paddle board. | Las Estrellas Pool | 8:00 am | Reservations required

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Spa products

Spa Specials

Get pampered at our Forbes Five Star spa.
  • December 1-4: Manuel Velazquez Guest Instructor of WaterInMotion – WaterInMotion® is an exciting workout that combines cardio training with muscle toning through aquatic choreography in the pool. Manuel will be teaching: Ying & Yang Yoga, Vertical Pilates, Yoga Rhythmic Flow, Cardio Drum Dance, Hot Latin Blast and Dynamic Flexibility for a 3D life especially designed for our guests.

  • December 4-11: Circadian Rhythm Sleep Massage – Shake the ailments brought on by the night before with this deep-tissue, full-body massage designed to recenter your sleeping cycle and release tension and stress. 90 minutes | $290

  • December 12-18: Before Holidays Aromatherapy Sensory Experience – Experience the calming effects of aromatherapy with this session tailored specifically to nurture and relax you. The experience begins with an aromatherapy shower with eucalyptus and lemongrass followed by a personalized
    massage with adjusted touch, pressure, speed, direction.  90 minutes | $300

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Art & Shopping

Deseo Boutique

Shop runway-worthy beach ensembles
  • A well curated selection of high-end resort wear from designers such as Temptation Positano, Alexis, L- Space, Missoni, Onia and many more amazing brands. Beautiful jewelry and accessories from sought after exclusive Mexican artisans. | Lobby | 9:00 am – 8:00 pm

Agave Art Studio

All things art at Esperanza
  • Private art classes – Let your creativity flow while on vacation with a step-by-step guided lesson! | Minimum age, 12 years old | Any day 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm $300 for 1 or 2 people, each additional guest $130 | Maximum of 4 people | All supplies included Reserve with 24 hours notice.

  • Feeling inspired? – Grab a brush and splash your talent on one of our canvases to be displayed as part of the Esperanza Art collection. Enjoy a rotation of beautiful Mexican art while sipping Mexican wines and distillates | Lobby | Daily from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm

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