Esperanza lounge area on New Year
Esperanza lounge area on New Year

Ring In the New Year in Baja

New Year's Celebration | December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022

New Year's Celebration | December 26, 2021-January 2, 2022

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New Year's Itinerary

As the sun sets on 2021, revel in the last moments of the year with those you cherish. Indulge in the bounty of Baja and spirit and warmth of Mexican hospitality, and set your intentions for the year ahead.

Chef cooking paella

Sunday, December 26, 2021

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  • 12:00-12:50 PM Whatsup? – This stand-up paddleboarding class is great for kids of all ages and experience levels. | Las Estrellas Pool

  • 5:0010:00 PMPaella & Flamenco – We bring the traditions of southern Spain to Los Cabos during this convivial cookout where hearty rice-and-seafood dishes steal the stage. | La Palapa

  • 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.

Aerial view of the Esperanza Resort beach

Monday, December 27, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM Surfboard & Water Day – Dare to test your surfing skills on our mechanical surfboard, meant to challenge surfers of every level. Or head to the water with one of our special inflatable toys to enhance your day at the pool. | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 2:30-2:30 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

  • 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 Forces of Nature Dining Series: AGUA – Join us for this special culinary homage to the sea. Placed in between the Sea of Cortez and the Pacific Ocean, the unique bounty of the Baja is rivaled by no other. Experience Chef Alexis Palacios’ unique take on local fare centered around fresh flavors and sustainable practices. Featuring catch-of-the-day, whole-fish dishes, hot and cold seafood stations, and a new reinterpretation of an ancient cooking technique – the hot-stone brew – this delightful feast for all the senses will be complemented by live entertainment and a few surprises offering traditional Mexican flavors with contemporary twists. | Hotel Beach and Pool Deck

Tacos

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Pet Shop and Veterinary Station – Dress as a veterinarian and take care of one of our fluffy stuffed animal pets. Then, choose your favorite critter to take with you and design a new house for him or her, painted by you! | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Foam Fiesta & Water Balloons – Get in on the action of this special foam party for kids! Dance to the beat in our special pool designed to bring a touch of grown up disco to the little ones’ day. | 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

Girl in a teepee laughing

Wednesday, December 29, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Tie Dye & Beach Bag Workshop – Craft your one-of-a-kind masterpiece in this hands-on experience, where color and groove are the main ingredients. | 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  

Green plants native to Mexico

Thursday, December 30, 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 PM | Ceramic Class – Pottery and ceramics have long held many uses throughout Mexican history, and in this workshop, a local artisan will guide you through this tradition to create a masterpiece to take home with you. | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 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

Women drumming for a New Year celebration

Friday, December 31, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 PM | Kids Mini-Spa Day – Rest and relaxation isn’t only for adults. Treat your littlest ones to a day of decadence with mini massages, manicures and pedicures. | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 5:00-7:00 PM | Fire & Bubbles: A Pre-Dinner Toast – Join us on the best view at Esperanza to toast the evening ahead with a glass of bubbly as our famed fire sculpture comes to life! Enjoy a special selection of champagnes and sparkling wines to start off the evening watching the calm waters of the Sea of Cortez beyond. | Entrance Lobby Fire Pit

  • Please Call to Schedule Pre-New Year’s Eve In-Villa Toast – Start celebrating as you prepare for a full night of festivities with this exclusive in-villa intimate toast service. Choose from a selection of champagnes and wines curated especially for the occasion by our sommelier, and signature Esperanza cocktails from our head mixologist. Chocolate-covered strawberries are also available.

  • 7:00 PM | Dreaming of 2022: New Year’s Eve – Set the right tone for the year ahead with this six-course dinner created by Chef Alexis Palacios. Wave goodbye to all the troubles of the past year with this sumptuous journey through the best from both sea and land that Baja California has to offer. Ring in the new year with our live band, fireworks at midnight. | Cocina del Mar 

  • 7:00 PM | Fin de Año Fiesta– Opt for keeping it casual this New Year’s Eve at our open-air exhibition kitchen at La Palapa. 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, will ensure a relaxed yet scrumptious experience to ring in the new year with friends and family. A special selection of wines from our sommelier for grown ups, and games and surprises for the little ones will top off the evening, culminating with our traditional fireworks display at midnight. | La Palapa 

  • 9:00 PM Onward | Private Cabana Lounge Experience – Take in the first moments of 2022 in style from your own luxurious private cabana at our New Year’s Eve Celebration! Party the evening away with friends and family listening to our live band from your prime spot. Experience includes a magnum bottle of Dom Perignon Brut Champagne 2009, as well as a bottle of liquor of your choice with mixers, chocolate, fruit and dry snacks, and private cabana service.

Bartender pouring 4 cocktails

Saturday, January 1, 2022

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  • 7:15 AM | Sunrise Beach Yoga – Restore and gain inner balance, flexibility and strength. This sunrise yoga class makes a full circuit of the body’s range of motion with standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers to align, strengthen and promote flexibility.

  • 11:00-11:50 PM | Culinary Adventure: The Mexican Burrito – Welcome the new year by learning to make this Mexican favorite! | Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 4:00-5:00 PM | Day-After Bloody Mary Class – Shake the New Year’s Day post-party blues away with this special Bloody Mary class, a real treat to start off 2022 on the right foot. Making its debut at The Ritz Hotel in Paris in 1921, the Bloody Mary has remained a staple at brunch tables the world over throughout the decades. This concoction of vodka, tomato and lemon juices, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and salt, has long been the go-to remedy for those day-after headaches. Let our mixologist experts share some of the best tricks and secrets to making the perfect Bloody Mary, and add a few Baja twists to this classic. Available as a private in-villa experience. | Cocina del Mar

  • 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

Woman playing pickleball in Mexico

Sunday, January 2, 2022

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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 PM | Pickleball Game – Everyone loves Pickleball! Played on a badminton-size court with ping pong-type rectangular racquets, a wiffle-type ball, and tennis-like rules, this trendy game is sure to become a kids’ favorite. | 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.

  • 5:00-10:00 PM | Paella & Flamenco – We bring the traditions of southern Spain to Los Cabos during this convivial cookout where hearty rice-and-seafood dishes steal the stage. | La Palapa

Birds flying over the Baja Mexico
Birds flying over the Baja Mexico

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