kids running on the beach
kids running on the beach

Give Thanks at Esperanza

Thanksgiving Celebration | November 22-28, 2021

Thanksgiving Celebration | November 22-28, 2021

Gather together this holiday season

Gather and give thanks while savoring Baja’s fresh bounty. Surrounded by stunning views of the Sea of Cortez, immerse yourself in soul enriching experiences that will usher in harmonious moments of joy.

Thanksgiving Itinerary

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Ceramic class

Monday, November 22, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Kids Ceramics Class – Pottery and ceramics have long held many uses throughout Mexican history, and in this workshop, a local artisan will guide kids through this tradition to create a masterpiece to take home. | Tortugitas Kids Club

  • 5:30-10:00 PM | Las Bajas Dinner – Join us for this special culinary homage to the sea. Experience Chef Alexis Palacios’ unique take on local fare centered on fresh flavors and sustainable practices. Featuring catch-of-the-day, local clams, 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 selection of gins offering traditional Mexican botanicals with contemporary twists. | Hotel Beach & Pool Deck

  • 4:00-5:00 PM | Cooking Class: 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 out this masterclass. Includes lunch, margaritas, Mexican wine and beer. Also available as a private in-villa experience. | Agave Garden

Ocean view resort

Tuesday, November 23, 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

  • 6:00-10:00 PM Evening Under the Stars – Experience al fresco dining along with a live band performance for a one-night-only event under the stars. Enjoy a three-course special menu, featuring options from land and sea, created by Executive Chef Alexis Palacios. Dinner includes wine, beer, and a cocktail selection. | Esperanza Lawn

al fresco dining

Wednesday, November 24, 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

  • 5:30-10:00 PM | Agave Garden Grill Experience – Be part of this unique culinary experience created by Chef Alexis Palacios featuring a sizzling menu of his favourite beef cuts, organic chicken and seafood, cooked in our charcoal grilled and firewood earth-oven at Esperanza’s Agave Garden. Complement dinner with our house appetizers and family-style sides, and end this unique evening indulging in our sweet-roasted agave hearts under the moonlight. | Agave Garden  

  • 6:00-10:00 PM | Colores y Sabores, La Fiesta!– An authentic Mexican family style fiesta featuring traditional food favorites from all corners of Mexico – featuring the very best of each region while the mariachi plays music and fireworks light up the sky. | La Palapa

Cocina del Mar view

Thanksgiving Day | Thursday, November 25, 2021

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  • 7:00 AM | Turkey Trek & Pumpkin Spice Body Blis– Get moving before the big feast!  Join us for a rugged and steep terrain walk of approximately three miles peaking at the perfect point to enjoy a majestic view of the Sea of Cortéz and upon your return, treat your senses with a combination of seasonal ingredients with a rich pumpkin spice body scrub treatment. | Auberge Spa

  • 6:00-10:00 PM Thankful and Grateful – A Very Special Thanksgiving Dinner – In the season of togetherness, celebrate with us, surrounded by the sound of waves, sharing special moments, laughs and love – and making memories. Feast on traditional Thanksgiving favorites and our coastal interpretation of the classics. | Cocina del Mar

  • Thanksgiving EveningPrivate Thanksgiving Dinner by Chef Alexis Palacios – Spend an unforgettable Thanksgiving 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 Thanksgiving 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

  • Orders Placed Before November 20th at 4:00 PM | Thanksgiving To Go –  Our culinary team will expertly prepare a traditional Thanksgiving menu including a slow roasted young turkey (12-14 lb) with sauces and sides that can be delivered to you – perfect for an intimate, private gathering of gratitude in your villa. | In Villa

Taco making

Friday, November 26, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Kids Culinary Adventures – With an apron and a tall chef’s hat, kiddos will have the opportunity to tour around our main kitchen and to complete the experience, the culinary team will guide them to make gobble gobble turkey sandwiches.|  Tortuguitas Kids Club

  • 12:30-2:30 PM | Cooking with Friends, Thanksgiving Edition! – Mingle with close friends and family while learning to prepare traditional thanksgiving dishes with a twist and enhance your mixology skills under the leadership of our Chef and participation of members of our team. Enjoy chilled Mexican wines, Pacifico beer and a family-style lunch with the dishes you’ve prepared. | Agave Garden Outdoor Kitchen

Pickleball courts

Saturday, November 27, 2021

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  • 11:00-11:50 AM | Pickleball – 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 | NCAA 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. See concierge for the week’s lineup of games. | Terraza Americana 

Resort Pool

Sunday, November 28, 2021

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  • 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  

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

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sea lion

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