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Esperanza, Auberge Collection awarded Five Star in Forbes Travel Guide's 2021 Star Awards

LOS CABOS, MEXICO (February 16, 2021) — Forbes Travel Guide, the prestigious rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants and spas, today announced its highly anticipated 2021 Star Awards and again awarded  Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, Los Cabos’ only private beach resort, with top honors. Forbes Travel Guide Star Awards recognized Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection with its sixth consecutive Five Star in the Hotel category and another Five Star in Spa. The resort is showcased with other honorees on

“It’s with great pride that we are again awarded for our hospitality and service by this global authority,” said Marc Rodriguez, General Manager of Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection. “At Esperanza, we celebrate service and have a passion to exceed guest expectations. It’s gratifying to know that our efforts have been recognized.”

As a world-renowned leader in the travel industry, Forbes Travel Guide releases genuine annual Star Ratings recognizing the top luxury hotels, restaurants and spas across the world. Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection and the Spa at Esperanza have been determined by anonymous professionals, who independently visited each property prior to the pandemic and  rate based upon hundreds of objective standards. 

Los Cabos’s only private beach resort is perched atop the bluffs of Punta Ballena (Whale Point) overlooking two private coves on the majestic Sea of Cortez.  The hotel has 59 casitas and suites, 96 expansive villas with ocean and garden views, and residential-style accommodations ideal for families and groups. The luxury resort is home to four dining outlets including the iconic cliffside restaurant, Cocina del Mar, five swimming pools, and an expansive beachfront with both palapa-style and private covered cabanas with day beds.

The Spa at Esperanza incorporates contrasting elements of water, light, desert, and sea and features a contemporary outdoor relaxation lounge set under a large palapa. The spa presents a wide variety of authentic treatments rooted in Mayan and Aztec rituals and restorative wellness offerings. Guests can book an exclusive evening Starlight Spa experience for after-hours access. Additionally, The Spa at Esperanza offers an Integrated Wellness Program with a schedule of up to 35 different fitness classes weekly with guest instructors from around the world, a nutritionist expert, acupuncture therapy, a running concierge and healthy cooking classes. 

“These 2021 award winners are a testament to the resiliency of the hospitality industry,” said Filip Boyen, CEO of Forbes Travel Guide. “During an unprecedented time, these top properties adapted to numerous adversities all while maintaining high service levels and ensuring the health security of their guests and staff.” 

He added, “We hope that these excellent properties will inspire travelers for when they are ready to venture out on their next trip.” To view the new Star Award winners, visit For a detailed explanation of how Forbes Travel Guide compiles its Star Ratings, click here.