Esperanza, an Auberge Resort
Esperanza, an Auberge Resort, sits on the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula, and its geographic position gives guests exceptional views of the Sea of Cortéz. Each one of the hotel's 57 rooms faces the sea and Esperanza's private beach. If that's not enough water, there are also four swimming pools. Hotel staff keep guests as busy as they want to be, with a full schedule of activities. Some of these are the usual Baja resort suspects—yoga lessons or cooking classes, say—but a number of them are quite unique. A master tequilero teaches the fine art of tequila appreciation, while other instructors lend their expertise to teach guests Spanish, salsa, or painting. Guest rooms are gorgeous, with an earth-tone color scheme and fine, locally made handicrafts as decorative accents. Bathrooms in the casitas look out onto water; villas have full kitchens and dining rooms.
A quiet bolt-hole, a world away from crazy Cabo
Cabo is crazy with Spring Breakers, but a few coves over is the luxurious Esperanza resort, far enough away from the maddening crowds, but close enough to benefit from the convenience of getting in/out of town. Great casita set up, with wide opening doors, a cool hot tub on every deck and awesome pool, beach and grounds. You never want to leave. It’s ridiculously expensive, especially for Mexico — $1000/night is the new $500/night — and everything is extra…and extra expensive. (Think Hawaii Prices, not Mexico Prices). But extremely nice people. Some decent restaurants. The good thing about the location is the you get both killer sunrises and sunsets, hard to find anywhere. Amazing light, all day and night. No humidity. Only a few bugs. I’m not a resort person, but this is a really nice resort. If you wanna splurge, this is a good place to start.
The cool thing about Cabo: You get sunrises AND sunsets
Being on the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula, finally dawned on me how cool it was to be oriented due south, so you get both screaming sunrises and glowing sunsets, every day. And then there's the moon….
View from the PH Suite At Esperanza
If your are all about amazing views, the PH suite at Esperanza in Cabo is the place to be. Esperanza is a five star resort with a laid back but high-end style.
By Joseph Diaz, AFAR Founder
Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 7 Mz 10, Punta Ballena, 23410 Cabo San Lucas, B.C.S., Mexico
+52 624 145 6400