Esperanza, An Auberge Resort
What We Love
- Frette linens in all casitas
- Fresh tropical fruit, delivered to your room daily
- Sea of Cortez views from all rooms
- Five swimming pools onsite
What To Know
- Room service can be ordered through the personalized iPad in your casita
- Reservations are highly recommended at each of the resort’s restaurants
- Children under 16 are not allowed in some portions of the resort
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Jay-Z, Chelsea Handler, and Peyton Manning have all descended upon this cushy cliff-top kingdom, so it’s no surprise that superior service—long a hallmark of the California-based Auberge group, which starts with gratis shoulder massages at check-in—plays a starring role. The secluded setting tucked between two atmospheric bluffs only adds to the exclusivity factor, and there are plenty of private pockets to choose from to lounge your stay away, including cabanas on Cabo San Luca’s only private beach, the hammocks and balcony-set Jacuzzis in your seashell-hued casita, or one of the steam caves at the showstopper of a spa. The resort’s close proximity to Punta Ballena means you’re in prime whale-watching territory, helped by the Nikon binoculars deposited in every room (in the winter months, you’ll spy humpbacks). The six on-site eateries, which range from a swim-up cantina, a ceviche bar, and an Argentinian-inspired seafood restaurant with delicious ocean views, are all top-notch. Though it’s equally tempting to reach for your in-room tablet and swiftly summon a squash blossom frittata from the comfort of your airy verandah.
In the Area
The property is a 30-minute drive from the San Jose Del Cabo International Airport—for a surcharge, the resort can arrange for shuttle service for up to six guests. While the hotel’s private, albeit rocky, beach doesn’t disappoint, you’re also within easy reach of Playa Monumento, a hotspot for the surf set, and the Cabo del Sol Gulf Club, comprising a quartet of championship courses. And though you’re just four miles from the nightlife of Cabo San Lucas, cab rides can be exorbitant—opt for beachside tequila tastings, sunset cocktails at the lounge bar, or in-room margarita delivery at the resort instead.
How to Get There
Every inch of the Esperanza property is inviting with it whimsical sculptures, beautiful flowers and fruit trees, and especially the tree displaying a myriad of red glass hearts! The sound of the surf while sitting in any one of the many beautiful pools and sipping on a frozen Mango daiquiri, is both calming and exhiiratng and also mesmerizing. The spa treatment is the best anywhere, and the classes in the fitness center are engaging and fun. I have traveled the world and Esperanza is one of my all time favorite places. I will return!
The Esperanza has multiple pools and restaurants to provide you a lot of variety in scenery and food. The service at every pool is attentive whether you want a lemonade, a Paloma or something to eat and the food is delicious!
The guest rooms are serene and well appointed - spacious enough that whether you're traveling with a friend or a partner, there is more than enough room! And the hotel casitas with a hot tub on the veranda are heavenly.
The staff is very attentive and the service is impeccable. Everyone genuinely cares that you are enjoying yourself and not in want of anything!
But there are a couple of downsides: 1. sunblock on the resort is expensive ($47 for one spray bottle); 2. there was construction next door to the resort that had very loud jackhammering for 3 out of the 5 days there - not the hotel's fault but would have appreciated a heads up so we could ask for the right accommodation accordingly.
But other than those tiny little things - AMAZING stay.... I'll be going back for sure!
Auberge Esperanza is amazing! We had a magnificent time at this beautiful resort. Service was outstanding, accommodations were beautiful, and our villa concierge was totally on top of it. Highly recommend Auberge Esperanza!