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
- 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
The staff bent over backwards to make everything amazing. We booked an ocean view spa casita, and the view was lovely. The spa had an in room temperature control, and the patio had cushioned benches that were great for stretching out and eating. Food and drinks at the resort were excellent, creating little need to leave the property. The spa was good, and the sauna was relaxing. I especially recommend the pineapple margarita and the Wednesday night meal at Palapa.
The resort provided binoculars and (in February) we saw lots of whales from our room and the resort restaurants. Special thanks to our concierge, Hector, who even booked me a same- day pedicure on a few hours' notice.
From an area perspective, dining at Sunset Monalisa would be very easy from here. Instead, we went to Flora Farms (fantastic, but an expensive hike) and Farallon at Pedregal (closer, such that it was an easier trip - but the cost of the meal was more expensive).
A very special trip, and we hope to be back.
This was out third visit to Esperanza, and it was once again an absolutely wonderful experience. The rooms are extremely well appointed and airy. The resort facilities -- beach, pool, gym, etc. -- are first rate. There are several very good dining options on the property. Perhaps most important, the service is truly exceptional -- the staff go out of their way to be friendly, welcoming and helpful. For all these reasons, Esperanza is our favorite resort destination in the world, bar none.
Just returned from the most wonderful business stay at Esperanza! The staff went beyond accommodating to anticipate needs - in the restaurant on the water we were trying to observe whales breaking the surface and someone brought us binoculars. We were trying to set up some activities and the concierge came to meet us in a cabana on the beach to bring us materials to review. Staff could not be nicer. Concierge just a text away from anything we needed. Rooms huge with wonderful amenities. Perfect vibe of ultimate service, amazing quality but unpretentious and laid back. Food was wonderful, amazing spa and visiting celebrity fitness couple Chris and Tracey ran amazing yoga and fitness classes that kept us motivated all week. Highly recommend electric bike tour on the beach!
Best place to get away from work and relax to your hearts content.
Hector is an amazing Concierge. Pool staff are wonderful and the rooms and views are unbelievable. The weather was perfect (in the mid 70's).
Perfect in every way can not wait to go back. Will be there sooner than later.The everyday whale show the best. Our room was amazing the view, bed and patio made our stay the best. It is a real treat to go her put it on your bucket list!