By Chris Sands via Baja.com
Esperanza enjoyed its usual stellar showing in Travel & Leisure’s 2011 hotel rankings, placing second in Mexico behind One & Only Palmilla, and 92nd in the world, three spots ahead of the Four Seasons Maui. The rankings should come as no surprise to long-time visitors to Los Cabos. Esperanza is a member of the prestigious Auberge Resorts microchain, and has been honored with inclusion to the exclusive Relaix & Chateau collection. Along with One & Only Palmilla and Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Esperanza is one of the area’s most luxurious resorts, and one of the world’s most spectacular properties.
Located just outside Cabo San Lucas in the Tourist Corridor that links the two Cape cities, Esperanza enjoys a privileged position atop Punta Ballena, overlooking two private coves and the glittering waters of the Sea of Cortez. Since its opening in 2002, the resort has been at the forefront of hospitality in Los Cabos, offering expansive and elegant accommodations in casitas, suites, villas, and private residences, with onsite amenities that include several fine dining restaurants, a lounge bar and humidor with generous tequila and cigar menus, and a luxe and pampering spa that has been rated as the best in all of Latin America.
Esperanza offers a "Find Your Balance" fitness program, and luxury lodging in Los Cabos
In addition to its healthy and rejuvenating spa services, Esperanza has unveiled a slate of new fitness programs for the fall, highlighted by an “Auberge Trainer in Residence” guest instructor series, and a “Find Your Balance” four night wellness package. For the former, Esperanza is importing expert instructors from around the U.S. to lead beach boot camps, and teach classes in TRX training, yoga, and zumba. The “Trainer in Residence” program began on November 18, 2012, and runs through May 29, 2013, with featured taskmasters including Dirk Schultz of Aspen Club, Donovan Almond of Solage Calistoga, and Tracie and Chris Vlaun from V Art of Wellness in Miami.
The “Find Your Balance” package has been available since the first of September, and offers a four-night stay in the luxury lodging,in an ocean view casita, as well as an array of wellness-based perks, from massages at The Auberge Spa to complimentary use of the resort’s fitness facility, and daily yoga classes for both adults and children. Yoga for Kids classes are open to children ages 6-12, and teach correct breathing, and basic Hatha poses and exercises. Package participants can also take advantage of vegetarian cooking classes, and enjoy vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free menus at Esperanza’s signature onsite restaurant, Cocina del Mar.