Esperanza, An Auberge Resort is launching a new collection of outdoor experiences as part of its Auberge Adventures program. Created for Esperanza guests, the new series of activities provides ways to explore Baja California by land and sea with experiences including swimming with whale sharks, whale watching, sea kayaking, surfing with locals and desert car racing.
Here are some of the experiences provided:
Baja 1000 Desert Racing: Spend a full day of "hands-on" learning behind the wheel of a modern day professional desert racing car in the off-road Baja outback region.
Sea Kayaking: Guests can explore ocean ecosystems of Baja California while kayaking through scenic coastal sites and learn about the geology, ecology and history of Cabo while navigating through the oceanic terrain. The three-hour adventure includes a tour of private remote islands, snorkeling and an experience to interact with marine life.
Swim with Whale Sharks: Spotter plans, boats and expert guides will navigate guests through the waters outside of La Paz to popular feeding grounds where they will swim with whale sharks measuring up to 40 feet and watch these animals feed on plankton. Guests can get up close and personal and this eight-hour trip includes roundtrip ground transportation to La Paz, an authentic Mexican breakfast, lunch and snacks prepared by Esperanza, wet suit and snorkel equipment, as well as underwater photography and videography upon request.
Whale Watching Tour: After their long journey from Alaska, gray whales arrive to the shallow waters of Guerrero Negro, San Ignacio and Magdelena Bays in the Baja California Peninsula. Esperanza guests can enjoy an intimate whale encounter experience, getting up close to these friendly gray whales. The eight-hour excursion begins with a flight on a Cessna Grand Caravan plane over the peninsula coastline with fascinating views of the whale sanctuaries. It includes a tour from a certified guide, roundtrip ground and aerial transportation, lunch at a local seafood restaurant and flight bites.
Surf with Locals: Guests can ride the waves at Santa Lucia de Los Cerritos, one of the most famous surfing beaches in Los Cabos. The adventure includes private surfing lessons by local professionals.