Culinary at the Cove Program Debuts at Mexico’s Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection


Cabo San Lucas beachfront resort, Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection, is introducing a new way to dazzle the senses with Culinary at the Cove, a seaside program centered around food, exploration, and relaxation. Led by Executive Chef Guillermo Gomez, the immersive experience involves one-of-a-kind epicurean adventures like diving for chocolata clams (aka Baja’s “seafood candy”), foraging for sea urchin, snails, and blue stone crabs along a private cove, and relaxing in one of the resort’s two new two-story beach palapas steps from the Sea of Cortez.

“We are excited to expand our programming with this only-here experience that will leave foodies wanting more,” said Marc Rodriguez, General Manager, Esperanza, Auberge Resorts Collection. “Unforgettable offerings like the resort’s Culinary at the Cove program takes travel centered on food to the next level, bringing visitors closer to the natural wonders of Baja, highlighting the region’s local cuisine while providing a level of excellence for which Esperanza is known.”

A few of the Esperanza’s Culinary at the Cove program highlights:

Diving for Chocolata Clams: Chef Gomez leads day-long excursions along Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula, starting with an RZR off-roading adventure along the east coast to Cabo Pulmo. There, local fisherman take guests out sea to snorkel and dive for clams. Back on shore, Chef Gomez teaches guests to properly prepare the fresh haul and hosts a beach picnic before leading the group back to the resort.

Sea Foraging: Another exciting culinary adventure from Chef Gomez is a sea urchin, stone crab, and snail foraging excursion among the rocks of Esperanza’s private beach. All the seafood caught is used back at the resort for a batch of traditional Mexican stew called Chilpachole, which combines the seafood with poblano pepper,  dried oregano, fresh cilantro, and vegetables. Guests are invited to enjoy the meal with a bottle of wine on the beach.

Playa Paraíso Two-Story Open-Air Beach Palapas: Tucked into Esperanza’s private cove are two new two-story open-air beach. Each one features a day bed, swing, BOSE speaker, private butler service, a variety of additional amenities such as a Yeti Cooler filled with beverages, and add-ons like a private one-hour acoustic concert and a 60-minute massage for two. Guests can book an all-day package complete with morning yoga, breakfast, lunch, cocktail, hour, and more, or they can reserve a palapa for morning or sunset experiences.

Esperanza is located in the private residential community of Punta Ballena near Cabo San Lucas. The five-star resort features 59 casita-style guest rooms and 96 one to four-bedroom villas with ocean and garden views. The resort also features six restaurants including the signature oceanfront Cocina del Mar, the Spa at Esperanza, four pools, tennis courts, access to golf courses, an immersive kids club, a full-service pet program, and an Auberge Adventures menu of experiences. For more information or to book Esperanza’s new Culinary at the Cove experiences, please call 844-207-8474 or visit

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