When Hurricane Odile hit Mexico this past September, Inspirato’s Residences in Los Cabos and La Paz were impacted to varying degrees. We closed reservations for our homes until we could further assess the situation and ensure member safety and satisfaction. Time heals all wounds and we’re happy to announce that on December 20, the Auberge Private Residences at Esperanza and our villas in Punta Ballena will be fully operational again. CostaBaja Resort & Spa in La Paz is already open for business.
We’re very grateful that the majority of our Inspirato residences were not seriously damaged and all necessary repairs and restorations have been completed with the exception of those within Esperanza Resort. Their targeted date for reopening is March 2015, in conjunction with the rest of Esperanza Resort. This means that access to Esperanza Resort amenities, including on-site restaurants and the spa will be closed until Esperanza re-opens. However, because Auberge Private Residences at Esperanza operate independently, their accommodations and amenities will be available to members, including pools, poolside Las Estrellas restaurant and gym facilities.
I traveled to Los Cabos to personally inspect the area and assess future experiences for our members and was very impressed with its speedy recovery. Cabo San Lucas was already fully open for business, our team is eager to welcome members back and our beautiful villas and residences will be ready. The progress exceeded my expectations and I left feeling good.Brian CorbettInspirato Chief Experience Officer
We’re confident that Los Cabos is well on its way to a full recovery from Hurricane Odile, with the vast majority of local restaurants and vendors open for business. Griselle Gracidas, our charming and hospitable Destination Planner in Los Cabos, put together a three-day itinerary for our Mexico-bound members:
Whale watching: Cabo Adventures offers a whale watching photo safari from December 15 to April 15. A high-speed, inflatable boat (the most “whale friendly” vessel) will take you through waters filled with the gentle giants we know as humpback whales. This opportunity is unique to this time of year and you’ll likely see dolphins too.
Afternoon refreshments: For outstanding margaritas, head to Cabo Wabo Cantina. This bar is owned by Sammy Hagar and features live music every night of the week.
Tortuga Ziplines: This company takes you to Wild Canyon and offers an eight-line tour. They have 300% more length in lines than other local vendors (more time in the air) as well as the safest equipment. Fly across nine football fields worth of desert and canyons and enjoy your bird’s eye view.
Dinner on the beach. Hacienda Cocina y Cantina is known for its stunning beachfront dining at Medano Beach. Generous portions of cheese stuffed pablanos and lobster enchiladas are just part of an extensive menu. Fresh churros for dessert, anyone?
Tee time: Cabo del Sol is an 1,800-acre golf resort community built along the shore of the Sea of Cortez. The ocean and desert courses were designed by Jack Nicklaus and Tom Weiskopf, respectively, and boast multiple awards from both Golf Magazine and Golf Digest.
Sunset cruise: Ditch the crowds on shore and charter a private catamaran through Zig Zag. Their catamaran can comfortably seat a group of ten. Besides a magnificent sunset out on the water, you’ll have access to complimentary snorkeling gear, a spread of fresh cold cuts and chilled drinks.