Named for its resemblance to the tail of a whale, Punta Ballena is a 178-acre luxury resort development about four miles outside of Cabo San Lucas in the Tourist Corridor. The development includes the boutique resort Auberge Esperanza, named 2021 Five Star Resort and Spa by Forbes Travel Guide.
This beach community is private, secluded, safe, and exclusive. As a property owner, you will enjoy access to the private beach club, spa, and restaurants at the Auberge Esperanza hotel. With its miles of walking paths, private tennis courts, and other exclusive features, Punta Ballena sets the standard for luxury living.
Despite its coveted status as one of Cabo’s most secluded and exclusive luxury developments, Punta Ballena is also close enough to bustling Cabo San Lucas to provide easy access to its lively nightlife and entertainment scene.
Punta Ballena is a community of single-family and multi-family luxury homes, three-bedroom and four-bedroom villas and condominiums, and a five-star hotel and the resort’s centerpiece and anchor, Esperanza, an Auberge Resort & Spa. The numerous amenities of Esperanza — such as the members-only beach club and several restaurants, a gym, and pools — are available to residents.
Punta Ballena offers some of the most dramatic ocean views of rugged coastline in Baja, including the famous landmark of Land’s End. The Punta Ballena Beach Club also has beautiful views of the Sea of Cortez and coastline. Esperanza offers many family-friendly activities: cooking classes, culinary tours, and whale-watching from its many patios.
As in most of Cabo, the diversions that await you in Punta Ballena include everything from swimming and scenic walks to sunbathing, picnicking, diving, snorkeling, surfing, sailing, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding.
The Esperanza Resort has four eateries to choose from. Helmed by Executive Chef Alexis Palacios, each of them uses organic and sustainable ingredients provided by the farmers, fishermen, and producers of the area.
The tiered clifftop Cocina del Mar features an amazing view and local seafood, farm-to-table vegetables, and coastal cuisine like Bahia lobster. La Palapa‘s menu boasts seviches, tacos, and other Mexican dishes in an outdoor setting. Las Estrellas is a family-friendly restaurant that serves wood-fired pizza, homemade bruschetta, and traditional dishes with a Mexican seafood twist. La Terraza Americana is a casual outdoor spot that serves light lunch fare.
Head to Cabo San Lucas for even more dining destinations.
Two golf courses are near Cabo San Lucas and Punta Ballena.
Just minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, the Cabo San Lucas Country Club is ideal for players of all skill levels. Located on a mile and a half of pristine beachfront in Cabo San Lucas, Diamante is spectacular. Its popular 18-hole Dunes Course offers a dramatic dunescape, views of the sea, and bar and food stations.
For more suggestions, see our guide to our favorite golfing destinations in the Los Cabos area.
Esperanza has lounges and bars on-site. But if you want to go clubbing or dancing, head to Cabo San Lucas. For shopping, your best bet is the many markets, shopping malls, and galleries of Cabo San Lucas.