Wide Open Excursions in Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate thrill ride! Pounding over the dunes, power sliding through gravel washes and catching huge air in race ready desert rippers! Our review today will also include suggestions for a great place to stay and an amazing restaurant to end your off road adventure at.
People come to Cabo for excitement, and one of the most thrilling experiences you can have in Baja (or in the world) is to drive one of Wide Open Excursions Race Cars on their professionally designed, groomed track outside Cabo San Lucas. Need more adrenalin? You can drive one of their race machines on a single or multi-day off-road expedition, or enter one in the SCORE Baja 1000 race!
Wide Open Excursions’s Off Road Facility – A mere 15 minutes outside Cabo, Wide Open Baja has a 2.2-mile desert off-road driving course. The course is full of bumps and jumps where you’ll get serious air (up to one meter high – 5 meters distance). There are S-turns, banked curves, and roaring straight-aways to challenge. You’ll scream along off-road at up to 60mph on a course rough enough to tear an SUV to pieces. But these high-tech desert machines love every minute of it – and you will too!
Prior to your race you watch an instructional video full of pointers like how to downshift before entering a curve, easing off the gas before going airborne, turning in the direction of slides, and more. Then you put on your helmet, climb into the car and strap in. High Tech Racing Vehicles – The Baja Challenge desert race vehicles feature high-performance 2.2 liter Subaru engines and are the same vehicles used in the famous Baja 1000 races. Not race replicas. The real deal. The carbon fiber dashboards in the cars have full instrumentation including GPS and inter-com/radio. The full suspension racing seats with 5-point harness coupled with the Bilstein racing shocks, makes taking meter high jumps incredibly effortless, comfortable and safe at high speeds.
Tip – ask to drive a rig that won a Baja 1000 and really make your racing fantasies come true.
Wide Open Baja Tours – Here, the fun begins where the pavement ends. Choose from an All Day Tour from Cabo to Todos Santos; to 3, 4 and 7-day tours of the Baja peninsula starting from Ensenada or Cabo San Lucas.
You’ll race through arroyos, across deserts, through river canyons and explore remote villages – stopping at deserted beaches along the way to relax, surf, or snorkel. You’ll enjoy great food from Baja BBQ to gourmet cuisine, and spend your evenings having margaritas while relaxing in a Jacuzzi at a First-Class hotel (where available).
New This Season is a 6-hour Todos Santos tour that begins in Cabo, cruises off-road along coastal mountain tracks through villages, arroyos, and along beaches ending in the artist’s colony of Todos Santos for lunch at the Hotel California, returning to Cabo before sunset.
With Wide Open Baja, you don’t have to build, maintain, or even really care about what happens to your vehicle as they provide everything necessary for a totally turn-key racing experience including practice sessions if needed. Start your engines, it’s going to be a bumpy ride!
The luxurious Esperenza Resort is the perfect match to you Wide Open Baja racing experience. After a day tearing up the track, what better way to unwind then a luxury Cabo resort. The Esperenza is truly a premier luxury resort in the heart of Cabo San Lucas, where relaxation is instinctive and revival of your senses is affirmed.
The resort property beckons discovery. Interwoven with activities, restaurants, spa services, lush gardens, tennis courts, and more. The property is nestled along the foot of the Sea of Cortes where the ocean views are stunning.
Several restaurants and bars catering to all tastes are available on the resort. The executive chefs of Esperenza transform fresh and local produce into tantalizing five star dishes with inspiration from around the world.
If you and yours want to get out for a succulent meal one evening, We cannot stress enough that you should choose Ediths Restaurant. This Cabo institution of fine dining is a sure bet, and we have never had a meal that didn’t leave us blissful. from traditional hand-made tortillas cooking in the open mesquite grill, where prime cuts of properly aged imported beef peacefully coexist with freshly-caught local pacific lobster and breasts of farm-grown chicken, to a classic Caesar’s salad, an international shrimp scampi, or an array of combinations that might include cheese-stuffed batter-fried poblano peppers garnished with fried plantains or sea-bass in a delicately tropical fresh mango sauce.
The setting is deserving of such fare: overlooking the bay and the rocks that mark the peninsular land’s end, surrounding an original construction made of woven desert shrub branches and adobe, dating back to the last century and now housing the well-stocked wine cellar, are intimate candle-lit terraces, both al fresco and under palm-thatched palapas, where the food, the view, the service and the atmosphere are enjoyed by those fortunate to be guests of Edith’s on any given evening.