Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia

Yucatan Peninsula

Situated between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico, the 50-acre estate of Hotel Esencia is nestled along with one of the most picturesque beaches on the Mayan Riviera. What was originally built as a private hideaway for an Italian duchess, Hotel Esencia soon became an idyllic retreat for honeymooners and visitors alike as a result of its seducing timelessness and serene comfort.

Featuring three exclusive restaurants, watersports activities, and adventurous excursions to the likes of Chichen Itza, Tulum, and Coba Mayan ruins, cenote snorkeling, the picturesque towns of Merida & Valladolid, and the Sian Ka’an Biosphere to the south. Hotel Esencia truly presents a unique representation of its organic local cuisine and embraces the exploration of the historically rich culture of Mexico.

As the hotel’s centerpiece – standing in its original glory – the Main House is surrounded by footpaths leading to the 42 suites and 3 villas featured at Esencia, which was designed with the inspiration of modern reimagining that respects its historical authenticity. 

Settled away from the distractions of large resorts and roaring pleasure boats, Esencia has become a haven to the local sea turtle population for their annual nesting season. Making it not only the ideal haven for sea turtles to care for their next generations but a truly unique haven for visitors to also make a home in the tropics.

Hotel Esencia Information

Location & Getting There
Hotel Esencia is found fifty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car and is just over an hour away from Cancún International Airport. Transfers to and from Cancún International Airport can be arranged by the hotel. 

Hotel Esencia offers eight different suite types. The Ocean, Penthouse, Master, Beach, Master Beach, and Jungle Suites vary to accommodate a variety of luxury stays. Each includes a king-sized bed or two queen-sized beds, a large terrace, and a spacious all-white bathroom with double vanities and double showers.

The new addition of their two-storey Rooftop Wellness Suites features its own private fitness studio that can include a The Mirror virtual personal trainer, a personal Peloton bicycle, or a Technogym treadmill all available upon request. The second level includes a rooftop terrace, heated pool, solarium, and outdoor shower found under the jungle canopy. All Rooftop Wellness Suites offer a large king bedroom with a seating area, a sizable outdoor dining terrace, and a spacious all-white master bathroom with double vanity and double shower.

The most private and newest suite is found at the 30,000 square foot property of the Presidential Bungalow. Featuring all of the signature comforts and amenities of Hotel Esencia, the Presidential Bungalow also includes a wrap-around terrace and its own portion of private beachfront accompanied by unobstructed views of Xpu-Ha Bay.

The two-bedroom, two-storey Pool Villas feature multiple terraces, a media room, a private courtyard, and a full-sized pool, that offer an unmatched retreat into serenity and privacy. The Private Villa of Yum-Ha is a colonial-style villa with its own 15-acre plot of land. The three-bedroom villa is steps away from the beach, accommodating up to six people, which features en suite bathrooms, secluded terraces with outdoor dining space and garden views, a Mexican-styled kitchen, and a living and dining area. 

Esencia is conveniently 20-minutes away from its surrounding city centers, historical landmarks, and the Riviera’s greatest nightclubs. Offering a number of excursions such as visits to the Mayan Ruins of Tulum or touring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sian Ka’an, and activities that include diving, golfing, or deep-sea fishing, at Esencia, adventure is truly just stepping away.

The five restaurants and bars featured at Hotel Esencia are all a culinary voyage and coming home in one experience. Made with simple, yet impactful locally sourced ingredients, the cuisine is a sophisticated take on Mexico’s varied range of distinct regional cuisines alongside the familiar comforts of Mediterranean cooking.

Children are most welcome at Hotel Esencia. A fan-favorite activity for children over 5 is found at the daring location of X-Plor adventure park, but they are also welcomed to partake in the watersports available as well. Babysitting services are available upon request.

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Why we recommend Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia offers a rich tale into its ancestral foundation of culture, cuisine, and comfort and its adaptation to the modernization of time. This aristocratic haven offers unique views of the Yucatán jungle dispersing into the unspoiled sands of Xpu-ha Bay on the Mayan Riviera.

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