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Rooms and Suites at Hotel Esencia

From 1,340 USD
Jungle Suite

Jungle Suite ( 1023ft2 )

Jungle Suites are located in Hotel Esencia. They are surrounded by lush tropical gardens. These suites are quiet places. They offer a cooling sanctuary for

From 1,476 USD
Jungle Pool Suite

Jungle Pool Suite ( 743ft2 )

The Jungle Pool Suite is a special place for relaxation. It has a plunge pool that feels cool and refreshing. There is also a rain-like

From 1,619 USD
Rooftop Wellness Suite

Rooftop Wellness Suite ( 1098ft2 )

The Rooftop Wellness Suite is a stunning new addition. It's truly exceptional. These premiere suites are on the top floors. They're in the tallest buildings.

From 1,809 USD
Master Suite

Master Suite ( 1130ft2 )

The Master Suites in the main house are a marvel. There are three of them. Each offers breathtaking views. The grounds and the Caribbean can

From 2,190 USD
Beach Suite

Beach Suite ( 1130ft2 )

Hotel Esencia offers a Beach Suite. It's just 20 meters from the sea. The view of the sea is clear and beautiful. This suite is

From 2,653 USD
Master Jungle Suite

Master Jungle Suite ( 1076ft2 )

Master Jungle Suite is situated in the heart of the jungle, not far from the beach. It is a special place for those who love

From 2,952 USD
Master Beach Suite

Master Beach Suite ( 1130ft2 )

The Master Beach Suites are special rooms at a resort. There are two of them. Each suite is built for privacy and comfort. The design

From 3,428 USD
2 Bedroom Pool Villa

2 Bedroom Pool Villa ( 3617ft2 )

Pool Villa Hidden in the garden foliage is a sight to behold. It's a two-bedroom, two-story Pool Villa. This place offers serenity and privacy like

From 4,080 USD
4 Bedroom Yum Ha Villa

4 Bedroom Yum Ha Villa ( 65340ft2 )

Villa Yum-Ha sits discreetly on a lush 15-acre property next to Hotel Esencia. It is a majestic colonial-style villa. The 4-bedroom place is near the

From 4,761 USD
The Esencia Suite

The Esencia Suite

The Esencia Suite is the highlight of the Main House building. It was made by an Italian Duchess. This suite is grand and cozy. It

From 5,713 USD
Presidential Bungalow

Presidential Bungalow ( 30000ft2 )

The Presidential Bungalow is the newest suite at Hotel Esencia. It is a private, Caribbean-style beachfront bungalow. It sits on a 30,000-square-foot independent property. The

From 11,425 USD
The Esencia Villa

The Esencia Villa

The Esencia Villa Hotel has a majestic villa named the ‘Esencia Villa’. It's in the Riviera Maya. This villa is huge at 10,000 square feet.

Hotel Esencia

At Hotel Esencia, luxury and relaxation combine to create the perfect getaway. The hotel sits on a beautiful white sand beach. It offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. There are also a variety of rooms and suites to choose from. The on-site restaurants offer a delicious selection of international cuisines. The spa is perfect for unwinding after a day in the sun. This is an excellent choice for a romantic escape or a family vacation.


Hotel Esencia is a 50-acre estate situated in Mexico. It sits between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. The hotel has enjoyed a rich history. The mansion was built as the home of an Italian duchess at the most beautiful beach in the Mayan Riviera. The Riviera Maya coastline is an excellent place for snorkeling. Later, the mansion became a hotel. It has since been a favorite retreat for honeymooners.

2014 saw a new chapter in the story. The new owner brought a bold, global outlook to how to savor paradise and was the start of a new chapter. A modern reimagining of the estate is inspired by its history as a leisure spot for nobility. The Main House leads to 42 suites. This is still the hotel's focal point.

Three villas are also available. Moreover, guests can enjoy privacy and first-class hospitality from these three villas. The idyllic bay of Xpu-Ha in the middle of the ocean is also a haven for sea turtles. It is far away from the roaring of pleasure boats and large resorts. This 5-star hotel welcomes guests who understand how hard it is to find a place like this - a place somewhere in the Tropics to call home.


With direct access to Xpu Ha Beach, Esencia lies on a sandy beach between Tulum and Playa del Carmen. A 15-minute cab ride also takes you to Playa del Carmen's shopping, dining, and nightlife. The closest major attractions are the Tulum Maya ruins and Xel-Ha Nature Park. They are both about a 30-minute drive away.

The Playa del Carmen was once home to the Mayans. After that, it was a small fishing village. The area is filled with exciting nightclubs, popular restaurants, and cute boutiques. And there are resort hotels located on gorgeous white-sand beach fronts. Besides, a lot of the businesses are European-run. So the rest of the town still has some European charm.

Playa's main tourist area is Quinta Avenida. This is a cobblestone-lined pedestrian street. But there are plenty more outdoor activities. Activities like kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and sailing. Besides, colorful exotic fish, a sea turtles' sanctuary, and other wildlife are steps away from the hotel's sandy beach.

Service and Facilities

Pre-breakfast treats of pastries and coffee are left outside your bedroom. Or, you can begin the day with free yoga. Watersports are also available at no cost. This includes snorkeling and paddle boarding. You can also rent Hobie Cats. Moreover, cool off in the pool or lounge on the sandy beach. Or, you can relax at the organic spa.

You can also choose from a variety of activities. These include horse riding, colonial town visits, Mayan ruins, and diving. Afternoon tea, cakes, and other treats are available in the lounge. You can also enjoy it outside in the garden. Moreover, you can be called if eggs are hatching if you are present during turtle nesting seasons.


There are 38 suites and three thatched-roof villas. The rooms look modern and sleek with lovely walls and floors and built-in furniture. There are also a few accents of color. Mahogany is used for shutters, cabinets, patio furniture, and other details. This adds an elegant touch to the space.

Moreover, every room has access to the outside. For example, garden Suites come with a plunge swimming pool. The Ocean Suite in the main house comes with an expansive terrace. Plus, the Beach Suites are directly on the sand. Besides, the bathrooms have large walk-in bathtubs.

Jungle Suites also offer a shared bathroom with organic Mexican toiletries. In addition, you'll find a Nespresso maker and a mini-fridge with soft drinks. Furthermore, there's a DVD library and Netflix available.


This hotel in Mexico is both a culinary adventure and a place to call home. Mexico's many regional cuisines influence simple but sophisticated meals. There are also the familiar comforts of Mediterranean cuisine. Chefs source local ingredients. These come from artisans and farmers in Quintana Roo and, further afield, from well-known places for their delicious delicacies. Think moles from Oaxaca and Yucatan fruits and wines.


Open for lunch and dinner, Mistura provides an authentic and refined Mexican gastronomic experience. It's under the shadow of a magnificent beachfront 'palapa' that boasts breathtaking ocean views. The restaurant serves various seafood dishes and specialty items from the grill.

Beefbar Esencia

The international meat lover's reference has moved to a new location in the heart of the Palm Garden. Beefbar Esencia offers authentic epicurean experiences. Thanks to a simple menu, high-quality ingredients, and various outstanding meat cuts. The brick oven and open kitchen allow for simple, delicious comfort food.

Cafe Esencia

Cafe Esencia is located between the beach and the pools. It's a lovely spot to start your day. The cafe focuses on seasonal ingredients. It offers modern classics from Latin America as well as international cuisines. You can also enjoy casual family dining, including fresh seafood, salads, sandwiches, and tacos. This is the perfect complement for siesta or surfing.

Coffee Bar and Juice Bar

In addition to the Cafe Esencia by the pool, the Coffee Bar offers coffee enthusiasts a wide variety of coffee beans from Mexico and other international brands. Moreover, all coffee beverages are brewed fresh on request. You can also find a variety of mouthwatering Mexican pastries made at home. This new edition features the Juice Bar. They offer on-demand smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, and superfood bowls.

Spa and Wellness

The fitness club is located at the east end. Esencia Spa combines modern well-being hallmarks with ancient practices of cultivating beauty, balance, and peace. The spa journey starts with a Mayan-style laboratory. This is where therapists create custom restorative programs. They use only the best ingredients, including those from the Caribbean waters and the soil of the Mayan jungle.

The Hotel Esencia guests leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. It's a remarkable experience for health and wellness. Moreover, Forbes travel guide gave this hotel a Wellness Star award in 2021.


Hotel Esencia offers stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. There are also plenty of activities to keep you entertained. You can spend your days lounging by the pool, exploring the nearby town of Playa del Carmen, or enjoying a treatment at the on-site spa. And when it comes time to eat, you'll be treated to some of the best food in Mexico. Book your stay today!

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Why we love this hotel

  • This 48 room boutique hotel sits on one of the few remaining secluded beaches of Riviera Maya.
  • Xpu-Ha Beach is a top sea turtle nesting beach. During summer nights you can watch them.
  • Join the daily yoga session for a perfect start to the day!
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