Hotel Esencia


The Hotel Esencia is located on the Mayan Riviera and is best described as a boutique style resort. The resort has stunning whitewashed rooms & suites located amongst lush gardens, with the Xpu-Ha beach right on the doorstep. It offers a sophisticated modern stay within the setting of a traditional past, featuring a luxurious spa, two large outdoor pools, and a cuisine that is truly extraordinary.

Please note: The garden restaurant will be closed for renovations from July to December 2018. There is the possibility of occasional distant construction noise on the south border of the property during workday hours. 


  • 50-acre private estate to explore
  • Range of luxury rooms, including a garden suite with private plunge pool
  • Spa treatment with ancient herbal treatments



Quintana Roo, Mexico

How to get there

Hotel Esencia is located sixty minutes south of Cancún and thirty minutes north of Tulum by car. The nearest airport is Cancún International airport, and transfers can be arranged.

Best time to go

December to April is a good time to visit this region with a pleasant climate

Our thoughts

The minimalistic style with sophisticated elegance makes it a perfect place to have a relaxing and luxurious holiday. The location is great to visit for couples and families, as you can either choose to hole up in this 50-acre hotel or enjoy the wide range of activities that this hotel has to offer. Our clients have spoken highly of the service and the scrumptious food available.

  • Organic Spa
  • Private Beach
  • Heated Pools
  • Technogym Fitness Room
  • Sunrise Yoga
  • 3 Restaurants
  • Beach Bar
  • Cold-Press Juice Bar



This restaurant offers multi-cultural gastronomic excellence with stunning views under a beachfront 'palapa', with influential chefs like Dimitris Katrivesis bringing a unique fusion of Peruvian & Japanese flavours created from the local ingredients of Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.


A perfect spot to start your day, the pool restaurant is located between the pool and the beach, offering a very picturesque location to dine in. The menu is based on seasonal ingredients, with flavours from the coast across Latin America.


A refined take on the Mexican cuisine can be found in the garden restaurant located in the centre of the palm garden. Though the decor is nostalgic of an old world resort, the menu is a modern take on traditional food from around.

Ocean Suite

Ocean Suite

The main house’s Ocean Suite offers stately seclusion quite close to the centre of the property. It features a private terrace, looking over the pools and Xpu-ha cove, with a spacious living room & bathroom. All accommodations feature walk-in closets, large screen high definition televisions, and an in-room sound system.

Jungle Rooms

Jungle Rooms

The Jungle Rooms are spacious private rooms set amidst the palm jungle about two minutes from the beach and restaurants and are built as cooling sanctuaries. You have the option of a king or two queen beds, and enjoy a private terrace with a seating area to lounge in. Room amenities include HD tv, sound system, walk-in closets, and other digital accessories.

Jungle Suite with Plunge Pool

Jungle Suite with Plunge Pool

In these jungle suites, you can enjoy time in a plunge pool on the terrace, with a rain like shower room, and they are built for providing an atmosphere of calm and restoration. Some suites include additional features such as an outdoor plunge pool within a terrace solarium. Room amenities large bathrooms include HD tv, sound system, walk-in closets, and other digital accessories.

Master Suite

Master Suite

There are two Master Suites available with panoramic views of the Caribbean. With a king bed, master bathroom, and grand terraces, these are the architectural diamonds of Hotel Esencia, steeped in history and world-class luxury. All accommodations at Hotel Esencia feature walk-in closets, large screen high definition televisions, and an in-room sound system with hookup for iPods and other digital accessories.

Pool Villa

Pool Villa

Nestled within the garden foliage, the Pool Villas offer a two bedroom, two-storey accommodation with unparalleled privacy & serenity. These are private residences by themselves, where you can enjoy your own media room, multiple terraces, hammocks in the courtyard, entertaining furniture full size swimming pool. Room amenities include HD tv, sound system, walk-in closets, and other digital accessories.

Beach Suite

Beach Suite

Barely 20 meters from the sea itself, and with unobstructed sea views, these sumptuous new suites will delight beach lovers looking for a true ‘barefoot in the sand’ experience together with the finest comforts of home. The suites feature an in-room double bathtub, private beachfront terrace and other amenities. Every room/suite is fitted with high def tv's, in-room sound system that can be connected to most digital accessories, and walk-in closets.

  • Snorkelling
  • Scuba diving
  • Yoga classes/instruction
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Kiteboard & Paddleboard
  • Zip lining
  • Horseback riding
  • Kayaking
  • Babysitting Services
  • Multi-lingual nannies
  • Highchairs and baby cots provided

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