Escape to Hotel Esencia

Visit Hotel Escencia


The Hotel Esencia,  once designed as the personal residence of an Italian duchess, is a destination where ancient customs and contemporary spirit coexist. The immaculate beaches of Xpu-ha is among the few remaining unspoiled coasts of the Mayan Riviera. Hotel Esencia is where the Yucatán rainforest disappears into an affluent oasis.


A winding forest path descends to the secluded Hotel Esencia. Once you arrive at a palapa, the concierge leads you into a modest lobby decorated in a sophisticated, tropical fashion that is emphasized by Mexican artworks.

Enjoy a golf cart drive across palm-lined pathways after check-in until you get to the hotel proper. Before you reach the grounds and primary residence, you’ll first see the jungle region with its white cottages poking out from among the woods. You are invited to the pristine white sand shores along the property’s edge. Two pools await your coming for a refreshing dip in this lovely sanctuary.


The Essentials

This Tulum property lies along Xpu-Ha beach, a remote and tranquil length of white sand that is one of the Riviera Maya’s few surviving unspoiled shores.

Formerly a private retreat of an Italian aristocrat, Hotel Esencia retains its homey character. Simple furnishings like fresh white paintwork, natural wooden accents, and comfortable hammocks are evident throughout the guestrooms and communal areas.

This opulent hotel’s lush grounds, peaceful jungle, and garden walkways that connect the various areas make it seem like a proper hideaway.

For a taste of luxury, consider the two-story Pool Villa with two bedrooms, where celebrity Lupita Nyong’o resided when she visited this magical resort. The property boasts a full-size swimming pool, an entertainment room, its own courtyard, and a handful of terraces.

The spherical structure of the spa is bordered by therapeutic massage rooms, leisure spaces, and private outdoor baths with rainforest views.


An Elegant Escape

The humbly luxurious hotel thrives because of its brand of privacy, with only a limited number of villas. Only forty rooms and three villas stand on its grounds, making it the perfect getaway for many big names in Hollywood.

Cozy up in a Jungle Suite that has a private plunge pool all for you. The suite’s shower room simulates the slow, calming downpour of rain for a more rustic atmosphere.

Reserve a room in one of the roomy main building suites with ocean vistas and expansive patios to get that home-away-from-home atmosphere.

To enjoy the coveted azure coastal views from your bedroom, a Beach Suite will more than suffice.


Exciting Dining Options

The resort’s chefs largely employ produce from surrounding farms, and each menu clearly indicates vegetarian alternatives.

Every morning, the Beach Bar provides freshly squeezed juices, smoothies, and coconut water. When the sun has slowly started its descent, they begin to serve specialty drinks. Get a Paloma Xcatic for a zing that will perfectly spice up your experience.

With wide-angle beachfront views and international dishes for lunch, Restaurant Mistura is a good option. It’s run by chef Dimitris Katrivesis of the famed El Bulli. In the evenings, a fusion of Peruvian-Japanese cuisine is served.


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