Hotel Esencia | Mexico | If Only

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Hotel Esencia is the embodiment of rustic-luxe. The fabulous location overlooking one of the finest beaches on the Mayan Riviera coupled with decadently delicious accommodation, only means one thing – 5 Star barefoot luxury. Choose from a selection of spacious accommodations including; a Beach Suite, and Ocean Suite, a Jungle Suite or Private Villa. All rooms are decked out in white-washed concrete, paired with dark woods and hand-crafted Mexicana.


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What's nearby

Xpu-Ha Beach famous for Turtle nesting, Rio Secreto considered by many to be the Eighth Wonder of the World and Chichen Itza, ancestral home to the ancient Maya.

At a glance

  • Boutique Hotel
  • 5 Star
  • 41 rooms and suites



All guestrooms and villas are decked out with flatscreen TV’s, DVD/CD players, iPod docking stations, iPod minis preloaded with music, ablutions by Molton Brown. All rooms have a private terrace overlooking the jungle or the sea. Families have the option of a private two-storey, two-bedroom cottage complete with a full-sized swimming pool, multimedia room, bar and chef.



With a focus on ingredients locally-sourced from farmers and artisans, the restaurants at Hotel Esencia offer a regional dining experience, expertly curated by locally renowned chefs. Mistura is located under a huge beach-front palapa and serves up delicious seafood dishes with specialities from the grill. The Athens-trained chef is known for Japanese-Peruvian fusion dishes with a succinct Mediterranean flair. For casual family dining, sidle up to Café Esencia and enjoy fresh fish tacos, salads and sandwiches. Or celebrate that special occasion in the Garden Restaurant. Afternoons are spent at the super-stylish beach bar, where cocktails are the order of the day.



There are two pools; one for adults and one for children. Nearby Playa Del Carmen offers an exciting array of international restaurants and bars plus a spot of retail therapy. Go along the highway in the opposite direction to see the Ruins of Tulum or take the kids to Xcaret or Xel-Ha.


Take enjoyment in simple pleasures at the Aroma Spa overlooking the estate’s cenote, where tailor-made treatments are conjured up in the pharmacy. Or take a sunrise yoga class. The white-sand beach beckons guests to sit awhile and enjoy ocean breezes, while turtles nest ashore. The nearby Reef Sanctuary is one of the region’s best kept secrets.


Hotel Esencia is a welcoming family-resort with a pool dedicated to young kids, there are also babysitting services and multi-lingual staff on hand. Families are accommodated in the two-storey, two-room villas complete with private pool.

Getting There

Arrival Airport

Cancun International Airport


Approximately 60 minutes from Cancun International Airport


December until March is classified as high season, when it is warm and sunny with just a few rain showers. The wet season is from May to November and is the best time to go for swimming in the ocean, as the sea temperature has heated up. The winter is very warm and dry. Sea Turtle nesting takes place from late April until October.