Hotel Esencia

Hotel Esencia


One of the world’s great hideaways, Hotel Esencia occupies a pristine stretch of beach halfway between Playa del Carmen and Tulum

The elegant mansion was originally built as a private home for the Italian Duchess Rosa di Ferrari. Today, the estate occupies 50 acres of landscaped garden and lush tropical jungle, with 38 suites and three villas. The brand-new Esencia Mansion has 4 bedrooms, a gym, office, dressing room, and cinema. It also comes with its very own butler.

Hotel Esencia

What we love about Hotel Esencia

  • All accommodations have private terraces with views of the sea or gardens and are accessible by a stone path that snakes around the property
  • Crisp white-washed interiors give way to Mayan jungle and Caribbean coast
  • Owner Kevin Wendle has blended mid-century furnishings with a mix of classic pieces and Mexican crafts.
  • Spot originals by Pablo Picasso and Le Corbusier from Wendle’s own private art collection around the property
  • Contrasting white with dark wood furniture, rooms are cool and calming
  • Hotel Esencia has several newly available penthouse suites that overlook the treetops
What to do at Hotel Esencia

Days at Hotel Esencia are all about blending relaxation and adventure

Laze by the two pools, strategically close to the beach, and wander up to the beach bar for snacks and drinks. Evenings at the Mistura Restaurant supply seafood specialties. The hotel also has a speakeasy for after hour tipples.

For wellness, there’s an organic spa, yoga classes, and a gym. Active guests can scuba dive, snorkel with sea turtles, or go horseback riding. Nearby attractions include Mayan ruins, vibrant nightlife, and natural reserves. The hotel even provides a helicopter service for convenient travel.

Hotel Esencia

To get to Hotel Esencia, you can fly into Cancun International Airport. From here, private transportation can be arranged for your hour and a half drive to the hotel, which is located on the Riviera Maya, between Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Some guests may opt for a more exclusive travel experience and use the hotel’s helicopter service.

to Travel

December to April

The best time to visit Hotel Esencia is during the winter months, from December to April, when it is less humid and more mild. This period offers pleasant conditions for enjoying the beach and outdoor activities.



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