About the Hotel

Hotel Esencia, once the beachside villa of an Italian duchess, is set on a secluded, 50-acre estate of lush gardens on pristine Xpu-ha Beach. This delightful Mayan Riviera refuge has five rooms, three villas, 37 suites, an organic spa, and three simple yet sophisticated restaurants that draw from Mexico’s eclectic regional cuisines. Suites feature high ceilings and generous views of tropical gardens or the sea; several have plunge pools and a terrace or balcony, and the duplex villas provide an extra level of privacy. Master Suites and the main house’s salon feature midcentury collectibles from Le Corbusier, Perriand, and Picasso.

ROOM STYLE: Eclectic
VIBE: Sophisticated
Xpu-ha, Carretera Tulum-Cancun Km 264
Riviera Maya
Playa del Carmen, 77710


  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Children’s Programs
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Internet Access
  • Library
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Meal Plans Available
  • Multi-lingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping
  • Villas


  • Babysitting Services
  • Currency Exchange
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Room Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wedding Services


  • Fitness Center
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Water Sports

Departure Lounge Travel Clients Receive

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in Mistura Xpu-Ha or Café Esencia
  • $100 USD Equivalent Spa services credit, to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Bottle of wine
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Departure Lounge’s Rep Contact Info: Kelly Mark +1 (805) 807-0196 Email: [email protected]

Reservations: +52 9848734835

Website: www.hotelesencia.com

Commission Percentage for Departure Lounge Advisors (if quoting gross pricing): 15% direct booking