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Esencia at Playa del Carmen, Mexico,

Photo: Courtesy of Esencia

265 Crta. Tulum-Cancún
Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, 77710, Mexico
TEL: 52-984-873-4835
TEL: (877) 528-3490

The “essence” of Mexico’s Riviera Maya rests 20 minutes south of Playa del Carmen and takes the form of a beachfront boutique hotel on a quiet estate surrounded by palm trees, white sand, and azure waters. The 50-acre compound features white stucco haciendas with roofs covered in red Spanish tiles. The most luxurious choice is the two-story cottage with private pool and terrace, and the opportunity to hire an in-suite chef. The open-air restaurant features a palapa roof, poolside location, and Meso-American fare from chef Bernardo that include such dishes as lobster taquitos or tikin xic, a Yucatecan fish dish seasoned with achiote and orange.

Room to Book:

The garden view rooms and suites are no less luxurious but more cost-effective than their ocean view counterparts while still offering pleasant tropical scenery.

Insider Tip:

Drive south from Esencia and find Tulum, ruins of the region's best-preserved Mayan city.


Open / Closes
  • Breakfast Included
  • Business Center
  • Family Friendly
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Hair/Beauty Salon
  • Maid Service
  • Meeting Room
  • Pet Friendly
  • Parking Available
  • Spa
  • WiFi
  • Water Sports

Number of Rooms: 29

Number of Suites: 17

Year Opened: 2005



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