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Tulum, Mexico

A natural wellness oasis in the middle of Tulum jungle (Mexico)

Hotel Esencia is a majestic 50-acre estate midway between Tulum and Playa del Carmen in Mexico. It has long enjoyed a well narrated past as an ancestral cradle of culture, cuisine, and comfort. Originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess on the most beautiful beach of the Mayan Riviera, it later became a hotel, and, for some time, has been a sought-after destination for honeymooners seduced by the serene comforts of this timeless mansion. A new chapter began in 2014 with the arrival of a new owner and a bold, sophisticated outlook on how to savor paradise. The estate’s origins as a place of leisure for nobility was the guiding inspiration for a modern makeover. The main house remains the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to just 42 suites and 3 villas where guests enjoy genuine privacy and top hospitality. Ideally located far from large resorts and the roar of pleasure boats, the immaculate bay of Xpu-Ha is a natural haven where sea turtles make their nests every year. Hotel Esencia caters for the happy few who know how rare it is to find a place that is truly unique, to make it their home in the tropics. At the east end of the gardens is Hotel Esencia’s Spa & Health Club overlooking the estate’s cenote. Housed under traditional palapa thatched roofs, the hotel’s spa and fitness room bring together the hallmarks of modern well-being with ancient customs of cultivating beauty, balance, and peace.