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Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha

4.5-star4.5 stars
Carretera Cancún-Tulum Km. 265Xpu-HaQROO77750Mexico

Upscale beachfront resort with spa, near Xpu-ha Beach
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Beautiful beach
Great location
Awesome vibe
Value for money
Value for money could be better
9See all 9 reviews
From 301 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha

from $840
  • Room, 1 King Bed, Garden Area
  • Jungle Suite
  • Ocean Suite
  • Jungle Suite with Plunge Pool
  • Beach Suite
  • Master Suite
  • Pool Villa 2 Bedrooms
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, Garden Area
  • Suite, 2 Double Beds, Private Pool, Garden Area

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 39 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-7 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available on request) *


  • Free valet parking
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Steam room
  • Beach towels
Working away
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 16
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
Sleep well
  • Down comforter
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Partially open bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 20-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Aroma Spa has massage/treatment rooms, couples treatment room(s), and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.


Garden Restaurant - Overlooking the garden, this restaurant serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Beach Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

  • The property is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha’s small print

Also known as

  • Esencia Hotel Xpu-Ha
  • Esencia Xpu-Ha
  • Esencia Hotel Playa Del Carmen
  • Esencia Playa Del Carmen
  • Hotel Esencia Riviera Maya, Mexico - Xpu-Ha
  • Esencia Hotel
  • Hotel Esencia Xpu-Ha
  • Esencia Hotel Solidaridad
  • Esencia Solidaridad


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Children under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision.

This property does not have elevators.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha


  • On the beach
  • Xpu-ha Beach - 16 min walk
  • Bel Air Animal Park - 19 min walk
  • Cenote Cristalino - 28 min walk
  • Chikinha Cenote - 44 min walk
  • Puerto Aventuras Golf Club - 2.9 mi / 4.6 km
  • Puerto Aventuras Marina - 2.9 mi / 4.7 km
  • CEDAM Museum - 3 mi / 4.8 km

Getting around

  • Cancun, Quintana Roo (CUN-Cancun Intl.) - 58 min drive
  • Free self parking
  • Free valet parking
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 9 reviews

Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha
Our 5th visit and as wonderful as always
This was our 5th visit to Esencia. We got married here 4 years ago and keep coming back. It is the perfect balance of understated beauty with warm, impeccable service (and the MOST delicious food). The new owner is really taking care to maintain the uniqueness of the property, while also making improvements. New furniture, new bath products, updated menus are just a few. The changes are lovely. We cannot say enough how special Esencia is. We recommend it to everyone we know.
Michelle, us4 night romance trip
Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha
Luxury boutique bliss
Hotel Esencia is a serene boutique hotel nesseled in the middle of the forrest. The grounds were beautiful and well maintained. The beach had a ton of seaweed but you feel like you are the only one on the beach as the hotel is not flanked by big hotels which made it so enjoyable. The food is truly amazing. Not a detail was missed by the staff. Hotel Escenia is a gem and a first class experience!
Mary, us5 night romance trip

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Hotel Esencia, Xpu-Ha

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