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Nearby Airports

51 miles / 82.5 km / 1 hour drive from Cancún International Airport (CUN)

Highlights of the Area

Mayan Ruins
Tequila tasting
Scuba diving
Helicopter tour
Kite surfing



Total number of rooms and suites


Total number property sleeps

Room Categories

Jungle Suite
Jungle Suite with Plunge Pool
Rooftop Wellness Suite
Master Suite
Beach Suite
Master Jungle Suite
Master Beach Suite
Pool Villa
Private Villa Yum-Ha
Esencia Suite
Presidential Bungalow
Esencia Mansion

In Your Room

Nespresso machine
Daily morning coffee & homemade pastries delivered to room


Free guest parking
Afternoon tea & biscuits
Complimentary 200MB wireless internet
Hotel Esencia sandals
Signature beach bag
Water sport activities: paddle board, kayaks, Hobie cat, snorkeling gear
Welcome fruit upon arrival, replenished daily


Cooking classes
Currency exchange
24-hour room service
24-hour fitness center
Complimentary valet parking
Complimentary yoga from 8-9 am
Pet-friendly (additional nightly fee)
Riviera Maya,
Hotel Esencia

Arrive at a majestic 50-acre estate located on the most beautiful beach of the Riviera Maya: Xpu Ha. Hotel Esencia was originally built as the private hideaway home of an Italian duchess, surrounded by a natural haven. The Main House is the hotel’s centerpiece, around which footpaths lead to 44 suites and 3 villas. Guests get to unwind in genuine privacy while taking in the impressive panoramic views of the sea. Being only minutes away from adventure, relish in activities and hidden gems of Riviera Maya!

Whether you’re planning an elaborate celebration or a romantic jaunt for two, and relax in paradise knowing you can count on the expertise of Wedaways and the top tier hospitality at Hotel Esencia. Above all, expect 5-star luxury service when it comes to weddings and coordinating once-in-a-lifetime celebrations. Hotel Esencia offers truly bespoke service, creating your desires into magical, unforgettable moments.



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Rates reflect entry-level rooms in low season to suites in high season.
1000 - 


$300 per day (buyout in low season), $500 per day (buyout in high season)


Open Year Round



Wedding Spaces and Capacities

Taiyo: 35
Mistura: 40
BeefBar: 65
Presidential Bungalow: 80
Yum-Ha: 100
Xpu-Ha Beach (buyout only): 200
Palm Garden (buyout only): 200
Main House Garden (buyout only): 200 guests
Esencia Mansion: 20

Maximum venue space capacity


In-House Wedding Services

$300 fee & mandatory permit required to operate event on the beach
Alcohol provided for an additional fee
Back-up plan for inclement weather provided
Bespoke services only - no packages available
Day of event coordinator available
Event can be moved for late-night partying
Event space floor plans/diagrams provided
Exclusive use in May-Oct requires: 3 night buyout
F&B minimum spend: May-Oct buyout - $300 plus tax and service per guest per night; Nov-Apr buyout - $500 plus tax and service per guest per night; non-buyout - personalized price
Furniture rental package available
Hotel facilities available for private events from 5:00 pm-11:00 pm
Included in the venue space: chairs
Included in the venue space: flatware
Included in the venue space: glassware
Included in the venue space: napkins
Included in the venue space: plates
Included in the venue space: tables
Kosher kitchen available
Lighting - can be rented
Menu printing
Music cut-off time (buyout): 2:00 am
Music cut-off time (non-buyout): 10:00 pm
Outside alcohol corkage fee: $60 per bottle
Outside kosher catering allowed
Real candle flame allowed
Required to use venue's alcohol
Valet parking for events: complimentary unless otherwise indicated
Vendor referrals provided
Venue space fee: please inquire for details
Venue space fee: ZOFEMAT -$300; Location -$3,000

Wedaways Special Amenity

3 complimentary nights for bride and groom in a Master Suite (only applicable for property buyouts).
1 complimentary night for bride and groom in a Master Suite (only applicable for room blocks of 25 rooms or more).
Essence of Love couples massage for bride & groom.
Wooden dance floor.
10% off in our Spa Treatments for all the group.

What We Love

Packing and unpacking services.
Complimentary sunrise yoga.
Babysitting services.
Catering for all occasions.


The international reference for all meat lovers, established in Monaco in 2005, has found a new home in the heart of our luscious Palm Garden.
Beefbar Esencia
Xpu-ha, México is a true epicurean experience thanks to a menu based on simplicity, the finest high-quality ingredients, and a selection of exceptional meat cuts from Australian Black Onyx and Wx Wagyu beef, and Certified Japanese Kobe beef.
A refined and authentic Mexican gastronomic experience under a towering beachfront ‘palapa’ with spectacular 180-degree views. Offering a creative selection of seafood dishes and specialties from the grill, with the best ingredients of Yucatan peninsula.
Japanese cuisine with a Mexican twist. Taiyo offers guests a truly elevated dining experience featuring an Omakasé bar.

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