May 31, 2013

Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Mexico: Esencia, A Seaside Estate; hotel review

20 minutes south of Mayakoba & Playa del Carmen, and 25 minutes north of Tulum, (984) 873-48 30.  41 rooms.  2 pools; full-service spa with temazcal.  1 restaurant. 

Located along a mile-long stretch of prime beach, the 50-acre private Esencia, A Seaside Estate resort was once the exclusive beach-side retreat of an Italian duchess.  It is an indulgent and beautiful places, with a low jungle cover throughout.  Guests are greeted in a lobby fragrant with incense that is inside a rustic mud hut with a palapa roof, then delivered by a rickshaw bicycle cart to their room.  The fragrant spa is inside a palapa with high ceilings and rounded, natural-colored stucco walls. 

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