A Sister Trip to Hotel Esencia and Tulum

After visiting Central Mexico for work travels a few weeks prior, I was itching to get to the beach for a very chill, stare-at-the-ocean kind of excursion.  Enter the more than perfect Hotel Esencia, located about 25 minutes north of Tulum. Nestled in the jungle on a blissful stretch of pristine and quiet beach, it slowly unveiled a subtle chicness each day.  

Peacocks saunter by on the regular.

Peacocks saunter by on the regular.

The main hacienda where tea is served every day at 4pm. 

The main hacienda where tea is served every day at 4pm. 

A perfect spot for daydreaming and listening to the ocean at night.  My sister went each evening to have a wine upstairs while I slept!

A perfect spot for daydreaming and listening to the ocean at night.  My sister went each evening to have a wine upstairs while I slept!

Tulum is full of boho shops in which to browse for oversized linen caftans and pieces that feel just right on a beach trip.

Tulum is full of boho shops in which to browse for oversized linen caftans and pieces that feel just right on a beach trip.

This was a pop-up shop by an emerging designer-- one had to change in front of other shoppers as there was no fitting room, but no big deal-- the pieces were worth the tight squeeze!

This was a pop-up shop by an emerging designer-- one had to change in front of other shoppers as there was no fitting room, but no big deal-- the pieces were worth the tight squeeze!

I don't know where to begin with the flavors at Hartwood Tulum-- I don't think I will ever have a piece of fish so simple and divine.

I don't know where to begin with the flavors at Hartwood Tulum-- I don't think I will ever have a piece of fish so simple and divine.

On the last day of our trip, we walked along the beach of the hotel and did a small hike in the jungle to discover this abandoned hotel with a private cenote (swimming cave).  We were the only ones there and the quiet, haunting beauty of the spot is still so memorable.  

On the last day of our trip, we walked along the beach of the hotel and did a small hike in the jungle to discover this abandoned hotel with a private cenote (swimming cave).  We were the only ones there and the quiet, haunting beauty of the spot is still so memorable.