Hacienda Palancar

Mexico / Riviera Maya / Tulum

Enter an enchanting estate perched on the edge of the Caribbean Sea, on Mexico’s mystical Yucatan Peninsula with miles of secluded white sand beach.

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Here, the only people you encounter are those you have invited. Feel the cool breeze as you relax in the shade of a thousand coconut palms. Awaken your senses with a swim in the calm, azure water, or seek the adventure of a deep sea fishing expedition. Enjoy the wildlife and beauty of a lush and peaceful tropical forest.

Hacienda Palancar is located in the Yucatan Peninsula on the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico, only a 15-minute drive south of Tulum’s top beach clubs such as Nomade & Be Tulum, along the same road as the boho-chic hotel zone. The 86-acre estate lies between the Capechen Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea in the heart of the one million acre Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site. The estate can be reached by air, car, and/or helicopter. It is a 2-hour drive from Cancun Airport, or a 20 minute flight by helicopter.

On the 86 acre estate, the wild meets the refined. Enjoy utter serenity as you’re surrounded by nearly 1 kilometer of private white sand beach, lagoon and mystic forest. Fully equipped and completely turnkey; all furniture, boats and kitchen appliances are available to you during your stay. Palancar is fully self-sustaining and energy efficient. Underground cisterns fed by rainwater provide filtered potable and reusable water; the largest array of solar panels in private hands in Mexico provide clean energy.

Masterfully built, Hacienda Palancar offers unparalleled luxury and state-of-the-art amenities. Balance the feeling of living on a private island, with every benefit and comfort of home, including easy accessibility from anywhere and the convenience of a helipad. Feel the timeless spirit of Spanish Colonial design in Hacienda Palancar’s strong design and stunning architecture. Named after the second largest coral reef in the world, Palancar took 6 years of meticulous planning and 2 years of painstaking construction, completed in 2009.


9 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms

Sleeps 18 Guests

  • Daily Chef Services
  • High Chair
  • Baby Crib
  • Wi-Fi Access
  • Paddle Board
  • Kayaks
  • Floatation Devices
  • Snorkel Equipment
  • Chef
  • Butler
  • Housekeeping
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Private Gym
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Toiletries
  • Blender
  • Fully Equipped Kitchen
  • Coffee Maker
  • Food Processor
  • Juicer
  • Espresso Machine
  • Private Parking
  • Golf Cart
  • Rooftop Terrace
  • Outdoor Shower
  • Private Beach Area
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Jungle View
  • Garden View
  • Telephone
  • Generator
  • Fire Pit
  • Sun Lounges
  • Security
  • Security Cameras
  • Safe
  • Satellite TV
  • iPod Docking Station
  • DVD Player
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Computer
  • Office


Bedroom Details

Master Bedroom 1: Queen canopy bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with rain forest shower, hairdryer, ocean views,private terrace, outdoor rain forest shower, private office, safety box, toiletries, walk in closet, WiFi, wrap around veranda.
Master Bedroom 2: King bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, hairdryer, outdoor rain forest shower, private terrace, safety box, toiletries, WiFi
Bedroom 3 - Guest Building: Queen canopy bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, garden view, private balcony, hairdryer, toiletries, WiFi.
Bedroom 4 - Guest Building: Queen canopy bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, garden view with private balcony, hairdryer, toiletries, WiFi.
Bedroom 5 - Guest Building: Queen canopy bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, garden view, private terrace, hairdryer, toiletries, WiFi
Bedroom 6 - Guest Building: Queen canopy bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, garden view, private terrace, hairdryer, toiletries, WiFi
Bedroom 7 - North Guest Bedroom: Queen bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with stand alone shower, hairdryer, jungle views, toiletries, WiFi
Bedroom 8 - North Guest Bedroom: Queen bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, en-suite bathroom with shower, private balcony, garden and jungle view, toiletries, WiFi
Bedroom 9 - Master Bedroom Building: Twin beds, air conditioning, ceiling fan, hidden bathroom with shower, private terrace, garden & jungle views, toiletries, WiFi

Beach Details

Private beach area

Pool Details

Swimming pool with ocean view

Staff and Services

Concierge - Speaks English & Spanish
Butler Service
Chef Service - includes 3 meals per day and non-alcoholic beverages
Villa Manager - Speaks English & Spanish, available 24 hours
Gardener - Speaks Spanish
Bartender Service - Sunset cocktails on the lagoon dock or mirador
Bonfire on the beach
Hiking - Guided hikes on extensive nature through the property

Staff and Services (at Additional Cost)

Grocery pre-stocking
Beverage & Cocktail Pre-stocking
Fishing - Both fly and deep sea, with guide to best locations
Various tours - Guided excursions to the reef, cenotes, lagoons, Mayan ruins
Golf - Exclusive day passes at the famous Mayakoba golf course

Location Details

Airport – 2 hour drive or 20 minute flight by helicopter
Tulum – 45 minute drive
Grocery store – 45 minute drive
Spa & wellness – 25 minute drive
Tennis court – 35 minute drive
Water sports -1 hour drive
Restaurants & bars – 25 minute drive
Hospital – 1.5 hour drive
Church/Synogogue – 45 minute drive

Villa Notes


The villa has a washer & dryer – for the staff use only
Housekeeping can help with your laundry – there is not a fee, except for gratuities if there are multiple loads in the day
Please keep in mind, the housekeepers are assisting the guests with their laundry as a courtesy to help keep the clothes clean of small loads
If you are looking for a real laundry service, the staff can take it to a laundry place and do it for them and that would imply an additional cost.
Sorry, no pets
Please note, due to Sian Ka’an being a biosphere reserve, it is not permitted to bring ATVs, water sports equipment such as kiteboards, or audio equipment. It is also forbidden to fish, in order to protect the endangered sea life
Road conditions in the Sian Ka’an biosphere can be challenging, a larger car is recommended
Weddings and events accepted, enquire directly for event fees

Rates and Availability

Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 27, 2023 - December 20, 2023
5 4 $ 6,000 *
November 27, 2023 - December 20, 2023
6 4 $ 7,125 *
November 27, 2023 - December 20, 2023
7 4 $ 7,875 *
November 27, 2023 - December 20, 2023
8 4 $ 8,625 *
November 27, 2023 - December 20, 2023
9 4 $ 9,000 *
December 21, 2023 - January 05, 2024
Christmas / New Year's
9 7 $ 16,500 *
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Tax Service Charge Details*
Please add 16% Government Tax, 6% Lodging Tax and 5% Service Charge.
Gratuities additional 2.5%.
$75 administrative charge for any changes after an invoice has been issued
Security Deposit Details
Refundable $4,000 security deposit
Accidental Damage Waiver
A $149 Accidental Damage Waiver applies to every reservation.
Minimum Stay Details
Check-in / check-out must be on a Saturday or Sunday
Check-In Times
Check in: 3:00 PM - Check out: 12:00 PM

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