The Yucatan Peninsula. A thirty minute drive south of Tulum on the coast of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Within the one million acre Sian Ka’an Nature Reserve, a protected UNESCO World Heritage Site, between the Capechen Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea
By air, car or helicopter: From Cancun Airport, a two hour drive through Tulum or a 20 minute helicopter flight
Palancar is entirely private, secluded and fully protected by security cameras. Only one road leads in or out of the Reserve with security checkpoints at the entrance and exit
Lot Size
86 acres

Pictured: The Rooftop / The Beach / Guest Room
Square Footage
19,000 sq. ft. of construction
Year Built
Influenced by Spanish and Moorish architecture
Sleeps up to 17 guests
  1. Principal Master Bedroom Building - His and hers bathroom suites, his and hers domed offices with built-in book cases, 20-ft high ceilings, 13-ft wide wrap around verandas, and tall French doors opening to the sea breezes east and west
  2. Living Room Building - Connected by cloistered pasillo to the Master Bedroom, 20-ft high beamed ceilings, built-in bookcases, fireplace, a pair of 10-ft high mirrors, French doors opening into verandas, mosaic floor, and butler’s pantry
  3. Kitchen Building – Connected by pasillo to Living Room building, this structure is two stories with a full service kitchen, high domed ceilings, skylights, an adjoining breakfast room that opens to the gardens, a back kitchen office, manager’s office and three one bedroom apartments
  4. Guest Building - Adjacent to Kitchen Building, two stories with four luxurious apartments, all with ocean view and balconies, hand painted tile floors, and hand hewn ceiling beams
  5. Staff Quarters Building - Three bedrooms, complete with kitchen dining area, and verandas

Pictured: Covered Veranda / Living Room / Swimming Pool in Garden
Additional Amenities
Carpentry workshops, a four car garage, maintenance and engineer’s offices, commercial laundry room, solar panels system, 3 whisper watt generators, a 60-ft communication tower, swimming pool, and nature trails
Outdoor Entertainment Areas
Around the pool area, in the gardens, under the coco palms, on the beach,in the verandas, on the dock, in the jungle or on the miradors

Full size swimming pool near the living room with ocean views and shaded by coca palms in the lush gardens
Approximately one kilometer of white sand beach on the Caribbean Sea, which is protected by the Palancar Reef, the second longest reef in the world
One million acre pristine mangrove lagoon with underground fresh water springs, wildlife, and orchids
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, backed up with diesel generators
State of the art technology, WiFi, indoors/outdoors, video conferencing
Swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, world class fly-fishing, kayaking, nature walks, biking, unrivaled deep sea fishing outside the reef, and exploring Maya archeological sites
Fully trained, English-speaking staff in charge of grounds, housekeeping, water sports, exploration, and other activities are available to serve under new owners
Site Visit
For daytime or overnight visit by special arrangement, please speak to Tim Hynes at (310) 228 8070.