Site Inspection at Hoteles Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, Mexico

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Site Inspection at Hoteles Xcaret in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Curator’s statement

In November 2023, while staying at the All-Fun Inclusive Hotel Xcaret Mexico, I had the opportunity to discover Grupo Xcaret's other sophisticated adult-only accommodations: the artistic Hotel Xcaret Arte and the exclusive La Casa de la Playa. The warm welcome from the staff set the stage for a truly memorable experience. I highly recommend these renowned resorts to my valued clients.

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Where to stay

Hotel Xcaret Arte

An hour south of Cancun, this mammoth adults-only resort is a true all-inclusive, with 900 rooms, nine restaurants and access to all the adventures at eight nearby activity parks.

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  • $100 resort / hotel credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

La Casa de la Playa Xcaret

Escape to La Casa de la Playa Xcaret, a beachfront paradise where relaxation meets adventure in perfect harmony.


Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

Hotel Xcaret México

Breezy all-inclusive resort with modern rooms and suites, as well as 10 on-site restaurants.

Fora Perks
  • $100 hotel / resort credit.

  • Breakfast daily.

  • Welcome amenity.

  • Upgrade & extended check-in/out whenever possible.

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Location

Situated roughly an hour south of Cancun Airport in Playa del Carmen, as you step off your flight, keep an eye out for the friendly Xcaret representative at the airport. They are there to make your journey smoother by helping you with complimentary transportation to the Hoteles Xcaret.

Nature, Culture & Sustainability

Nestled in the Riviera Maya, Hoteles Xcaret enchants with pristine beaches, turquoise waters, jungles and concealed cenotes. Immersed in the vibrancy of Mexican culture, each resort becomes a living canvas, telling stories through architecture, art and culinary excellence. Xcaret's dedication to sustainability is evident in its eco-conscious practices, ensuring a luxurious, harmonious, and tranquil stay.

Luxurious Accommodations

Xcaret is all about luxury blending seamlessly with the beauty of the Riviera Maya. Think plush furnishings, top-notch bedding and decor celebrating Mexican artistry in every corner. The attention to detail in the deluxe accommodations, combined with the All-Fun Inclusive concept, made our whole experience exceptional.

Gastronomy & Mixology

The All-Fun Inclusive culinary experience allowed us to savor diverse cuisines. From casual bites to fine dining, Xcaret restaurants exceeded our expectations, making every meal a delightful exploration of Mexico's culinary artistry. Further enhancing our experience, we had the opportunity to explore the swim-up and rooftop bars, where skilled mixologists concocted signature cocktails.

Best Parks & Tours in the Riviera Maya

Our All-Fun Inclusive adventure seamlessly blended excitement, discovery and cultural immersion. Whether navigating underground rivers at Xcaret Park or exploring diverse cenotes on the Xenotes Tour; from the adrenaline rush of ziplining at Xplor to the sensory challenges of Xenses, each activity enriched our overall stay, creating an unforgettable experience!

HOTEL XCARET ARTE

Hotel Xcaret Arte is a pinnacle of sophistication and cultural enrichment, inviting guests into a world where every detail narrates a story. The 900 suites, spread across five buildings known as Casas, offer an elegant blend of cultural immersion. Each Casa, equipped with its reception desk, rooftop pool, wet bar, boutique, restaurant and workshop, provides a distinctive experience.

Casas & Workshops

A standout feature is its unique workshop experience led by local artisans. These hands-on sessions enable guests to delve into traditional Mexican crafts and artistic techniques.

In Casa del Diseño, enjoy the weaving workshop; at Casa de la Pirámide, experience the pottery workshop (here we had the chance to witness some work in progress) Casa de la Música offers the dancing workshop, Casa de los Artistas exclusively features a painting workshop and at Casa de la Paz, explore a library. Meanwhile, Casa del Padrón houses the Convention Centre, a cafeteria, and other restaurants.

Suites

At Hotel Xcaret Arte, there are six suite categories, ranging from garden view to river view, ocean view to ocean front and junior to master suites, including a presidential suite. These categories are further divided into specialized options like SPA suites and swim-up suites.

Restaurants

Indulge in a diverse array of culinary delights, from traditional Mexican dishes to international cuisine, with ten dining experiences meticulously crafted by the country's finest Culinary Group. Each venue ensures a distinctive gastronomic adventure for you to savor.

Guests at Hotel Xcaret Arte have an abundance of amenities and services to choose from.

  • River & Coves: dive into water activities in the natural river and coves nestled within the property.

  • Pools & Swim-Up Bars: multiple pools and bars, each offering a distinct and inviting atmosphere.

  • Muluk SPA: a magical spot featuring an eco-integrative hydrotherapy ritual, 24 massage cabins nestled in natural caves, an alchemist room, and a bridal suite.

  • La Capilla de Todos Los Ángeles: perched atop the impressive Xpiral Pyramid, the chapel serves as a unique venue for Catholic ceremonies.

  • Convention Centres: event spaces for conferences, weddings and special occasions, ensuring every moment is as memorable as it is beautiful.

LA CASA DE LA PLAYA

Nestled along the sun-kissed shores, La Casa de la Playa is a beachfront paradise that redefines boutique luxury. Embarking on a site inspection felt like stepping into a chilled-out wonderland, where every corner emanated good vibes, joy and the promise of unforgettable memories.

Suites & Master Suites

The 63 suites and master suites are designed for serenity, offering breathtaking ocean views and the soothing melody of waves steps away from your door. During the site inspection, I had the opportunity to check out two of their nine suite types.

The Wellness Ocean View Suite, spanning 1065 ft² with a 183 ft² terrace, features state-of-the-art technology, a jellyfish habitat, direct access to a double massage cabin, handcrafted hammock and couch on the terrace. Adding to its uniqueness is a volcanic rock bathtub with hydromassage on the terrace.

The expansive 2723 ft² Wellness Ocean Front Master Suite, equipped with two terraces totaling 527 ft², accommodates up to four people. Additional features include a living room for six, a kitchenette, a dining room for 10, and an extra half-bathroom, ensuring a luxurious and spacious retreat.

Restaurants

The four dining experiences at La Casa de la Playa are led by the celebrated chefs of Grupo Xcaret Culinary Ensemble. Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavours of Mexico at Tuch de Luna or relish the fusion of Mexican and Peruvian cuisine at Estero. The unique two-in-one restaurants Centli and Lumbre present Southern Mexican and Northern Mexican cuisine, respectively, alternating in the same location with different furniture, table linen, and tableware.

Muluk SPA

An eco-integrated sanctuary, seamlessly blending Mayan mysticism and contemporary Mexico in natural harmony. The SPA includes a beauty clinic, a scent apothecary and a bridal suite for a truly holistic experience.

At La Casa de la Playa, guests are spoiled for choice with a variety of all-inclusive facilities and services.

  • Wine Cellar: an impressive collection of vintage wines, some complete with Xcaret exclusive labels, to add a touch of class to your experience.

  • Bodega: a place to savor the rich flavors of Mezcal and Tequila, carefully crafted with authentic origins and a proud Mexican touch.

  • Chocolateria: a sweet haven honoring the Mayan love for chocolate with a grab-and-go concept. It is a treat you won't want to miss!

  • Biblioteca: a cozy reading spot where stories are paired perfectly with fancy coffee or liquor.

  • Infinity Pool & Wet Bar: an elevated 40-meter swimming waterway with a bar inside offering stunning vistas of the Caribbean Sea.

  • Rooftop Pool & Sky Bar: for signature cocktails with spectacular panoramic views of the Mexican Riviera.

  • Gym & Padel Court: staying active is a pleasure, with a state-of-the-art gym and rooftop padel courts.

Need to Know

The services at Hoteles Xcaret exceeded our expectations. They have mastered the art of blending luxury, adventure and seamless hospitality. If you are looking for an experience that goes beyond the ordinary, Xcaret is the place to be.

I strongly recommend Hotel Xcaret Arte and La Casa De La Playa for clients seeking a dreamy honeymoon or a romantic couple escape. Feel free to get in touch, and let’s craft your ideal Mexican Riviera vacation!

This trip report is part of our ongoing series on travel to Mexico. In need of further inspiration? Check out Amy Jade Dempsey’s guide, 3 Days in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico.

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