Grupo Xcaret has announced its most recent development project, La Casa de la Playa, a world-class boutique resort deep in the heart of Riviera Maya. In July, the hospitality company unveiled its wildly successful Hotel Xcaret Arte in Cancun and La Casa de la Playa is Xcaret’s hotly anticipated follow-up. The property opened this month and aims to offer an experience unlike any other in Mexico, or possibly even the world.
The $85 million effort includes 63 private suites with panoramic ocean views and a wide range of aesthetics. The resort offers a uniquely Mayan experience of luxury with private swimming and barefoot, natural serenity, all amongst the lush, tropical jungle of Riviera Maya. There is also an incredible variety of amenities and activities including a seaside library, an underground river, and a world-class spa.
Grupo Xcaret is bringing on highly revered chef Martha Ortiz and her unique cuisine to Tuch de Luna, a poetic and distinctly feminine restaurant on the property. Virgilio Martínez, named one of the top 50 chefs in Latin America, will open Estero with his renowned market cuisine, and Daniel Rodrigo and Patricio Rivera-Río are delivering the full gamut of Mexican flavors to their two resort establishments, Lumbre and Centli.
Guests even have the option to enjoy an intimate dinner on a cenote, a beautiful cave caused by a seaside sinkhole, featuring a personalized menu for each guest by one of the hotel’s celebrity chefs. Dessert and sweets options include a specialty chocolate shop by Mao Montiel as well as Cafeteca for a curated selection of coffees.
The Muluk Spa offers a taste of bliss with personalized treatments informed by ancestral Mayan traditions create a truly magical environment of wellness and health. With 17 treatment rooms, including salt, steam, and mud, as well as a sauna, the spa has ample space and variety for every guest. Plus, the complex also features a bridal suite, a scent-making studio, and private spa cabins for the utmost seaside solitude and relaxation.
The entire property was conceived with sustainability as the top priority and aims to integrate with the natural environment rather than exist on top of it. Designed by architect David Quintana and featuring textiles from Carla Fernández, La Casa de la Playa brings something uniquely Mexican yet uniquely luxurious to Riviera Maya.