Forbes Travel Guide Awards Five Stars to La Casa de la Playa and Muluk Spa in Riviera Maya

La Casa de la Playa, an ultra-luxury boutique hotel by Grupo Xcaret located in Riviera Maya, Mexico, and its renowned Muluk Spa have been honored with the prestigious 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award. This recognition positions the hotel and spa among the best in Mexico, marking a significant achievement for the property as it celebrates its second anniversary. The hotel offers exclusive amenities, personalized services, and a breathtaking natural backdrop, while the Muluk Spa provides rejuvenating experiences blending Mayan mysticism with contemporary luxury. La Casa de la Playa’s commitment to exceptional hospitality and guest experience is reflected in this prestigious accolade from Forbes Travel Guide.

Riviera Maya, Mexico, 2024-Feb-12 — /Travel PR News/ — La Casa de la Playa, the ultra-luxury boutique hotel of Grupo Xcaret, along with its renowned Muluk Spa, has been awarded with the prestigious 2024 Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star award, the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, spas, and ocean cruises. With this distinction, it reaffirms the hotel’s standing as one of the best in all of Mexico, visited and favored by the world’s most recognized celebrities. Moreover, this dual certification for both the luxury hotel and its spa, positions it as one of just 8 hotels in Mexico to achieve this distinction.

As the property celebrates its second anniversary, this is the first time that La Casa de la Playa, an AAA Five Diamond exclusive ultra-luxury adults-only boutique hotel that stands out as the third hotel project by Xcaret, and its Muluk Spa have attained this prestigious award.

Nestled deep in the lush jungle and overlooking one of the world’s most iconic beaches, the hotel has emerged as a favored retreat for celebrities offering privacy and luxe amenities, all within a backdrop of breathtaking natural beauty, including pristine beaches and enchanting cenotes. With 63 breathtaking ocean-view suites, each attended by a dedicated personal butler, and adorned with spacious terraces complete with hammocks and private plunge pools, the resort features eco-integrated architecture and design, artfully weaving in elements that pay homage to Mexican culture, including handcrafted décor pieces by local artisans.

Offering tailor-made experiences designed to revitalize the body, mind, and spirit including holistic experiences based on ancestral rituals, the award-winning Muluk Spa at La Casa de la Playa is an eco-integrating facility that blends Mayan mysticism and contemporary Mexico in natural harmony. Designed for total relaxation, the spa features five double massage cabins with a jacuzzi and hydrotherapy, eight double cabins with in-room spa service, two salt and mud rooms, an ocean-view hydrotherapy ritual, and a relaxation area. Catering to guests’ energy needs, and offering healing, peace, and personal connection, the spa uses only organic products.

“We are honored to receive the prestigious Five-Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide,” said Alfredo Magaña, General Manager of La Casa de la Playa. “This award reflects the unwavering commitment of our passionate team to elevate the guest experience, ensuring each visitor receives exceptional hospitality during their stay. We are committed to delivering an unforgettable Exclusively Your Way experience, making certain that every guest at La Casa de la Playa and Muluk Spa feels right at home.”

Forbes Travel Guide is the world-renowned authority on excellence in hospitality, and La Casa de la Playa and Muluk Spa are the latest additions to its illustrious annual Star Rating list.

“This year’s Star Awards reflects the forecasted surge in demand for more thrilling travel experiences,” says Amanda Frasier, President of Ratings for Forbes Travel Guide. “They are delivering at the very top of their game and reimagining the future of luxury across design, dining, and well-being. We commend all the 2024 winners for continuing to deliver a fresh new guest experience.”

La Casa de la Playa also offers private dinners in Cenote Rio Azul at Xcaret Park, exclusive 24-hour access to a wine cellar, and a Bodega to savor the finest tequilas and mezcals. Luxurious amenities await at every corner, from an ocean-view library where tranquility reigns to a delectable chocolate shop by a master chocolatier, Mao Montiel, all ensuring a truly lavish stay.

Guests can enjoy a selection of culinary experiences thoughtfully curated by Xcaret’s Culinary Collective comprised of some of Mexico’s most renowned and world-class celebrity chefs who combine traditions from a variety of cultures including Chef Virgilio Martinez, who earned first place on The World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, as well as Chef Martha Ortiz and the Rivera Río brothers.

The hotel also offers transportation to and from the airport, ensuring a seamless arrival and departure experience and enjoy all the luxury through Exclusively Your Way experiences, such as a romantic dinner on the blue river at Xcaret Park; a behind-the-scenes tour of the world-famous Mexico Espectacular at Xcaret Park’s Gran Tlachco Theater; or an exclusive cavern tour at Xplor Park.

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About Forbes Travel Guide:

Forbes Travel Guide is the only global rating system for luxury hotels, restaurants, and spas. Our anonymous professional inspectors evaluate based on hundreds of exacting standards, with an emphasis on exceptional service, to help discerning travelers select the world’s best experiences. The only way to get a Five-Star, Four-Star or Recommended rating is by earning it through our independent inspection process. For more information about Forbes Travel Guide, please visit


About Xcaret:
Xcaret is a Mexican company with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in offering unique and memorable experiences to its visitors. Inspired by its respect for nature, culture and life and whose trajectory in sustainable tourism started in 1990, positioning itself as the leader in the industry. It includes four business units consisting of: Parks, which operates the most emblematic parks in Cancun and the Riviera Maya: Xcaret, Xel-Há, Xplor, Xplor Fuego, Xoximilco, Xenses and Xavage; Hoteles Xcaret, a business unit which began operations with the 2017 opening of Hotel Xcaret Mexico followed by Hotel Xcaret Arte and the recently inaugurated La Casa de la Playa; Xcaret Expeditions, which offers unique excursions through Xichén, Cobá, Tulum, and Xenotes; and Xcaret Xailing, offering modern boats providing access from Cancun to Isla Mujeres. One of Grupo Xcaret’s most important achievements for visitors is its commitment to providing experiences and spaces for guests that are safe and healthy, integrated into the 360° Xafety Model.


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