Muluk Spa at Hotel Xcaret Arte

A Mexican spa surrounded by nature

Become one with Mother Earth in the 21-room Muluk Spa at Hotel Xcaret Arte in Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Designed to blend in with the natural surroundings, the spa is carved seamlessly into the stone caves on the property, offering scenic glimpses of the natural rivers, jungle and even a cenote (or “natural pool”), plus local flora and fauna.

The name Muluk comes from Mayan mythology. It means “droplet of water,” one of the most sacred of the natural forces, representing inner potential and opportunity for growth. In that spirit, begin each treatment with a signature hydrotherapy ritual — circulate among the sauna, steam room, hot and cold plunge pools, experience showers, Jacuzzis, cold room and therapeutic pool with a river view. It will prep you for the spa’s holistic treatments, including massages in natural caves, specialized mud rooms and salt rooms, and more.
Our Inspector's Highlights

  • Spa “journeys” are centered around the concept of cleansing rituals, aimed to start a larger tradition of holistic health and wellness.
  • There’s plenty of room for guests of the 900-room resort — the Playa del Carmen spa offers 21 treatment rooms carved into the hillside, many with natural stone walls. Ask for the signature suite, overlooking a cenote.
  • The hydrotherapy circuit is a guest favorite — it’s suggested to arrive 80 minutes or more before a treatment to enjoy the many pools, sauna and steam facilities.
  • A nearby temazcal (or “sweat lodge”) is the ideal setting to cleanse body and mind, and is complimentary with advanced reservation.
  • The property’s distinctive natural rock caves and rivers are seamlessly integrated into the spa décor, ensuring you’ll enjoy a relaxing experience from start to finish.

Things to Know

  • Special personalized services are available across the river from the main spa, offering special one-of-a-kind massages, body treatments, facials and more.
  • In addition to spa treatments, you can book pampering beauty services at the adjacent Salon del Alquimista.
  • The resort offers daily yoga, paddleboarding, and access other changing fitness classes weekly

The Treatments

  • Nearly all treatments use locally produced ingredients, inspired by Mexican artisans and traditions.
  • Don’t miss the temazcal, a steam bath that takes place in a unique spherical type “tent” or structure. It’s designed to represent a mother’s womb (warm, dark, and private) and is a Mesoamerican concept of purification, where the body, mind and spirit are cleansed in the humid air, with the associated services of shaman, a spiritual guide.

Indoor pool
Outdoor pool
Spa shop
Getting There
Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juárez, Km. 282, Colonia Rancho Xcaret, 77710, Solidaridad, Quintana Roo, Mexico
TEL984-257-7200 ext 37701
Muluk Spa at Hotel Xcaret Arte
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