Casa Malca in Tulum, Mexico
Gorgeous views, wide-open living spaces and a superb beachfront location--welcome to Casa Malca on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Just outside Playa del Carmen in the pueblo of Tulum, this delightful sanctuary, whose name translates as The Pure House, consists of two villas featuring 14 bedrooms. You might stay here for an intimate pas de deux, or take over the entire complex for a gathering of family and friends. Along with the casually elegant Mexican Riviera ambiance you may also take part in beachside yoga or a massage, and you will be sure to enjoy the services of a full staff, including a private chef and concierge.
Away from the hustle and bustle of city life and far from the crowded beaches of Playa del Carmen and Cancun, and your typical so called glamor resorts, you will experience Casa Magna's rustic luxury. What is rustic luxury? Ocean breezes instead of air conditioning. The soft glow of candles instead of neon lights. Fresh, simply prepared food. It's about getting back to basics in style and comfort on one of the most gorgeous beaches in the Caribbean. Rooms don't have air conditioning but for most of the year do have a lovely ocean breeze. Water is hot although the pilot lights can blow out in tropical winds from time to time. Electricity is available certain hours of the day, generally from dusk till midnight. All a small price to pay for a tranquil vacation in paradise.
Location of Casa Malca
Nearest Airport: CUN
Amenities for Casa Malca
- On-Site Amenities
- Beach Access
Reviews for Casa Malca
We had a perfect stay at this hotel, The place is amazing, every room has a unique style and decoration, and all the hotel is decorated with amazing art pieces, super cool if you are into art. The breakfast is delicious and you can choose between different options. The stuff was really nice always trying to make you feel home. They have bikes available to use with no charge, to go to the town. The beach is just perfect. We would definitely come back!!
SamiVale - Santiago, Chile
As much as I would like to keep this place a secret, we can't keep it to ourselves. My wife and I stayed at Casa Malca for 4 nights and it was a great experience from beginning to end. We stayed in a Garden View room which surpassed my expectations. The rooms look and feel new, concrete floors, high ceilings, minimal decor, you have good privacy, the A/C works extremely well, and you walk out of your room and the beach is right there. The service was fantastic, food and drinks (Eduardo) were awesome, and the property is just beautiful. You're a bit secluded but it's actually nice and a short walk or bike from anything you would want to do. The hotel is nicely laid out and even at full capacity you don't feel like many other people are there. We will be back...
kenhil - Austin, Texas
Having spent the last 7 years holidaying in Tulum, I have seen it's transformation. We stayed in Cabanas, beach houses, five star properties and really experienced the real Tulum. This time we decided to go for supposedly the best property on the beachfront Casa Malca for ten days, Casa Malcas represents everything that is wrong with today's' Tulum: it's overhyped and overpriced, cashing in on the whole 'Fake Hippy' crowd that comes here to do yoga and drink green juice at New York prices. Or the newlyweds who come here to get hitched and need memorable set up for their wedding almbum . Good bye privacy , be prepared to have plenty of those selfie moments alongside professional photographers doing photo shoots and wedding planners. If the service and quality are good , the prices per se are not a problem. Whoever pays $800 most likely understands the difference between good and bad . In casa Malcas both were both subpar. I guess the idea is for the unlucky traveller to get sidetracked buy the beutiful artwork and spectacular entrance. But think no further, as this is where your enthusiasm will start vanishing. The reception staff is not friendly, quite on the contrary -most of them have a false sense of entitlement just because they are working there. We did not feel the Tulum warmth that we experienced in places like Nomade, Yashita or Las Estrellas. I cannot imagine how this establishment has an operating licence. The property is in construction with steel rods, glass everywhere m construction debris and trash all over. We tripped twice and cut ourselves so badly over cables sticking out from the sand, The rooms are not properly cleaned, the showers don't work (we had a massive flood twice ) there is no room service , no balcony and just cheap hideous quasi-artistic furniture. Our u room, albeit big, had an entry level price of almost $800 a night, smelling of stale water in the AC , no balcony and really not comfortable at all. The pool furniture was full of dirty towels, no one to pick them up. The pool water was murky and you can see the filth everywhere. Now to the restaurant ..the local working force is beyond nice and hard working , but they are not trained. Be prepared to wait an hour for the most boring breakfast in Tulum. It si down to teh management to fix that and yet , theer is zero attention to that. Bottom line if you pay Four Seasons prices for your room and all the extras, I think it is only fair to expect quality and attention to details. The truth is that Casa Malca disappointed from beginning to end and needless to say, we would never ever to come back. Note : The three-star rating is for the hard working Maayan locals that do long shifts and really try and make up for everything this hotels lacks.
Claudine000 - London, United Kingdom
The location of the hotel is well off the beaten path. Take the 15 south till you hit the rail road signal and make a right. The resort has no Casa Malca Hotel sign, but that bit of advice will help any traveler driving towards Casa Malca. The door man will come out and greet you from behind a wooden fence. Next pick a spot and park....yes pick a spot and park. It's really a bohemian, wanderlust experience. Not structured like big resorts. Check in was a breeze, cool cucumber water, cool mint towels and genuine smiles to greet the weary travelers. If possible get a top floor room, they are better lighted, although the ground level rooms had easier access to the grounds and offer a bit more privacy(tinted windows). The service was excellent. Perhaps it was due to the season of our visit, but with only 35 rooms, my wife and I and 2 of our close friends felt like 2 of maybe 5 couples staying for the weekend. The power generator can be quite noisy, but it is towards the opposite end of the resort. The AC units are a bit noisy too (although they are new LG units). The wifi is strong no matter where you are in the resort. The restaurant /bar was excellent. Breakfast was included with our stay and boy did they take care of you (just pay service fee of like 100 pesos or like 6 bucks). The food was fresh, the beach was fabulous (minimal beach vendors, just a few bohemian vendors. The pool is great (and has an underground bonus). The artwork around the resort was amazing, in fact the entire grounds are like one big piece of artwork. The Kombucha bar was a great surprise, I cannot wait to stay again. The entire staff made it great!
This resort hit all the right boxes for me, facilities are beautiful simple to suit the exotic location. Rooms are again very simple, very clean, airy, bright and practical. The AC runs pretty much all day long and they even offer daily complimentary Aqua Penna water! Nightly turn down service too. The restaurant is excellent, the setting is right on the beach, food and cocktails were excellent and we dined there daily for breakfast and one night for dinner. The wifi is also very strong even on the beach! No TV on property and last but not least the beach is stunning! Security is subtle and the overwhelming service is so so good! Finally we compared this resort to the facility in the movie; Couples retreat!
Riversdale90275 - Los Angeles, California