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10 Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte: A Flare of Mixology

When visiting Hotel Xcaret Arte, one of the things I did the most was look up what I wanted to drink! There were so many options! I love how there were several signature menus (especially at each restaurant), but also their flexibility in making whatever you wanted. 

Hotel Xcaret Arte’s mixology, led by the brilliant Maycoll Calderón, whose name echoes loudly in the renowned halls of Hanky Panky in Mexico City and graces prominent lists such as the World’s 50 Best Bars, goes beyond simple beverage service. It’s an innovative opera, with each bar representing a different play and handmade cocktail. Prepare to be taken away by Calderón’s innovative creations, which flawlessly merge creativity with regional flare to create a memorable beverage journey that complements your Mexican getaway.

Of course, just as fun is the different ambiance that each bar at Hotel Xcaret Arte takes! Our guide is here to help you know what to expect, but if you have a favorite drink, don’t be afraid to order it. 

Ready to take your Hotel Xcaret Arte experience to the next level? I’ve done the legwork to make it easy for you, so sit back, relax, and let me guide you to an extraordinary getaway at Hotel Xcaret Arte with these must-read articles.

El Deseo Speakeasy 

  • Hours: 8:00 PM – 4:00 AM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Type: Nightclub
  • Menu: El Deseo Menu 
  • Location: Casa del Patron – Map

For those looking for mystery and exclusivity, El Deseo is a hidden gem set inside the lively tapestry of Hotel Xcaret Arte. While, of course, it’s well known, trying to find it really was an adventure! We got lost, and if you arrive right when it opens, you might experience what we did—feeling like you’re going somewhere you’re not supposed to! Seriously! You’re walking through an employee-only section. 

El Deseo, with its dim lighting and moody atmosphere, takes you to another time. The shelves and walls are lined with empty glass jugs that resemble apothecary jars, some of which have been reused into unusual, flickering lanterns. You can choose to reserve a mixology tasting during your stay or just walk in and order from their menu. 

 Open seating encourages mixing and close talks, allowing you to enjoy the subtle hum of conversation and the delicate clinking of ice. That is, at least in the beginning.

At 11:00 PM, the DJ comes in and gets the party started, and it turns into a full-on Vegas style nightclub with colorful flashing lights, DJs, and more. 

Tucked away behind a taco cart, in close proximity to the main building, is a small bar. The inclusive resort will claim that you must locate its location on your own, but if you are having trouble finding it, the personnel will be happy to help you in the right direction! If you’re looking for a little more partying and nightlife at the resort, this late-night bar is a fantastic choice because it gets very full and has some exciting live jazz music playing.

Changarrito 

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required, but only available to Casa de los Artistas visitors
  • Type: Tiki bar
  • Menu: Changarrito Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa de los Artistas – Map

Changarrito calls Casa de los Artistas visitors looking for an out-of-the-ordinary adventure. This vibrant tiki bar, based amid an artistic sanctuary, transports you to a tropical paradise with each drink and beat.

Changarrito stands out from the other bars of Hotel Xcaret Arte with its unusual selection of exotic tiki cocktails. Each creation is a work of art, delicately made with fresh ingredients, and served in unique tiki mugs that are collector’s goods. It’s tucked away, which makes it a perfect choice for a more quiet atmosphere with slightly more customized service. You can even opt to get your drinks in a tiki glass!

Hammock Bar

  • Reservation: Not Required, but hammocks are limited
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Between Casa de los Artistas and Casa del Diseño

While this spot doesn’t have an exact name, it is one of the most scenic bars where you get amazing views of the ocean and the lagoon. 

Poolside Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte

Enjoy swimming while drinking at these poolside bars!

Wet Bar Cayuco

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Menu: No Menu link
  • Location: Casa del Diseño – Map

Imagine yourself sunbathing in the warm Mexican sun, surrounded by the calm, sparkling waters of the main pool at Hotel Xcaret Arte. Then picture having a great, refreshing beverage at your fingertips, thanks to Cayuco Wet Bar, your little slice of poolside paradise.

Since this is the main pool, it tends to be the most packed (which is truly not packed by almost any all-inclusive standards). There’s not a set menu, so you kind of just order what you want. 

Wet Bar Casa de la Pirámide

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa de la Pirámide – Map

Surround yourself with the magnificent façade of a Mayan-inspired pyramid. Imagine a refreshing cocktail coming right by your side, thanks to Wet Bar Casa De La Pirámide, your calm getaway in the heart of Hotel Xcaret Arte.

Located between the green jungle and the majestic pyramid, this stylish bar offers a sophisticated escape with a creative cocktail menu, impeccable service, and breathtaking views.Note that Wet Bar Casa De La Pirámide only provides drinks services.

Wet Bar Casa de la Música

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa de la Música – Map

Imagine that the compelling beats of live music fill the air, and you need a refreshing cocktail to round off the sensory trip. Look no further than Wet Bar Casa De La Música, your poolside playground where music and refreshment come together.

Unlike its calm peers, Wet Bar Casa De La Música radiates energy. Swim straight up to the bar and let the amazing bartenders create your ideal thirst-quencher. Choose from a variety of creative drinks, all inspired by the lively musical ambiance. Imagine swirling a “Mango Mambo” with tropical beats or sipping a “Mojito Maestro” while dancing to the music. For those who prefer a simpler beverage, there are refreshing smoothies and classic beers available.

Rooftop Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte

Experience sophistication and stunning views at these rooftop bars!

Rooftop Bar Casa de los Artistas

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Note: This is exclusive for Casa de los Artistas guests. 
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa de los Artistas – Map

Stand atop the Casa de los Artistas, an artistic haven within Hotel Xcaret Arte. Rooftop Bar Casa de los Artistas offers breathtaking views of the tropical rainforest and the shimmering Caribbean Sea, setting the atmosphere for an extraordinary encounter. Here, art and mixology merge to create a refined getaway unlike any other.

Casa de los Artistas is the popular pool with the swim-through pool that you likely see in the pictures. They also have our favorite cocktail menu. 

Even without the creative flare, visiting is worthwhile because of the panoramic views. Look at the starry spectacle after dark or watch the beautiful sunset. There is plenty of space on the large patio to unwind in comfortable seats, mingle with other visitors, or just take in the beauty of everything around you. 

Tip: To support your artistic vacation, Casa de los Artistas provides food and drink services. Come hungry for delicious food and stunning views!

Rooftop Bar Casa del Diseño

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa del Diseño – Map

The rooftop bar at Casa del Diseño features an infinity pool that reflects the broadness of the Caribbean Sea, offering a stunning view as the fiery sun sets. Live music and an energetic DJ, combined with the breathtaking views, offer a memorable multisensory experience. Visualize yourself enjoying a lovely cocktail while swaying to the sounds of tropical music and laughter – this is rooftop paradise!

Dine beside the pool at Casa del Diseño or lean back in a comfortable hammock for a more laid-back atmosphere. This rooftop bar offers everything you could possibly want, including stunning views, exciting music, and a peaceful haven. You won’t regret coming to dance, dream, and enjoy paradise in all of its colorful beauty.

Note: The rooftop bars of Casa del Diseño and Casa de los Artistas provide food service. Choose your ideal vibe and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Rooftop Bar Casa de la Música

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa de la Música – Map

Discover the pulsating heart of Casa de la Música and lose yourself! A memorable getaway happens when live music combines the enchanted atmosphere of the Mayan forest with stunning scenery. Enjoy the refreshing music pool while swaying to live bands or DJ performances, the sounds of the warm Mayan air carrying you along. 

Watch stunning sunsets or starry skies from the spacious terrace, which is ideal for unwinding, socializing, and taking in the scenery. Note that Casa de la Música exclusively provides drink service.

Rooftop Bar Casa de la Pirámide

  • Hours: 10:00 AM – 6:30 PM
  • Reservation: Not Required
  • Menu: Bar Menu
  • Location: Casa de la Pirámide – Map

Situated on the Casa de la Pirámide’s rooftop, this hidden gem is ready to take your breath away. Beside you, the Xpiral Pyramid rises like a peaceful beacon, whispering stories from the past. Take a dip in the infinity pool, where the water and the sky meet. Enjoy unique cocktails while you’re put into a state of complete relaxation by the sound of the soft sounds of the pool. 

Relax in the infinity pool with the magnificent pyramid as your backdrop. Savor each drink as if it were a moment frozen in time. Raise a glass and take in the fascination amidst history, mixed drinks, and breathtaking views. Note that Casa de la Pirámide only provides drinks service. 

Other Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte

Even if the drinks are abundantly flowing at Hotel Xcaret Arte, you will always have more reasons to raise your glass! Drink responsibly by taking a look at the general mixology menu.

Xorbo: Hotel Xcaret Arte’s Own Liqueur

One thing I found really interesting was that Xcaret actually had its own brand of liqueur. The Xorbo has several different flavors of top-quality ingredients, including passionfruit, macadamia nut, honey, and coconut. One of my favorite things to do was add in some coco liqueur to my lattes for a unique flavor!

Overall, we just thought it was really fun to have something exclusive to the resort. 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte

Prepare your drinks responsibly by checking the FAQs below:

Does Hotel Xcaret Arte Include Alcohol?

As part of the Hotel Xcaret Arte’s All-Fun Inclusive concept, yes, alcohol is included. This means that there is no additional cost for the visitors who indulge in a variety of alcoholic drinks, such as wine, beer, spirits, and cocktails. However, it is important to remember that the all-inclusive alcohol policy has a few restrictions.

For instance, consumption at the Xaak restaurant is subject to additional charges and is not covered by the All-Fun Inclusive concept. In addition, the all-inclusive package does not include premium brands of alcohol. 

What are the Rooftop Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte?

Take a sip at these rooftop bars:

  • Rooftop Bar Casa de los Artistas: Exclusive to Casa de los Artistas guests, it offers stunning views and creative cocktails.
  • Rooftop Bar Casa del Diseño: Features an infinity pool, live music, and energetic DJ sets for a vibrant atmosphere.
  • Rooftop Bar Casa de la Música: Live music blends with breathtaking scenery, ideal for unwinding and socializing.
  • Rooftop Bar Casa de la Pirámide: Offers a peaceful escape with an infinity pool and pyramid views, focusing on innovative drinks. 

What Types of Alcohol are Included? 

Remember to pace yourself and enjoy alcoholic options responsibly! Under the All-Fun Inclusive concept, you can savor included drinks like signature cocktails, craft cocktails, mocktails (non-alcoholic cocktails), fruit juices, and smoothies. Premium drinks require an extra charge. 

[All-Fun Inclusive™] Restaurant Mixology:

These are the drinks at the restaurants located at Hotel Xcaret Arte. 

[Premium] Hotel Xcaret Arte Mixology:

These are the premium brands of liqueur offered at Hotel Xcaret Arte.

Tequila

  • Casa Dragones Blanco
  • Casa Dragones Joven
  • Casa Dragones Añejo
  • Casa Dragones Reposado
  • Clase Azul Plata
  • Clase Azul Reposado
  • Clase Azul Añejo
  • Clase Azul 25 Aniversario
  • Clase Azul Ultra
  • Jose Cuervo Reserva De La Familia
  • Don Julio 1942
  • Don Julio Real
  • Herradura Selección Suprema
  • Tequila Avion

Mezcal

  • Gracias A Dios Cuishe
  • Gracias A Dios Tobala
  • Gracias A Dios Tepextate
  • Gracias A Dios Cupreata
  • Clase Azul Durango Cenizo
  • Clase Azul Guerrero Papalote
  • Papa Diablo Espadin
  • Los Amantes Añejo Espadin
  • Amaras Logia Chuparrosa

Brandy & Cognac

  • Cognac Hennesy Xo
  • Cognac Remy Martin Xo
  • Brandy Gran Duque De Alba
  • Brandy Torre 15
  • Brandy Torres 20
  • Brandy Jaime Primero
  • Louis XIII

Rum

  • Zacapa 23 Años
  • Zacapa Xo
  • Havana Club Selección De Maestros

Port

  • Royal Oporto 10 Años
  • Royal Oporto 20 Años

Whisky

  • Buchannans 18 Años
  • Buchannans Master
  • Chivas Regal 18 Años
  • Dewars 18 Años
  • Glenfidich 12 Años
  • Johnnie Walker Blue Label
  • Johnnie Walker Green Label
  • Johnnie Walker Double Black
  • The Glenlivet Founders Reserve
  • Togohuchi
  • Woodford
  • Jack Daniels Single Barrel
  • Jack Daniels Gentleman

Gin

  • Fifty Pounds
  • Martin Millers
  • Monkey 47
  • Tanqueray Nº10

Vodka

  • Titos
  • Beldevere
  • Ciroc
  • Absolut

You may also check the price of the premium drinks in the Liqueur section of the Restaurant Mixology links.

What is Included in the Minibar in the Room?

The complimentary minibar in your Hotel Xcaret Arte room is a perfect place to unwind and relax! It usually has a selection of beers, sodas, and water and is refilled every day. Remember that this is only a preview of what’s coming next. You have unlimited access to a variety of dining and drinking establishments around the resort as part of the All-Fun Inclusive experience, providing a genuinely diverse gourmet experience.

Want to personalize your minibar selection? Just specify which of the particular drinks you want, more or less. Ask your butler if you’re staying at Casas de Los Artistas. If not, write a kind message asking for certain things, and think about leaving a little tip. Savor the comfort of in-room refreshments, but be sure to go out into the wide culinary world outside your door!

Are There Sports Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte?

Hotel Xcaret Arte doesn’t have a dedicated sports bar, but several options offer game-watching fun, such as the rooftop bars, wet bars, and even the TVs in the reception areas!

What Breakfast Bars are at Hotel Xcaret Arte?

There aren’t any stand-alone breakfast bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte, but their breakfast buffets feature lots of interesting selections!

  • Mercado de San Juan: Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, smoothies, and freshly squeezed tequilas
  • Apapachoa: Smoothies and freshly squeezed juices
  • Cayuco: Craft and signature mixed drinks
  • Minibar in the room: Water, sodas, sometimes juices for an instant energy boost in the morning.

Despite not having bars just for them, their emphasis on using local, fresh ingredients guarantees tasty cocktails that go well with breakfast.

Related Post: 10 Restaurants at Hotel Xcaret Arte

What are the Best Bars at Hotel Xcaret Arte?

Do you want some drinks in a cozy setting? You may find a great bar scene at Hotel Xcaret Arte, this is the reason why:

  • Changarrito: Visit this hidden tiki paradise instead of the swim-up bar (don’t get me wrong, those are great too!). It looks like a little getaway inside your larger holiday!
  • El Deseo Speakeasy: You have to make sure that you’ll get here! El Deseo Speakeasy is a hidden bar in Casa del Patron. This is so secretive that you’d have to ask someone to get here! When you arrive, you’ll enjoy a night of dancing, good vibes, and unlimited tequila shots!
  • Upgrade your sunset cocktails with a drink at Casa de los Artistas Rooftop Bar. Picture endless views of the ocean, elegant drinks influenced by Mexican art, and a laid-back, romantic ambiance. Ideal for rewarding yourself or impressing your travel buddy.

Although the hotel’s other bars are excellent, these spots provide something special and impressive. If you want to add some spice to your stay and do something really unique, the upgrade to Casa de los Artistas can be worthwhile.

Hotel Xcaret Arte Nightlife Recommendations? 

Do you crave nightlife? Hotel Xcaret Arte is superb! For a lively dance floor (especially late at night), visit the Cantina VI.AI.PY or the El Deseo Speakeasy. Enjoy your night!

Bars in Hotel Xcaret Arte: Final Thoughts

The mixology of Hotel Xcaret Arte has something that’s suitable for every taste. When the sun sets, unwind with locally crafted cocktails in the peaceful Wet Bar Casa De La Piramide or let the vibrant Changarrito bar take you away to a Mayan paradise. Whether you want mixology creativity, exciting music, or just beautiful views, Hotel Xcaret Arte provides a delightful retreat that lasts long after your final sip.

Don’t forget to share your Hotel Xcaret Arte food crawl with me on social media using #MCAHotelXcaretArte! ¡Salud!

Last Updated 3 months ago by Jessica Serna | Published: February 29, 2024