Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe

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All Inclusive    

Exceptional Values!
Honeymooners: Room upgrade (based on availability), bottle of sparkling wine, and continental breakfast in bed the morning after arrival (reservations required).

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds Gold Certifications from EarthCheck and Green Globe.

Guests have the option to reuse towels and sheets in order to conserve water and energy, and there is automatic, eco-friendly light control in public areas. Clean drinking water is enjoyed thanks to a reverse osmosis plant. Education stations are also available for guests to learn about the care of local ecosystems and wildlife.

The on-site nursery produces 90% of the plants used in local reforestation, while the 3,200 sq. ft. garden, "La Huerta del Chef", contains vegetables, herbs, corn, fruits and different types of chili peppers.

The resort incorporates fencing around nesting areas on the beach in order to protect baby sea turtles.

Ideal for families, couples, and scuba divers, Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe is located on what is commonly considered the finest stretch of pristine beach in Riviera Maya. Stroll through the abundant, Mayan inspired grounds or dive and snorkel in the glass-like ocean, exploring the second largest barrier reef on Earth. If you prefer fresh water, there are two expansive pools, each with its own Jacuzzi to ease away your cares. This lush resort complex is conveniently close to one of the most popular tourist attractions, the 3000 year-old ruins at Tulum, the only Mayan archeological site on the Caribbean coastline.

With accommodations decorated in the purest Caribbean style, these cheerful rooms are comfortable, open, and all have a balcony or terrace overlooking verdant gardens or the azure sea. Enjoy access to international dining in sixteen restaurants including four distinct buffets, Mexican and Spanish cuisine, four beach restaurants, plus access to fourteen bars strategically located throughout the complex. You'll never be hungry because the Barcelo All-Inclusive program offers 24-hour availability of snacks, meals, and drinks.

Families can enjoy maximum freedom, choosing from among a wide range of activities for the whole tribe, including a gym, shopping, and the luxurious U-Spa. Qualified staff members organize entertaining activities for the smallest members of the family in the mini-club. Children are guided through games, competitions, drawing, handicrafts, movies, a mini-disco, mini-aerobics, and the brand-new U-Kids Spa.

By day, adults can join in a variety of sports, including tennis (day or night on floodlit courts), basketball, snorkeling, kayaking, windsurfing, and miniature golf. At night, enjoy the vibrant entertainment at the unique live shows and then dance the night away at Jaguar's nightclub. In addition, you are free to access facilities in the pools and beach area of the Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical, immediately adjoining your hotel.

With something for everyone, Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe awaits your family for the vacation of a lifetime!

Find more information about Barcelo Hotels & Resorts.

Learn more about Riviera Maya.
The resort is 40 miles south of Cancun Airport, 15 miles south of Playa del Carmen, and 20 miles north of the Tulum Ruins, near Xcaret and Xel-Ha.
Address: KM266.3

Local Phone: 011-52-984-87-51
Toll Free Phone: 800-227-2356
Fax: 011-52-984-875-1509
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 4

Access to four main pools at each of the hotels and at Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical, as well as four swim-up bars.
The Golf Club at Playa Car 12 miles from the resort
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Prices vary
Cart Fee: Prices vary
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Other Sports: Minigolf (complimentary)
Health Club / Spa
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe features five buildings of Mayan-inspired architecture overlooking white sand beaches with clear blue waters and a natural coral reef. Surrounded by miles of virgin grounds, each air-conditioned room has its own terrace. This resort features access to 16 restaurants, 14 bars, 24-hour room service, 4 pools, a spa, throughout the Barcelo Complex. Beach: This is one of the most beautiful beaches in the mexican Caribbean which lies upon 1.12 miles of white-talcum sand along sparkling turquoise waters and a coral reef. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, Diners Club, American Express
No pets. No spring breakers. A la carte dining: 3 nights: 1 dinner, 4-5 nts: 2, 6 nts: 3, 7 nts: 4, 8 nts: 5, 9-10 nts: 7, 11-12 nts: 8, 13 nts: 9, 14 nts: 10. Poolside service is not part of the all-inclusive plan, and is charged as a room service fee.
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a day bed, and private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views. Club Premium amenities and services also included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a day bed, and a private balcony or terrace with garden views.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and direct access to a pool located just in front of the terrace. Room also features a sun deck or solarium and Club Premium amenities and services.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-A la carte dining: 3nts= 1 dinner, 4-6 nts = 2 dinners & 7- 10 nts= 3 dinners.
There are 16 Restaurants at Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe:
Capitan Morgan - Snack bar and grill serving snacks and lunch from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Tokyo - New Japanese specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Tropical Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Tropical. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Santa Fe - A la carte steakhouse. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Colonial Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Colonial. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Capri - Italian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Caribe Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Caribe.
Kyoto - Japanese specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Mare Nostrum - Seafood specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Mexico Lindo - Mexican specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
La Fuente - Spanish specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Palmeras - Snack bar and grill serving snacks and lunch from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Mariachi - Snack bar and grill serving snacks and lunch from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
Beach Buffet - International buffet restaurant at Barcelo Maya Beach. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Rancho Grande - Snack bar and grill serving lunch and snacks from 10:30 am - 6:30 pm.
La Trattoria Ristorante - New Italian specialty restaurant. Open for dinner from 6:30-10:30 pm.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Mini golf, Beach Volleyball, Waterpolo, Aquaerobics, Dance Lessons, Badminton Tournaments. Surf Rider and Pirate ship (fee for guests 6+ years on Pirate Ship; no guests under 13 on Surf Rider). Surf class (fee). Bowling (ages 6+; fee applies).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theatre, Live Music, Musical Videos, Shows- Broadway, Fantasia, Caribbean, Latin, Jaguar's Disco
Barcy's Club - Design cookies, Beach Adventure, Face & Body Painting, Water Balloon War, Mini Olympics, Sand Castles, Mexcian Bracelets
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Average at best.
Zoe V, Halifax Region, Canada
Sun Oct 23 10:40:35 EDT 2016
The food was mediocre, the staff was great. The the amount of screaming, horribly behaved children was alarming. I would encourage the hotel to make an area for adults only because I was unable to find such a place. Would not return, but would be great for people vacationing with young children.

Best resort in Rivera maya
Sat Oct 22 20:20:19 EDT 2016
Loved the caribe resort..nothing to complain about.. Great pools.. Beaches.. Food. You have to try the La trattoria Italian restaurant in the Maya mall. Also drinks at the mall bar with bartender Sergio. Good quality drinks (tequila)! Loved being there no one hassles you for money or bothers you to buy things. It's a bit of a hike from the airport at cancun but the resort offers a free airport transfer.. Would have tipped the bartenders and waiters more...but the desk didn't allow me to break any large bills.. So if you want to tip brink some small bills. Also the bartenders make your drinks strong! So drink water between Pina coladas.. If you stay at the caribe you get access to all the resorts.. So try all the pools restaurants that you can.. Beds are very many drinks at every pool bar.

Best Waiter Ever
Cher T,
Fri Oct 21 17:14:58 EDT 2016
Gilberto Perez is the best best waiter ever. When you visit make sure you eat dinner outside at the Caribe buffet. Gilberto makes your dinner an experience. The food is good but overall with Gilberto as the waiter, the dinner is great!

5* stay in absolute paradise!! Sad to be home...
Billie20, London, United Kingdom
Fri Oct 21 03:29:46 EDT 2016
I have just returned from a 10 day stay at Barcelo Maya Caribe – the hotel was absolutely fabulous! One of the best holidays I have ever been on. On arrival we were greeted with a glass of fizz. We were very lucky as the hotel we were meant to stay in was closed for a refurb so they transferred us here, so glad they did! The hotel literally has everything you need and so much to do! Food: Good selection of food from the buffets, we enjoyed going to Captain Morgan’s for lunch. Sadly you can’t dine in the al la carte restaurants every evening so we used our five tokens wisely. Tokyo was our favourite (Japanese, where they cook it in front of you – I recommend the steak and lobster) along with Santa Fe (Steakhouse) & Marenostrum (Sea food). Room: Room was cleaned, bed made and towels changed daily. Nice enough and had everything we needed including air con, hairdryer, iron and also shower gel, shampoo and conditioner (so no need to bring your own, which I did). We also had a mini fridge which was refilled daily and had soft drinks, beef and nuts! Pool: Really spoilt for choice at this hotel as you can use all the facilities of all the other hotels except for the Palace. Swim up pools were amazing, strawberry daiquiri seemed to be a favourite for lots of guests including myself! Choice of sunbeds or hammocks and they also provide you with towels (again no need to bring a beach towel). The sea is absolutely beautiful – The whitest sand and clearest blue water I have ever seen! It was lovely to go for a morning swim first thing as the water was warm at 8/9am! So stunning there were around 4 weddings on the beach during our stay. Water sports: all non-motorised water sports are free which gave us something to do. We enjoyed kayaking and using the tricycle. We did also have a go on the Jet Ski which was great fun ($65 for 30 mins) Currency: Although they accept both dollars and pesos, the hotel much preferred dollars and I think it worked out at a better rate. There are lots of shops in the complex although convenient I would recommend shopping around. We went to Playa Del Carmen for the afternoon where they preferred Pesos and many things we had bought in the hotel were cheaper in the town than the hotel. We also used the taxi service from the hotel into Playa Del Carmen which cost us 600 pesos (around £25) but the second time we went into town we used the shuttle bus from outside the hotel which was 35 pesos each! So definitely take the shuttle bus if you want to explore, it takes you into Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. Trips: We were miss sold a trip (not by the hotel) but by Star Tours in Playa Del Carmen (avoid) who waited five minutes and left without us. We paid 2,400 pesos for a trip to Isla Mujeres. It took around 3 hours to get from the hotel to the island, and we also had to pay an extra 400 pesos for a docking fee we were not told about. We were told we would see a museum which was basically just snorkelling, that we would have free time which was an hour (they also try and make you rent a golf car for 450 pesos but if you do it on the island itself its only 300 pesos. We were also told the trip included parasailing, it doesn’t, it wasn’t the type you would image from a speed boat – it was basically on the end of their boat which they control with a rope and lasted around 30 seconds. In all I wouldn’t recommend this trip, wasn’t worth the money and took up the whole day till 8pm. I also swam with the dolphins in the hotel which was really nice but I would recommend doing it outside the hotel. I paid $80 dollars for a 40-minute session of which I probably had 5 minutes to myself with the dolphin. Also they wanted $79 dollars for 3 photos! Which was the same amount I had paid to swim with the dolphins. In the end I paid $50 which I still wasn’t happy about for all the photos on a disc! (I only wanted a few not all of them). We went to the bowling alley which I thought was pricey but keep an eye out for the leaflet they give you at check-in, gives you 25% off one service (which I didn’t know until after) You can also use this in the spa which sadly I never made it to but it looked lovely and even had a kids section! The staff are outstanding and a real credit to the hotel! It's a shame you can't tip them all as they do such a good job and make your stay even more enjoyable. Guest service was also very helpful. The only criticism I would say is that for 3 hours a day they give you free wifi, of course this would be good if it was all day but it would be so much better if you didn't have to go near the reception/mall to use it - if you could have access anywhere in the hotel it would be perfect. Sorry for the long review but so many good things to say about this hotel and I would definitely return! :)

Entertainment Pool
adrye08, South Beloit, Illinois
Thu Oct 20 07:18:05 EDT 2016
Gabriella is fantastic..great activities..beautiful pool & music..this resort we will definitely be back to as the staff is friendly & resort is clean. Food is delicious & drinks are fantastic. Definitely a must stay, beautiful beach as well!!

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