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Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe

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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!

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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...
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:
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.
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.
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
Perfect holiday
Camille L,
Thu Jul 14 14:10:25 EDT 2016
The Barcelo Maya Beach is a gorgeous hotel! Restoration is very good, the pools are great. Here, you can really spend a nice holiday. Also the entertainment is good, the service is perfect. The staff is really nice, waiters, reception or animators are very helpful and friendly. Thank you Manuel and eder by entretainment team I recommend this hotel for families, friends or couples. More>

Awesome family vacation!!!
Sasa I,
Wed Jul 13 20:26:44 EDT 2016
Where to start? It didn't start out well... We originally booked the maya caribe hotel and learned upon arrival that we were placed at the Maya Beach. My wife requested a time of booking explicitly a 2 bed room. At time of arrival we were presented with a king bed and a sofa... After almost 45 minutes at the reception, we decided to stay at he Maya Beach and were given a 2 bed room, since I know resorts are never, never booked to capacity! Wifi is additional, it's slow and overpriced. Improvements are definitively needed at the front desk in the admin section. I had just the feeling every time I approach the front desk there is another charge to my room that was already paid. The resort is impeccable when it comes to fresh and quality food at the buffets and exclusive restaurants. The cleanliness (if that's a word ) is outstanding. If something is dropped on a floor .. It won't last 5 minutes, and people are already cleaning and polishing. This was remarkable. The beaches clean as you can just dream about. The employees helpful, forthcoming and always a smile on their face doing their best to accommodate you. If they don't know the drink of you choice they will do the best to replicate it to your liking. Just awesome!! We visited 2 exclusive restaurants. 1.Capri (Italian cuisine) at the Tropical .. Employees awesome. Food very good, but nothing spectacular. 2. Kyoto (Japanese) at the Colonial. Great food, great presentation and a big thank you to our chef #JesusTunu. Definitely to recommend. Kids spa and kids club is Great for all kids. Our daughter had a blast. There is a show every night of the week, in the theater of the complex. The shows are interesting, the ventilation is bad. No AC, maybe because it is not a closed room or hall but the ventilation needs definitely improvement. All in, it was a great vacation at an all inclusive resort, with minor hickups at the front desk :) nothing major, but enough to go 4 out of 5. Well worth the money :) More>

Beautiful Grounds. Terrible Food.
Lia K, Detroit, Michigan
Wed Jul 13 19:14:29 EDT 2016
We stayed 5 nights at the Barcelo in a group of 5 couples. Pros: Great pools with a ton of space. We never felt crowded and got covered seating space every day. The beach is long and beautiful. The provided water sports were a lot of fun. The Japanese steakhouse was good. The adults only pool was tranquil. For people with children there is a lot of child focused activites. Cons: The food. Certain buffets were better than others but not by much. This was a huge disappointment. They were stingy at the ala cart restaurants about sides and meal choices. The service was atrocious at times. The bartenders refused to make certain drinks because they were "out of limes" (in Mexico?). We had to get in the pool portion of the circular bar to order specific drinks due to the bartender "not having enough cups". We also had to ask housekeeping not to clean our room one day because they didn't arrive till 6pm and we were getting showered for dinner. Housekeeping did not remove dirty cups daily, did not replace beverages in the fridge without being asked, and wouldn't put new rolls of toilet paper in. We are not high maintenance travelers and tip well. We were also respectful with the staff and never blatantly drunk. At an all inclusive you shouldn't feel like it is a hassle to be served at the bar or that a tip is required for service. We would not return to this hotel. More>

fanforlife1024, Chicago, Illinois
Wed Jul 13 13:22:33 EDT 2016
This was my second time there and I returned because I love the location. Beach and water is amazing. I love that the hotel was at capacity over the 4th of July weekend but you would never know it. It is such a big and spread out resort that you feel like you have the place to yourself. Always enough pool/beach chairs, not need to wake up at the crack of dawn to save. Bad points: check in is entirely too long!!! This had not been the case the first time we stayed there. This time, an hour and a half in line, with a lot of upset people and only 3-4 staff members working. Totally unacceptable but did not let it ruin my vacation. Food in the ala cart restaurants was not as good as I remembered from my first trip but not really a big deal to me. I feel the spa services are overpriced, but still enjoyed a hot stone massage. Upside, the resort is beautiful, clean, has a lot to do for the kids, rooms were cleaned early everyday and my cappuccino in the lobby bar every morning made my day. Would definitely recommend and booked my trip for next year already!! More>

Nice resort
alexmarin258, Miami Beach, Florida
Wed Jul 13 12:57:39 EDT 2016
I spend 5 days in this resort and honestly i was really happy, they have so many restaurant, bars, pool. We have really great time, i racomandet it!!!! The service its really good and the intrateniment in the pool its amazing, i hope go back soon a possible More>

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