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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).
Extra Value: Receive up to a $3000 Resort Credit (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions may apply).

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 16 restaurants, 14 bars, 24-hour room service, 4 pools, spa and guests can use the facilities and restaurants at Barcelo Colonial & Tropical. 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.
Feature exclusive and direct access to the pool, located just in front of the terrace. Relax on a sun deck or solarium. Offers a king bed and full bathroom with hydro massage tub. Living area features two day beds.
Other Amenities -
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
One king or two double beds and two day beds. Terrace offers a hydro massage tub and lounge chairs. Club Premium services and amenities.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
One king or two double beds and one day bed. Features a terrace with garden views. Offers bathrobes and slippers and a full bathroom.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
TV Movies
Room Safe
These rooms offer exclusive and direct access to the pool located just in front of the terrace. Feature a sun deck or solarium. Guests enjoy Club Premium amenities and services.
Other Amenities -
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:
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.
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.
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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Large Group in July 2015
tleaton, Austin, Texas
Wed Sep 30 13:36:51 EDT 2015
Very large group travelled together to Maya Beach / Caribe the week after the 4th of July for 6 nights. We had 10-adults and 2-children in our party in a total of 5-rooms. Side note: {We booked through Vacation Express out of Richmond, VA. I would book with them again. Flight was amazing! Everything went as planned}. Summary: For such a large group and everyone be happy is a pretty good testament to this resort. A few of the people in my group thought the walking was too much. I personally enjoyed the walking. The buffets got really old after 4 days. We couldn't get reservations, see below, so we had buffet until the last two nights. The food is better than average but not wonderful. I've stayed at better resorts for food but not for this price point. For the price, it's above average. Know that we really couldn't care less about the quality of the room. It was good and that's all we need. We were not in a renovated room. We would all book this resort again. Pros: -The BEACH!! Amazing beach. Rocky but amazing. -The free snorkeling off beach >also see cons. -I sent an email to the resort ahead of time requesting 5-rooms with specific bed choices, on an upper level with all being relatively close to one another and they accommodated us. We were all on same hallway. -The resort looks gigantic and it can be, but doesn't necessarily have to be. You have what you need within very short walk. You can choose a different pool, for example and it will be farther. -The size. I liked being able to choose another pool if one was too loud. The pool by Caribe is LOUD because they have a woman out there with a microphone. I also liked having so much variety of activity options that don't come with smaller resorts. -The crepes. OMG just try them with nutella and peanut butter for breakfast. -Frozen margaritas. You can request Don Julio, FYI. Top off your bear with a shot of margarita {an iceberg}. -Cappuccino was pretty good. -Dining staff were all great. We did tip. -The fact that the deserts were inedible. It helped me not gain another 5-pounds. -The pool bar. It was fun talking to other guests and we hung out at the bar most of the time we were in the pool. -The shows. They were actually pretty decent for resort shows. You always found a seat and there was a choice on most nights. The shows that involved the audience were hilarious. -The size of the pools. You could always get away from the crowd if you wanted to. -The fact that you can always find a chair in the shade if you like. There isn't a chair game here where people claim them before dawn. -The staff make a huge effort to speak english. -It was very clean! CONS: -Time restraint on the free snorkeling is one hour. It wasn't long enough. -The reservations. We were there for 6 nights and made the reservation the minute I had the tickets in my hand. We got 8 and 9pm on the last two nights of our stay. We ate at the seafood restaurant and it was "okay". The buffets get very old, but we didn't want to spend the last night in a restaurant so we skipped our second reservation for Japanese. -WIFI charges. Really? -Our bus ride home. We confirmed the night before but they still didn't have one of the couples we were with registered on our bus when we went down the morning to leave. So, they ended up on a different bus from our group and we were all supposed to be traveling together. TIPS: -bring water shoes! -bring your own snorkel equip so you don't have a time limit -bring an underwater camera -bring a bottle of sunscreen PER DAY for a family of 4 -before you leave the resort grab a bottle of water for the bus - they cut your wristband at checkout -stay on an upper floor for a better view -put a piece of cardboard (instead of your room key) into the light switch so the a/c stays on while you're gone - otherwise you sleep hot More>

Lovely holiday
John J,
Tue Sep 29 14:42:20 EDT 2015
Hotel was as described, well laid out, lovely beach and pools, very secure. Really consists of 4 separate hotel complexes on one site. Rooms and hotel spotlessly clean, beautifully maintained gardens with a variety of wildlife! Staff very helpful and friendly, meals taken in a variety of restaurants, quality variable, buffet always a good variety, fresh and well presented, a range of 'international' options. A la carte experience more mixed. Japanese experience great fun. Wifi not free, about £30/week seemed a lot at the time but apparently other hotels more expensive, worked in the hotel and on the beach. More>

All round facilities
Stephen Njoroge K, Nairobi, Kenya
Tue Sep 29 11:34:54 EDT 2015
had a very good and enjoyable one week stay at Maya Beach for a conference and was impressed by the standards. 1. Very good room service 2. A very friendly and always available concierge giving good advice on places to visit and hotel services. Denys Khrovenko 3. Good conference facilities and restaurants. 4. A good beach and swimming pool 5. Last but not least, the food was excellent , plentiful and always available 24/7 I can go on and on but I think this sums it up quite well More>

Had a blast at the Barcelo!
dude-dudette2012, Brainerd, Minnesota
Sat Sep 26 08:40:41 EDT 2015
If you like to play this is the place for you. Bowling, mini golf, surf park, dolphins, diving, are just some of the fun things to do. Check my video on You Tube- "Barceló Maya Beach Resort 2015 DD" This will give you a quick glimpse of the resort. More>

Рома Я,
Thu Sep 24 21:59:08 EDT 2015
The hotel is very good! This hotel nicely surprised us because in Barcelo we were a second time. Last summer we had a vacation in the Dominican Republic in Barcelo but 4 stars and I didn't expect to see a big difference. The Barcelo in Mexico is a big territory, the biggest private beach, a nice service, a delicious food, comfortable location. So, its interesting, comfortable and cosy. However we lived on the first floor near the theater. Noise on the first floor bothered us. We asked for help manager Denys Khronenko and he immediately helped us to find decision and we were moved to a better and more quiet room number. Denys was a qualified and a nice person. Besides, he gave us full information about vacation in hotel and outside. Thanks Barcelo for wonderful time! We are really appreciate Denys for his kind attitude to the risitors of the Barcelo hotel. We come back here again. More>

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