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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.
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
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
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:
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.
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.
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
Beautiful Property & Great Service
Breann A, Denver, Colorado
Fri Nov 27 19:35:52 EST 2015
We had a great experience here. We took a family trip (all adults) the week of Thanksgiving and the resort seemed almost empty. There were plenty of chairs to choose from near the beach and pool, and we never waited for a drink longer than a minute or two. We upgraded to club premium in order to make dinner reservations & it was worth it. We stopped in to check out a buffet dinner one night and did not see anything that looked good. Overall, the food was ok. The Japanese restaurant was excellent, and the steak there was among the best I've had. The steak house is worth skipping - instant mashed potatoes and thin, chewy steak. No one in my group liked the food there. Seafood lasanga at the Italian restaurant was very good. Spanish restaurant was ok although none of us were impressed. Breakfast buffets were good & lunch buffets were ok. The rooms were very nice. The club premium rooms are a bit bigger, and the extra space was worth it. The hallways can be very noisy at night. If you can request a room that is not in the main hallway, it's worth it. We were in the main hallway and were woken up every night by guests. (Only one night were they being obnoxiously loud and screaming after a wedding. The others were just people talking while walking back to their rooms, but the hallways echo and made it seem much louder.) My family was 2 rooms down and didn't hear a thing. All 7 of us decided we would definitely return. We felt like we received excellent customer service and a fair price. The resort is beautiful, well maintained, and we had a great family trip. More>

Great Vacation
mshukh31, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fri Nov 27 19:31:00 EST 2015
We went on a trip with our friends as a group of 8 November 8th - 13th from Minnesota. The property was beautiful, rooms were clean and the whole resort was well maintained. The highlight restaurant was the Spanish La Fuente where we celebrated our friend's 50th birthday. The weather was amazing and the water was extremely warm. The whole vacation was a success. We would like to particularly thank Denys Khronenko from concierge staff for helping us organize everything and for making our stay especially amazing. He is the best and we highly recommend him! More>

2nd Visit...Will Be Back!
georgia1998, SK
Thu Nov 26 12:37:57 EST 2015
My husband and I stayed here in April 2013 with another couple for my 40th birthday trip. This was our second visit to Barcelo, and god willing it won't be our last! We absolutely love this property and all of the people here. The beach area is to die for, and that is what we go away for! Food was very good, service was great and the rooms were clean and cozy. More>

David J, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Tue Nov 24 17:56:14 EST 2015
My wife and I spent a few days at the Barcelo Maya Beach in late October. The place was beautiful. We loved the beach itself. No problems getting loungers either at the pool or the beach. We also enjoyed the Mall and the Mall bar at night. Definately go to the Cenote across the street, very worthwhile. The servers were great! Only improvements could be the food at the dinner buffet. We would return. More>

Great location, great service, great hotel. Would definitely come back!
Sarah W,
Sat Nov 21 09:40:36 EST 2015
Stayed here for 1 week in November, great weather 6.5 out of 7 days. The hotel location was great, just look at the beach! Feels very private, despite the size of the resort and an abundance of sun loungers meant you could do your own thing and find a spot quickly. Great selection of restaurants, we found it easy to book in the morning for that evening which was convenient and the buffet was very good if you fancied a change. There were two Japanese restaurants and the Kyoto restaurant was far more superior in terms of service and food than Tokyo in the Mall. I'd also definitely recommend the Mexico Lindo, great food and great staff, especially Issac who went above and beyond to make our last evening memorable! The spa was also a very nice place to visit, I'd recommend the relaxing massage and the After-sun facial and both Trinidad and Victor were excellent in the treatments they gave me! Having a dolphinarium in the hotel grounds I must say is very special, you can go and watch the Dolphins anytime you want and there is a show every morning. I swam with them one morning which was incredibly special, the only downside was the cost of the photos they took, $145, far more than the cost of the swim programme ($125)!! In my opinion one photo should be included FOC and the cost of photos be reduced as I ended up not purchasing any. The grounds of the resort were also well maintained and you always saw the handymen going round and fixing an issues quickly. One thing we were surprised about was that the hotel is virtually cashless. You either pay on card or charge to your room, with the gift shops and various activities advertising in US dollar but charging in Pesos. I'd recommend doing your homework on how to get to the hotel if you're not part of a tour group as the airport can be very busy with various people shouting to get your business. As a guide a private taxi back to the airport from this hotel only cost 830 pesos. Pre-booking is a must and we would do so in the future t save money and get to the hotel quickly. Overall, we would definitely recommend and will be looking forward to visiting this resort and others in the Barcelo portfolio again in the future! More>

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