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Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe


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Extra Value: Receive up to $1000 in Resort Discounts (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions may apply).
Honeymoon: Room upgrade to Oceanfront (based on availability), fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine and Continental breakfast in bed the morning after arrival (reservations required).

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!

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.

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HOTEL LOCATION
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
PUERTO JUAREZ
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-87-51
Toll Free Phone: 800-227-2356
Fax: 011-52-984-875-1509
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Pools
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.
Golf: NEARBY
The Golf Club at Playa Car 12 miles from the resort
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Prices vary
Cart Fee: Prices vary
Tennis
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
HOTEL DETAILS
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
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.
ROOM TYPES
SUITE OCEANFRONT PREMIUM LEVEL
1,431 square feet of space with an elegant design and intimate feel. They also offer spectacular views that you can enjoy from your own spacious patio while you relax in the hot tub. Obtain the exclusive benefits of our Premium level concept.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY ROOM
One bedroom with a king size bed and full bathroom, separate living room area with 2 day beds. Providing enough space to accommodate a family's needs.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
JRS OCEANFRONT PREMIUM LEVEL
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a day bed, and private balcony or terrace with oceanfront views. Premium level amenities and services also included.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM RUN OF THE HOUSE
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
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
JR STE SWIMUP PREMLEVEL CARIBE
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 Premium Level amenities and services.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
TV Movies
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
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:
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.
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.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
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
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
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
PlayGround
Game Room
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

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26 Recommend
26 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Barcelo Maya Beach & Caribe to their friends and family



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Great activities!
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Thu Aug 17 11:55:06 EDT 2017
For the price, hotel is nice and clean, food is good, but the service is amazing!!!! Family and I spent a lot of time at the aquatic department kayaking, wind surfing, sailing; all at no additional cost. A big shout out to Gabriela, from the "departamento acuaticos", who took good care of us every time we stopped by. Thank you for always being so helpful and sweet. Like I said, service at this resort is a winner!

Riviera Maya 2016
Mandy O,
Thu Aug 17 09:02:42 EDT 2017
This was our third trip outside of Canada, previously stayed at Barcelona Maya Tropical and Barcelona Maya Colonial. We are weary of trying out another resort because we love everything about this place so much! Rooms were always clean, if you leave a note they will leave whatever you want in your fridge. We always get extra snacks, pop and water for late night. The only complaint I have is the late night room service, club sandwiches are soggy and inedible for me. Also, I can't remember what time it stops, but it is not late enough for those who like to drink at the Discotheque and still have a snack before bed. Best room service was the Kentucky chicken, love it. Pool was always clean, beach was raked daily and chairs always reorganized for morning. Got to see A Manta Ray and Sea Turtles right at the hotel beach! Saw more than our snorkelling excursion where we were begged for tips. We generally never brought tips to the pool/beach and never felt uncomfortable about it. If we had a great bartender, then we would go back to the room and bring him a tip which was greatly appreciated. One of my biggest worries about travelling south was the food. We heard so many people complain about the horrible food in Mexico, and I am a fairly picky eater, but I ate almost everything! Fresh cracked eggs every morning, and the cooks get to know your routine before you even get to them, so your egg is ready by the time you get to her. Service is amazing, drinks were always refilled before they were empty. The a-la-carte restaurants were my favourite. The Italian and Japanese restaurants are amazing. On our second and third return to Barcelona, we received chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of champagne in the room. This resort has everything! Including the motorized water sports (sea-doos) that my boyfriend lives for. Rental prices are steep, I believe about $170-180 Canadian for 1/2 hour for 2 machines, but that seems average to what you would pay to rent here in Canada. We are planning to head to Veradero this fall, but don't have high hopes that any other resort will compare to Barcelo Maya! We will definitely return again.

A truly lovely & relaxing vacation
Jill L, Stamford, United States
Thu Aug 17 06:07:33 EDT 2017
A fabulous resort complex. We stayed at the Maya Caribe but the other hotels (beach, colonial & ) looked equally good. The staff were wonderful - received a lovely and quiet room. We chose the Maya because it and the Beach hotel had the calmest waters and i think the prettiest beaches with lots of palm trees. We had a Club level room (no swim out feature though - we didn't need it) and it was fantastic. Lots of space for us and our two kids. The buffet was well stocked and looked fresh. We tried a few of the restaurants too. The best was the Kyoto at the Colonial. The least inspiring was La Trattoria Italian. The grounds were beautiful and the everything was spotless. We hope to be back soon!

All Families Come to the Beach
Judy S, Centennial, Colorado
Wed Aug 16 17:51:23 EDT 2017
We (all 11, extended family - grandparents, parents and grandchildren) thoroughly enjoyed our stay last week. What a great place to take children of any age (ours ranged from 19 years to 1 year) there is something for everyone! Check in was a breeze, lots of help at the desk. The food was good at the buffets. We went immediately after check in to make reservations for the restaurants. There is NO ONLINE reservations available before check in and you cannot even call direct and make reservations before check in. So go as soon as you check in. Probably would not have been such a problem if you didn't want to all eat together as a group of 11. The reservation ladies were so helpful and worked and worked at it until we had times and restaurants that we wanted. We ate at the Tokyo and Mexican restaurants and would recommend both. Rooms ok. We got the first floor, which smelled a little musty the first few hours of the first day, but that went away. Had trouble with the safe, but they came and took care of it within 15 minutes. Also the ceiling fan, but that was fixed in less than 30 minutes. You will really want to run your ceiling fan all the time - so be sure it works! Ask for a room away from the theaters, as the noise goes on until about 11:30 each night. The place is SO CLEAN. The grounds are clean, the buildings are clean and well maintained, the pools and area are clean and the beaches are clean! Spotless!! Prices: It was hard to find out from other reviews what the cost was and when it applied for the sports items. The snorkel gear is free for the first hour, afterwards a cost of $6 per hour or part of hour applies. Open at the hut at the end of the pier 9am to 3pm. People think they need to snorkel off the pier, i wouldn't. Go out from the beach in front of the Colonial hotel - nice soft sand and the reefs where the fish are are close. Bring your own snorkel gear, if you have it. Lots of people used mask and snorkel only - no fins because they take up so much room to pack! The kayaks and pedal water bikes are free for the first 30 minutes, then charge after that. They give a free 1 hour scuba lesson in the pool, after that there is a charge. Mini-golf is great. A very nice little course with some good challenges. It is free from 9am to 7pm, after that they play under the lights and charge. Same applies to tennis, after 7pm there is a charge. The water park charges all the time. Bowling charges all the time, as do the Jet Skis. It is a huge resort with tons of people, but you never feel crowded. There were always chairs available at the beach or pool side. It was nice to go to the other hotels pools and beach area. You will walk and walk a lot!

Best time ever!
Jim B,
Tue Aug 15 20:22:32 EDT 2017
After weeks of research and hoping we chose the right place we were pleasantly surprised to be dropped off at the Barcelo Maya Caribe. We were met by friendly staff to guide us where we needed to go. We went to our room to find a large room that was nicely cooled. We went to have a bite to eat and the food at all the restaurants we tried was fantastic. They have specialty restaurants that are all very good, and you sgould try as many as you can. The beach was nice white sand and shallow enough to go out fairly deep and still be able to touch. The fish are very hungry and they have have food to purchase in the little store. There is a nice pier that the fish swim all over it the water. We booked a snorkel tour that left from the pier and went up the coast a bit to some reefs. There are Hobie catamarans that are free to use each day but you have to be certified to use them. It is very easy to do and is very fun. There are shows every night for entertainment. Also, there is a marketplace to find souvenir to take home to loved ones. The prices are pretty good too.



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