Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values
Extra Value: Receive up to $1000 in Resort Discounts (booking dates, travel dates, duration, and usage restrictions may apply).
Honeymoon: Room upgrade to Premium category (based on availability), Petit fours and bottle of sparkling wine in room and Romantic Continental breakfast in bed (reservations required).

Spread over acres of lush tropical gardens, the upgraded, all-inclusive Barceló Maya Colonial and Tropical is bound to impress. With 960 rooms situated on over a mile of dazzling private beach and spectacular protected coral reef, this resort is an unparalleled exhibition of Caribbean paradise in coveted Riviera Maya. 

Enjoy access to sixteen international restaurants, featuring Seafood, Asian, Mediterranean, and Italian cuisine, plus four buffets and four beach restaurants with local and specialty dishes to suit any palate. Fourteen bars throughout the complex ensure a delicious cocktail awaits you at every turn. Lounge by one of four expansive main swimming pools, or join in the daily activities and watersports.

One of the largest theaters in the Riviera Maya will present nightly live shows complete with an accompanying orchestra. The U-Spa awaits your pleasure, boasting the latest equipment and luxury treatments, with whirlpool, two saunas, and two Turkish baths to relax away your stress and rejuvenate your senses.

Families can enjoy maximum freedom, choosing from among a wide range of activities for the whole tribe, including a gym, shopping, and non-motorized watersports. 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 poo immediately adjoining your hotel.

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.

Location

Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2005
Accessible rooms: 8
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 960

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Guests booking "Superior ROH" room at Barceló Maya Colonial/Tropical or Barceló Maya Beach/Caribe will not be guaranteed to be placed into the hotel they select. Guests will be assigned either hotel based on occupancy at the time of arrival. Both hotels provide the exact same product and guests staying at either hotel have access to the amenities and facilities at both hotels, which are located within the same resort complex.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies: Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.
Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.
Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.
Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.
General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 7522 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disappointed

    Beautiful Mexican architecture and artifacts. Food was OK, but not great. Bad poolside service, and not enough bartenders. Rooms a bit dated - but clean. Long walk to anywhere, and no elevators. Unless you are taking a lot of excursions in the area, I don't recommend staying here. It is over an hour from Cancun, and almost 1/2 hour to Playa del Carmen. The hotel does not provide shuttle service (it cost us $65 for airport return). We paid Premium, and from what I could tell, very little difference from regular.

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect resort!

    Highly recommend! Perfect place for any ages. The best beach I ever seen, white sand and so clear water. Nice rooms and very good food. Lots of entertainment, pool, jetski, dolphins, bars, games! Thank You

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Water sports

    Armando, Roman, and Alexander were fabulous teaching and sharing their knowledge of water sports. All three men quickly got us out on the water. It was such a great first time experience we immediately booked kite surfing. Thank you!!

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our staying experience

    Service at the cafeteria is excellent!! The swimming pools and beach are clean!! The rooms could use a bit of maintenance- the AC in our room wasn’t working on the first night and the safe didn’t working either. We complained to the front desk and they took forever to fix it. They eventually gave us another room and compensated us with free wifi for our whole stay

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spike lounge bowling team

    Jonathan, Ruth, claudia, Evelin from the bowling team at spike lounge are extremely helpful and friendly in helping my friends and I have a great evening, also helped our wedding bride friend get a fun gift.

    Nov 13, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319