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.


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 7664 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Absolutely amazing servers

    Absolutely amazing staff. If you get too travel to the Barcelo Caribe please make sure to go for breakfast/lunch and ask to be serve by EDER amazing and attentive gentlemen. If you to for dinner at Buffet International ask to be serve by GUSTAVO he is just amazing guy that will provide you with the best stay. Both EDER and GUSTAVO deserve a raise to their salary.

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our new favorite place to Vacation

    A group of 12 of us spent a week at Barcelo Rivera Maya Caribe and each of us loved it. We were eclectic group comprised of a couple with 2 Kids aged 13 & 2, an older couple in a swim up room, A single Man in a Premium Room, a Single Man in a normal room, and a couple ages 4 & 7 in a regular room. We stay in Caribe mostly because of the serves. Joel Hernandez is a breakfast server in the Caribe Buffet, and is so fantastic with our kids and family. He remembered our order from a year ago!! Teresa works at the Caribe Pool delivering drinks, and is so good that we returned to this pool every single day just to see her. We went to the shows each evening, and my favorite would be the Magic show by far. All the shows are at 9:30 now, and I do wish there was an earlier show that the kids could attend that would be geared towards them. We will definitely return again next year!

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Entertainment crew

    The entertainment crew was great with my 3 kids! We really thank Ruth, Zeneth, Evelin and Jonathan. We tried Zipline, skating, bowling, dolphin experience, mini golf, water park, beach, pools. Just be careful with the photographers at the Dolphin centre. They are super expensive and not willing to negotiate.

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Loved every minute..

    I throughly enjoyed the Barcelo Caribe and the Maya Beach.The food was excellent. Our server Joel Hernandez was very attentive. He took care of our every need. David Xiu is a hard worker making sure everything is in place.The resort has something for everyone. I was impressed with the cleanliness. Everything sparkles.Excellent place for kids ...plenty to do. Loved it.

    Dec 10, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    somewhat dissapointed

    i really was looking forward to our stay but was disappointing from few things. the good: very nice resort, grounds are very nice, pool area and beach area are well maintained. the bad: buffet food was quite average if not worse than that. a la care restaurants better food quality but impossible to get decent seatings so had a lot of 5:30 and 9:30 seatings (they must think of allowing advance online reservations for a la carte) we had to replace the door key cards almost daily as they wouldn't work which was a hassle each time to find the keys dont work and go to the lobby to get new ones. staff was nice but expecting tips all the time, not really convenient to carry cash, i would prefer they add fixed amount on top of the resort price like in cruises.

    Dec 09, 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 operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, 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 120319