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Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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The resort's impressive landscapes with a rain forest on three sides and over a mile of a private beach out back make th ... More

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4.7
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"Good for families with kids. If you looking for a quiet getway, try a smaller resort." – vking
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"Good for families with kids. If you looking for a quiet getway, try a smaller resort." – vking
726 out of 812 (89%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
fun in the sun Swim up bar at one of the pools A little night music Hotel Grounds Can I go back ?!! great sandy beach Octopus for dinner! Web on light...room should be cleaned welll Perfection By dolphinarus broken dresser Pools are large Beach on resort beach View from our room Beautiful pools pool shot! Resort Ground Lunch and Dinner. LIFE! Our gang! Drinking Session ! Fantastic Pool for everyone coconut island love Beautiful Decor Barcy Water Park southern comfort Rust in the shower Part of the lobby area some of the black mold Pool in front of Tropical early morning Kiddie pool Private Beach Celebrating my Birthday! Beach Day on the beach Poolside pool Castle at Tulum Can you say peacefull! Resort Map Kid's Activities Such a great time!!! Paradise! Beach view Sunrise The beach facing the Palace sunrise in paradise No place better!!! Beautiful Beach Butterfly fish Beach at the resort Amazing Beach! Pool Me on the beautiful sandy beach This is the view from Palace of the entire Barcelo beachfront The view from the beach Cenotes Ocean view from walkway snorkeling off Barcelo Mexico Lindo restaurant Beach The beach from the resort. Beach Resort looking at the ocean Beautiful beach Thank you Olympus Tours/El Cid Marina
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January 8, 2017
Dream vacation

Amazing resort. Love it love it love it everything was perfect !!!


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From: Atlanta GA
Age: 55-64

January 3, 2017
You can do better

No reservations available at any ala carte restaurant for our entire stay - cheap cost cutting measure by Barcelo. Beds way too firm. Electrical problems in both rooms we stayed in - sparks coming from circuit breakers. Management unresponsive. Lower level employees generally very nice. Grounds and beach are nice.


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From: FL
Age: 45-54
Travel: 7+ trips/year

December 28, 2016
Last Minute Trip

This was a last minute trip for us. Great value for the price. We booked 2 days before departure and rates were very reasonable. Huge pools at resort and pool, room, restaurants were clean. The buffet is average but the other restaurants tied to property are very good. We ate at the Italian and Japanese one. I encourage you to book the optional restaurants as soon as you arrive. While I know everyone wants to get settled, it is worth doing this first so you have reservations where you want to go. And from what I understood, the restaurants require reservations through the hotel. Also, even if the times available for your reservation may not be what you want, you can always stop by the restaurant you picked to see if someone no-showed. We got in earlier to one then what our reservation was for due to this. Only disadvantage is it is about 40 minutes from airport but once you get there it is worth the wait.


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From: Dallas, TX
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

December 22, 2016
huge resort that feels like a small one

Reasons I liked this resort: - it's all walk-able, no need to use shuttle - this resort has so much to offer - tennis court, basketball, ping pong, casino, shopping from local Mexican goods to high end brands, dolphins, soccer field...., the gym and spa is really special - plenty of space on the beach, we never experienced difficulties to find available seats on the beach or by the pool - the best place for snorkeling, especially by the pier - beautiful beach with white sand, the beach by this resort might be little rocky, I recommend water shoes. If you prefer fine sand just go to the sisters resort Maya Beach - wonderful pool, it's huge and it looks like brand new - this place is spotless, you won't see any empty cups around the pool or buried in the sand. It's very clean. There are also no animals "finishing" the leftovers and food can be consumed only at the restaurants. - you can go to the sister's resort (Maya Beach) and use all amenities. I loved the Captain Morgan Grill - all the buildings of the resorts are connected by a covered path. You won't get wet if rain surprise you - fantastic food. Wednesday is a Sea Food night at the buffet. They serve grilled lobsters. - I don't like to go to the same place twice, but this was the best resort I've been to (and I go to Caribbean every winter) and I definitely want to visit this place again Note: -The room is OK, if you are looking for something special, check for the swim up rooms at the sisters resort, otherwise you might get disappointed


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From: Chicago, IL
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach features 960 guestrooms located in five, three-story buildings. Rooms come equipped with balconies overlooking the lush gardens, daily stocked mini-fridge, ceiling fans, satellite TV and safe-deposit boxes. Junior Suites afford greater square footage and suites provide enhanced amenities.

Room Details

Superior Room
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Junior Suite Ocean Front Club Premium
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

A tropical rainforest surrounds the resort with over a mile of a private, white sandy beach.

Resort is mega-sized of fun - you have access to Barcelo Maya Beach and Barcelo Maya Caribe.

The swim-up bars at the pools will likely be your favorite go-to bars during the day.

Lively entertainment at night - theatrical shows and live music keep the party going.

Activities like an 18-hole mini golf, 4-lane bowling alley and video games at Strikers.

 

What We'd Change

The 40-minute trek from the airport is a bit much, but the pools, kid's club and water park for kids up to age 12 more than make up for it.

 

Why You Should Go

Located in Riviera Maya, you're just forty miles from the airport. A fruity cocktail awaits you.

Pack your water shoes - so many bright colored fish and turtles to see in the ocean.

The fitness center is modern and updated with the latest equipment.

The Dolphinarium is just off the beach and includes acrobatics + dolphins.

You can take a public shuttle to Tulum, Akumal or Playa del Carmen - it's cheap & fun exploring.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Playground
  • Roll-Away Bed (on request)
  • Room Service ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Fishing
  • Sauna
  • Poolside Bar
  • Steam Room
  • Dry Cleaning Services
  • Basketball
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 7 Bars/Lounges
  • Darts
  • 8 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Shopping
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Catering
  • Massage ($)
  • Elevators
  • Spa ($)
  • Catamarans
  • Wedding Services ($)
  • Hammocks
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Aqua Aerobics
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Beach Towels
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Helicopter/Airplane Rides
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach

Ctra Federal Chetumal, Km 266.3

+52 984 875 1500

Hotel Description

Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach: Fam-tastic in the Riviera Maya

The resort's impressive landscapes with a rain forest on three sides and over a mile of a private beach out back make this an epic paradise. Just a few sandy steps from the beach are shimmering blue pools where you'll easily find a lounge chair and a cocktail, of course. Head to the water park for slides, splash pads and the coolest thing ever - a surf pool. The family is bound to fall in love you a little bit more when their flip flops hit the deck at this palatial escape.

Guests may enjoy dinner at the specialty restaurants using tickets, based on the length of their stay:

  • 3 nights, 2 tickets
  • 4-6 nights, 2 tickets
  • 7 nights, 4 tickets
  • 8-10 nights, 5 tickets
  • 10 nights, 7 tickets
  • 11-13 nights, 6 tickets
  • 14 nights, 8 tickets


DINING

The buffet is filled with a variety of flavors, where you can nosh comfortably indoors (with a chillin' A/C). For sea breezes, the grill just off the beach is a casual spot for leisurely lunches or early dinners. For those seeking something more formal, you'll want to reserve a table at the Japanese, Italian or steakhouse restaurants. Dig in.

Colonial International Buffet
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm
Description: International buffet with a variety of options throughout the day.
Dress code:
Casual

Tropical International Buffet
Type:
Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10pm.
Description: International buffet with a variety of options throughout the day.
Dress code: Casual

Mare Nostrum
Type:
Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: An elegant Mediterranean-style restaurant, features an extensive array of exquisite fish and seafood specialties. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Semi-formal. No shorts, beachwear or sandals.

Kyoto
Type:
Japanese
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Serves traditional Japanese makis and seafood with the option of teppanyaki-style grilling. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Semi-formal. No shorts, beachwear or sandals.

Ristorante Capri
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Serves a variety of pizza and pasta dishes in a traditional Italian setting. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Semi-formal. No shorts, beachwear or sandals.

Steak House Santa Fe
Type: A la carte
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description: A la carte meat restaurant.
For groups larger than 20 guests, there is an additional $15 fee per person.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.
Location: This restaurant is located at the neighboring Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe but is available to guests at Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical.

El Coral Restaurant
Type:
Seafood
Hours:
Daily, 6:30pm-11pm
Description:
A la carte restaurant specializing in seafood.
For groups larger than 20 guests, there is an additional $15 fee per person.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear covered shoes.
Location: This restaurant is located at the neighboring Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe but is available to guests at Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical.

El Mariachi Snack Bar
Type:
Snack bar
Hours: Daily, 10:30am-6:30pm
Description: Serving snacks and light lunch specialties.

Palmeras Snack bar
Type:
Snack bar
Hours: Daily, 10:30am-6:30pm
Description: Serving snacks and light lunch specialties.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Find your cocktail of choice - fruity and frozen, ice cold beer or mixed and shaken - at any of the bars around the resort. Pool bars, lobby bar (open 24 hours), cigar bar, theatre bar or hit the disco for some late night jamming.

Tequila
Lobby Bar. Daily, 9am-11pm.

Puebla
Lobby bar. Open 24 hours.

2 Swim-up Bars
Each pool features a bar. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Strikers Sports Bar
Sports Bar located at Maya Caribe. Daily, 5pm-11pm.

La Habana Cigar Bar
Cigar Bar. Daily, 5pm-11pm.

Palenque Theater Bar
Available during shows at the resort's theater. Daily, 6:30pm-midnight.

Jaguar's Discotheque
Drinks and dancing. Cover charge. Daily, 11pm-2am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

Six glistening pools with shallow areas for the kiddos, semi-Olympic pools, pools for adults and areas around the pools with hammocks, ping pong, foosball, and more. But, it gets better - the whole fam can splish-splash at the Pirates Island Water Park, where you not only have slides, but also Surfing pool that gives you the real effect of riding the waves. And to top off this sunny paradise - you're on one of the prettiest beaches. Beach lovers - you've got it all here, plus some.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Sailing
  • Kayaking
  • Introductory scuba lessons in the resort pool
  • Snorkeling
  • Water polo
  • Windsurfing

Available for an additional charge:

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba

Land

  • Fitness center
  • Mini golf
  • Soccer
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis
  • Basketball
  • Darts and archery
  • Pool tables
  • Paddle Tennis

Golf
Guests of Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach have access to 18 and 9-hole golf courses in Puerto Aventuras and Playa del Carmen.



INTERNET

Internet access is available in both rooms and public areas for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach offers a full-service spa for the relaxation and rejuvenation of your mind and body for an additional charge. Services include:
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Flotation therapy
  • Facials
  • Salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Wedding packages are available at Barcelo Maya Colonial and Tropical Beach. All packages include the services of a wedding coordinator, as well as options for catering and special amenities for the bride and groom. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The resort offers activities for children aged 4-12 at the Barcy Club, providing a fun activity program and qualified staff to look after them. The Barcy Club is open daily, 8:30am-5pm. Babysitting available for a fee.
  • Games and activities
  • Movies
  • Beach volleyball
  • Dance classes
  • Water park


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach is located on the Mayan Riviera, 15 miles south of Playa del Carmen, 40 miles south of Cancun International Airport (CUN) and 20 miles north of the Tulum Ruins, near Xcaret and Xel-Ha.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon. Minimum age for check-in is 21. All guests are required to leave a credit card voucher or cash deposit of $200 for each guest 13 years of age or older.

Tax Payment


The government has approved a new tax for visitors visiting Cancun. The resort reserves the right to collect this new tax to all visitors. This tax will be a flat fee of $20.00 pesos (1.00 usd approx.) per night per room.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 17, 2016 - Dec 16, 2017.

Minimum Age
Minimum age for check-in is 21.

All guests are required to leave a credit card voucher or cash deposit of $200 for each guest 13 years of age or older. Guests with the same family name may use one credit card or deposit. Each guest with a different last name in the room must supply their own credit card or cash deposit. Credit cards issued to any person other than the actual guest (i.e. parent, spouse, etc) are not accepted in Mexico.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Spring Break and Student/Youth Policy
Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical will accept student/youth travelers for check-ins Mar 1-April 30, 2013 provided the following conditions/restrictions are met:

  • Minimum age requirement for hotel check-in is 21 years of age.
  • The 21-year-old or older guests in the room are responsible for those 20 years of age and younger in the room.
  • Student/youth travelers are defined by the hotel as any person between 16-24 years of age during these travel dates.
  • Any hotel guests under the age of 21 will require chaperone(s). One chaperone is required per 1-10 students/youths under the age of 21. The minimum age required for a chaperone is 25.
  • Chaperone's name must be provided to the hotel in advance at time of booking.
  • Chaperone is deemed responsible for disruptive actions by student/youths, including but not limited to losing their own entire room deposit.
  • All guests 16-24 years of age and all chaperones will be required to sign a responsibility letter agreeing to leave the hotel if any disruption occurs.
  • Upon check-in, each student/youth will be required to leave a credit card, voucher or cash deposit of $200.

Please note the legal drinking age in Mexico is 18. All guests under the age of 18 will be given a wristband that will prohibit them from being able to drink on property at restaurants, bars and disco. All guests are required to wear wristbands throughout their stay. A lost wristband will incur a large fee to replace (no exceptions). There is to be absolutely no exchanging of wristbands between guests or guests will be asked to leave the hotel immediately.



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