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Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical - All-Inclusive

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $1,219 All-Inclusive
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4.3
Beaches & Pools
 
4.6
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4.0
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3.9
4.3 out of 5
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1,306 out of 1,493 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Day on the beach Walking path Kyoto Colonial area of the resort, where the rooms are Poolside View from a beach lounge chair Such a great time!!! broken dresser Me on the beautiful sandy beach last day sunrise Beach Sailing Beach 2018 Resort looking at the ocean Perfection Great Decor pool shot! Cenote Snorkling! One of the baby sea turtle that we swam with daily Our view from the beach Beachside sunset Great Giant Pools! great sandy beach Drinking Session ! Rust in the shower Nasty Gorgeous Grounds No place better!!! Beach Paradise! 7158 room Beach on resort Private Beach Castle at Tulum Tropical Beauty Not too shabby. Barceló A mantra ray the went right under me. Dense brown seaweed Kid's Activities Barcelo Maya Signature Beautiful pools Snorkeling Amazing Beach! fun in the sun Beach looking South from Colonial Walking to the beach and pools Sunrise beach Beautiful Decor Octopus for dinner! At the Cenote Lunch and Dinner. LIFE! Part of the lobby area The Barcelo Maya beach Our gang! Resort Ground Web on light...room should be cleaned welll Our waiter from dinner on the beach Butterfly fish Pool Celebrating my Birthday! A little night music Barcy Water Park Beach at the resort A Barcelo Iguana ❤️ Kayaking in the ocean coconut island love beach southern comfort Adults Only Pool Can you say peacefull! This was our view from our patio View from our room Highlight... sea turtles off the beach Pool area at Colonial some of the black mold Fantastic Pool for everyone Lobster dinner Lots of seaweed but the rock formations protect the beach Beautiful beach Hotel Grounds Resort Map Corridor of Tropical The beach facing the Palace Great view snorkeling off Barcelo The beach from the resort. This is the view from Palace of the entire Barcelo beachfront Can I go back ?!! Beach Thank you Olympus Tours/El Cid Marina pool sunrise in paradise beautiful morning walks Mexico Lindo restaurant Beach view Our patio The fountains set the tone. lobby desk The view from the beach Swim up bar at one of the pools By dolphinarus Pool in front of Tropical early morning Beautiful Beach Ocean view from walkway Cenotes Pools are large Kiddie pool Amazing views Gorgeous beach!
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February 11, 2020
This Resort is Worth Every Penny

The resort was not only beautiful but very clean, even in busy areas such as main hallways, pools and dinning areas. The staff was amazing and very friendly! The resort had many options when it came to food and drinks, The resort offers a beautiful view of the beach and is within walking distance of hotel rooms. I already plan on returning !


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From: Reading, Pennsylvania
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 11, 2020
Disappointing

Just had to endure a lot of little issues that made it enough that I was very disappointed and would not go back. CONS: Reserved king bed got two doubles. AC went out twice and then not cool enough. Safe locked me out Didn't replace all towels. Didn't replace coffee pack Didn't restock fridge. Extreme language barrier everywhere in resort. Not enough activities Warm food at buffets Not enough signage throughout resort Very limited alcohol selection Very rocky and hard beach Wanted upgrade for more than two dinner reservations $35.00 A DAY PRO: Warm At the ocean Beautiful Most people friendly ( but language barrier) Clean pools Clean restaurants Clean resort


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From: IN
Age: 55-64

February 6, 2020
Great Resort for a Great Price

Second time visiting Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical. Last year we stayed in Colonial and this year we stayed in Tropical. They were essentially the same but I do feel that Tropical is on the quieter end of the resort and Colonial is a little bit more exciting. Food was great and service was excellent. The beach is wonderful. If you're a swimmer like me, it's worth the short walk south towards Barcelo Caribe resort which has a much sandier beach with almost no rocks. I was able to walk out 200 feet or so and still barely be waist deep. The drinks are hit or miss depending on which bar you go to. One of the pool side bars had very weak drinks while the other one was almost too strong.. you just have to trial and error. Like with any place, it all depends on the bartender. The nice thing is that there are enough options that you can try someone else. Overall I recommend. There's always a good deal and it's worth the price.


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From: Ann Arbor, MI
Age: 19-24
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 5, 2020
Tropical

Outstanding resort and service! We had an outstanding time there is so much to do and enjoy. Only knock is no alcohol served daily until noon couldn’t have a mimosa or bloody with breakfast...


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From: Mobile AL
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

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


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 & Tropical - All-Inclusive

Ctra Federal Chetumal, Km 266.3

+52 984 875 1500

Hotel Description

Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical

The resort's impressive landscapes with a rain forest on three sides and over a mile of a private beach that hugs the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea make this an epic paradise. If that's not enough, their overarching concept - stay at one, play at five - will blow your beach hair back. Just a few sandy steps from the beach are shimmering blue pools - 10 in the complex - where you'll easily find a lounge chair and a cocktail, of course. Head to one of the three water park for slides, splash pads and the coolest thing ever - a surf pool. Before you leave the 24-hour, all-inclusiveness of this escape haven, make sure you hit the 33,000-square-foot U-Spa for a stress-smashing treatment. The family is bound to fall in love with 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, 1 tickets
  • 4-5 nights, 2 tickets
  • 7 nights, 4 tickets
  • 8 nights, 5 tickets
  • 9-10 nights, 7 tickets
  • 11-12 nights, 8 tickets
  • 13 nights, 9 tickets
  • 14 nights, 10 tickets

Get MORE from your getaway to Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical. Now through the end of 2020, guests staying at a Premium Level room will get these additional perks exclusive to CheapCaribbean customers:

  • Free private cocktail party


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. It's stay at one, play at four, so you might as well 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. *Buffets available at Beach, Caribe & Tropical.
Dress code:
Casual

Snack Bar & Grill

Rancho Grande
Type:
Grill
Hours: Snacks and lunch, daily - 10:30am-6:30pm.

Capitan Morgan
Type:
Grill
Hours: Snacks and lunch, daily - 10:30am-6:30pm.

Miriachi
Type:
Grill
Hours: Snacks and lunch, daily - 10:30am-6:30pm.

Palmeras
Type:
Grill
Hours: Snacks and lunch, daily - 10:30am-6:30pm.

Specialty Restaurants

Mexico Lindo
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Mexican cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

La Fuente
Type:
Spanish
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Spanish cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

Mare Nostrum
Type:
Seafood
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Seafood cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

Kyoto
Type:
Japanese
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Japanese cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

Capri
Type:
Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Italian cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

Sante Fe
Type:
Steak House
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Grilled steak and meats.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

Tokoyo
Type:
New Japanese
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Modern Japanese cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

La Trattoria Ristorante Italiano
Type:
Italian
Hours: Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Modern Italian cuisines.
Dress code: Semi-formal dress code. Men should wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Beach attire is not permitted.

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.

Beach Bar at Barcelo Maya Beach
Daily, 9am-midnight.

Caribe Lobby Bar at Barcelo Maya Caribe
Daily, 9am-midnight.

Puebla Lobby Bar at Barcelo Maya Colonial
Daily, 9am-midnight.

Tequila Lobby Bar at Barcelo Maya Tropical
Daily, 9am-midnight.

La Cantina Cigar Lounge at Barcelo Maya Tropical
Daily, 5pm-1am.

Two bars in Kukulcan Theatre
Daily, 5pm-1am.

Two bars in Palenque Theatre
Daily, 6:30pm-midnight.

Four Swim-Up Bars at Main Pools
Beach, Caribe, Colonial & Tropical. Daily, 9am-7pm.

El Cielito Pool Bar
Quiet pool. Daily, 9am-7pm.

24-hour Sports Bar
Buffet service - daily, 6am-11am (light breakfast) & 11am-6am (buffet and snacks.)



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 - for an additional fee, 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 & Tropical - All-Inclusive 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 & Tropical - All-Inclusive 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 & Tropical - All-Inclusive. 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, 9am-5pm. Babysitting available for a fee.
  • Games and activities
  • Movies
  • Beach volleyball
  • Dance classes
  • Water park


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Barcelo Maya Colonial & Tropical - All-Inclusive 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 the Cancun and Riviera Maya area. The resort reserves the right to collect this new tax to all visitors at the front desk. This tax will be a flat fee of $25.34 pesos (approx. $1.35 USD) per room per night. Please be mindful of the fluctuation of exchange rates, as this exact dollar amount may vary.

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 POLICY
EACH & EVERY GUEST 16-23 YEARS OF AGE (student/youth) will be required to sign a responsibility letter agreeing to leave the hotel if any disruption occurs (regardless of parent/chaperone). Chaperone is required to sign responsibility letter. EVERY guest between 16-23 years must leave a credit card voucher or cash deposit of $500 per person to be returned at check-out, if applicable. All guests are required to wear wristbands, if lost the cost is $500. There is a zero tolerance Policy.


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.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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