Barcelo All-Inclusive Resorts in Puerto Aventuras in the Riviera Maya

Barcelo Maya Resorts in Puerto Aventuras
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Barceló Hotels & Resorts is an international hotel chain based in Spain with over 100 properties in 19 countries. It is particularly known for its beach properties in sun-drenched locations. 

Barceló Maya is a complex of five all-inclusive resorts that sit side-by-side on the beach in the Puerto Aventuras area of Mexico's Mayan Riviera south of Cancun. 

The Mayan Riviera is a wildly popular vacation area and Playa del Carmen is a hot spot with many all-inclusive resorts.

 From this base, families can explore beaches, Mayan ruins, snorkeling lagoons, and unique eco-theme parks such as Xcaret and Xel-ha.

Barcelo Maya Resorts in Puerto Aventuras

Along the white sand beaches of Puerto Aventuras, Barcelo offers five all-inclusive resorts located near each other. Collectively, the 2,751-room resorts have undergone $50 million in renovations that added the new Barcelo Maya Entertainment Center, which has a bowling alley, brand new kids' club, water park, and revamped 18-hole mini golf course. There's also a water park, huge 16,000-square-foot spa and nearly two dozen restaurant options.

The enormous property includes the following properties. (Check it out on a map.)

  • Barcelo Maya Colonial
  • Barcelo Maya Beach
  • Barcelo Maya Caribe
  • Barcelo Maya Tropical
  • Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe

Guests at all of these all-inclusive resorts enjoy:

  • a mile of white sand beach
  • natural coral reef, for snorkeling; also shelters the beach area
  • multiple lagoon-style pools and kids' pools
  • complimentary non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, windsurfing, sailing, and paddleboats
  • jogging trail
  • nightly entertainment in large amphi-theater
  • free scuba class in a swimming pool, on-site PADI dive center
  • horseback riding, at additional charge
  • luxury spa

    For kids and families:

    • Barcy Water Park has water slides and fountains at the Colonial pool
    • shallow kiddie pools
    • Barcy Club for kids ages 4 to 12
    • Miniclub Miki Maya, for ages 4 to 12, day-time hours; location between by swimming pool of Caribe Beach
    • kids' playground
    • game room
    • babysitting available

    Keep in mind:

    • as is common at all-inclusive resorts, meals at specialty restaurants require reservations
    • pools aren't heated, which is typical at Mexico resorts. 
    • based on proximity to the water park and kids' clubs, Barcelo Maya Colonial is the most convenient choice for families

    Check rates at Barcelo Maya Colonial All-Inclusive Resort
    Check rates at Barcelo Maya Beach All-Inclusive Resort
    Check rates at Barcelo Maya Caribe All-Inclusive Resort

    This brief profile is meant to introduce this resort to family vacationers; please note that the writer has not visited in person. Always check resort sites for updates.

    - Edited by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher