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

Barcelo Maya Beach


Barceló Hotels & Resorts is an international hotel chain based in Spain with over 100 properties in 19 countries including the Caribbean. 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.


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:

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

Amenities and Things to Do

  • 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 the large amphitheater
  • Free scuba class in a swimming pool, on-site PADI dive center
  • Horseback riding, at an 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.

Edited by Suzanne Rowan Kelleher

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