Barcelo Maya Tropical,

Mayan Riviera, Mexico

Resort Rating 5

Located 15 miles south of Playa del Carmen on a mile-long stretch of beautiful white sand beach.

 

Location: Carretera Chetumal-Puerto Juavez Km 266.3, 77750 Solidaridad, Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo                                         Number of stays -1  Phone:  52 984 875 1500                                                                                                                                                               Distance /time from airport: 75 min

  

Summary:

# rooms - 2004 (4 sections)

# pools - 10

# whirlpools - 6

#restaurants - 16

#bars - 14

spa $ 

Room Information: 

 

All inclusive

2 double or 1 king bed

Concierge service

A/C

Mini bar

Coffee maker

Hairdryer

In-room safe

iron/ironing board

TV

Balcony/terrace

Butlers $ 

TIPS

Bring beach shoes

Bring travel mug for drinks, save your legs

Bring small bills for tips

Corner units have hammocks

Use the shuttles

Rooms are quieter on non-pool side

Higher floors offer better views and less noise

Bring your own snorkel gear

Bug spray for evening walks

Taxis are inexpensive and less inconvenient than public bus

gym
Spa
gift shop
In-room safe

Activities:

Kayaks

Sailing

Windsurfing

Aquatic bikes

Aqua aerobics

Water polo

Table tennis

Tennis

Beach volleyball

Mini golf

Darts

Basketball

Billiard

Giant chess

Disco

Bowling Alley

Mayan Mall

Dolphinaris

Motorized water sports

Barcy Water park (kids)

Pirate Island Water Park $(all ages)

Surf Rider wave pool

diving
Snorkelling

Upside/Downside:

Stay at 1, play at 4

Management & staff

Stunning beach

Spacious rooms

1 hour free rental of snorkel equip

Quality food/drink, good selection

Beautiful, well maintained ground

Lots of shops, no reason to leave

Good snorkelling

Security

Dive shop/packages (learn also)

Semi olympic pool

 

Wifi $ (except for premium rooms) and only one device at a time

Can be rocky entry to water

Lack of staff at customer service desk

Long lines at bars

Uncomfortable mattress

Little wait service at pools

No beach service for beverages

Huge resort

Excursions:

Taxi to Akumal Beach: large amount of turtles and great snorkelling otherwise.  Arrive early before the tour boats get there.  Enter water at entrance to beach, swim straight out then to the right along reef.  Dive shop offers lockers.  Restaurant on-site is excellent. 

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