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Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach

Ctra. Federal Chetumal Km 266.3
Puerto Juarez, Q.Roo MX, 77710 MX
Phone: +1-52-984-875-1500
Website: www.Barcelo.com
Rating: 5 Star
Rooms: 478
Floors: 4
Restaurants: 6
Category: All-Inclusive Resort
Pools: 3
Fitness Center: Yes
Day Spa: Yes
Here's our Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review

The Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach is the sister hotel of the Barcelo Colonial and are the newest hotel properties in the Barcelo all-inclusive resort complex. It's tropical open air Mexican style architecture blends nicely as a beach resort. The hotel is built in the Barcelo hotel complex just north of Xcaret and on a mile long stretch of white sand beach. Lounge by one of the three large pools or enjoy an afternoon under one of the many palm trees shading the beach. The Barcelo TropicalBeach Resort is usually priced reasonable for such a fine quality all-inclusive resort.


Barcelo Tropical Resort Room
Barcelo Tropical Resort Room

This resort is all-inclusive which means all meals/snacks, unlimited domestic drinks until 2:00 am, six restaurants, six bars, 24 hour room service (fee), nightly entertainment, three swimming pools, gym, spa (fee), non-motorized water sports and six tennis courts.


Barcelo Tropical Resort Beach Area
Barcelo Tropical Resort Beach

Facilities:
286 Deluxe Bunaglows, A/C, 2 doubles or 1 king bed, 3 Pools, Children's Pool, 6 Restaurants, 4 Bars, 2 Swim-up bars, Adults-Only Jacuzzi, Pool grill, 7 Tennis Courts, Complete Resort Day Spa, Fully Equipped Fitness Center, Activities program, Watersports, Golf nearby.

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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Ken
From: Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Trip Date: February, 2013
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"This review will be truthful and honest, so if you don't want to hear about the nightmares of the Barcelo then quit reading now. Day 1... not terrible, arrival at airport and customs clearance was painless. Check-in at hotel wasn't bad...then stood in line for an hour to meet with the lady in charge of arranging our "fancy sit down" meals for the week. She then informed us that the only times available were either at 5pm or at 9pm. No reservations were made for night #1 so we decided on the buffet. GROSS...nothing was hot and nothing was cold. I understand that food from another country should taste different, but this wasn't different. Day 2....Woke up to kids using the staircase outside our bedroom door as a jungle gym. Went to the beach, "red flag" out indicating that the water is too rough for swimming due to the high winds. Lunch...back to the snack buffet. Once again no hot food and no cold food, everything was just room temp. Dinner at the seafood restaurant. Food had a good taste but a totally different effect...everyone who ate the lobster soup (myself included) ended up vomiting with diarrhea for the next two days. Clean bedding was not to be found during this traumatic event. 5-hours of phone calls to housekeeping without help resulted in a call to management, who finally got the ball rolling. Two days of being sick takes us to Day 4. Off resort all day for zip lines and cave swimming....OUTSTANDING!!! Day 5. Beach all day under "red flag" conditions again. Much windier today, wind and waves smell of sewage. Dinner and the Japanese restaurant was excellent. Great food and great entertainment. Think twice before committing to the barcelo! If a language barrier is a problem or if you don't mind sleeping on a bed that resembles what Fred Flinstone slept on, I suggest you look else where. Take it for what its worth...this was not our first trip out of the country, and never in my life have I wasted time complaining like this. I'm just trying to save anyone who works hard for their money the disappointment we experienced." - Ken from Stevens Point, Wisconsin


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Pam
From: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Trip Date: September 2010
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"We just returned from the Barcelo Maya Tropical. We loved it. It is just gorgeous. Every where you look there is something beautiful to see! The lobby, the grounds, fountains, the main covered corridors, everything is a feast for the eyes! The restaurants were amazing, the themes very well portrayed in the menus as well as decor and staff costuming, (Japanese, Spanish, Mexican, etc.) The buffet was excellent and the "snack bar" is amazing. Just leave the lounge chair, throw on your flipflops and coverup have a great meal, then head back to the sun and surf! Hammocks everywhere, bliss....( our bed was hard, only complaint) Cannot wait to return-if I could blink and be anywhwere, right now- it would be there!!!" - Pam from Calgary, Alberta, Canada


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Corie
From: Auburn, Calif.
Trip Date: September 2010
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"Both check in and check out were painless. We stayed at the Tropical resort and we were in a club premium package room. Our room was neat and clean each day and the air conditioner worked perfectly. There seems to be a shortage of wash cloths at the resort so there are days you do not have one in your room and you will have to ask. On the club premium package you can eat at a specialty restaurant every night if you choose. We ate at the steak house which is very good, I suggest the short ribs or the beef tenderloin. The Italian restaurant was not my favorite, but it was ok. The seafood restaurant was very good, and the Tepenyaki restaurant was my favorite, also very good. The buffet was also very good. The grille by the pool was good as well. The grounds along with the pools, and beaches are breath taking. Things I did not like at this resort; The beds are very hard, ask for a mattress topper when you get there, and if possible bring your pillow from home. The bar staff is a bit slow at the pools. The internet service in your room is very slow. Remember that you will always be told 15 minutes when they really mean 2 hours. I loved this resort and will return in May. I will ask for the 3rd floor instead of the second for a better view. I used Olympus as my transportation company to and from the airport, they were fantastic. The Cancun airport is a bit of a mess to traverse through Olympus makes it easy. Just look for their bright orange shirts that say Olympus. " - Corie from Auburn, California


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Shantell
From: Waconia, Minnesota
Trip Date: January 2009
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"Barcelo Tropical Resort was amazing to say the least. Our group consisted of 29 people. From toddler to my grandparents. The resort was so clean and well kept. We always seen people cleaning. They have lots of variety for eating options. You can't go hungry. From the sit down restaurants (Oriental was my favorite) to the buffets. It was all wonderful. The pools were very large and very clean with a seperate area just for the kids. The beach itself was gorgeous. White sand beaches, with shining blue water. I love this resort so much, my finance and I are getting married there on 1.22.2011. If you have not been there, i strongly suggest that you venture that way! You won't regret it!" - Shantell from Waconia, Minnesota


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Reviewed By: Tracie
From: Arvada, Col
Trip Date: July, 2008
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"We just got back from Barcelo from our honeymoon and I could not have asked for more. This place was paradise! The staff was so friendly and treated my husband and I like royalty. I will never ever forget how beautiful and how well taken care of Barcelo Tropical Resort is. It seemed like every time I turned around they were always cleaning. The food was absolutely fantastic. My husband and I promised each other that if not every summer we will go out every other summer to Barcelo. Barcelo is paradise and it was the best vacation I have ever had. Thank you so much for making our honeymoon something we will never forget!" - Tracie from Arvada, Colorado


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Ann
From: San Antonio, Texas
Trip Date: June, 2007
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"This place was paradise. I cannot even begin to explain how beautiful and wonderful the whole place is. The entire staff is extremely helpful and friendly and ALWAYS willing to satisfy you. It is hte perfect place for anyone whether you are young or old, single, just married, or just want to go for fun. The beach is white with clear crisp blue water, and the pool is big and fun with gorgeous waterfalls and designs. During the day they have many fun activities for people of literally all ages such as water aerobics which is very fun, and water bingo and tons of other stuff. They have bars everywhere where anyone can get a drink becuase they make them at hte moment so even minors can ask for Pina Coladas or Daiquiris but obviously without alcohol and they still taste delicoius. All the food and buffets are excellent. They also have different broadway/las vegas shows every night. Even Kareoke! Which is very fun. This place is wonderful and the staff always makes you feel like family. Again, this place was paradise and although my vacation was for a week, it passed like a day. I cant wait to go again. This place is truly paradise and you will NOT regret going!" - Ann from San Antonio, Texas


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Katherine
From: St. Louis, MO.
Trip Date: June, 2007
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"The resort grounds and pools were clean, well kept and absolutely gorgeous. The food at the buffets were pretty good and our favorite specialty restaurants at the resort were the Japanese, Italian and Steakhouse...many friends in our group didnt care for the Seafood restaurant. Service was better at the specialty restaurants than at the buffets. You will need to make your reservations at the specialty restaurants as soon as you arrive as they book up quickly. The beach had plenty of lounge chairs for everyone and gorgeous palm trees right on the beach. You had shade from the trees if you wanted it. The beach was a little rocky in the water in some areas. I would recommend water shoes. We had a Junior Suite in the Yucatan building. The Tropical Beach theater is quite close to that building and the show starts rather late so if you've chosen to go to bed rather than see the show, I would bring ear plugs as the music kept us up. Bring an insulated mug as the glasses that they serve drinks in are kind of small. The wait can be pretty long at the pool bars so youll be glad to get as much to drink in your thermal mug as possible. I would also recommend going to a dollar store and buying your inflatable rafts for the pool before the trip. They are pricey at the resort. We had a great time at this resort and was impressed by the beauty of it.!" - Katherine from St. Louis, Missouri


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Peggy
From: Los Gatos, Calif
Trip Date: June, 2007
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"This a perfect place for a family vacation. Our group consisted of our three teenagers, my husband and I, and my eighty year old mother. We divided our time equally between staying at the hotel (where their was always something for anyone to do or eat) and excursions to Xcaret, Playa del Carmen and Chichen Itza. For the trip to Chichen Itza we able hire a private van and guide with the help of the travel consultants that have stations at the hotel. The trip was arranged to get us to the ruins early in the coolness of the morning and before the crowds. Then afterwards, we had lunch at a nice restaurant at a nearby cenote where we also got to swim to our hearts delight. Wonderful Day! Delightful and relaxing trip! Please note that this is a HUGE property with all the four Barcelo hotels combined. So if anyone has mobility problems or is expecting a quaint and cozy hotel they will be unhappy." - Peggy from Los Gatos, Calif


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Traveler Posted: Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach Review
Reviewed By: Mike
From: Chicago, IL
Trip Date: May, 2007
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"The all inclusive resort is the best way to go. The service was absolutely fantastic and the hotel itself was stunning. They did not miss one detail. I highly recommend this resort." - Mike from Chicago, Illinois


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