Things to See and Do While Staying at Barcelo Maya Beach

Still not sure how to spend your time in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean? The Barcelo Maya Beach will make sure you take full advantage of their active beachfront location. This destination offers vacationers an impressive selection of recreational opportunities, meaning you'll have lots of fun activities to choose from during your vacation.

Considering the resort has a total of 2 pools on-site, you probably won't have any trouble finding a nice, shady area to lounge. A big plus for many vacationers is that this accommodation is situated next to the sea, so there will be a few different ways to play in the water during your stay. For a different way to relax in the water, you can also enjoy the whirlpool on-site.

While there's no guarantee you won't overload on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's delicious cuisine, Barcelo Maya Beach makes it easier to stay healthy; you'll find everything you need at their on-site exercise facility.


Tennis fanatics will be especially pleased when booking this property, because its tennis facilities — located on-site — allow guests to stay active and have fun, too. Players probably won't have much difficulty claiming a court, considering there are 7 of them. Plus, the courts here are equipped with lighting so you'll never have to cut your match short.

Seeking more options like this? You can take a look at nearby hotels with this activity, like Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Barcelo Maya Beach, you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. The two closest courses are within 14 and a half miles of Barcelo Maya Beach. They are Riviera Maya Golf Club and Playacar Golf Course. The nearest of your options is Riviera Maya Golf Club, because it is just a taxi trip away. This course has 18 holes total. It's a total of 6691 yards long, and is a par 72. If you'd like more information or want to inquire about the possibility of reserving a tee time, you can reach the course at (984) 875-5048.


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Travelers that like a variety of aquatic adventures will have a wonderful experience while they stay at Barcelo Maya Beach. The list below details the watersports available on the property.

  • Boating
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Watercraft

Family Activities

Travelers of all ages can have a blast at Barcelo Maya Beach, which boasts a wonderful set of family-friendly amenities.

The Barceló Maya Beach has everything that families need to have a peaceful and fun vacation. The Mini-Club offers younger children a wide variety of activities throughout the day. Kids can choose from games, arts and crafts, movies, aerobics lessons and more. A playground has been installed to provide children with a fun place to explore. Parents will feel secure leaving their children in the hands of the highly-qualified staff at the Mini-Club.

One favorite feature for families is the playground. It's a safe place for children to release their pent up energy while parents enjoy a bit of a breather. The property offers a children's program too, with organized activities to keep them busy. At times, you may want to enjoy Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's grown-up attractions, without worrying about the kids. Guests can let the property's staff arrange for a sitter, so that parents have the opportunity to enjoy a romantic night by themselves.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Barcelo Maya Beach offers live enterainment, so even when visitors stay "in" for the night they won't be missing out. Guests can usually catch live entertainment 7 days per week. Please keep in mind, the schedule may vary. If you'd like to learn more details, call the resort at (800) 227-2356.

There are also many bars, so guests can choose from among their favorite settings and types of cocktails.

Other accommodations in the area provide you with a few more places to spend the evening, such as displayed below:

Accommodations near the Barcelo Maya Beach with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 --
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 --
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 check
Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort 1.6 mi. South of Central La Gloria 4 check
Las Palmas 1.1 mi. South of Central La Gloria -- --
Omni Puerto Aventuras Hotel Beach Resort 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria 2 --
Club de Yates 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria -- --
Hotel La Roca 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 1 --
Dreams Puerto Aventuras All Inclusive Resort 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 4 check
Catalonia Riviera Maya 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Catalonia Yucatan Beach 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Central La Gloria 7 check


Not every property in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean has a spa of their own, but Barcelo Maya Beach is one of the few in the area that is able to offer its guests an unbeatable way to forget their vacation stresses and unwind. The list below shows some of the services that are available to guests:

  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facility
  • Steam Room
  • Whirlpool


The beauty salon is a convenient place to take a couple inches off before a dinner date or special night.

In addition to all of the activities you'll find on the property, guests looking to get out 'n' about will never run out of exciting outdoor attractions in Mexico. Whether you would rather relax at the beach or play a round on the golf course, you'll encounter lots of other options for recreation close-by. Click on these pages to read more concerning sightseeing, riding a scooter or bicycle, fishing, scuba diving, shopping, going snorkeling, and other activities.


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