Things to See and Do While Staying at Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach

With many ways to spend your days in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean, the Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach can introduce you to some of the most popular pastimes available in their delightful coastal location. This vacation spot offers an impressive selection of recreational possibilities, meaning you will have lots of fun activities to pick from during your stay.

Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach has 3 pools, so don't worry about not being able to find enough lounge chairs for the whole family. One of the bonuses is that this property is built right next to the sea, so there will be a lot of ways to spend time in the water through the course of your stay. Of course, you can also ease into the property's whirlpool, especially after a lot of walking around the city.

Some travelers worry about finding a gym that they can use during their stay, but here they have them covered; there are exercise facilities on-site at this hotel.


Anyone who likes tennis will find an extra perk when staying at this property, because the tennis facilities — located on-site — can be a convenient and healthy family activity. Players probably won't have much difficulty claiming a court, considering there are 7 courts on-site. Fortunately, the lighting at their tennis facilities means you can keep your match going past sunset.

Where else can you find tennis on-property? You can compare Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach to similar accommodations, including Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach.


Although Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach does not have a golf course, it's possible that you could make arrangements to play a round or two during your stay. Two nearby courses are within 14 miles of Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach. These are Riviera Maya Golf Club and Playacar Golf Course. The nearest of your choices is Riviera Maya Golf Club, since it's just a taxi ride away. You can play 18 holes at this course. The length of this course is 6691 yards, and it's rated as a par 72. For golfers who want to learn more, the course can be reached at (984) 875-5048.


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While visiting Mexico you may want to try out a new recreational sport. There are a number of different options available on the property, so you will be sure to find a watersport to enjoy, regardless of your taste. Check out the following list, which indicates which watersports are available at Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach:

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

Family Activities

If traveling with youngsters, you should definitely consider staying here at Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach, because it has tons of family-friendly amenities.

On the property, kids will be thrilled to find there is a playground just for them. It is a great place to let kids have some daily playtime while their parents take a moment of rest for themselves. A children's program, with activities to entertain your kids, is available here as well. Some parents understand the value of some time spent without their kids. At this hotel they give parents the opportunity to tour Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean alone, since they offer a babysitting service.

Entertainment and Nightlife

One of this property's best-loved amenities is its live entertainment, which proves that staying in for the evening can be just as exciting as going out.

Plus, there are several different bars, so guests can choose to meet up at their favorite one before the show.

Additionally, you will find a number of nearby accommodations with a small selection of after-dark activities. For something a little different than what you might find at your own lodgings location, check out the nightlife at the options listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 --
Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort 1.6 mi. South of Central La Gloria 4 check
Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 --
Barcelo Maya Beach 1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria 7 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 Yucatan Beach 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Catalonia Riviera Maya 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Central La Gloria 7 check


Vacationers will have a special opportunity to release vacation stresses, considering this destination has enjoyable spa facilities. This list shows a sample of the available spa services:

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


The beauty salon at Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach is a convenient place to prepare for a special night with your significant other.

Even though you'll find plenty of fun activities right on this property, those hoping to get out 'n' about can find a multitude of exciting recreational opportunities in Mexico. No matter if you're looking to lay out on a sunny beach or play a round or two on the golf course, you'll encounter plenty of other options for recreation in the immediate surroundings. Click these pages to learn more regarding riding a bike or moped, shopping, snorkeling, diving, fishing, sightseeing, and other activities.


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