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

Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean offers guests lots of exciting places to explore, particularly for those booking a beachfront property like this one. Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach is one of the best lodgings in the area for guests who prefer to have many on-site options and have their pick of multiple sports.

Considering the resort has 3 pools on location, you probably won't have any problem locating a great spot to soak up some sun. This accommodation is also situated adjacent to the shore, so there will be a few different ways to spend time in the water during your stay. After a long day of walking, it might also be nice to ease into their whirlpool.

At Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach, you can maintain your fitness routine, even while dining on Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's irresitable cuisine; the on-site exercise facility is bound to have all the space and equipment you need.


Tennis players should consider staying at this property, because the on-site tennis facilites make for a pleasant afternoon activity, or sweat-breaking challenge. Players probably won't have to wait for an open court, considering that there are 7 tennis courts here. Guests may also set up evening matches on a lit tennis court.

If you're wondering where else you can find tennis courts, you may wish to compare this property to other hotels in the area that also have courts, including Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach.


Although Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach does not have a golf course, you might be able to schedule a tee time. The closest courses are within 14 miles of Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach. Their names are Playacar Golf Course and Riviera Maya Golf Club. The closest of these options is Riviera Maya Golf Club, because it's just a cab ride away. There are 18 holes at this course. The course is a par 72, with a total length of 6691 yards. 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. Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach offers multiple options, so you can be sure to find a watersport that you can enjoy, regardless of your style. The bullets below shows the watersports available at Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach:

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

Family Activities

Plan to travel with the whole family? Then don't overlook Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach, since it has your choice of several family-friendly offerings.

Both parents and kids will be happy to find the playground. It's one of the safest places for children to release some energy 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 know the value of an excursion sans their children. Here, they allow parents a chance to go out by themselves, since they offer a babysitter.

Entertainment and Nightlife

This property offers a schedule of live performances, so even when guests choose to stay in at night they won't miss Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's best acts.

Plus, at this destination you'll also find multiple bars, which provide the perfect excuse to explore all areas of the property.

At night, you may want to head over to a nearby accommodation that also has nightlife options. Not all of the options listed below will have nightlife better than what you might find at your own lodging, but they do offer a bit of variety. These choices are shown below:

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


Not all options in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean can say they have a spa, but Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach is one such property that is able and excited to offer its guests an unbeatable way to unwind during their stay. This list shows a sample of the available services:

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


The beauty salon on the property makes it simple to get your hair and makeup done for a romantic dinner or special occasion.

Even though there is plenty to do on the property, visitors who want to do some exploring will have no shortage of exciting things to do in Mexico. Regardless of whether you'd rather hang out on a sunny beach or play a round of golf, you'll encounter lots of other options for recreation nearby. Click these pages to learn more about riding a bike or moped, shopping, diving, sightseeing, snorkeling, fishing, and other activities.


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