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

It can be difficult to decide which of Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's many activities are right for you. Fortunately, the Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach can introduce you to some of the most popular pastimes available in their delightful coastal location. This destination offers vacationers an impressive range of recreational opportunities, ensuring you'll have no shortage of interesting activities to choose from throughout your vacation.

Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach has 3 swimming pools, so don't worry about having to fight for enough room to spread out and relax by the water. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is located adjacent to the shore, meaning that there are plenty of options when it comes time to enjoy the water through the course of your stay. For an even more comfortable way to enjoy the water, you might like the whirlpool on-site.

Fitness buffs won't have to put their routines on hold at this vacation spot; amenities include a workout facility with exercise equipment.


This resort is able to provide a lot of fun for tennis fanatics, because visitors can choose to play a match or two on the property. Guests shouldn't have any problems finding an open court, considering that there are 7 tennis courts here. Plus, the lighted courts here give guests the opportunity to play at night, when schedules are more relaxed.

Where else can you find tennis on-property? You may want to compare Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach to nearby hotels with this activity, including Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach, you can always ask the property's staff about trying to arrange a tee time nearby. There are two golf courses within 14 miles of Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach. These are Playacar Golf Course and Riviera Maya Golf Club. The most proximate of these is Riviera Maya Golf Club, since it is only a taxi cab ride away from the property. The course has 18 holes. The length of this course is 6691 yards, and it's rated as a par 72. For golfers who want to learn more, contact the course at (984) 875-5048.


Dressel Divers is on the beach and they offer scuba diving (Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras), snorkeling (Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras) and water sports (Dressel Divers Puerto Aventuras).

A vacation to Mexico can be a good time to try out a new recreational sport. There are several options available, so you can be sure to find an aquatic activity to enjoy, even if it's your first time. The following list shows the watersports offered at Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach:

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

Family Activities

If you plan to bring the whole family on vacation, one of the best choices is Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach, which boasts a wonderful set of family-friendly amenities.

Families with busy vacation agendas will appreciate the organized kids' program at this location. It gives parents the opportunity to have some time to themselves, while their little ones meet new friends. No matter how much you love them, you may find yourself wanting to leave the little ones behind for Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean's adult attractions. The staff can make arrangements for a babysitter, so parents can have a chance to take some time for themselves.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Despite the absence of live entertainment, you'll be able to meet and mingle at several different watering holes on-site.

Another options is to check if one of the accommodations nearby has what you are looking for with regards to nightlife, despite the lack of highly rated options with nightlife in your surrounding area. Your choices are displayed below:

Accommodations near the Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 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
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 spa facilities, but Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach is one of a few that can provide their guests a fun (sometimes necessary) way to release stress and reflect on the area's beauty. The list below provides some of the available spa services:

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


The beauty salon at Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach will allow you to get all dolled up for a special occasion, or fun night out.

On top of the activities you'll find right on-location, visitors hoping to explore will find no shortage of interesting things to do in Mexico. Whether you would rather hang out on a sunny beach or enjoy a round or two of golf, you will find plenty of other recreational opportunities in the vicinity. Investigate these pages to read more about riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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