Pools – The resort features two large swimming pools, as well as a children’s pool area. There is also a relaxing Jacuzzi. Complimentary lounge chairs, towels, and umbrellas are provided throughout the pool areas.

Beach – The beautiful beach offers powdery white sand and gentle turquoise waters. The setting is perfect for swimming, water sports, beach activities, and just lounging in the warm sun.

Daily Activities – The resort offers daily activities for guests including 9 tennis courts with racquets and balls, basketball courts, multi-sport courts, a professional soccer field, Spanish dancing lessons, water aerobics, miniature golf, water polo, beach volleyball, table tennis, darts, archery, giant chess, and pool tables.

Pool Area

Golf – Golf in the Riviera Maya features lush vegetation and amazing Caribbean Ocean views. A variety of courses are located in the Playa del Carmen area, just a few miles to the north. Additional courses can be found further up the coast near Cancun.

Water Sports – Water sports at the resort include snorkeling gear (one hour of equipment use per day without a charge), kayaking, windsurfing (prior reservation and a minimum essential knowledge required), scuba diving lessons in the pool (one class per stay), catamaran sailing (prior reservation and a minimum knowledge are required), and water tricycles. Motorized water sports are available for an additional cost.

Fitness Center – The full service fitness center offers 10 treadmills, 6 bicycles, 5 rowing machines, 3 cross trainers, 2 step machines, and free weights. Trainers are on-site and available to assist with exercise routines.

Entertainment – The Barcelo Maya offers different shows with live music every night. The Jaguar’s Nightclub provides dancing and drinks until 2:00am.

Miniature Golf


Spa – The U-Spa & Wellness is inspired by Mayan philosophy and features a spectacular Temazcal and a Mayan steam bath. The 16,146 square foot spa features 25 massage rooms, a flotation room, a hydrotherapy room, Vichy rooms, and a Swiss treatment room. Treatments include indoor massages, beach massages, facials, hydrotherapy, and body treatments. The beauty salon offers a variety of services including haircuts and styling, manicures, pedicures, hair waxing, and more.

Barcy Kids Club – The resort offers an activities and entertainment program for children ages 4 – 12 years old. Professional staff will supervise children as they participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities.

Teen Club – Adolescents can enjoy themselves in a space of their own with the latest music, video games, and a variety of pool games and activities.

Beach Area

Meeting and Event Facilities – The Barcelo Maya offers two convertible meeting rooms for up to 350 people. Services available include audio-visual equipment, musical entertainment, photography, special events and themed parties, catering services, internet access, photocopier and fax, messenger service, and 24 hour room service.

Exploration and Sight Seeing – The resort offers a variety of local tours and excursions including trips to Chichen Itza, the ancient Mayan capital; Barcelo Sailing, a trip on a 45 foot catamaran with snorkeling and a trip to the Dolphin Discovery Dolphinarium; and scuba diving available through the on-site facilities.