Barcelo Maya Colonial – All Inclusive
The Barceló Maya Grand Resort occupies a generous, 2km stretch of the Riviera Maya's lavish coastline just south of Puerto Aventuras, an hour or so from Cancun airport.
Barcelo Maya Colonial is part of a family of hotels which occupy the appealingly low-rise, self-contained complex operated by the popular Spanish hotel group. Facilities include several swimming pools with adults-only pools as well as children's areas, a fitness centre and an extensive wellness/spa facility, tennis, miniature golf course and non-motorised water sports. For kids there's also water park. Choose from 2 speciality restaurants, a buffet and an oceanside snack-grill, serving Mexican and international cuisine as well as several bars.
You won’t get bored here: guests are also free to use the sports facilities, swimming pools and numerous restaurants and bars of the Barceló Maya Beach, Maya Caribe and Maya Tropical, also part of the Maya Grand Resort.
What our clients say
Visiting the Mayan villages outside San Christobal de las Casas.CM, Kingston upon thames
Highlights?: The serenity at Uxmal and the delightful city of OaxacaMF, London
Most Memorable Experience: The visits to sights and cities open our eyes to a culture that is underrated in Europe. Security is perceived as a problem in Mexico. Yes there is a noticeable police presence, in comparison with the UK, but we never felt threatenedMC
JLA definitely know the Latin American market and we have been very satisfied with both the tailor made and small group tour options. Mexico, like other Latin American countries, does not have the same standards of hygiene and accommodation as we are used to in the UK. Travellers should be prepared for and accept this. We felt that JLA had done all they could to ensure that accommodation was of a good standard and that the tour ran smoothly and would have no hesitation in travelling with them again.ML Runcorn
The visit to Calakmul which was hard work but the reward of climbing the pyramids and seeing the jungle stretching in all directions will stay in the memory. This was followed the next day by a wonderful, and unexpected, half day at Laguna Bacular. We thought we were only going to be driving through on our way to Tulum. However we were treated to an extensive tour of the fortress there followed by a superb boat trip on the lagoon. It was the icing on the cake to a wonderful two days, with an excellent guide (Luis Alberto) and driver (Ivan).PH, Westcliff-on-sea
Most memorable experiences: "The Archeological sites, the friendly guides and amazing beach in Tulum."LS, Ruislip
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.
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Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
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After graduating with a degree in Anthropology and History and having been fascinated by Latin America since childhood by the book featuring photos of Nazca, Juliet first visited the region in 2003. Since then, Juliet has visited the majority of countries in Latin America but has particularly extensive experience with Peru, a country she loves for many reasons but not least, its incredible archaeological richness and delicious food!
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Charlotte's fascination with Latin America began with a family holiday to Belize. She went on to study Spanish in school and at university before spending a year living in Santiago, Chile.