by Whitney Rife
This all-inclusive resort lies on a wide, white sandy beach in Playa Linda. Barcelo rooms feature a Mediterranean decor with varying amenities, including terraces and living areas. Four restaurants serving Mexican, Spanish and International cuisine are sure to satisfy everyone’s taste buds. Kids will love the oversized swimming pool, as well as the planned daily children’s activities. Barcelo also offers babysitting should parents need some alone time. The resort features a cycling club, diving lessons and a number of activities in its all-inclusive price. The area also offers many activities and attractions. Venture out to see the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza, or simply browse the local markets and malls. Adventurous families may want to explore the jungle wildlife.
Our Editor Loves
- Huge pool
- Fun activities
- Area attractions
We love to stay in this hotel because of the location, you have everything you need right there. Great service and food. Delicious cocktails and wonderful people. We'll come back soon after our third visit!
The reservations process is terrible. They claim you have a four hour window in the morning to make dinner reservations for that evening. If you show up within the first 30 minutes you might get a reservation. Management is terrible. Servers, bartenders, and entertainment staff try to do the best they can for you but their hands are somewhat tied by the poor management. Do yourself a favor and book somewhere else. We have stayed at this hotel in the past and it was much better before.