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This 5-Star All-Inclusive Just Got Recognized As Tulum’s Best

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With some of the Mexican Caribbean’s most gorgeous beaches, an imposing seaside archeological site, and a vibrant cultural scene, Tulum has become a leading travel hotspot not only in the region but worldwide.

The town’s already massive popularity is set to climb even higher with the recently inaugurated Maya Train and the Tulum Airport projects.

Sun loungers and palm trees by the sea at Barcelo Maya resort beach near Tulum

Typically, travelers visiting Tulum prefer the laid-back vibe of small boutique or eco-resorts, but this doesn’t mean that those seeking the all-inclusive experience here will be disappointed. 

In fact, Tulum offers several exceptional 5-star all-inclusive options, and, according to Forbes’ recent 12 Best All-Inclusive Resorts in Tulum list, there’s one that truly stands out: Barceló Maya Riviera.

The 5-star all-inclusive adults-only earned the title ‘Best All-Inclusive Resort In Tulum,’ praised for its lavish offerings, which include a shopping mall and the largest infinity pool in the Riviera Maya.

@cainichole Your official tour of Barceló Maya Riviera Adults-Only All Inclusive resort! Drinks: 5/10 – too sweet for my liking. Make sure to choose your liquor, the house liquor is watered zownnn😂 Food: 8/10 – Agave was the best restaurant out of all of them in my opinion. Buffet, delicious🤤 Atmosphere/cleanliness – 10/10 🔥 This resort is perfect for those who want to relax and just be, without all of the partying Mexico has to offer 😂. It has its own mall, casino, night club, theatre, go-kart racing, off-campus excursions, on-campus motorized/non-motorized sports and the list goesssss onnnnn. We spent about $600 a piece for four days, which was amazing for the experience had! Again this is a compound which has about five other parts that aren’t adults only. So, perfect for big family trips! #barcelo #barcelomayagrandresort #barcelomayariviera #quintanaroo #quintanaroomexico #allinclusiveresort #adultsonlyresort #vacationideas #mexico #barceloadultsonly #baecationideas ♬ Injabulo – Juls & S.O.N

These are only a couple of examples of what this majestic resort has in store for its guests, so if you want to learn more, read on!

The Location

Not unlike most of Tulum’s all-inclusives, Barceló Maya Riviera is actually not located in the town itself but in the stretch of land between Playa del Carmen and Tulum.

Specifically, you’ll find Barceló Maya Riviera just south of Puerto Aventuras, approximately an hour’s drive from Tulum airport and a 35-minute drive from downtown Tulum.

@ownedby4 Barcelo Maya Riviera all inclusive adults only! #cancun #cancunmexico #rivieramaya #barcelomayariviera #barcelo #resorts #baecation #couplesgoals #cancun2023 #cancunresorts #elpaso #texas ♬ Sunny Day – Ted Fresco

To describe this location as privileged would be something of an understatement. 

Here, you not only get access to more than 2 km of stunning secluded beaches, but just across the highway from the complex, you’ll find three breathtaking cenotes: the Cenote Azul, the Cenote Cristalino and Jardín del Edén.

The resort also incredibly close to the Kantun Chi ecopark, known for its cenotes and underground caves.

The Resort

Beyond its ideal location and lush natural surroundings, Barceló Maya Riviera’s standout features include its elegant design and spacious areas.

The 850 rooms feature beautiful ocean or garden views, all of them showcasing a terrace and a hot tub, and some even a private pool.

@kamrimckenna A peek at the Barcelo Maya Riviera Resort! #barceloresorts #mexico #mexicoresorts #allinclusive #vacation #beachresort ♬ Paradise – Bazzi

You likely won’t really need one, though, as the resort boasts 8 swimming pools, including a surf simulator and the aforementioned massive infinity pool, which seamlessly fuses with the Mexican Caribbean sea.

You can unwind with a drink at one of the two swim-up bars, enjoy activities like water aerobics and Zumba lessons, or simply relax at the Balinese beds or submerged lounge beds.

Given that your all-inclusive package grants you access to the 5 resorts in the complex, which include the Barceló Maya Palace and the Barceló Maya Beach, there’s a myriad of amenities and activities to discover.

Scuba Diving Training

These include water sports, scuba diving lessons, night-time entertainment, 3 theaters, a bowling alley, a nightclub, and even an escape room.

Dining & Wellness

No trip to the Mexican Caribbean is truly complete without a taste of authentic Mexican cuisine, yet typically, your all-inclusive buffet might not be the best spot to do so.

However, Barceló Maya Riviera’s Mexican restaurant Agave proves to be an exception, as it even boasts an on-site taqueria, offering tacos that truly capture the essence of the local flavors.

Couple eating Mexican food

Not to be overlooked, the resort’s other three international restaurants are equally enticing, offering a diverse array of options including Japanese-Peruvian fusion, Italian, and French cuisine.

In the unlikely scenario that these world-class eateries fail to impress your palate – worry not.

As you might recall, guests enjoy access to all 5 resorts in the complex, so there’s a total of 16 excellent restaurants to satisfy your cravings.

And it goes beyond just the dining options – this access also includes the U-Spa Wellness & Fitness Centre at the Barceló Maya Grand Resort. 

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Spanning over 3,000 square meters, the facility offers a range of amenities, including tropical and bi-thermal showers, steam rooms, saunas, and immersion pools.

Given the exceptional location, lush natural surroundings, and numerous luxurious amenities offered by Barceló Maya Riviera, it’s clear why Forbes has recognized it as the best all-inclusive in Tulum.

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