In true all-inclusive fashion, guests will find all of the essentials for a casual, “entertainment-centered” (Oyster) beach getaway at the Barcola Costa Cancun Hotel: convenience, eclectic cuisine, and plenty of tropical fun in the sun.
The Mediterranean-style resort sits on a busy stretch of beach on the Bahia de Mujeres, the strip of land on the north end of the Hotel Zone. It's right next to El Embarcardero, where ferries depart for Isla Mujeres, catamaran tours commence and pirate ships moor nightly in the bay. Lucky kids may get a glimpse of practice swordplay from the shore, and the 260-foot rotating observation tower (known as the Torre Escenica) is a five-minute walk down the beach with some of the best views in Cancun according to Travel + Leisure.
A grove of coconut palms lines the beach, offering a shady respite from the tropical sun (the hotel doesn’t have beach umbrellas), and the sandy shore is calm and crystal clear. Heavy boat traffic limits ocean swimming to a small roped-off area, so a dip in the free-form pool is a better bet here. There are plenty of lounge chairs dotting the perimeter for pool-side lounging, and pedal boats, kayaks and snorkeling gear are free for in-pool use. The Barcy Club for kids offers supervised games and activities daily from 9am to 5pm.
Four on-site dining options are included in your stay with traditional specialties like poc-chuc (barbecued pork) and paptzules (egg tacos covered in pumpkin seed sauce), as well as unlimited cocktails in the beach and lobby bars. Stick around the hotel for nightly shows with dancers each night.
Be sure to visit the spa, where access to the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi are all free of charge. Upgrade to a Junior Suite Ocean Front View room for a private terrace with a hot tub and hammock.
From the press:
"A family-friendly hotel, there's a roomy kids' clubhouse with a small play area outside. There are also frequent activities going on in the resort's sole pool area, which can be a drawback if you want some poolside peace and quiet" -- Fodor's
"Barcelo Costa is smaller than many other mammoth all-inclusive resorts just outside Cancun, and offers guests an entertainment-centered atmosphere that can feel tired and tacky at times. On the upside, though, rooms are spacious, airy, and bright” -- Oyster
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
24-hour front desk
Baby-sitting service on request
Currency exchange / ATM
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm
Standard checkout time: 11am
Children and additional guests
Children up to the age of 12 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Children may also use the kids club.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for in-room wireless Internet: USD 12 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: USD 12 per day (rates may vary)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
Barcelo Costa Cancun is about a 20-minute drive from Cancun International Airport. Parking is complimentary at the hotel.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in GBP) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
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