Barcelo Costa Cancun - All-Inclusive Rating: 3.5 Pearls
Hotel Zone, Cancun

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Pros

  • Directly on the beach
  • Large, well-maintained pool
  • Spacious, airy rooms with mango-hued walls and crisp, white furnishings
  • 4 restaurants and a snack bar providing assorted meal options
  • Fun beach-front activities, including a bar and equipment rental
  • Nice, naturally lit fitness center

Cons

  • Small, lackluster beach can get crowded
  • Entertainment can be loud and cheesy
  • Hectic hotel zone lacks charm and an authentic Mexican experience
  • Wi-Fi for a fee
  • Some rooms have old tube TVs

Bottom Line

In comparison with other Hotel Zone properties, the 357-room all-inclusive Barcelo Costa features an above-average beach, decent-size pool, and pretty grounds with some palms and tropical plants. 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. For instance, giant pirate ship attractions perch right beside the resort's tiny slice of beach, and loud music pumps throughout the pool area at night. On the upside, though, rooms are spacious, airy, and bright, many with flat-screen TVs and massive marble showers.

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 Location

Surrounded by small, commercialized beaches, other all-inclusive hotels, and random bits of undeveloped land

Not quite in the Hotel Zone, note quite in Cancun, the Barcelo Costa Cancun sits along the northern-most arm that extends toward the thin Hotel Zone strip. The immediate area lacks attractions, being that it's only surrounded by other hotels and random bits of undeveloped land. A bit of a drive to the airport, it's a decent place for visitors that don't care too much about large, pristine beaches, and instead want to be relatively close to shops and the tourist-centric Cancun nightlife. Still about a 15-minute drive to Ciudad Cancun, where locals live and play, it's actually much closer than other hotels in the Hotel Zone.

The Zona Hotelera (or Hotel Zone) is the mega-resort, mega-mall area in Isla Cancun that caters to mass tourism. The nightlife is one of its main draws, as are its shops and restaurants -- but there's little of Cancun's original flavor here. To get a hint of what that is, you'll have to take a cab to Ciudad Cancun, the real downtown, where smaller, better restaurants, local shops, and quieter bars are located.

  • 25-minute drive to Cancun International Airport
  • 15-minute drive to downtown Cancun (Ciudad Cancun)
  • 40-minute drive to Puerto Morelos, with quiet beaches and great snorkeling spots
  • 1-hour drive to Playa del Carmen, a laid-back and bustling town with great shopping, and a well-heeled crowd
  • 1-hour and 45-minute drive to Tulum Mayan ruins

 Bottom Line

In comparison with other Hotel Zone properties, the 357-room all-inclusive Barcelo Costa features an above-average beach, decent-size pool, and pretty grounds with some palms and tropical plants. 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. For instance, giant pirate ship attractions perch right beside the resort's tiny slice of beach, and loud music pumps throughout the pool area at night. On the upside, though, rooms are spacious, airy, and bright, many with flat-screen TVs and massive marble showers.

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Address

  • Blvd Kukulcan Km 4 5 Zona Cancun, QROO 77500 Mexico

Room Types

  • Deluxe Oceanfront Room
  • Deluxe Sea View Room
  • Deluxe Swimming Pool View Room
  • Junior Suite Sea View
  • Superior Garden View Room
  • Superior Room
  • Superior Sea View Room
  • Superior Swimming Pool View Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 357
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Kids Club: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Hotel Zone, Cancun
Address: Blvd Kukulcan Km 4 5 Zona Cancun, QROO 77500 Mexico
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