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Barcelo Tucancun Beach - All-Inclusive 3.5

Hotel Zone, Cancun

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Pros

Cons

  • Entire hotel needs updating
  • Beach waves can be a bit rough
  • Tons of staircases can be tiresome to maneuver
  • Premium alcohol is not included
  • Wi-Fi for a fee

Bottom Line

The 334-room all-inclusive Barcelo Tucancun Beach may not be the most luxurious or stunning hotel in Cancun, but it offers clean facilities, average buffets, convenient in-room amenities, and a pretty beach -- all at one of the more affordable rates in the area. Although the main pool can get a bit crowded and rowdy, several of the smaller pools offer some peace. Rooms (and the entire hotel, for that matter) need updates; there are old tube TVs, dated bedspreads and furnishings, and out-of-place iron gates separating the bathroom area. On the upside, they're clean and spacious, with mini-fridges and coffeemakers, and the sea view rooms have great views of the Caribbean's cerulean waters.

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Location

On a small white-sand beach in the middle of the Hotel Zone, but a good drive from downtown Cancun

Map of Barcelo Tucancun Beach - All-Inclusive

Along a small, beautiful beach near the middle of the Hotel Zone, the Barcelo Tucancun is equidistance from the airport and downtown Cancun -- about a 25-minute drive. It is a great spot for those who want to be in the center of the lively Hotel Zone, and close to shops at La Isla, a modern shopping center.

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
  • 5-minute drive to La Isla Shopping Center
  • 25-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 40-minute drive to Tulum Mayan ruins

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Address

Blvd. Kukulkan Km 13.5, Lote 24, Cancun 77500, Mexico

Room Types

  • Deluxe Oceanfront Room
  • Oceanfront Suite
  • Oceanfront Two Bedroom Villa
  • Superior Lagoon View Room
  • Superior Oceanfront Room
  • Superior Sea View Room
  • Superior Standard Room

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