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  • 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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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

Rooms and Rates

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Key Features
Fitness Center
Hotel Services
Transport to / from Hotel
Dry Cleaning
Free Breakfast
Rental Car Service Desk Onsite
Room Service
Family Services
Babysitting Services
Kids Allowed
Supervised Kids Activities
Things to Do
Beauty Salon
Business Center
Fitness Center
Located on the Beach
Tennis Court
Room Features
Air Conditioner
Full Kitchen
Mini Bar (with liquor)
Separate Bedroom / Living Room Space
Blvd. Kukulkan Km 13.5, Lote 24, Cancun 77500, Mexico
Phone (998) 891-5900
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