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Resort Highlights

  • The ‘Stay at 1 Enjoy 4’ concept combines the exclusive services of four different hotels
  • Direct access to one of the Mexican Carribean’s most beautiful beaches
  • 5* PADI dive center on site for exploring the world's second largest barrier reef
  • Unlimited drinks from 15 bars, not including your minibar - although that's free too
  • Boredom is not an option with a basketball court, football pitch, tennis courts, waterpark, an 18-hole miniature golf course and six-lane bowling alley 
  • Hunger is also not an option with 16 restaurants to choose from
  • Swim in seven different swimming pools, or use the jacuzzis, Turkish bath, spa and sauna

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Resort Description

Barcelo Maya Caribe is a lavish, 5* all-inclusive hotel with a staggering amount of choice.

Making up a quarter of the Maya Grand Resort, Maya Barcelo Caribe has a very unique concept; stay at One, Enjoy Four. This means access to absolutely everything across all four of the resort's hotels, including beaches, pools, spa, bars, restaurants, even a basketball court and bowling alley. 

There's a 5* PADI dive center on site that runs regular trips to the Yucatan jungle to explore ancient cenotes and daily dives around the world's second largest barrier reef. All guestrooms are stocked with the usual luxurious comforts; balconies or terraces, flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers and free minibars.

Book a premium level room to unlock access to the resort's otherwise off-limits Barcelo Maya Palace. 

Explore diving around the Barcelo Maya Caribe

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving thanks to an offshore reef rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 metres/30 feet and great visibility make this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum, both south of Playa, are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 metres/130 feet are possible and the current can be a consideration. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.

Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even dip your head in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres in order to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest some.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the Bull Sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • PADI 5* IDC within the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort
  • Beachfront location, convenient cenote and reef diving 
  • Spacious boats with safety equipment 
  • Experienced instructors and boat captains
  • Open 365 days a year, full range of PADI courses
  • Cenote diving with no special certifications 

Description

Dressel Divers Maya Grand is located on a private bay overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 

The dive center is open 365 days a year and houses a large selection of rental gear. The shop offers WiFi, air conditioning, a filling station, fish ID library and a training pool. 

Dive boats are fast and spacious with shaded areas and knowledgeable guides, captains and boat crew. All have emergency oxygen, first aid kits, AEDs and VHF radios. 

Dressel Divers Maya Grand run regular trips to the Yucatan jungle, to explore ancient cenotes. Many cenote dives do not require any special training. Daily open water trips visit dive sites around the second largest barrier reef and divers often see hundreds of marine creatures in a week’s worth of diving. 

Beginner to pro-level courses are offered alongside specialities like photography, nitrox, cavern and deep diver. Instructors are fully qualified and have considerable previous experience training new and qualified divers at the local dive sites. 

Opt for Nitrox at no additional cost. 
 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Technical Diving Courses
  • Other Specialties

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks Available
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Beach Front Location
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Dive boat facilities

  • Dry Area
  • Drinking Water
  • Surface Interval Snacks
  • Ladder
  • Shaded Space
  • Seating Area

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Live Music
  • Karaoke
  • Nightclub
  • Jet Skiing

Food & drink

  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Fitness Center/Gym
  • Spa Facility
  • Hot Tub/Whirlpool/Jacuzzi
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden
  • Lounge/Tv Area
  • Games Room
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests

Great for families

  • Board Games
  • Kids Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Pool/Snooker
  • Ping Pong
  • Darts
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • The resort is roughly a one hour drive from Cancun International Airport.
  • Taxis are available at the airport (additional cost) and you should ask the driver to take you to 'Barcelo Maya Grand Resort'.
  • Check in time is 3pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is 12pm.
  • Upon request, the resort will arrange a taxi to take you back to Cancun International airport (additional cost).

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