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Barcelo Costa of Cancun, Mexico - A Hotel That Exceeds Expectations

Cancun in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico is a paradise on earth, with its white sand beaches, warm crystal clear Caribbean sea, and year-round mild climate. It is the prime vacation getaway for millions of people who want to get away from the stress of city living. In this top tourist destination, the four-star beachfront Barceló Costa Cancún hotel remains a favorite.

Also known as Gran Costa Real and Costa Real Cancun, Barceló Costa is overlooking the aptly-named Playa Linda (“pretty beach”), where the Hotel Zone begins—the center of tourist activities with rows of high-end resorts, restaurants, and nightclubs in the area.

Barcelo Costa Resort Hotel in Cancun Mexico.
Guests frequently commented on the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff of Barceló Costa, and how they knew how to treat their customers. Visitors have said that the hotel staff alone made their vacations memorable. They were energetic and enthusiastic, especially in arranging onsite activities from giving introductory diving and Spanish lessons, to scheduling beach volleyball and nightclub tours. Resorts Website

However, Barceló Costa’s human resources is not only its asset; its biggest draws include its location (just 20 minutes from the airport, and in the center of the complex), and being all-inclusive; guests liked being served drinks all day long as they lounged around in the huge outdoor pool surrounded by a tropical garden.

Restuarant at Cancun's Barcelo Costa Resort Hotel.
The hotel has a number of facilities for the discerning guests. Aside from the adult pool, it has one for children as well, and a steam room and sauna. For those who just want to laze around, there is a wide expanse of white sandy beach in front of the building and palm shelters with towels and deckchairs.

Fitness conscious guests can take advantage of the hotel’s fully-equipped and air-conditioned gym, as well as a spa which offers beauty services like facial and body treatments.

Barceló Costa offers a 24-hour room service, and guests who want to enjoy Cancun’s sights and attractions can request the hotel’s assistance in booking tours. For those with children, a babysitter can be provided as well.

Resort Guestroom
Barcelo Costa has 318 guestrooms complete with amenities like the mini-bar, television and DVD player, refrigerator, and coffee maker. Every bathroom has a telephone and hair dryer too. According to guests who left reviews of their stay in the hotel, they loved the marble countertops in the washrooms, the wooden room doors, and the white floor tiles of the rooms, halls, and the lobby.
For those who are in Cancun for a business meeting, there is a conference hall available that can accommodate up to 170 people.

Cancun is indeed a tourist’s paradise, from its beautiful beaches, water sports, archaeological sites, and adventure tours. Staying at the Barceló Costa can ensure that nothing mars this vacation of a lifetime.  Photos provided by the property.