My wife and I recently spent a quick weekend getaway here and overall had a great time. We went with one desire, getting some sun, relaxing, turning our brains off. This resort performed just fine. I have stayed in several all-inclusives before, so by all means this is not the greatest resort of all time. But overall, for the price, it was just what we needed.
Nice staff, comfortable beach, beach volleyball 2x a day (I play a ton of beach volleyball), guests are nice, food is quite good (even at the buffet), nobody is in your face around the clock asking you to join tours and stuff.
Cons- Competitive beach space (we were up anyways, but we still got to the beach by 8 to claim beachside chairs), small beach, no pool bar, 3 a la carte restaurants and 1 buffet, competitive restaurant reservations, rooms could do with a bit of updating, if you stay in a room that is facing the pool, it can get loud some nights with people.
I know that looks like many cons, but really, that was not the point of our trip. We just wanted to getaway, relax, and we would happily come back here again given the choice.
Tips- if you mind noise, and you're not a spring breaker, ask for a non pool-side room. Bring lots of small change, I asked for change every day and they never had any. The "resort credit" book you get seems very nice, but it doesn't help very much. For example, the internet coupon didn't apply to 1 day of internet, only 3 days or longer. So, be wary.
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo Costa Cancun Hotel Cancun
- Barcelo Cancun
- Gran Costa Real
- Costa Real Cancun
- Barcelo Costa Cancun Mexico