Barcelo Dominican Beach
Cortesito, Playa Bavaro
Higuey RD, Punta Cana

Distance from hotel to town of Higuey, 61 kms (38 miles). Distance from hotel to Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), 19 kms (12 miles).  

Caribbean breezes, spectacular beaches, first class service and a luxury spa are only a few of the things you will find at this oceanfront resort on beautiful Bavaro Beach. It's located 12 miles from the Punta Cana airport and 28 miles from Higuey. Immersed in the green and freshness of the tropical palm trees, its whole structure merges perfectly with the surrounding environment to create a paradise that will pamper you with its 24-hour all-inclusive plan. The Barcelo Dominican Beach offers 731 air conditioned rooms, each with a balcony, direct telephone line, safety deposit box and a beautifully decorated, fully equipped bathroom.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Aerobics
  • Archery
  • Banana Boat Rides ($)
  • Bars/Lounges (6)
  • Basketball
  • Beach
  • Billiards
  • Boutique
  • Car Rental Desk ($)
  • Children's Club
  • Conference Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dance Lessons
  • Darts
  • Disco
  • Entertainment (live, nightly)
  • Fishing (deep sea)$
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Jacuzzis (outdoor)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Parking
  • Pools (outdoor) (2)
  • Restaurants (4)
  • Rooms (362)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Snorkeling ($)
  • Spa (full service) ($)
  • Suites (66)
  • Tennis Courts (lighted) (4)
  • Volleyball
  • Wedding Services

Casino  

• Opening hours are: 4:00pm-3:00am.  

• Drinks included. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 1:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2016 Standard - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Oceanfront - 2 adults.  

• Jr Suite Club Elite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Jr Suite Oceanfront Club Elite - 2 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.  

• Jr Suite Oceanfront Honeymoon - 2 adults. Suite Club Elite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

2017 The 2017 maximum occupancies have not been received yet, please use the 2016 maximum occupancies as a guideline. This information is subject to change.  

Standard, partial and oceanview/poolview/gardenview, 1 bathroom, balcony.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Ocean Front, Enjoy these spacious and comfortable rooms with sea view from where you can appreciate the beauty of the Caribbean and make the most of your stay in Punta Cana.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Junior Suite Club Elite, This ample Junior Suite type room offers the comforts and the exclusive service you've dreamed of, in an area specially designed for the fully enjoyment of the relaxation of body and soul. In addition to the regular facilities, services and activities in our All Inclusive package, Elite Club members enjoy special service.  

Junior Suite Oceanfront Club Elite, Enjoy all the special attention when you stay in one of these rooms with all the services of the Club Elite included guaranteeing you an unforgettable stay in the Dominican Republic plus air conditioning, balcony, safe, iron/ironing board, electric coffee machine, minibar, living room, sofa bed, direct line telephone, cable TV, fully equipped bathroom, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, Jacuzzi.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Suite Club Elite, For the most demanding guests, the hotel offers you these spacious and light-filled rooms which include all the services of the Club Elite plus air conditioning, balcony, safe, iron/ironing board, electric coffee machine, mMinibar, dining room, living room, sofa bed, direct line telephone, cable TV, two bathrooms, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, Jacuzzi.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Junior Suite Ocean Front Honeymoon, Enjoy rooms with spectacular sea views perfect for couples with all possible details taken care of to provide an unforgettable experience. All the services of the Club Elite are also included.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Elite Club In addition to the regular facilities, services and activities in the All Inclusive package, Elite Club members enjoy these special services:  

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• Personalized concierge service  

• Private check in and check out  

• VIP guest identification bracelet  

• Fruit basket upon arrival -2 beach towels in the room  

• Welcome drink upon arrival and selected international drinks in our bars -24 hour a la carte room service  

• Bathrobe and slippers for your comfort  

• Free wireless access  

• Preferential laundry service -15% discount in Spa treatments -15% discount in motorized water sports  

All accommodations include: alarm clock, telephone, hairdryer, maid service, safe deposit box: ($), television, balcony, coffee/tea maker, air conditioning, iron, mini-bar, shower, bathtub, crib (on request), ironing board, room service and ceiling fan.  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Amigo, Lobby bar with live music bar at night, open from 10:00am to 1:00am.  

La Gaviota Bar, Swim up bar, open from 10:00am to 7:00pm.  

Playero 1 & Playero 2, Beach bars, open from 10:00am to 6:00pm.  

Palmasol, Buffet, open daily for breakfast from 7:00am to 10:30am, lunch from 12:00pm to 3:00pm and dinner from 6:30pm to 10:00pm.  

Le Cafe, Wonderful coffee shop with a variety of teas and desserts, open from 9:00am to 12:00pm.  

Bahia's(*), Buffet during the day and Brazilian food at night from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Bucanero's Grill(*), Seafood restaurant, open daily from 6:30pm to 10:30pm.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Meson(*), Spanish food, open daily from 6:00pm to 10:30pm,  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Mezzaluna(*), Italian food, open daily from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Pepito's(*), Mexican food, open daily from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

Snack Bar, Fast food (pizza, hot dogs, hamburger), open 24 hours.  

Wasabi(*), Japanese food, open daily from 6:00pm to 10:30pm, reservation required.  

(*) Denotes reservation is required.  

El Pueblito Bar, Snack bar, serving cocktails and fast food, open from 10:00am to 1:00am.  

Time Out, Sports bar, pool table, big televisions to watch your favorites sporting events, serving cocktails from 4:00pm to 12:00am.  

Bonus Features (back to top)

2016 Bonus Features:  

• Travel Dates: 12/21/2015 - 12/20/2016  

• Afternoon tea  

• Bottled water  

• Chaise lounges  

• Daily activities  

• Morning coffee  

• Parking  

• Towels  

• Use of fitness center  

• Use of tennis courts  

• Watersports (non-motorized)  

• Weekly cocktail party  

• Welcome drink  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

Student Groups:  

• Travel Dates: 12/21/2015 - 12/20/2016  

• The hotel will not accept any spring break groups.  

• If the hotel authorizes and makes an exception to allow any spring break group, the following policy will apply:  

• Students/youth travelers are considered by the hotel as any person between 16 and 23 years of age. They will be required to sign a responsability letter agreeing to leave the hotel in the event of a disruption.  

• Upon check in, each student/youth will be required to leave a cash deposit of $400.00 USD per person. Policy is mandatory per person and cash only.  

• Minimun age requirement for hotel check in is 18 years of age. Any hotel guest under the age of 18 will require a chaperone(s).  

Documents Needed For Weddings:  

• The following applies to non-Dominican nationals wishing to get married in the Dominican Republic.  

Guests who have never been married before:  

• Original birth certificate or legalized copy of original translated into Spanish  

• Notarized declaration of single status or copy of original translated into Spanish and legalized by the Dominican Embassy or Consulate  

• Name change document, if necessary  

• Copy of couple's passports or driver's license or copy of original only  

• Copy of witnesses' passports or driver's license  

Guests who have been married before:  

• Birth certificate (only translation required), copy of original and translated into Spanish  

• Notarized declaration of single status or copy of original, translated into Spanish and legalized by the Dominican Embassy or Consulate  

• Divorce judgment  

• Name change document, if necessary  

• Copy of couple's passports or driver's license or copy of original only  

• Copy of witnesses' passports or driver's license  

• The couple must bring all original documents. If all documents have to be translated into Spanish and legalized by the Dominican Consulate or Embassy in their home country, see above. (The Consulate or Embassy charges for these services).  

• Countries that are part of the Hague Agreement do not need legalized documents, only Apostille. Please check http://www.hcch.net for more information.  

• The couple needs to be in the Dominican Republic 48 hours prior to the wedding date.  

• The marriage certificate will be issued with the name indicated on the birth certificate, unless a name changed document is provided.  

• In case of a prior marriage the divorce process has to be completed 6 months before the remarriage.  

• Relatives cannot be witnesses.  

• The wedding or renewal fee and service charge has to be paid to the wedding coordinator.  

• The marriage certificate will be sent through a courier service to the couple's mailing address.  

• Services such as extra flowers, DJ services and pictures that are not included in any of the packages have an additional cost.  

• In the event of bad weather, the wedding will not be canceled, it will be moved to a backup location.  

Local Attractions (back to top)

Tourist Attractions Nearby:  

• Cigar Factory  

• Mangu Disco  

• The Higuey Cathedral  

• Palma Real Shop Center