The Catalonia Playa Maroma boasts a prime setting on a world-class beach, along with seven restaurants, three bars and an impressive pool scene.
This place gets its name from the long stretch of dove-white sand on its doorstep. Punta Maroma beach carpets the coast for five miles. It’s also a 25-minute taxi ride in the other direction to Playa del Carmen.
The property is cocooned by acres of mangrove forests. And it’s been designed to blend in with its tropical setting. Hacienda-style villas with terraces that look out over the grounds.
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Food & Drink
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Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. 3 visits per week to an à la carte restaurant. Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee. Snacks at set times.
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This curvy number comes with a terrace dotted with loungers and palms. There's a shallow section for little ones, too.
Pajaritos buffet restaurant
This restaurant serves up an international buffet spread for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also has a firewood pizza oven.
Set by the beach offering a seating area and ice-cold drinks.
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Double Room with Garden View and Balcony or Terrace
Superior Privilege Double Room with Balcony or Terrace
These privilege rooms have added benefits like a welcome cocktail, an exclusive area for breakfast and a complimentary à la carte dinner at Terrace Tapas lounge and bar. You also get access to a private lounge, privileged check-in, 10% discount on treatments at the Algeria Spa*, a pillow menu and 10% discount on a lobster dinner.
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My trip to Mexico is great I love Raul ! He's the best! Wooooooooo he done a great job on stage!! The rest of them are great ! Hotel is so good love you all, the alcohol is good for what you pay for the beach is lovely sometimes to much sea weed but its good for the money stop complaining!! xxxxxxxx More
Awesome visit to Catalonia!
Just finished our 6 night stay at Catalonia. 30-40 minute ride from Cancun Airport. We upgraded at check-in to "Privileged", although we thought we'd already upgraded when we bought the trip online. They told us that the name of the beach/resort is Privileged Beach. We wanted to try the upgrade as we never have in the past. We could've done without, yet we enjoyed the large, clean, new, modern room. It was under construction, but the noise doesn't bother me when it's in the daytime. Beds were comfy and A/C was great. There's a Privileged 'side' of the beach, yet not real enforced. The only other benefit of upgrade that we used was 2 dinners at the Tapas/Terrace restaurant, (and one additional restaurant dinner), which was fun. All in all, I didn't feel the restaurants were very good, as compared to other resorts. There were only Mexican, Steak, and Italian, then the buffet, on top of Tapas for Privileged guests. I had read about a Japanese restaurant in the reviews, but this must be a mix up between the different Catalonia Properties - there was no Japanese Restaurant. The buffet was awesome - it was my favorite restaurant. I loved trying things I'd never had - black sausage at breakfast called Morcilla, a fruit called Mamey, awesome soups, veggies and fruits daily (figs one day!), a huge juice/milk section, and different main courses every day to choose from. Kenedy was so nice and courteous, helping us speak Spanish at breakfast. The creperie was good, but I preferred the buffet. They have a couple 'food trucks' - I loved the 'Catalonia Dog' one - it was the best chorizo gourmet sausage 'dog' I've ever had! The drinks were plenty strong - the Mayan Mojito was awesome! Genaro and Lucia at the Lobby bar were very hard working and sweet. You couldn't just choose what brands of liquor you wanted as many kinds are 'reserved for time share people' and they didn't have as big of an assortment. That was a disappointment for my husband, but I didn't let it bother me. There's only 2 bars - lobby and by the pool, no swim up bar. I miss a beach bar to hang out at at night. I enjoyed the smaller size of the resort - easier to get around, more personal and less chaotic feeling. Don't feed the Coatis - they're adorable but nearly took my hand off when I gave them a biscuit. My biggest issue that kept me up at night was that I got bitten up real bad by flies and ants, and I hadn't read that in reviews to bring bug spray! I couldn't stop itching at night - I had a worse 'reaction' than I've ever had to them. Sigh. I even brought cortisone cream that didn't help at all. Excellent and plentiful activities and entertainment team - and they always happened, which I appreciate as other resorts wouldn't have the activities at times, while I planned my day around them and looked forward to it. The team were always socializing with guests, smiling, and encouraging us to have fun! Loved Aquagym, Dance Fitness, and Crazy Games with Eder, Raul, Marco, Ricardo, Carlos, Selena (?), Sara, Luna - they are all fantastic - I cannot recall all their names :( They were amazing, working long long days as they did the nightly shows too. The shows were more unique and personal than other resorts we've been to. Enjoyed trying the disco and dancing, the live music in the lobby was amazing... The pool was great, although there was just one. Open 'til the late evening, which is nice. Music is good and not too loud. I love that there were deep areas. The Aquagym folks need to get people waiting for it to start in the pool, rather than leave me waiting and miss it - when it was in the ocean on some days! We used snorkels (free if < 1 hr) in the ocean - this was the best beach/ocean I've ever been to in Mexico - it was truly amazing. The sand and water were beautiful, water was warm, very little seaweed/debris, but it depended on the day. We were able to find shade, although folks reserving chairs at the pool and beach are rude. We walked down (right side/south) about 20 minutes to a Marina and watched a dolphin show. I've never been to a resort where I was the minority - from the U.S. There were many italians, and the usual mix from other countries, but so few from the U.S. I know how to count to 8 in four languages now :) I admit that I enjoyed spending time with foreigners more than Americans - the only obnoxious/drunk/rude people we saw were Americans - how embarrassing. The foreigners were so sweet and tried to talk to me in English. A little frustrating that every announcement, show, etc, had to be translated into at least 3 languages, yet what a talented team!! Little things that I valued: They have sodas/water/flavored waters sitting around to help yourself - simple, but love it. I love buffet offered for all 3 meals, as it was wonderful and convenient. We didn't have to wait at restaurants if you arrived before 8pm - nice and no reservations required. They also didn't strictly enforce any dress code - we saw shorts/T's/Flip Flops at the restaurants. We didn't feel pressured to tip (or you'd get poor service - elsewhere). They have free wifi everywhere (although not a good connection). You'll want to spend plenty of time on the beach and in the ocean - bring your hat and sleeved water shirts (like under-armour), spandex shorts, etc, so you don't get fried!More
Nice get away
The location and rooms are lovely. The food is mediocre and the drinks are watered down. Beach is gorgeous. They desperately need an ice cream stand separate from the restaurants for afternoons by the pool. The staff are amazing!More
Nice hotel at a nice location
We liked the hotel as it was not too big, which meant you could still find some beach chairs without having to get up at 6 am to put your towels on (as it is customary in many other hotels). The food was good, but not too much variety for a la carte options. The buffet was a long walk which was OK in the morning and evening but for lunch it seems like a bit of a waste of time. We usually opted for the crepe place by the pool. The privileged was a total waste of money we saw the room and opted not to pay extra for that. More
Excellent ! Coming back next year !
This was the best vacation we had ever been on. The staff was friendly as soon as we got there and we got accomodates immediately even though it wasn't 3pm yet. They served us a welcome drink at the front desk while they brought our bags to our beautiful and clean room. Then we were able to spend time at the beach right away which btw is listed as the seventh best in the world (Maroma Beach). Private, quiet, relaxing and clean. The staff was beyond nice and we felt like home. The food was perfectly cooked and we enjoyed every single meal at the buffet and all the restaurants. This hotel is right there at the top. Defenitely coming back next year.More
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