Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa  

A beachfront location, thatched-roof rooms, and acres of greenery – the Catalonia Maya Riviera Resort & Spa offers a true taste of the tropics.

This beachfront property is haloed by tropical gardens. Among the greenery you’ve got five pools and seven restaurants, plus Caribbean-esque rooms dressed in warm terracotta and oak wood.

There’s a real castaway feel to the hotel. Thatched-roof buildings peek out from in between tall palm trees, and it all opens out onto a white, sandy beach.

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Fly Long Haul

With Thomson Airways

  • Direct flights from 7 UK airports
  • Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
  • Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
  • Enjoy complimentary drinks
  • Upgrade to Premium Club for additional benefits
  • UK airport lounge access for Premium Club guests

Honeymoon Offer

Honeymoons get a bottle of sparkling wine, a decorated room, chocolates and a surprise gift from the hotel - please request at time of booking. Please note: Marriage date should be no more than 6 months prior to honeymoon booking - certificate to be shown on arrival. This offer does not apply to those booking a honeymoon room.

Food & Drink

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks, Icecream
All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Selected local-brand alcohol, soft drinks, tea and coffee until 02.00.  Snacks until 02.00.

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5 outdoor pools

In the hotel and neighbouring Catalonia Yucatan Beach Hotel. Surrounded by sunbeds, parasols and deckchairs, there's plenty of space to lounge by the pool.

Alebrijes Mexican à la carte restaurant

Serving authentic Mexican food.

Spa Alegria

Offering massages and beauty treatments.

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double room

Double room sleeps up to three adults or two adults and two children, with one king-size or two double beds, an extra bed and a plasma TV.

superior double room

Superior double room sleeps up to three with an alarm clock, ceiling fan, iron and board, coffee-maker and a plasma TV. You'll also gain Privilege Benefits which include access to a private lounge, concierge service, welcome cocktail, beach towels, pillow menu and selected discounted facilities.

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Wedding Bells

Went here for my sons Wedding on the beach. The hotel did all the wedding arrangements from a wedding shop in the hotel. Our rooms were very good,clean and linen changed every day.Several Restarants including a Mexican ,Spanish,Italian and Japanese. The latter we thought was best .When we ordered we had a starter .Where we were sitting [seats for 12] a Chef appeared and cooked all our meals on a hotplate in front of us .It was like a Cabaret Act. There are lots of pools {childrens as well ,also the adudlt pools both had swim up bars.Cabaret in the evenings in the Theatre and on the beach.A very good Cuban Band once a week.Lots of trips to the local Mayan ruins etc,and boat trips visits to local night clubs ,can all be booked from the hotel. There are also 2 Buffet restaurants for breakfast etc,on of which turns into a Steak House in the evening....A very good fortnight..Free WiFi.A bit iffy. P.S The wedding went well as well .More

Spud C, Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom

You won't regret coming here!!

Where to begin! This hotel was awesome. You want a genuine review about the place before booking then look no further. The entrance is beautiful when you arrive on the coach which is always a relief let's be honest when pulling up ... the grounds are incredibly well kept and the maids do such a grand job cleaning the rooms. They left towel art every time they came and they were such a lovely touch. The room itself was plenty big enough there was two of us. Didn't feel cramp and the bathroom was a good size. Shower was embarrassingly better than my one at home which is great as sometimes abroad they are rubbish pressure wise. The wifi was good for us so not sure why some reviews say it isn't maybe it's their devices? Our room, pool, lobby and even the beach was covered so we were happy. The food in the international buffets were pretty decent we never struggled for choice but suppose how fussy you are but there's always pizza, chicken nuggets, pasta and chips for any fussy kids or adults so you won't starve. Could use " a la carte" restaurants twice a week and we went for 2 weeks. Didn't go Mexican as we were told it wasn't the Mexican us brits are used too but we didn't fancy it anyway. Italian was nice ( we deemed this the best) the bamboleo steakhouse was lovely along with the Mikado Japanese. It was a fun night with tasty food. You can also use the pools and facilities of the hotel next door the Yutacan. Now for some of the areas to improve on and what we found were the worse parts of the trip but even then they weren't major. Check in isn't fast....2 people on the desk and they go the pace of a snail which isn't nice when you have spend a whole day travelling. Other people agreed so maybe get more staff on reception? Our room key stopped working second week so had to wait forever and a day in the que just to get it changed all because of more arrivals....there were lots of staff around but none interested in helping with queries had to stand in the non air conditioned heat but again not major as it got sorted. We stayed in room 126 and boy was it noisy at times. Massive waste disposal trucks going past on the night as it's right by the exit gates. Not the greatest room location but again once they past it was quiet. Now if you have read this far Mr operations director please please please get rid of the timeshare people in the white tent why ruin your beautiful hotel with people harassing guests. We have paid thousands to come there for a relaxing time they should not be actually in the hotel by the buffet restaurant. We eventually avoided the area and walked around them. ...shouldn't have to be like that. Must add here though staff in the restaurants and bars were so great, very attentive serving you drinks. So not all staff are harassing just the timeshare people. If you want to relax by the pool or even the beach stay away from the pool by the bombaleo restaurant as the loud music only gets louder as the day goes on can't snooze because it's noisy plus there's literally always some game going on in the pool and the entertainment staff don't stop waffling in Spanish and then English on their microphone. It's constant so we went further along the beach or by the yutacan pool where the tequila bar was. Sunbeds gets taken up very early I'm talking 7am so be prepared however plenty of beds on the beach. Evening entertainment was boring. Theatre was rubbish and unless u wanted to party till early hours in the morning the disco wasn't for us. What's wrong with getting some live acts to perform on a stage each night. Mariachi band performing was about the highlight. Nothing around the hotel either bar wise to enjoy some entertainment. Good job they sell packs of cards in the shop as we played cards with a cocktail some nights...never done that on as holiday before but that's us personally. One last bad point was a young lady and her mother who was staying at the hotel was going around all the sunbeds warning everybody their safe had been hacked into and stole all their money. They left passports and jewelry but took all their spending money which is disgusting as people spend a lot of money staying at these hotels so to have their trust broken is terrible. I do believe this was an isolated incident but they did the right thing by telling everybody because clearly the hotel manager doesn't want it's guests freaking out! Our belongings were all safe and sound though and felt safe the entire time. Worth venturing to playa del Carmen 300 pesos each way and was a fabulous day of shopping. You can even get on a ferry over to conzumel. Overall a great holiday here at the hotel probably wouldn't return as I like to try different places never the same but if your looking at this hotel do concider it. It is absolutely awesome even the bad points I listed didn't ruin our holiday one bit, it was all rather lovely. Well done Mr Manager of Catalonia Riviera.More

Emilie C, Redditch, United Kingdom

fabulous place but bring a kettle if you need your tea.

Food, good selection room clean quiet and plenty of room to move. However bring a kettle if you want a cup of tea, can't find kettle anywhere and when asked hotel for one they bought us a baby bottle warmer. Beach unable to swim in the sea because of seaweed. Free snorkelling equipment for 1hr, but not much to see. and pools beautiful. Bring 1 dollar bills for tipping. I had about 30 for 10 days and that was enough. It's cheaper than giving pesos and they love dollars here. Tipping is expected. Spa treatments fantastic, however negotiate the prices don't accept what's on the list.more fool you if you do. getting out of the resort you will always need a taxi as its so big, otherwise it's a 30 minute walk.More

Karen W, Coventry, United Kingdom

Amazing Family Vacation

I just came back from a week long vacation this resort and my whole family had an awesome experience! The exceptional customer service begun weeks before the trip when I emailed the hotel to make special room requests, and to my surprise, got a response from the manager assuring me that everything was going to be ok. Check-in took us less than five minutes, and as in most hotels these days we were asked to sign up for a presentation to upgrade or get a time share, but once we politely declined, we were not bothered again. Of all-inclusive hotels I've been to, Catalonia has the best food! I was glad to see and taste authentic mexican fare, but there were also many other options for picky eaters and vegetarians. Hotel is small -compared to others- but that's actually a good thing, because there's more attention to detail. The greatest asset of this resort is without doubt, its magnificent staff: waiters, entertainment team, cooks, hostesses, bartenders and everyone in between were friendly and professional ... everybody seemed to enjoy their job and do whatever possible to make us feel comfortable; too many names to mention but special gratitude to Don Alfonso from Margarita's pool bar and Don Valerio from Bamboleo, and a big hello to Oscar from "Mikado". Thanks to all of you.More

gloria m,

average resort

We went as a family of 4 for 5 days. The resort is quite nice, the workers are very friendly and are hard working. there were 3 pool which were small, therefore it seemed crowded around the pool areas. The food was nice compared to other all inclusive resorts but there wasn't a hugh choice. The only thing I did not like was the fact that they were pushing the membership to their club. The day we got there, while checking in, we were given 1 pass to the non buffet restaurants.( although we had paid for the exclusive and thought all restaurants were automatically included). We were told that we had to go to a free breakfast meeting the following morning which would have lasted at least one and a half hours. At that time, we would have been given more passes to the other restaurants. We specifically mentioned that we were not interested in such a meeting and did not attend. Long story short, we ended up with one dinner pass and had to eat at the buffet for the rest of the days. In my opinion, this was set up this way so that you would have to attend the meeting, VERY DECEIVING ! in my opinion. for that reason only, i would not go back to this resort.More

ashamb, New York

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Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 5068 customer reviews
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