Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa  

This place has five pools and seven restaurants, plus it’s right next to a great stretch of sand.

There’s a real castaway vibe here – thatch-roofed buildings peek out from in between palm trees. Plus, the complex opens out onto a white, sandy beach.

But what really sets this place apart is the pool scene – there are five in total. They’re all flanked by bars and spacious sun terraces, and some lead down to the sand.

Inside, meanwhile, bedrooms have a classic flavour. They pair oak and wrought-iron furniture with simple whitewashed walls and tiled floors. Each one comes with a furnished balcony, too. And in-room extras take the shape of cable TVs and air-conditioning.

On the dining front you’ve got the option of five à la carte restaurants, with menus from Mexico, Italy, Spain and Japan. The latter comes complete with teppanyaki tables. The buffet restaurant does a good range of international favourites. There’s also a creperie that does a great range of pancakes and milkshakes.

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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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superior double room with sea view

Superior double room with sea view sleeps up to 3 with an alarm clock, bathrobes, slippers, 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, private check-in welcome cocktail, beach towels, pillow menu and selected discounted facilities.

superior double room

Superior double room sleeps up to 3 with alarm clock, bathrobes, slippers, ceiling fan, coffee-maker, iron and board, and a plasma TV. You'll also gain privilege benefits which include access to a private lounge, concierge service, private check-in, welcome cocktail, beach towels, pillow menu and selected discounted facilities.

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totally amazing

I really don't know where to start with this, my partner and I returned from the cat on the 12th October after a 2 week stay, there is nothing negative I can say about this place, it was a amazing holiday from start to finish, the cat itself is the most well presented and clean hotel we have ever been to, the staff cant do enough for you, a special mention here for the girls that looked after us at breakfast and also to lifeguard Jesus, he went beyond when I had a problem with my foot, My partner and I had such a relaxing time that we can honestly say we never wanted to leave, we had such a great time, it is very laid back and the atmosphere is so chilled, my partner had a birthday while we was there and we was so well looked after, it is everything it says it is and more to be truthful, from the moment we arrived, the setting, the people, all the food, it was just great, I would strongly advise anyone to stay here and book straight away, we already said after 3 days that we would be coming back, so just to say we look forward to seeing everyone when we return for another fantastic holiday, thank you to everyone for making our holiday so special and memorable. Gary&Clare xxMore

gary a, Dover, United Kingdom

First and Last trip to Mexico

We just returned from the Riviera Maya on Saturday and we were extremely disappointed with the Resort. First we had a hard time even finding the place. We got there on Monday evening and when I got up on Tuesday morning and got cleaned up and went to dry my hair the dryer died on. I let them know at the front desk and they told me it would be fixed. When we went to the steak house that evening the food was terrible I had ribs that were so tough you couldn't even pull them off the bone and my husbands steak was paper thin, his baked potato was the size of a fifty cent piece. needless to say we left dinner hungry. There was also a cat wandering around the restaurant and coming up to people as they were trying to eat. Wednesday morning we got up and were getting ready to go sight seeing and the dryer still didn't work, I told them at the front desk again and they told me it would be fixed that day. We went out for a while and then laid by the pool which was nice. We went to the buffet that evening, there were birds flying around everywhere and crapping on tables and chairs, rather gross. Another disappointing day over with. Thursday we got up and were getting ready to go to Tulum and the dryer STILL didn't work. When the maid came around that day I happened to be in the room and I showed her it didn't work and she said she would call to have it fixed. By Friday I gave up telling them. All and all the resort was pretty but I felt the service really left a lot to be desired. We had booked through expedia and I don't feel that we have been treated well by them since we have returned and I spoke with them about our stay. My husband and I work don't hardly see each other because of work and we really look forward to these times that we can get away and spend time together and we sure didn't enjoy this trip.More

631pixie, Spring Grove, Pennsylvania

Amazing resort but a bit of a drive

The resort was awesome! By far one of the best all inclusives so far... The staff was great and to food was ok. The Japanese steakhouse was the best! If we could have eaten there every night we would have! The other food in the buffet areas were pretty bland but that is kind of to be expected. The beach was ok but the water by one of the pools was pretty rocky and the beach by the other pools was ok but we didnt really go in.... They upgraded us to a honeymoon suite the 2nd night.. I'm not sure why but we didn't complain! We had an awesome room and a bathtub "hot tub" on the patio.. We never used it but it was still cool. We went to the spa and it was awesome! I did a massage and a sugar scrub! I never lasted long enough to make it to the disco area but a few times I passed by and it was young kids... There was a small little resort town basically right outside the hotel but it was very overpriced.. I am talking $40 for sunscreen or tanning oil and $10 for tylenol.... I got strep throat while i was there and spent almost $70 in a pharmacy for cough drops, tylenol, and throat spray... but i'm sure if we would have taken a taxi into cancun or somewhere it would have been cheaper... The only bummer and reason we may choose other resorts would be the location.. We were pretty far from the airport and the main areas of town....I like the quick rides not the hour long ones that cost $100!More


Cannot wait to go back!

First class hotel and facilities.So many different restaurants to chose from - our favourites being the steakhouse, Spanish and Japanese. Going into the sea via the main beach is dicey because of the rocks, but you can easily get there via the adjoining lagoon. I strongly advise take some bread to feed the fish. Within walking distance you can stroll around or swim with the dolphins. The excursions are breathtaking especially at the Chichen Itza, Cenotes and quad biking into the Mayan jungle are just a few things we did. All in all the whole family is in love with Mexico and looking forward to going back soon.More

Manjit4400, Alfreton, United Kingdom


My husband and I just got back from a fabulous week long holiday at the Catalonia. The reviews that I read before booking were a little confusing, they sounded like the Yucitan and the Riviera maya were totally separate hotels but they aren't, there are 2 lobby's but it feels like one big hotel. The restaurants are excellent with lots of choices. The Terrace Tapas lounge was my favorite meal, but the japanese, Mexican and Italian were excellent as well. There are two buffet restaurants which is great because then you don't get too bored with the same thing every day. Our room had a pool and ocean view so we could watch the water and the people at the pool ,who needs tv when you can see all that? Our room was super clean, they even did turn down service. The bed was crazy comfy!! I've never had such a comfy bed in a hotel. In the room the stock water, pop and beer in your little fridge every day. On the privilege part of the beach they have padded lounge chairs and bean bag chairs and a bar just for this area, the drinks here are superior and you can even have a cappachino on the beach! We didn't see too many Canadians at this place. There were a few americans and a lot of whinny Brits. Not a lot of kids there, but there are 5 pools so you can find a quiet one somewhere. There is even a little juice bar by the beach if you're looking for something different. Bring water shoes if you want to wander around the lagoon area and for the Rio Secreto excursion that I highly recommend, if you only do one excursion this is the one to do. Thank you Catalonia for making our trip so relaxing and worry free.More

Jane D, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

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