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.

double room

Double room sleeps up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, with 1 king-size or 2 double beds, an extra bed and a plasma TV.

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Fantastic...dont believe the horror stories

Stayed 1-14 Sept, was rather sceptical going after reading horror stories. I'll keep it simple. Fantastic!!! Great value, so clean, excellent staff, particularly Gerardo in tequila bar and Ana in main bar on an evening. Ala carte restaurants amazing, chefs in Japanese were immense. Entertainment team work tirelessly. Any questions were answered immediately. Beach lovely , location a dream. Top banana :)More

ash j, Ripon, United Kingdom


Stayed for 2 weeks starting 24/8/14 and had a fantastic time. We upgraded to privilege and was definitely worth the money. Think its about $25pppn to upgrade. Rooms are nice, mini-fridge restocked daily and 4 tickets per week to the al a carte restaurants plus 1 to the tapas bar.Loads of bars (Corona on tap!) with good choice of premium spirits and decent cocktail menu. PURE bar on beach front was great, privilege only. Steak Restaurant, Mexican, Italian and Japanese plus 2 buffet bars and a Creperie open from 5pm-10pm. All good but the Japanese is hands down the best. All staff very friendly and never stop working- constantly cleaning! Daytime entertainment team work hard and try and get you involved but are not pushy if you'd rather just sunbathe. Evening entertainment team are excellent and a step above your standard hotel entertainment teams! shops in the hotel grounds but a 5 min walk down the road *but there's some more shops where everything is pretty much half the price. We did 3 trips plus a day shopping at Playa Del Carmen which is great for your souveniers and a change of scenery (taxi was £12 each way). Chichen Itza was good for your sight seeing and history although personally didn't think was great but i guess worth a visit. Xplore was great, zip wires, underground caves and off-roading. We went at night when everywhere is lit up by fire lanterns-* you will get wet here! my favorite thing by far was Coco Bongo! Amazing night. got the VIP tickets (about £70 each) which gets you a private table with waiter and is all inclusive. Gave our waiter a small tip erly on and our glasses were never empty! Would 100% recommend and will hopefully visit again!More

Mike T, Devon

Beautiful All Inclusive

I don't understand when people bash places like this. What do people want? This resort is so lovely in every way. It has a real "local" feel with the thatched roofs and warm dark wood construction. Every person we encountered was kind and friendly and did all they could to make our trip memorable. This is not a 5 star resort, but it is a great value for the money. The pools are beautiful and the ocean is so amazing. As the other reviews have said, the beach is rocky, but after about 10 feet, it smooths out and is so perfect. I could have stood in that water all day. Take water shoes to get past the rocks. Its a bit of a challenge, but only for the first few feet. The food was wonderful. The first night we ate in the Mexican restaurant which was amazing. I had a dish that had a mango sauce that I couldn't get enough of! The drinks were not watered down, but really packed a punch! We also enjoyed the creperie which is open after 4:00 in the afternoon. The crepes were incredble! I also had a massage in the spa. The spa was so amazing. I loved the pool in the spa with the waterfall and the massage chairs in the water. The massage was one of the best I have had anywhere. The big heave robes and towels were heavenly. After my massage, they offered me a fresh warm robe and a lounge chair to relax. I felt so pampered. The resort is also in a large community of resorts with a beautiful harbor area within a 10 minute walk. Once you pass through the gates, you feel completely safe. Next door is a beautiful 5 star resort, it is a great neighborhood. The streets are well lit. There are none of the locals on the beach….locals can't get through the gate into this closed area. Ignore the naysayers, this is a wonderful resort. If you just need to get away for a few days in paradise, you can't beat this resort for the price.More

deb072561, Morristown, New Jersey

Here at moment

Here at the moment very good service and clean hotel. Only having one problem we have been having difficulty getting cash out of machines at hotels ATM and the ones at the marina won't let use get only out with English cash cards could anyone help or experienced same problems?More

Em R, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Don't miss out on VIP bonuses!

While were not honeymooners, I booked the Honeymoon suite just because the room looked nicer, wasn't too much of a price difference, and it was automatically "Privileged" (VIP). The room was nice. Nothing too fancy but it did come with a bottle of champagne, fresh fruit and chocolates, and some "Catalonia Honeymooners" t-shirts. We found out upon arrival as well that we got to have a free basic couples massage as part of our Honeymoon suite and you can upgrade on top of that.The one thing that wasn't explained very clearly I thought, even after reading all of the reviews, was that you can ONLY go to the A La Carte restaurants if you have the "tickets" for them. Based on the length of time we were staying, we only received 1 ticket for an A La Carte plus 1 for the tapas bar, Terrace (which was AMAZING!). The buffets were mundane if you're not adventurous. We didn't find out either until our last day that the Italian A La Carte restaurant offers a menu-ed breakfast and lunch if you are Privileged, which were both excellent! As mentioned in other people's reviews, bring shoes or sandals to wear in the ocean. Overall we were very pleased with our trip! Make sure you find Valerio the bartender, he really made our time their special!!More

Lindsey S, Charlotte, North Carolina, United States

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