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Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa


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The all-inclusive Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa is located on the white sand beaches of Puerto Aventuras, just 50 miles from the airport. This is a tourist development that boasts a marina for yachts, a golf course, restaurants, and dolphin tanks, all within easy reach of the main Riviera Maya attractions including Tulum, Xel-Ha, and Xcaret.

The hotel's 415 rooms are known for their spacious layouts and beautiful Mexican-Caribbean decor. The terraces and balconies are an essential feature enabling one to feel the soft Caribbean breezes, even while in bed. From the rooms, you can fully enjoy the Caribbean experience.

Near the pool and next to the sea, there is a wonderful place for refreshments and snacks. Five theme restaurants and seven bars offer variety, quality, and great service. Discover authentic Mexican cuisine or savor the best of international cuisine. You will also enjoy the theme restaurants: Asian cuisine, Steak House, Creperie, and more! In addition, you can choose from a wide range of Caribbean cocktails, refreshments, juices, and snacks.

The resort offers everything from aquatic sports, relaxing massages and live music to extraordinary views in unforgettable locations. Five pools are located next to the sea, with Jacuzzis for those looking to relax. The Alegria Spa offers a full range of spa services (fee) for you to enjoy, and the privileged setting of the hotel offers you the opportunity to try out several championship golf courses. There is also a children's area. Have fun in the water or relax with a cocktail under Caribbean palms or at the poolside bar!

The hotel's staff is made up of a complete team of professionals. Their mission is to ensure that you have a fantastic vacation, and they will do everything possible to ensure that you do! Additionally, the resort also holds Travelife Gold Certification, which shows a commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Situated in the peaceful ambience of Puerto Aventuras, in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, this resort is 50 miles south of the Cancun International Airport. Puerto Aventuras is of easy access at only 20 km from Playa del Carmen.
Address: LOTE 1, MANZANA 18/PLANO 2 XCACEL A
PUERTO AVENTURAS
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Local Phone: 984-875-1020
Toll Free Phone: 877-251-0376
Fax: 52-984-877-3312
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (Playa del Carmen)
Pools
Number of Pools: 5
Outdoor Pools: 5     
4 swimming pools with different areas for activities including jacuzzi and 3 special areas inside the pools for children. One swimming pool with exclusive access to the privilaged customers.
Golf: NEARBY
Puerto Aventuras Golf Club - Just 5 minutes walking from the hotel. Golf course in not part of the hotel.
The Puerto Aventuras Golf Club features a 3,255 yard course designed by Tomas Dehmann.
Holes: 9
Green Fees: Fee requred.
Cart Fee: Fee required.
Caddy: No
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Lighted Courts: 2
Court Fee: Free during day
Water Sports on Site
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Other Sports Available
Bicycles: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
Catalonia Riviera Maya shares all the facilities with the hotel Catalonia Yucatan Beach forming a hotel complex with a total of 628 rooms. The rooms in the GARDEN VIEW category are distributed throughout the complex. All are non-smoking rooms. The hotel is located in the wonderful Puerto Aventuras development. This is a tourist development which boasts a marina for yyachts, a golf course, restaurants and dolphin tanks, all within easy reach of the main Mayan Riviera attractions. Beach: This property is situated on an unspoiled sugar white beach along the crystal clear waters of the beautiful Mexican Caribbean. Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
Total Rooms: 628
Year Opened: 2000 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No unaccompanied Springbreakers or unaccompanied Summer Graduates!! At all other times of the year, guests must be at least 18 years old to check in. Casual dress attire is required for dinner dining in a la carte restaurants. No smoking in rooms & pets.
ROOM TYPES
PRIVILEGED FAMILY SUITE
Maximum capacity for four adults and two children. Bedroom with 2 Queen-size beds and separated living room with sofa-bed. Complete bathroom. Private duplex bath tub on the terrace (plunge pool), All suites on ground floor.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREMIUM ROOM
In addition to the garden view room amenities, offers New furniture and modern decoration. Wide and modern bathroom with two washbasins, Ceiling fan.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Refrigerator
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGE SUPERIOR ROOM
New furniture and modern decoration, Ceiling fan, King size bed or two beds, Mini Bar with water, sodas and beers. Exclusive facilities and services for Privileged customers.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PRIVILEGE SUITE
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
PRIVILEGE SUITE
Suite includes a bedroom with a king bed, a complete bathroom, a walk-in closet, a separated living room, and a private balcony or terrace with a duplex bath tub. Guests also enjoy Privileged amenities and services.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
SUPER SAVER
Super Saver includes one king bed or two double beds, a balcony or terrace with garden views, a full bathroom with courtesy amenities, and a minibar.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
SUPERIOR PRIVILEGE OCEAN VIEW
Exclusive facilities and services for Privileged customers. New furniture and modern decoration. Ceiling fan, King size bed, mini Bar with water, sodas and beers.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PRIVILEGE HONEYMOON SUITE
Honeymoon suite includes one king bed with a canopy, a private terrace with a plunge pool, special decoration for honeymooners, welcome amenities, a couples massage, and much more. Guests also receive Privileged amenities and services.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD GARDEN
King Size bed or two double size beds, air conditioningroom with courtesy amenities, full bathroom with courtesy amenities and Hairdryer, cable TV, direct dial telephone,safe deposit box (free), refrigerator with water and Coffee maker.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Privileged amenities: Private lounge; privileged reception with concierge service; 24-hour room service; privileged check-in area; welcome cocktail; privileged guest ID; one day free access to wet spa areas; 10% discount on massages or any spa treatment
DINING
Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Coupon system for a la carte dining. Number of coupons depend on length of stay.
There are 11 Restaurants at Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa:
Bamboleo - Snack bar next to the pool. Open during the day. Informal dress code. Open air.
Ayami - Asiatic cuisine a la carte with teppanyaki tables and sushi, Air-conditioned, Dinner only, Dress Code: Casual - elegant.
El Mercardo - International buffet-style restaurant with theme dinners. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Informal dress code.
Bamboleo - A la carte steakhouse and grill. Open air restaurant. Open for dinner only. Casual dress code.
La Brisa - International buffet in an open-air restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Informal dress code.
Los Alebrijes - A la carte restaurant serving authentic Mexican cuisine. Open for dinner. Casual dress code.
Carrito Butipa - During the day at the swimming pool area to enjoy snacks.
Toscana - Delicious a la carte Italian specialties, Air-conditioned, Dinner only, Dress code: Casual-elegant.
BLoved Lounge and Restaurant - A la carte restaurant with the best food. Enjoy its wonderful views to the Caribbean. Air-conditioned, breakfast, lunch and dinner, dress Code: casual - elegant.
La Creperie - Salty and sweet crepes, served a la carte. Informal dress code.
Terrace Tapas Lounge & Bar - A la carte restaurant serving delicious tapas specialties. Only available for Privileged guests. Dinner only. Casual dress code.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Tennis court, Football & Volley Ball Playa, Aerobics & Aqua aerobics, Dance classes, Scuba-diving center, Snorkeling, Kayaks,Catamaran.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Indoor theatre featuring live shows and nightly entertainment. Disco.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Kids' club with specialized staff.
Applicable Ages: 4-12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Game Room
Children's Pool
Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes
Rollaways and Cribs are available on request at no extra charge

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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1393 Recommend
1393 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa to their friends and family



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Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
Very pleased
JILL K.
Nov 05 2018
Giovani In the sports bar was awesome!! Made us feel like friends! He would be the main reason for our return! We miss him!
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Let's vacay
ESTHER P.
Jul 31 2018
It was a long waited vacation. After having woken up early and traveled throughout the day, it was nice to walk up to the hotel and have a champagne glass of sweet delicious juice as I checked in. The people at the front desk was super friendly. The downfall was, we really wanted to get to our room, but they had their hotel vacation club people do a 10 minute presentation. We had a wonderful time at Catalonia. We spent most of the time at the pool and snorkeled a little bit, but it was a little difficult to snorkel with all the seaweed that was on the shore. The seaweed covered the beach and also made it smell, but if you could look past that, it was a nice beach.
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Never again!
CAROLYN W.
Jul 12 2018
rooms had tiny bugs in it. A lot of bars were closed after midnight. Pools were warm but it was so hot it felt like sitting in a hot tub in 90 degree weather. Beach was AWFUL full of seaweed. You need vouchers to get into the restaurant yet it's supposed to be all inclusive. No were to walk off the resort and explore. Food was not too bad except one spot. Staff was rude and not accommodating.
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would not recommend
LORI J.
Jul 10 2018
This was our first time traveling with Apple vacation. I feel that we were not given all information needed for our trip. For instance, when booking this trip we were under the impression that we would have 1/2 a day when we arrived and sum of the morning for a more relaxed leaving time. Since our resort was an hour a way from the airport, we lost time as we initially were boarded on a minivan waiting in the parking lot for a good 20 minutes to be shuttles lastly to our resort. The shuttle made multiple stops prior to ours. So after a very long travel day, were extremely tired when we finally arrived and were told we had to meet with someone regarding our return shuttle. After checking in and losing an entire day, pools at the resort closed early. UGH!! We were accommodated very nicely to celebrate our anniversary by the resort (a definite plus). The food was not impressive as we did upgrade to the privileged guests. Lastly, were instructed to leave 4 hours early for shuttle and airport entry, another 1/2 a day. We were simply disappointed with Apple as they didn't even mention either scenario. This is their expertise! Something we will have to consider when we decide on our next get away. Sorry apple vacation...... We were really expecting more!
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The property is not new
WILLIAM B.
Jul 10 2018
The property is not brand new. The rooms are updated and the grounds are beautiful. The walkways is what gives the age away. The facilities are immaculate, the service great and the food from any restaurant there exceeded my expectations.
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Catalonia Riveria Maya
JAMIE D.
Jul 02 2018
All and all you get what you pay for. The rooms where basic, wish they had a mini bar. The grounds are beautiful and the pools where perfect. The beach was perfect for my family because we like to snorkel, although, the seaweed was a bit of a drag. Our biggest complaint is the food. Not a lot of variety, dull and the restaurants don't offer the variety and amount we've had had other resorts. Many other resorts allow you to order whatever you would like, not Catalonia, one appetizer, entree and dessert. If you order off of the children's menu you forfeit anything on the adult menu. Our second complaint would be the rowdiness that ensued in the pool bars. We witnessed a fist fight and screaming match that last an hour! Hotel staff wasn't sure how to handle it and it definitely spoke to the customers you get at this low price point. Good vacation for my family but can't say we will return or recommend to our friends.
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RUBY V.
Jun 27 2018
We had a great time and loved our hotel. It was a little far away from the airport which was not convenient. The beach and cabana was really nice except the seaweed problem, which is an issue at any resort in riviera maya. Other than that we had a great time and enjoyed our hotel a lot!
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Great stay!
KELLY C.
Jun 09 2018
Just got back from a 5 day stay. We had an excellent time! The hotel and staff were wonderful. The beach was a bit small but we enjoyed it. The food was good at the buffets and the restaurants. Bloved was a favorite and the steak house. I didn't like the Tappas so much but my friend did. I don't eat seafood and it was mostly that. The bartenders were all great and so was the restaurant staffs. Our room was nice and very clean, I do wish the bathroom had a tub though. All around great vacation!
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Awesome stay
NANCY M.
Jun 08 2018
This hotel is rated a 4 golden apple and it was far better then that!! Only thing is you have to upgrade to privileged. Even with that we stayed on budget. Food was awesome. Only downfall is the beach is small so you cant take a long walk on the beach so if thats what your looking for this is not the place. There is a small beach which you can snorkel and swim in safely. You can walk to a small little town with cute little shops and places to eat. Also there is a Marina there where you can swim with dolphins which is real nice. They also have a gym which is inside the spa which had alot. We also received a free hydro therapy in the spa with our upgrade which was awesome!! There is a beach bar thats all open with comfy seating that was so relaxing and romantic. Would go back again for sure.
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First time with Apple Vacation
LUTHER J.
May 28 2018
First booking with apple vacations overall everything was perfect no problems at all, I would use them again.
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10th time at this hotel
SCOTT S.
May 19 2018
Great resort for the price. Love that you can walk to the marina for deep sea fishing.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fantastic Holiday
LizR21, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Thu Nov 08 05:55:32 EST 2018
We returned to the Catalonia this October after a gap of ten years - we were a little concerned that things might have changed - They have but mostly for the better!.........We booked a premium room which was large, clean with safe & mini bar - cleaned daily and nightly turn down service. There are several pools, two with swim up bars and we also enjoyed the beach & sea - we sometimes had to hunt for sun beds but usually found some. The animation team were brilliant and all worked tirelessly all day around the pools and well into the night (special shout out to Antonio who made my two little granddaughters stay epic!!). The show's in the Theatre were excellent for a hotel & Lion King not to be missed. There are two buffet restaurants which were pretty good & several a la carte's - we only tried the Italian & the steak house (both we really liked) & avoided the others as we didn't think our two granddaughters would like the food - it was only towards the end of our holiday we found out that all the a la cartes had "kids menus" - We'll know for next time!........crepes, hot dogs etc around the pool were good but we were a bit disappointed with the snack bar - which previously had been a favourite but now seems quite dark and enclosed with not so much choice as previous visits. We booked a trip to "Holbox" with our Tui rep which I'd highly recommend - lovely place and our guide Isabelle was absolutely fantastic - if you go take mosquito spray - wish the rep had told us that! This hotel has a great location on a small resort with just a short walk down to the Marina for shops, restaurant's (The Pub was particularly good) and to see the Dolphins, Manatees and sea lions - we hired golf buggies a couple of times and had great fun touring the resort. All in all a fantastic holiday and we hope to return soon.

EXCEDED EXPECTATIONS!
silkstockings226, Hazlet, New Jersey
Wed Nov 07 18:05:33 EST 2018
My Husband & I have been to this area several times but we rented a condo there in the past. So this was the first time we did All inclusive in Puerto Aventuras & we were very pleased we choose the Catalonia Riviera Maya, Because their STAFF was 5stars! Everyone from Front desk (Check-in),Waiters in restaurants , The maids, the Bartenders, ECT-They were always Smiling,polite & eager to help! They were by far the most hospitable staff we have encountered with our travels. We always show our appreciation & Tip, but they don't treat you any different if you don't. As Far as the food goes, I thought the Buffet could use a little help, especially breakfast! The restaurants were better, my favorite was B-LOVE, beautiful atmosphere and our waiter (Juan Cailos) was very attentive. I had the Tuna Steak & I loved it, Cooked just right! We ate in the Steakhouse 2times, My husband had Tender Lion (Filet Mignon) He said was excellent, you could cut it with a fork. The Japanese put on a nice show, but I was not impressed with the food as much, I thought the shrimp was a bit tough. We ate at the crepe place & Taco's at the pool & got a milkshake there which was delicious. I even tried one of their Hot dogs, On the hot dog Wagon which was surprisingly good, taste like sausage! The Drinks were not watered down. The Rooms were very nice and clean, we had an upgraded room, which was newly renovated, beds were comfortable, the AC worked good. My only complaint about the room, we did Not have ANY draws or closet doors so you could close to keep your stuff out of sight. They had storages like Cubby holes- We make do, But a few draws would be nicer. The Beach is Very Calm, More like a Giant Salt water pool with barricades- Great for little children & don't forget to pack a float as we always do, & nobody else had one, when we were there. Great snorkel area also, there is many fish and was no seaweed when we were there at that time. So I would definitely recommend this place , it is a very safe gated area that you can go off the resort to the dolphin marina, shops, & restaurants & Have a Blast! We Did!

Family Vacation
Go39931422681, London, Canada
Wed Nov 07 16:47:02 EST 2018
Excellent location for a family vacation. We had 6 adults and my 2 grand daughters age 9 & 13 and a very enjoyable time was had by all. I would recommend going to Catalonia Riviera Maya to anyone. Awesome family vacation.

Excellent Resort with budget friendly prices
StacyC32, Chicago, Illinois
Wed Nov 07 12:24:16 EST 2018
How perfect can a vacation be? For a budget friendly resort, I received unbelievably great service and value. I did upgrade to a Privileged room, but pricing was worth it, as it was a friend from High School and I traveling. The extra space was welcomed, The check in process was smooth and quick so we could start enjoying our vacation as soon as possible. I REALLY loved the smaller footprint of this resort, as it made it easy and quick to get anywhere, a 5 minute walk. But for it being compact, it still had everything you could need. 3 all access pools w/a bars, 1 private pool with a bar. And 1 all access beach and 1 private beach, again each with it's own bar. (a necessity for us adults.) They also had plenty of entertainment, and were actively promoting it also. (but not in your face) Buffets (2) were very well rounded with different types of foods so everyone had something familiar to eat. We also ate at the Japanese restaurant and the steak place. Both were exceptional. I loved the staff to guest ratio. The property was clean everyday. And the rooms were also nicely cleaned. They are very serious about not leaving valuables in plain site, as I accidentally left a cell phone out. I happen to go back into the room, when the cleaning staff was doing their rounds for the turn down service, and the cleaning staff had security in the room, noting it was left out. The beaches: for the standard rooms, excellent with an excellent bar/bartender - very accommodating and when not busy, had another drink to you before you finished the last one. For the Privileged beach/pool, same service. For the entertainment- on one of the nights, they had a French speaking trio entertaining as they must have had a larger French ground at the time. NICE to see them switch it up, so again everyone felt included and catered too. I will go back with my husband at some point.

Great stay
Lori B, Simi Valley, California
Tue Nov 06 20:09:43 EST 2018
Catalonia Rivera Maya was a wonderful hotel. It was clean, good food, and the staff was very helpful with everything we needed. The staff works really hard to make sure the hotel is clean and the guests are taken care of. The beach is cleaned of seaweed everyday which is an endless endeavor. The kayakes and snorkeling equipment is free of charge and they have a free scuba lesson. This is not a huge resort , it’s very comfortable and great for families .



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