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Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort


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Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort is an all-inclusive, adults-only (18+) resort located on one of the Caribbean Sea's most beautiful beaches. As a result of this privileged location, the hotel has an incredible experience to offer. Choose from a wide variety of activities and indulge yourself at the Spa. The resort is located in Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coastline, 53 miles from the airport.

The Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach and Spa Resort has 288 villa rooms surrounded by lush vegetation, mangroves, and fresh water cenotes. All rooms feature balconies or terraces. Enjoy eight restaurants (six a la carte, and two buffets) and a pizzeria. 24-hour room service is also available.

Enjoy an exciting program of leisure, water sports, and nightlife activities daily. A team of professionals will provide you with unlimited fun and entertainment options. Enjoy non-motorized watersports like kayaking, scuba diving lessons (in the swimming pool), aerobics, canoeing, water polo, volleyball, football, gym sessions, dancing, darts, and pedal boats. There is a fantastic pool divided into different sections for activities, plus four outdoor Jacuzzis with ocean views. The Alegria Spa offers a full range of spa services (fee) for you to enjoy.

The resort also holds Travelife Gold Certification, which shows a commitment to protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located in Xpu-Ha, Riviera Maya, on the Caribbean coastline. About one hour from the Cancun International Airport.
Address: KM2645 CARRETERA CANCUN-CHETUMAL
XPU-HA RIVIERA MAYA QUINTANA ROO
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Local Phone: 011-52-984-87...
Toll Free Phone: 877-251-0376
Fax: 52-984-875-1818
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby (Playa del Carmen)
Pools
Number of Pools: 1
Outdoor Pools: 1     
There is a 1,200 meter outdoor pool with four outdoor jacuzzis.
Golf: NEARBY
Puerto Aventuras
Holes: 9
Green Fees: Fee requred.
Cart Fee: Fee required.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Hobie Cats: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The main areas are beautifully appointed with murals, huge candelabras and chandeliers, rich paintings, and marble flooring in the lobby with a walk-out into the jungle. Five bars, eight restaurants, Deli-Pizzeria, 24 hour room service, swimming pool, four jacuzzis, spa, daily activities and non-motorized watersports. Beach: This property is located on a beautiful white sand beach. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 288
Year Opened: 2000 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No pets, no spring breakers. Must be at least 18 years old to check in. Men are required to wear pants for dinner dining in all a la carte restaurants. There is an extra charge for the Terrace Restaurant. No smoking in guest rooms.
ROOM TYPES
PRIVILEGED JUNIOR SUITE
Junior suite includes one king bed, a furnished terrace, a cozy lounge area, and a bathroom with a rain shower. Room also includes access to all exclusive services and facilities for Privileged guests.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGED ROYAL HONEYMOON
Room includes one king bed, a furnished terrace, a spacious bathroom with a rain shower, special decoration for honeymooners with flowers and towels, a special gift, a romantic dinner, and more. Privilege Club amenities and services included.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PRIVILEGED DELUXE
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, a furnished balcony or terrace, a spacious bathroom with a rain shower, and preferential location in buildings nearest to the beach. Room also includes access to exclusive services and facilities.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREMIUM ROOM
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a furnished balcony or terrace with beautiful garden views. Room also includes wireless internet access, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPER SAVER
Super Saver includes one king bed or two double beds, and a furnished balcony or terrace.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
Privileged amenities: A la carte breakfast in La Palapa restaurant; Exclusive Privileged area at the beach.
Privileged amenities: Bali bed at the pool "Pure" area during one day of your stay with a bottle of sparkling wine, fruit, and chocolate; 30 minute couples massage; free access to spa wet areas; 10% discount on all extra services;
DINING
Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 10 Restaurants at Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort:
Rauxa - Gourmet, a la carte dining with a delightful show full of surprises. Not part of the All-Inclusive package. Tickets can be purchased at the hotel, which include a dinner, a choice of Mexican wine, premium beverages, and the show.
La Toscana - Italian a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner only. Air conditioned. Casual dress code.
BLoved Restaurant - A la carte restaurant serving organic cuisine. Available for Privileged guests only. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Informal dress code.
Centenario - Mexican a la carte restaurant. Open for dinner. Casual dress code.
Tao-Cat - Asian cuisine served a la carte. Located near the pool area. Open air restaurant with a casual dress code.
La Palapa - Open air buffet restaurant open for breakfast and lunch. Informal dress code.
Deli-Pizzeria Sorrento - Wood oven pizzas and sandwiche served next to the pool during the day. Informal dress code.
La Selva - Buffet restaurant with show cooking. Open for breakfast (informal dress code) and dinner (casual dress code). Air conditioned.
Terrace Tapas Lounge & Bar: - Spanish trendy tapas restaurant, placed in a terrace over a cenote and with chill-out music. A la carte, open air restaurant. Casual dress code.
Royal Grill - Meat specialties on the grill served a la carte. Close to the beach. Casual dress code.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table tennis, water polo, beach volleyball and football, water aerobics, kayaks, snorkeling.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Night party at the pool or check-out area, live shows in open air theater, dancing lessons, disco-bar.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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853 Recommend
853 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Catalonia Royal Tulum Beach & Spa Resort to their friends and family



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2nd time at Catalonia Royal Tulum - Will Be Back!
JULIE W.
Dec 28 2017
Stayed here in March 2017 for a week and when we got back home, I immediately booked another week for mid-December for my 60th birthday. Love this place. Will definitely be back. Our top priority is the beach, and this one is spectacular - great for swimming and snorkeling every day. Second priority is all-adult, which this is without being overly expensive. Third is quality of food & drink - we like the food very much. We feel there is plenty of variety. My favorite is BeLoved restaurant (yes, we upgraded to Privileged), and then next the Steakhouse out by the pool (which is the lunch buffet during the day). Only complaint was that one evening we went to the lobby for the Mexican trio entertainment, only to be told they would not be showing up. So we were disappointed about that, but it was not that big of a deal... we ended up meeting some great people anyway. I thought the Italian restaurant was good - had the lasagna, so yummy!! I especially love the lunch buffet out by the pool where you can choose your entree like grouper, sea bass, salmon... or pork, beef, chicken, and they grill it for you right there... along with grilled veggies. So good. Then I would top it off with pesto basil sauce which they have right there by the grill. Plus of course they have about a dozen other entrees you can choose from along with fresh breads, fruit, salads, and of course all the desserts. Sorry, but anyone who complains about the food at the lunch buffet is crazy in my opinion. The dinner buffet up by the lobby on the other hand was not a favorite. It was GREAT for breakfast, but not so much for dinner. I really could go on and on about this place, but the best thing I can say is that we are definitely going back. Well worth it.
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The perfect resort!
DAVID E.
Aug 12 2017
I spent some time searching for this resort. I began by searching the Riviera Maya coast line to look for a resort that was stacked against others. Then, I went to Trip Advisor to read the reviews on this resort. Then, I booked it through Apple Vacations. This resort is smaller and does not have a "grandiose" entrance. But it is WONDERFUL on the inside!!!...wonderful people working there!...wonderful beach!....clear water!...great food!!...wonderful rooms! There are some "little" things that really set this resort apart for us. You do not need any reservations for any of the specialty restaurants and no dress shoes or dress pants are required. Another plus for us was that every evening they brought fresh, clean beach towels to your ROOM as opposed to having to swap them at some towel shack on the beach. This resort is quieter. It is perfect for an escape to relax. We go primarily for the beach and water. Unlike so many parts of the Riviera Maya where you need something on your feet to protect you against the rocks. This beach is a sandy, barefoot beach. The water is clear and there are great reefs for snorkeling a short swim off the beach. We have been THREE times in the past two years and already thinking about planning trip number four. It is the ONLY resort to which we have wanted to return over and over. I hate letting this secret out! I just hope i will always be able to get a room.
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DONALD V.
Mar 29 2017
Much more "selling" & emphasis on the" Privileged" package. Special rooms, special restaurants, special tables in "common people" restaurants. Will never fly Spirit again. Not even peanuts or water without a charge. Charge for boarding passes, luggage $40 a bag. They even charge for carry ons.
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NICHOLAS E.
Jan 11 2017
The beach here was very nice! We paid for the privileged upgrade but found it hard to get a beach chair in that area if we didn't show up at 8am. Most of the staff was really friendly but we did have a few that were pretty short and not as friendly as expected.
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Off the beaten path
CHRISTOPHER H.
Jul 17 2016
My wife and I have been to the Royal Catalonia Tulum 7 times now. It is essential to recharging our batteries every year. Far removed from Cancun - and smaller than a lot of those hotels - it is the perfect place to relax and have good food, quality service and an amazing staff.
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Incredibly relaxing, super happy staff, very happy client!
RONALD C.
Jul 11 2016
The Catalonia Tulum property is incredible. The food is very good, the beach is awesome, staff was excellent. I would recommend upgrading to the Privl. deluxe only for the better room, but even they have their faults. After 3 days the a/c was less and less cooler, which never got address. The rain shower shower was super nice, water pressure in room 6214 was fabulous! One of our maids, Margareita (sp?) was ALWAYS smiling and friendly (she deserves a better position with that wonderful attitude!). There is NO BEACH / OCEAN views from any of the rooms that I could tell. You have the incredible forest in between the buildings/the walk way made of pure white stone (awesome and always being cleaned) that is like a mini paradise for the native creatures! We have stayed all over the world, usually in 5 stars properties, this misses the mark only due to the lack of the small details a 5 star property includes, like towel service at the POOL, a turn down service that actually turns down the bed and gives fresh bath towels...BUT~BUT I understand where they are coming from in saving the environment~so I am not 100% sure of this not qualifying the as a 5 stars. The food was great, Not so thrilled with BELOVED and their goofy over worded menu...the buffets were incredible. Least favorite...Italian. Would skip that one. They ran out of Stoli vodka, a lot! The more expensive booze was for the most privledged guest. All in all, a very nice property! Only reason I would not go back, there are so many other places to visit! Rented a car from America something of other. No issues driving or with the insurance. Take out the least expensive insurance you have to by law. AND BEWARE OF THE FOLKS IN THE BLUE SHIRTS AFTER YOU GO THUR IMMIGRATION, THEY ARE NOT THERE TO HELP...ONLY THERE TO TRY AND SELL YOU A CONDO! SAME THING AT THE CAR RENTALS...GET YOUR CAR AND GET OUT! Oh, and the other reason not a 5 stars, have to wear stupid plastic bracelet (that gets full of water u can not get out and scratches) plus when u go shopping off property, everyone knows where u are staying and the say HEY, REMEMBER ME? I AM YOUR WAITER AT CATALONIA...GEEZ SO MANY GUYS SAID THAT I CAN'T BELIEVE THERE WERE ANY WAITERS LEFT WORKING AT THE CATALONIA!!
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BARBIE C.
Jun 01 2016
Overall the resort the excellent. The 'good' rating on the comfort of the room was because the air conditioning didn't work that well. The resort had maintenance look at it (after a few repeated calls) with no improvement so they provided a fan. The entertainment was lacking compared to other resorts that I have stayed at. The service was excellent. The beach was perfect.
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Vacation at Catalonia Tulum
BONNIE K.
May 04 2016
This hotel was really nice, the pool was excellent, the food was ok. I thought the lunch variety was the best. The restaurants lacked ambience. Very plain and the restaurant food was ok. The Rauxa was supposed to be finished by trhe time we got there but was not. A big dissappointment. Service was mostly good, a few lacking times. Overall the trip was good to great. CVant really complain. Been to others and everyone has something you really like. Here it was the beach and pool.
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Great find, relaxing vacation
JOY W.
Apr 20 2016
We enjoyed a 4-day anniversary trip to the Royal Catalonia Tulum. I had never been to the area before. What I enjoyed about this resort most is its size. It's not huge, like some all-inclusives. It's probably small to medium. There was ample seating at the pool and on the beach, so we didn't have to rush out in the morning to reserve a spot. Similarly, the restaurants had plenty of seating - never any reservations required. It was a fairly quiet resort, which was what we wanted for this trip. Also, the average age was around 40, I'd say, unlike some of the larger all inclusives. The one thing to note is that none of the rooms have ocean views. The room are located in a 'jungle like' area. Very private, and nice, but no ocean view. Food was great. Exercise facility was good. Spa area was OK.
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Relaxing vaction with incredible food.
RICARDO B.
Feb 17 2016
The service, food and drink were all top notch. Especially nice were the ala carte restuarants. We were a party if six and never had to wait to be seated. All the staff were incredibly friendly and professional. Beautiful beach and very good quality lounge chairs. We'd definitely return for our next Carribean vacation.
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Quiet and relaxing
JASEN K.
Feb 13 2016
Very quiet and relaxing resort. Great staff.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fantastic magical holiday
Pashleywaketeam,
Wed Apr 25 03:42:45 EDT 2018
One of the best holidays we have ever been on . A truly magical experience from checking in until leaving the resort . Everything is included ; Towels , animals , fish , jungle , drink , food , amazing pool & hot tub overlooking paradise . The sea is warm , sand is amazing , juice bar is included and quality . The staff and cleaners are unbelievably good and beach bar service was faster than we could drink our drinks . The seaweed was a bit of an issue but the gardening section did a great job in cleaning and combing the beach daily . The tipping is more of an American thing but show how grateful you are to the cleaners & gardeners by tipping them for there hard work . Restaurants are all good but we thought the Italian was exceptional and the muscle dish is amazing . The Mexican was the lowest rated but is still an experience not to be missed , just go steady on the hot sauce . “ Be aware of the Tax that you are charged going in and coming out of the country “ Overall a fantastic Magical Holiday Highly Recommended

Good option for a relaxing vacation
Villebenju, Pennsylvania
Tue Apr 24 16:59:44 EDT 2018
My family and I had a good experience overall. Being this an only adults resort adds to the relaxation, most people were over 30 and kept to themselves. Rooms are comfortable, the pool area is very well kept and the beach is beautiful. On our first day the beach was full of seaweed, but the staff worked very hard the whole day to clean it. By day 2 they had cleaned most of it and by the third day the beach was clean and just a beautiful sight. We had mixed experiences with the food and service. Some restaurants had great food and waiters who made us feel welcome, others had lower than average food and some waiters seemed annoyed by having to serve us. I believe restaurants need more waiters to better attend to guests. Their ample breakfast selection made for a great way to start the day. The resort offers entertainment every night, you won't be bored, we really enjoyed some of the acts. in summar

Great trip
lauraantieau, Chetek, Wisconsin
Tue Apr 24 08:06:14 EDT 2018
Don’t hesitate to book this trip. I was perusing through reviews for months before we went to CRT and the majority were positive but, of course, you always have a few negative ones that make ya a tiny bit nervous. When we got there, and throughout our stay, none of us could honestly find a single thing to complain about and it reminded me that some people are just miserable and can’t be pleased. If you love nature you’ll love it here. The grounds are very unique and beautiful. Beach: simply gorgeous; seaweed or not (preferably NOT but there was some the first few days of our trip til the wind calmed down.) The service staff was all amazing and never seemed like you were annoying them or bothering them. They went above and beyond. We tipped so maybe that was why. LOL. Housekeeping was exceptional as well! Don’t forget to tip them too as they work very hard and I’d imagine aren’t compensated the greatest. No swim-up bar which wasn’t a big deal although they are fun to have. Was a more quiet, relaxing place but you can definitely make your own fun. Animation staff were all very nice and pleasant too. Tried to get you involved in things but if you were tired or didn’t feel like it they didn’t harass you by any means. Long story short, do your research and you can tell if this is the place for you or not. It was for us! All 8 of us had a fabulous time and would return in a heartbeat (which I have only said about one other place we’ve been out of almost 10)!

30th Anniversary Trip
sheryljabre, Sherman, Texas
Tue Apr 24 06:53:44 EDT 2018
Just returned from a weeklong stay at the Catalonia Royal Tulum. It was nothing short of fantastic. The accommodations are spectacular. The staff at every step were AMAZING. The beach is beautiful, there are activities for everyone daily, the food is GREAT and the entertainment was phenomenal! We will definitely go again without hesitation.

Great Honeymoon
saphie2018, Des Moines, Iowa
Tue Apr 24 06:51:28 EDT 2018
Catalonia Royal Tulum is a great resort. We stayed there 5 nights for our Honeymoon. The staff was very friendly and paid a lot of attention to detail. They also worked hard to keep the beach clean and nice. There was a great mix of activities so if we wanted to participate and meet people we could, but we could also be lazy and lay on the beach or at the pool. I would definitely recommend this resort to anyone and everyone!



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