Hotel Overview

Named after the magnificent beach known as Playa de Punta Maroma, Catalonia Playa Maroma lies at a privileged point on the Caribbean coast. With Mexican decor including vibrant colors and palapa roofs surrounded by the native jungle, this all-inclusive resort is the perfect place for a family-friendly vacation or romantic getaway. This Riviera Maya hotel is located a convenient 20 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport.

400 comfortable rooms are distributed in six 2 and 3 story buildings. Rooms have been designed and decorated in a contemporary style, each with balcony or terrace.

Enjoy five themed restaurants and bars at the resort. El Pajarito offers abundant buffets for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. La Tortuga serves up lunch with grilled Mediterranean specialties. T’o Pedro delivers amazing Mexican specialties ˆ la carte for dinner. Terrace Tapas Lounge & Bar has delicious seafood specialties served a la carte for dinner (not part of the all-inclusive plan). When in search of a cool and refreshing cocktail, the choice is yours. Bar Tequila, the Lobby bar, is open 24 hours. The Beach Bar will keep your thirst at bay while you are relaxing in the sun's warm rays throughout the day. Catalonia Playa Maroma also has a disco that is open from night until dawn.

Coordinated daily by the entertainment staff, the resort offers a variety of activities day and night for guests of all ages. Some of these include non-motorized water sports, a large swimming pool, kayaking, aerobics, beach volleyball, archery, scuba diving lessons, kids club, and more!

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


Playa Maroma- Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2000
Accessible rooms: 4
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 400


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory - Important Information For Our Guests - Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.


Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 9586 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great vacation

    I have travelled over 25 times to the Caribbean and have only stayed at all inclusive resorts . Catalonia playa Maroma was a great resort , small, very clean and great service . We filled out the pre arrival form on line before we arrived at the hotel which made check in so fast and easy. We did upgrade for privileged services only and yes I think it was worth it . We really enjoyed the room service and the food was delicious and delivered in less then 35 minutes . The pools were very clean and well kept. Beach gorgeous, very little seaweed and beach drink service was amazing ! Our room was in villa 4 ground floor, very clean and outstanding housekeeping . The walk to the buffet was so nice , less then 5 minutes, peaceful , relaxing. We enjoyed the buffet , never waited for a seat, good food, great service , no AC but don’t care we’re in the Caribbean for the heat! As for beloved restaurant it was good, when we went there had a very limited menu and said they were out of everything . Oh well. Decor and style was beautiful. Grill steak house was fantastic excellent service . I would ensure your booking has all your requests noted on file as well. I emailed the hotel a few times and I got replies every time . It was a great quite , relaxing holiday .

    May 21, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    It is not my first time in all inclusive, but it is my first time that I don't want to come back or highly do NOT recommend a hotel. Rooms are very old. No air conditioning in the buffet. Only one buffet available. In the morning be ready to wait 15-30 min until you get a table. In the evening no restaurant reservations available. First come first serve. Restaurant open at 6 pm. We got to the restaurant at 7:10 and got in only at 9:55. Once we agree to wait we never been told kitchen close at 10:30. We where not expected not to have full service. We could not have desert because kitchen closed by the time we got main. I don't understand why they even agreed to give us a table if they knew kitchen close at 10:30. I could've go to different restaurant or buffet. Be ready to walk 10-15 min alley every time when you need to go to lobby or buffet. Very disappointed in my choice of hotel for this vacation.

    May 20, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We were at the resort for 7 days in mid May 2019. Pros : * Beach is beautiful, seaweed minimal for 6 out of 7 days, wait service excellent * Room privilege very nice excellent maid Erika * Speciality restaurants The Grill and Miguel excellent, Italian very good, did not eat in the rest * Grounds. well maintained and beautiful Cons: * Upon check in we were told upon check out we would need to pay Eco Tax which we knew about ahead of time. At that time we asked if we could pay in cash and was told yes * Buffet. horrible service and cold food and not much to chose from. We would ask for coffee or tea and waiter would never come back after stopping several waiters. We found this very odd and ended up getting our own. * Outside vendors there was a vendor who made a sign that said. F#%* Trump * Check out. we had charged a small amount to room $2 because you have to either charge it to your room or use credit card at all stores in the resort. We were informed that the eco tax was $7 for a total of $9 to check out. We were then told we can use any monetary amount Mexican, Canadian, British etc BUT US DOLLARS. When asked why we were told because of “MR TRUMP” and all resorts in the area are doing the same. That being said had they been honest at the beginning about paying with cash we would not have stayed at this resort.. Could this be the reason for poor service in the buffet. We will never know. Not a single worker had any problem taking it American money for tips has to make me believe that management is the problem. We are seasoned travelers having been to Mexico twice a year for the past 6 years. We have never experienced such prejudice in Mexico before. We have a trip to this resort scheduled for October of this year and will most certainly be canceling. On the bus trip to our car in Cleveland we spoke to two other couples and their resorts accepted US dollars. So were were lied to again. In closing I have to warn any Americans going to this resort. Book at your own risk. This resort obviously does not want our business. P TAMARGO CANTON OHIO

    May 19, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful location

    Our room was amazing. Clean and tidy I'm not sure if paying the extra for privilege made that much difference. rooms are cleaned to a good standard. The entertainment was non-existent,as adults there really wasn't much to do in the evening ,definately geared towards young famlies .. couldn't distinguish between Adult and Children's areas around the pool. on a good note all alcoholic drinks where branded 😊 Drawback ,dining in the main restaurant was extremely unpleasant ,sweating during breakfast and dinner made the dining experience unpleasant. On a really negative note two individuals in our party came down with sickness and diarrhea, around day 3-4 day, I attempted to get some food from the restaurant to take food to their room, staff refused to allow me to take out any food, from the restaurant informing me i would need to pay $15 , however eventually they made an exception just once ,allowing me to take bread rolls ham to the room . The Wildlife amazing, the Resort is truly beautiful... We r on our last 2 days here and felt it was important to write this review.

    May 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel , super recomended

    We went with my family , 2 adults 2 kids of 2 and 5 years old. The place was great, clean, staff was always there and helpfull , always with good mood. We got the priviledge package , and it was totally worth it, the room was amazing, even the toilet paper had perfume. every night we had our beds opened an ready to go, a little chocolate candy for each of us, fresh water and most important, super clean. Hotel restaurants where really good, and with the priviledge we can had breakfast on the "beloved" one, which was good, as the buffet was on the other part of the hotel, which is a long walk (with the hot and humidity sometimes is a pain) i think only the buffet is the less good, but it wasnt bad, the thing is kinda messy, so many people coming and going , and people working there dont notice that you for example are waiting for a cup of coffe or something to drink. besides that, the hotel is great, i went to cancun a couple of times before, Omni in cancun, and Sandos playacar on p del carmen, and this one (half the price) in my opinion was better than both. Regarding the vacational package, they have sellers that are going to try to sell you that, but if you just say no, they stop . so no big deal. SARGAZO : big thing, when we went there, it was terrible, a meter high of sargazo piled on the beach. BUT hotel staff was constantly cleaning it , by hand, and using two big tractors, so thats another good thing, they are fighting daily against that (is not hotel fault in the end).

    May 13, 2019
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