Hotel Overview

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.


Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 288


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Adults only resort. Minimum check in age is 18 year round.
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
Minimum Guest Age: 18
General Policies:

This Is An Adults Only Resort - The minimum age for all guests is 18 years old.  This is closely monitored, checking identification of all clients upon check-in.

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

4.5 star tripadvisor rating Based on 9312 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A-OK. The most HONEST review.

    Honestly, i didn’t enjoy my stay at Catalonia due to the many many judgmental couples ! I felt uncomfortable around the other guests who seemingly could not keep their eyes to themselves. I’ve made life long friends at other places and resorts I’ve stayed at. But of course, the resort is not responsible for the actions of their guests. So it is what it is. Just a FYI. Lots of Europeans and Italians. With that said, if you’re looking for a low-key and intimate weekend with your partner — this is the best place to be !!! It’s a jungle feel and there’s barely any music — which i found weird. Especially by the pool. Food— as the daughter of a chef, I’ll leave the critique to someone else as i thought it was subpar. However the options were good. I absolutely hated that only room service was available past 11pm with very limited options. Rauxa was an interesting experience. I can’t say much on the show because I’m from NYC— land of the theater and arts so I’m a bit harsh when critiquing. Food was delish. The location is about 1hr20mins from the airport and about 40mins from Playa del Carmen (aka the club hub). The staff — amazing. If the staff wasn’t as great as they were, i would have had a terrible stay. Jose, Jesus, Isabella, Raul, Sofia, Fernando & the many others — thank you for making my stay truly heartwarming. I have never met a group of people filled with such compassion and love all under one roof. Thank you for making this vacation exceptional. I hope to visit you all whenever i return to MX! God bless!

    Aug 13, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time at Royal Talum

    If you want something small and more intimate, this is the place. I’ve been to bigger resorts so it was a bit shocking for me to see such a small resort and only 1 pool. Also not a big fan of the animals that time around the walk way as they look like oversized rats to me as rats are one of my biggest fears.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Houska Family

    Everyone was excellent, food was great. I wish the location was closer to the airport, as the transfer ride is a little long, but other than that it was the perfect vacation for adults only in our family. It would be nice to have "snacks" delivered to the pool area rather than going to the snack bar. Also at times it took the lady with drinks a long time to get back with our drinks, but I understand that she is also serving other visitors. Thank you staff for taking such great care of us.

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Great stay for your money and the staff is great! The swim up bar is fun. The rooms were clean and cool. The food was just average, breakfast was the best meal of the day. The pool is very large so doesn't seem crowed.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The best vacation

    My husband and I have been to the Catalonia Tulum twice now, for weeklong getaways (once in June, once in January). We will certainly be back another time. The property is gorgeous and feels more intimate and unique than a standard all-inclusive resort. They did a great job of maintaining the natural beauty of the jungle. You really feel like you are right amongst the trees--and there are friendly coati and iguanas all around. The beach is lovely, and the pool provides a nice respite from the sand towards the end of the day. Both times that we came here we signed up for the "privileged" access. It was worth it, mostly because you get all-inclusive access to the Beloved restaurant overlooking the beach. The food there is delicious (organic, healthy). There are several places to eat around the property. Besides Beloved and the Mexican restaurant, the other "speciality" restaurants are only so-so and not really worth going. The regular buffet generally has good food and a lot of options. I like to get the fish grilled to order. There are tons of delicious fruits and juices. I have food allergies (gluten and dairy), and have always been impressed by the level of service and accommodation I receive at the buffet (and everywhere I've eaten at the resort). In particular, Aida, Esthier, Julio, and Quetza made sure every time I went to the buffet I knew what I could and could not eat. They made a notation of my allergies on my room number, so that every time I arrived at the hostess stand, someone would either walk me along the buffet to show me what I could eat, or would bring me gluten free bread for breakfast. The servers and staff were all so friendly and professional. I can say that about the staff throughout the whole resort--they really take pride in the work they do. The service is excellent. If you want to go off the resort (to downtown Tulum or one of the cenotes or ruins), the hotel can help you set up a taxi or other transportation. The tour people that come to the lobby of the hotel can be pushy--but just be firm if you do not want any part of the tour companies. Another thing to note- the customers are largely from Europe and Canada, which was nice as an American tourist! You are surrounded by all different kinds of languages.

    Aug 11, 2019
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