Catalonia Riviera Maya

The Hotel Catalonia Riviera Maya is a large hotel in Puerto Aventuras, a tourist development. As such, the hotel and surrounding areas boast a massive amount of facilities, services, and activities. Though this area of the Mexican Riviera is heavily developed, there are Mayan ruins and natural wonders like underwater caves to enjoy.

With a pretty good selection of recreational options, those choosing this all-inclusive destination shouldn't run out of interesting activities. Once you have sufficiently tired yourself out during your time in the island sun, make time for relaxing at this coastal destination's on-location spa. If you're trying to plan for a special occasion, or are traveling as part of a group, this helpful property may be just the spot.

Located 0.9 miles southeast of La Gloria, Catalonia Riviera Maya, an all-inclusive complex, is a great choice for vacationers who are interested in staying in this section of the Riviera Maya. It is northeast of the center of Akumal.


There are five different types of rooms at the Hotel Catalonia Riviera Maya. All rooms have A/C, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a safe deposit box, telephone, fully furnished bathroom, hairdryer, and a balcony or terrace.

Double rooms are the most basic type of room at Hotel Catalonia Riviera Maya. They are furnished to reflect the exotic Mexican Caribbean style. Double rooms have either king or double beds.

The Privileged Superior rooms have upgraded features like an alarm clock with MP3 connectivity, bathrobe and slippers, a ceiling fan, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, a magnifying mirror, minibar, and plasma TV. In addition to these in-room features, guests in the Privileged Superior rooms are entitled to certain services and privileges including a private lounge, concierge service, welcome cocktail, ten percent discount in the spa, a separate check-in area, coffee break at noon, pillow menu, beach towel service, four dinners a la carte, and a twenty percent discount on a lobster dinner on the beach.

Privileged Deluxe rooms have all of the perks of the Privileged Superior rooms. In addition, the Privileged Deluxe rooms feature a duplex bath and a large furnished terrace.

Privileged suites have all of the benefits of the Privileged Deluxe rooms with further upgrades including extra space, a dressing room, a living room, and lounge area.

The Privileged Honeymoon suite is the best Hotel Catalonia Riviera Maya has to offer. Additional perks for this suite include the romantic design emphasizing elegance and light, a plunge pool on the balcony or terrace, a canopy, honeymoon amenities, and an elegant four-poster king-sized bed.

Because there are a total of 423 rooms, Catalonia Riviera Maya is quite a expansive location. An impressive array of options and the opportunity to join social events make this huge complex a hit with visitors who crave constant entertainment. In terms of overall merit, we have rated this resort a rating of three and a half stars.

Look below for this location's in-room amenities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Toilet
  • Television
  • TV Remote Control
  • In-Room Alarm Clock
  • Private Bath
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Bathrobe
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Temperature Control
  • Radio
  • Terrace
  • Iron
  • Bath Tub
  • Hairdryer
  • Complimentary Local Telephone Calls
  • Mini Bar
  • Balcony

Be sure to call ahead if your party will require their amenities, since features can vary based on the room reserved.

Activities and Amenities

There is no shortage of activities in and around Catalonia Riviera Maya. The hotel itself is equipped with extensive facilities and a large staff, and as such they are able to offer salsa dance classes, mixology classes, cooking classes, live shows, Kids Club programs, bike rides, a fitness center, five pools, jacuzzis, ping pong, a virtual golf simulator, archery, tennis, and beach volleyball.

Just outside the hotel, there are more activities to take advantage of. Most notable are the cenotes, underwater caves found almost exclusively in this region. Some of these caves are available to swim, snorkel, or SCUBA dive in. Also in the area are Mayan ruins and nature parks. There are also plenty of golf courses nearby like the Puerto Aventuras Golf Club and the Playacar Spa & Golf Club. And, of course, there are miles upon miles of gorgeous beaches to explore.

Catalonia Riviera Maya has an in-house spa called Spa Alegria. The 3,900 square-meter spa is equipped with beauty services, hydrotherapy treatment booths, a fitness center, a relaxation area with tea and juices, a spa boutique, massage services, saunas, and more.

There are seven unique bars at Catalonia Riviera Maya. El Abuelo is the wide-open lobby bar. The Sports Bar has all of the best sports programming playing on a massive television screen and a state-of-the-art golfing simulator.

Margaritas Bar and Tequila Bar are poolside bars great for a relaxing drink, and the Pure Chill-Out Bar is located on the beach and plays relaxing music all day. La Piñata Disco Bar serves great cocktails amidst a fun dance floor, and La Terraza Bar enjoys gorgeous vistas and is a great place for a “sundowner.”

Other nighttime activities include live shows, karaoke, and live music.

To see this property's general amenities, check the following list:

  • Sports Available
  • Sailing
  • Exercise Gym
  • Gift Shop
  • Highspeed Internet
  • Boutiques
  • Snorkeling

If you want to be certain the hotel has exactly what you expect, it's always best to call with questions since the specifics tend to change. To learn more information about the kinds of recreation and activities that Catalonia Riviera Maya has to offer, click here.


Catalonia Riviera Maya has seven different restaurants in-house. La Brisa is a buffet style restaurant with international and Mexican food. El Mercado is another buffet style restaurant with international and Mexican fare and is located along the beach.

Alebrijes serves a la carte Mexican food for dinner with local specialties. Bellavista serves a la carte Italian cuisine for dinner. Bamboleo is a steak house and grill, and Mikado is an Asian fusion dinner restaurant with four teppanyaki tables where your food is cooked in front of you with a flourishing show. Finally, La Creperie serves snacks and dinner in the form of a la carte crepes and ice cream.

In addition to what's available on-location, those looking for extra culinary variety should also think about some of the other local restaurants. Guests here will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants beyond the property. It's a good idea to pick out a few restaurants in the area that are worth trying, despite the fact that Catalonia Riviera Maya offers some dining on-site. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.

Guest Services

Catalonia Riviera Maya offers guest services, including those in the following list, helping to take care of the little details during your time in this area.

  • Express Check In
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Express Check Out

Also available are a couple of business amenities, which could be ideal for any visit, whether for pleasure, business, or both.

  • Group Friendly


You'll encounter lots of interesting sites and attractions situated near Catalonia Riviera Maya. Some of the closest attractions include Dolphin Discovery and Cedam Museum. Because this resort is directly on Playa X-Puha, it's a perfect fit for travelers who prefer to stay on the coast. You might also enjoy relaxing by the water at nearby Playa X-Puha.

One closeby area of interest from the resort is Akumal. To maximize what you see and learn during your trip, escape for a day trip to a nearby town or two and see what they're all about.

For our in-depth discussion on what you'll find near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Avenida Xcacel, the vicinity of La Gloria, Mexico



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