Things to See and Do While Staying at Catalonia Riviera Maya

Catalonia Riviera Maya provides a range of recreational options, which lively travelers would do well to take advantage of during their stay in Cancun and the Mexican Caribbean.

Since the resort has a total of 5 pools on-site, you shouldn't have any problem claiming a few lounge chairs. A big plus for many vacationers is that this property is located next to the shore, so there will be a lot of ways to spend time in the water when you stay here.

Some travelers worry about finding a gym that they can use during their stay, but here they have them covered; you'll find everything you need at their on-site exercise facility.


Those of you who play tennis should definitely consider staying at this location, since the tennis facilities — located on-site — make a fun place to spend time with the family.

If you're wondering where else you can find tennis courts, you may wish to compare this property to other hotels in the area that also have courts, like Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort and Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort.


Even though there isn't a golf course at Catalonia Riviera Maya, it's possible that you could make arrangements to play a round or two during your stay. The two closest courses are within 12 and a half miles of Catalonia Riviera Maya. Their names are Playacar Golf Course and Riviera Maya Golf Club. The closest of your options is Riviera Maya Golf Club, because it is only a taxi trip away from the property. The course has 18 holes. The course is a par 72, with a total length of 6691 yards. If you'd like to see if it is possible to schedule a tee time, the course can be contacted at (984) 875-5048.


Catalonia Riviera Maya offers many different aquatic activities, including kayaking, snorkeling, water polo, catamaran sailing, and an introduction to diving. Not far from the hotel, you can find plenty of other aquatic opportunities like deep-sea fishing, SCUBA diving, and even swimming with dolphins at Dolphin Discovery at Puerto Aventura marina.

Guests of this property will be able to take advantage a few watersports; plus there are many alternatives, including the vendors located elsewhere in town. The short list below indicates which watersports are available at Catalonia Riviera Maya:

  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing

Family Activities

Travelers of all ages can have a blast at Catalonia Riviera Maya, since it has your choice of several family-friendly offerings.

Families with jam-packed itineraries will appreciate the kids' program, designed for young guests. It ensures that parents can have some time to themselves, while their little ones meet new friends.

Entertainment and Nightlife

Despite the absence of live entertainment, you'll find several places on the property to enjoy a beverage or two.

Staying at your property each night is not a requirement. In the surrounding area you will find a smattering of other accommodations with a small amount of nightlife offerings. These are listed in the following table:

Accommodations near the Catalonia Riviera Maya with Bars
Property Name Location Number of Bars Live Entertainment
Catalonia Yucatan Beach 0.9 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 7 check
Dreams All Inclusive Resort 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 5 --
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Central La Gloria 7 check
Hotel La Roca 1.1 mi. Southeast of Central La Gloria 1 --
Club de Yates 1.2 mi. South-Southeast of Central La Gloria -- --
Omni Puerto Aventuras Hotel Beach Resort 1.0 mi. South of Central La Gloria 2 --
Las Palmas 1.1 mi. South of Central La Gloria -- --
Barcelo Maya Palace Deluxe All Inclusive Resort 1.6 mi. South of Central La Gloria 4 check
Barcelo Maya Colonial Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 check
Barcelo Maya Tropical Beach 1.7 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 6 --
Barcelo Maya Caribe Resort 2.0 mi. South-Southwest of Central La Gloria 7 --
Barcelo Maya Beach 1.9 mi. South West of Central La Gloria 7 check


Vacationers will have a special opportunity to release vacation stresses, since this destination has its own spa. The list below provides some of the services that are available to guests:

  • Massages
  • Spa Facility

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.


On top of all the activities you'll find right on-location, vacationers hoping to explore will appreciate the many interesting things to do and see in Mexico. No matter if you'd rather spend time at the beach or enjoy a few rounds of golf, you can find lots of other opportunities for recreation close-by. Click on these articles to learn more concerning riding a bike or scooter, scuba diving, sightseeing, fishing, shopping, snorkeling, and other activities you might enjoy.


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