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Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

Barrie, Canada
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Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

anyone been to both and can offer comparisons?

Have been to the Barcelo which I love. Always end up compare it to any other I have been to. I have also been to the Bahia Principe, Palladium and Riviera Princess.

Michigan
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1. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

First big difference: CT is adults only

Second big difference: CT is much smaller

Both are on the same great stretch of beach but obviously CT's beach area is smaller and sometimes can feel cramped especially during high season. Snorkeling better in front of Barcelo.

No need for ala carte dinner rezzies at the CT - but limited at the Barcelo unless you pay extra for CP.

CT does not have the same caliber night shows as Barcelo.

I like each for different reasons but if I was going during Spring Break time it would definitely NOT be the Barcelo!

okotoks
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2. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

CRT has complimentary: shuttle 2x per day to PDC

: 24 Hr room service

(Barcelo charges $4 per plate for room service.)

Nightly a la cartes no reservations required & no long pants required.

ADULTS ONLY-CHILDLESS resort Yeah !!

Barrie, Canada
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3. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

keep em coming

Michigan
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4. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

I haven't been to the Cat since it was the Copa. Did they ever put in a swim up bar?

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5. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

Nope, no swim-up bar at the CRT, but the juice bar is great.

Cheers

cleveland
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6. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

Hi there Barcelo is more landscaped and has a large selection of resturants,pools the entertainment is the best i have seen down there.I didnt like the jungle at the Cat.the rooms look out to jungle no views and very buggy and very dark.Also no swim up bars.The good thing about it is the 24 room service,no wristbands and no towel cards.My fave thou was the Pallidum.Have fun and good luck!

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7. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

CRT Beach & pool wait service.( No Need for Swim-up bar)

1/2 moon Jacuzzis that face the ocean. Awesome view

Barrie, Canada
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8. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

such valuable information..

anything else?

thanks

9. Re: Catalonia Tulum vs. Barcelo

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