Just returned from the Catalonia, not sure why it has 2 names, (Yucatan and Riviera Maya) it is basically one resort.
Check In, Good, deal with Remco if you can, he is very efficient, (the blonde, curly haired guy with glasses who some reviewer had an issue with - can't understand why.)
Rooms - Stayed in a standard room, clean, simple, nothing fancy at all, but adequate for our needs, we travelled with our 2 young children and we had enough space.
Maid Service - Great
Food - Good, lots of variety, something to suit everyone.
Service - Great, very pleasant and efficient
Pools and Grounds - excellent, easy to move around with strollers..
A la carte - only went to the Japanese, it was good, but that's all, no show from the chef as he was new, so a little disappointing.
System for reserving an a la carte is terrible, long line ups and then likely to be full anyway, didn't bother us as we prefer to eat in the buffet with the kids, but might annoy some. Reserve as soon as you arrive.
Beach - quite small so no long walks if you like that kind of thing. Lagoon is great for kids, and also for some gentle kayaking.
Puerto Aventuras is nice, the marina is very close by. The town is quite modern, condos and fancy houses, not your typical Mexican town. If you like quaint it wouldn't suit you. The dolphin park is there and you can watch them for free.
All in all a great vacation and I would recommend the Catalonia, especially if you have kids..
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 4 star Catalonia Yucatan Beach Resort & Spa is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya, on the private estate of Puerto Aventuras. Located on the beautiful Mexican Caribbean coast, this resort is directly on the beach and offers a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere, perfect for a relaxing break. This mystical area boasts many Mayan archaeological ruins that include Chichen Itza, Tulum and Tikal as well as the natural attractions of Xel-Ha, Cozumel and Xcaret. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Yucatan Beach Hotel Puerto Aventuras
- Catalonia Yucatan Beach Puerto Aventuras
- Catalonia Yucatan Beach Riviera Maya, Mexico - Puerto Aventuras