This is definitely a family-friendly place, though we would happily go back as a couple. Service is truly very good, as others have noted. Small tips are well appreciated, and increase the service effort from very good to outstanding. Our 5 year old visited the kids club twice and loved it (and the kids theater at night). Food - only did the buffet, which struck me as better than average all-inclusive resort fare. Yes, the beach is not the best if you want to go swimming, due to the dead coral and rocks. Everything said about feeding the fish in the lagoon is true; this is a fun activity especially for kids.
Biggest complaint - extra charge for the in-room safe: this has never been the case anywhere I have visited in the caribbean. I took a previous poster's suggestion and carried a small lock which I used to secure a compartment of my suitcase, and never had any problems.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Caribbean Sea's turquoise waters can be seen from this hotel-paradise. Come and get ready to spend some unforgettable days in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, surrounded by marvelous landscapes and seductive, white sand beaches. The hotel is located in the wonderful Puerto Aventuras development. This is a tourist development which boasts a marina for yachts, a golf course, restaurants and dolphin tanks, all within easy reach of the main Mayan Riviera attractions. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Catalonia Riviera Maya Puerto Aventuras, Mexico
- Catalonia Hotel Mexico
- Catalonia Rivera Maya
- Riviera Maya Catalonia
- Hotel Catalonia Riviera Maya
- Catalonia Riveria Maya
- Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort
- Catalonia Riviera Maya All Inclusive
- Catalonia Mexico