The Catalonia Yucatan Beach and the Catalonia Riviera Maya Resorts.....

Catalonia Yucatan Beach /  Riviera Maya

Are nice intimate 4* resorts that are a good value in a good location. Dreams Puerto Aventuras shares the same bay with them. They are right in Puerto Aventuras which is a gated community of condos, a couple of resorts, a marina, some shops restaurants & bars. Nice easy walk to all this from the resort (About 5 – 10 min). The Catalonia Yucatan Beach and the Catalonia Riviera Maya are sister resorts, & they really just feel like 1 resort, as you get free run of both.

Here is an aerial photo of the resorts, although the resorts are NOT labeled. To the right of the Dreams Puerto Aventuras is the Catalonia Yucatan and to the immediate right of that is the Catalonia Riviera Maya. The two of them look like just one resort.

These 2 resorts are referred to collectively as the “Cat” in the forums & reviews by Trip Advisor members.


  • 2 Buffets, 1 open air, 1 closed air-conditioned

  • 4 a la cartes, Mexican, Italian, Steak House (Snack Bar by day & late evening till 2 AM for those late night munchies) & Japanese (Further Information Below) 

  • Le Creperie, Open evenings, Dessert Crepes, ice cream, banana splits, cappuccinos, etc TOO DIE FOR! Worth going here for this alone IMHO, but must confess about being an ice cream addict  :-) 

  • Sports Bar w / big screens & pool tables, foos ball, video games etc 

  • Disco Open 23:00 – 02:00 nightly.

  • Lobby Bar, 2 swim-up bars, a beach bar & an upper terrace bar 

  • Hobie Cats, Kayaks, snorkel equip, bicycles, archery, tennis 

  • Decent snorkelling on site 

  • Great Animation Team, beach volleyball, pool games, water aerobics, pool games, etc 

  • Full Spa (Price list here; ../downloads/alegria_spa_by_catalonia.pdf... ) 

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  • Wedding Packages price list here; ../downloads/weddingpackages.pdf...

  • Super friendly staff & GREAT service!

  • WiFi Throughout resort (As of Nov 2009)  Plus could be missing something    :-)   

It is really nicely laid out, & to walk from one extreme corner to the other takes about 5 min 




There are 4 a la cartes; 

  • The Alebrijes – (Mexican) (No Reservations reqd) 

  • The Bella Vista – (Italian) (No Reservations reqd) 

  • The Bamboleo Grill – (Steakhouse) (No Reservations reqd)   

  • The Mikado – (Japanese) (No Reservations reqd)   

  • 2 Buffets;

    • La Brisa – Open Air, no A/C Riviera Maya side (No Reservations reqd)

    • El Mercado – Enclosed A/C Yucatan side (No Reservations reqd)

Miscellaneous Eateries;

  • Le Creperie – Dessert Crepes, Banana Splits, ice cream, etc open only evenings (No Reservations reqd) 

  • The Bamboleo Grill – By day is a snack bar, & again late in the evening after the ala cart is finished until 2:00AM. Serves Burgers, fries, pizza, hot dogs, etc (No Reservations reqd) 

  • Tapas Restaurant - Spanish style restaurant that serves appetisers & snacks ( Only included to those that are in upgraded rooms or “Privilege Club.” Updates will be posted as available. (No Reservations reqd) 

Dress code is supposed to be Slacks for men in ALL restaurants (Except Snack bar, where virtually anything goes, except nudity…lol). That is the official rule; however nice Khaki shorts, & a collared shirt ARE acceptable. Gentlemen bring 1 pair of slacks (Dockers) along just in case they start to enforce the “Slacks” rule.



Room Descriptions;

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  • Double rooms - all standards rooms between kings and two queen beds. - 294 in CRM and 193 in CYB. (included in this number there are 32 CRM and 12 CYB connecting rooms. 5 rooms are for people with handicap 2 in CRM and 3 in CYB)

  • Superior rooms - all 58 rooms in villas 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 26 in “C Tower” - 60 rooms in total in CRM 

  • Deluxe (mini pool) - 16 rooms in “C Tower” and 1 in villa 8 – 17 rooms in total in CRM 

  • Deluxe (ocean front) - 12 rooms in total in CYB 

  • Suite rooms - 52 rooms in total in CRM 

Room Amenities; 

  • Standard rooms – all standard rooms come with 2 bottles of water on check-in (Easily refillable at all bars & buffets). Usual various toiletries, (soap, shampoo, etc) Built in hairdryer. Safe is $3.00US extra per night. 

  • All upgrade rooms include the same as standards, plus; Fridge with Botteled Water, Sol Beer, & Orange, Cola, Diet Cola sodas refilled daily, Safe included, Coffee Machine, alarm clock. Flat screen TVs 

  • Suites – Has all the same as the other rooms, plus; all are 2 rooms with a bedroom & a sitting room. Sitting room has a “Futon style” coach that folds into a bed. Bathroom has 2 sinks, & patio / balcony has a large bathtub (Referred to as a “Mini pool” by the resort). Over all, the suites are much larger as well.  

 Room Upgrade Prices;

  • Superior rooms – $15.00 USD per person/night 

  • Deluxe (mini pool) – $20.00 USD per person/night 

  • Deluxe (ocean front) – $20.00 USD per person/night 

  • Suite rooms – $25.00 USD per person/night 

New "Privilege Service" Amenities;
(Everytime you book a Superior, Deluxe, or Suite)  

  • Rooms with new furniture and decoration (changes depending on the hotel) 

  • Bathrobe and slippers 

  • Alarm clock with MP3 connection 

  • Coffee maker 

  • Iron and ironing board 

  • Plasma/LCD cable TV 

  • Complimentary minibar with daily replacement (water, refreshments and beer) 

  • Private lounge 

  • Concierge Service 

  • Check-in Privileged Area 

  • Welcome cocktail 

  • Privileged guest Identification 

  • 10% discount on massage or any treatment in the Alegría Spa, reservation required 

  • Coffee Break from 12:00 PM in the Privileged lounge 

  • Beach towels service in the room 

  • Pillow menu

  • 20% Discount on a romantic dinner on the beach with lobster menu

Here is a complete walkthrough tour of a Suite at the Catalonia Riviera Maya / Yucatan Beach. This HD video showcases all the amenities & general layout of the 2 room suite.

Taken May 14, 2011 while vacationing to celebrate our 35th anniversary, this was our 9th visit to this wonderful resort.




Contact Info;


Here is an email to use for Guest Services; Rivieramaya(dot)guestservice(at)hoteles-catalonia(dot)es

Posted “Cryptically” here so the SPAMbots don’t get it, just replace the (dot) with a . & the (at) with a @ 


Address, Phone & Fax

Av. Xcacel Lote 1, Manzana 18, Plano 2 
77750 Solidaridad (Des. Puerto Aventuras) México 
Tel. +52 (984) 875.10.20
Fax. +52 (984) 875.10.37

Information updated as required


Photo Gallery;

Slideshow of our vacation there January 21st - February 4th, 2013
Week 1

Slideshow of our vacation there January 21st - February 4th, 2013
Week 2

Catalonias at night January 21st - February 4th, 2013

TripAdvisor Meet & Greet Dinner January 31st, 2013

Photo Archives;

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan/Feb 2012

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan 2011

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan 2010

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan 2009

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Nov 2008

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan 2008

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Nov 2007

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan 2007

  • Catalonia Yucatan Beach / Riviera Maya - Jan 2006


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