- Set within the dedicated tourist development of Puerto Aventuras
- Eight restaurants, five pools, and an onsite spa and gym
- Dive with a partner PADI 5-Star dive centre onsite
- Uncover additional exclusive benefits with ‘privileged’ bookings
Catalonia Riviera Maya is conveniently situated in Puerto Aventuras, in the heart of the Mayan Riviera, within easy reach of all the local attractions. As a four-star, all-inclusive resort, Catalonia Riviera Maya provides the ideal base for exploring this picturesque part of Mexico. Whilst staying here, guests will have ample amenities at their disposal within the resort’s expansive grounds – including numerous eateries, several pools, an onsite partner dive centre, and a variety of facilities for entertainment and indulgence. And, beyond the boundaries of Catalonia Riviera Maya, lie a wealth of additional attractions throughout Puerto Aventuras.
About Catalonia Riviera Maya
Catalonia Riviera Maya is located within the wonderful Puerto Aventuras area – a fantastic tourist-centred development situated around 20-kilometres south of Playa del Carmen, overlooking the island of Cozumel. Puerto Aventuras features a marina, several restaurants, and a golf course, all within easy reach of the main Mayan Riviera attractions. The resort itself is an all-inclusive oasis, surrounded by marvellous landscapes and seductive, white sand beaches.
Catalonia Riviera Maya shares all the facilities with Catalonia Yucatan Beach, forming a large hotel complex with more than 600 rooms. Guests can choose from a variety of room variations, each equipped with ample modern comforts and its own balcony from which to admire the scenic gardens. Opting for a privileged room opens up a range of exclusive benefits, including 24-hour room service, early check-in and late check-out, and access to restricted parts of the resort such as certain beaches, bars, and restaurants.
As with all Catalonia hotels, this resort has taken great care when curating its culinary collection, aiming to ensure guests never run out of choice. Of course, the same goes for recreation, with Catalonia Riviera Maya featuring five separate swimming pools, an onsite spa, and captivating evening entertainment including a nightclub and acrobatic displays.
Explore the resort
Guests at Catalonia Riviera Maya have a huge choice of gastronomical delights on their doorstep, including exquisite Italian cuisine at La Toscana, Mexican dishes at Alebrijes, and teppanyaki tables at Ayami. There are also two beachfront buffet restaurants, a casual food truck, and a creperie, while bars can be found beside the beach and pool, ensuring you’re never far away from a refreshing beverage. And, for a unique live experience, you cannot beat the Rauxa Restaurant, where gastronomy and acrobatics come together in an incomparable show. Be awed by local artists as you sample exceptional cuisine and an exclusive mixology menu, before continuing the party at the onsite nightclub, La Piñata Disco.
Disconnect from the routine and leave stress behind with a range of services at Catalonia Riviera Maya’s onsite spa. Options include massages, facials, and beauty treatments, as well as the use of saunas, steam rooms, Jacuzzis, and hydrotherapy facilities. The resort also has multiple pools in front of the sea, Jacuzzis for those who want to relax, and children's swimming areas. Sports facilities include a gym, tennis and volleyball courts, archery, table tennis, and a golf simulator. In-water activities such as snorkelling, kayaking and water aerobics are also available.
Diving from Catalonia Riviera Maya
Diving at Catalonia Riviera Maya is overseen by Pro Dive International, a PADI 5-Star dive operator and career development centre. Founded in 2003, Pro Dive International is renowned for its high standards of excellence, quality, and safety. At Catalonia Riviera Maya, the dive centre is located on the resort’s private beach and is staffed by a qualified multilingual team and instructors. A full range of scuba certification courses can be undertaken here, catering to guests of all kinds – from children wishing to take their first breaths underwater, to recreational divers looking to turn pro, or seasoned adventurers seeking a new challenge such as cave diving.
This dive centre operates up to five local dives each day, including night dives. Two dive boats are on hand to ferry guests to a variety of sites, most of which lie within a short, 15-minute trip from the marina. Extended excursions can also be organised, travelling up and down the coast to experience the likes of Playa del Carmen’s bull sharks, the Underwater Museum of Art, Yucatan’s famous cenotes, and more. Rental gear is available on site, comprising 40 individual sets produced by top-quality brands such as ScubaPro and Cressi. Additional cave diving equipment can also be rented and nitrox is free for certified guests.
- Catalonia Riviera Maya offers a Kid’s Club with scheduled activities and specialised staff.
- The Puerto Aventuras Golf Club, Playa Paraíso Golf Club, Golf el Camaleón Mayakoba and the Playacar Spa and Golf Club are all located close to the resort.
- This resort does not accept US dollars as cash, but guests will find currency exchange services on site.
- Each guest at this resort is offered one free introductory scuba diving class in the pool.
Diving in Cozumel and Playa del Carmen
Bull sharkNovember - March
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Caves & cavernsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba Diving, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue, Specialities