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Catalonia Playa Maroma Resort & Spa

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4 Star
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Wellness/Spa
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Internet
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5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
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Resort Highlights

  • Catalonia Playa Maroma Resort & Spa offers buzzing reefs and ancient cenotes
  • Beachfront, all-inclusive resort on the Mexican Riviera
  • Look out for turtles, dolphins, sharks, rays and many reef fish
  • Whale shark excursions between May and September
  • Private balconies or verandas with seating
  • Italian and Mexican cuisine, creperie, tapas lounge, lobster specialties 
  • Tequila, juice and beach bars, coffee and pastry lounge 
  • Games, water sports, dance classes, nightlife

Resort Description

Catalonia Playa Maroma is located on the Mexican Riviera’s Punta Maroma Beach.

The Caribbean coastline offers divers a chance to swim with sea turtles, barracuda, star fish, nurse sharks, dolphins, rays and hundreds of coral and reef fish species. Whale sharks visit the region between May and September. Cenote diving is easily accessible from the resort.

This all-inclusive resort is surrounded by mangroves and Yucatan jungle. Guestrooms are set within leafy gardens and some overlook the Caribbean Sea. The resort is made up of two and three-storey white buildings that are decorated with tropical colours and modern, neutral-toned furnishings. 

A long, white sand beach is interspersed with palm trees and shaded loungers, and a generous portion is reserved for adults only (a supplementary Very Exclusive service). 

The resort boasts 14 dining options including a beachfront juice bar, creperie, open-air Mexican restaurant and air-conditioned grill.

Also enjoy the tennis court, seven-a-side football, gym, archery, table tennis, aerobics, volley ball, water sports, spa and Latin dance classes. The on-site theatre and disco offer regular shows and nightlife. 

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Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 25% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 75% (balance) is due 37 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 25% will be charged if you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Catalonia Playa Maroma Resort & Spa

Best dive sites in Yucatán Peninsula

Punta Cancun – This is a popular spot with divers and provides access to several dive sites and some healthy coral reefs. Located at the eastern end of Cancun's hotel zone, the reefs contain colorful coral formations and you can hang out with a diverse array of marine life, including barracuda, rays and sharks. Punta Nizuc – This site is famous for its snorkeling and diving thanks to an offshore reef rife with abundant marine life. Depths average 10 metres/30 feet and great visibility make this a spectacular spot where divers meet lobster, groupers, rays, sergeant majors and a host of other marine life. At Punta Nizuc art meets coral reef conservation and divers can visit a statue of a young girl lying in a coral garden. She’s part of an underwater museum, Museo Subacuático de Arte, that’s well worth exploring. Playa del Carmen, Akumal and Tulum – South of Cancun, Playa del Carmen is a bustling town with a European vibe. Akumal and Tulum, both south of Playa, are seaside villages that offer a glimpse into the Yucatan of yesterday. Generally, the dive sites here are shallow with excellent visibility and boat rides are as short as five minutes. You’re likely to see turtles, barracuda, stingrays, lobsters and nurse sharks. Pared Verde – Sloping rivers of sand divide sections of the wall which is well populated with coral, sponges and myriad macro invertebrates. Depths to 40 metres/130 feet are possible and the current can be a consideration. Larger pelagic species are frequently seen here, given the reef’s location in the middle of a sandy plain. Cenotes – If you want to try something truly special, dive a cenote. These deep, freshwater-filled sinkholes formed when the roofs of limestone caverns collapsed and filled with water. The Yucatan’s elaborate cenotes have intricate cave systems and underground tunnels that draw divers from around the globe. Many cenotes boast pristine turquoise waters and a beautiful array of stalagmites and stalactites formed over millions of years.

Snorkeling in Yucatán Peninsula

Non-divers will find plenty of reasons to enter the water in the Yucatan Peninsula. From shore, you’ll be able to access the region’s best reefs and even dip your head in a cenote. If you happen to be in the area from June to September, make sure to take a day trip to Isla Mujeres in order to snorkel with whale sharks. There are also trips to the deep sea for snorkeling with sailfish that may interest some.

What to see

Dolphins and sharks patrol deeper waters, while stunning colorful fish hang out by the reefs. You will see eels and lobsters near overhangs, as well as plenty of eagle rays gliding through the shallows. If you dive in the mangroves you may even run across a manatee!

One of the major attractions to the underwater world of the Riviera Maya are the Bull Sharks that are attracted to the area’s crystalline waters between November and March. There’s also a chance of spotting Green Turtles, Loggerhead Turtles, whale sharks and sailfish during their respective migrations.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Pro Dive International at the Catalonia Playa Maroma offers access to the best local diving
  • Access to Los Arcos, Cerebros and other dives
  • Visibility between 20 and 35m
  • Surrounded by gorgeous mangrove forests

Description

Pro Dive International at the Catalonia Playa Maroma is located at a privileged point on the Caribbean coast. 

Situated opposite the main pool on the beach, this dive center offers convenient access to most local dive sites, which are approximately 5-10 minutes by boat from the shore.

Surrounded by lush mangrove forests (native to Yucatan peninsula), this dive center provides convenient access to Los Arcos, Green Wall, Cerebros, Moche Deep and C-56.

Local diving highlights include drop offs, walls, canyons, eagle rays, turtles and occasionally sharks. Visibility is 20-35m and best between May and August.

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Cavern Diving
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy

Equipment

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • 15L Tanks
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Dive Computer ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station
  • Rebreather Friendly

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Camera Room
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Beach Front
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Other
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Yoga

Food and drink

  • Beer And Wine
  • Restaurant
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food
  • Gluten Free Food

Wellness

  • Fitness Center
  • Spa Facility
  • Sauna
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning
  • Garden
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Us Power Sockets
  • Power Socket Adapters

Entertainment and family

  • Kids Club
  • Kids Playground
  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Local Currency)

How to get there

Arrival

  • The closest airport is Cancun International Airport (CUN)
  • The journey from the airport is just over 30 minutes and you need to self organize your transfer
  • The resort has free parking.
  • Check in time is at 15:00pm.

Departure

  • Check out time is at 12:00pm.

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