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Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa

Hotel category
4 Star
Rooms
628
Wellness/Spa
YES
Internet
FREE
5 star dive center
Onsite
House reef
NO

Resort Highlights

  • The Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort & Spa offers all-inclusive relaxation
  • Found on the Puerto Aventuras development, featuring marina, golf course and restaurants
  • 5 a la carte restaurants, crêperie, snack bar by the pool and more
  • Superb diving among cenotes and some of the largest cave systems in the world
  • Over 200 coral species and around 500 fish species in the wider Riviera Maya
  • This diving area has pristine Cenotes and some of the largest and most decorated cave 

Resort Description

Located in exclusive Puerto Aventuras, the Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort and Spa is found in one of the most famous areas of the Mexican Riviera Maya.

This all-inclusive resort sits on the beachfront and offers airy, thatched-roof rooms and lush greenery in the surrounding acres.

Within the resort you'll find seven restaurants and five pools as well as the wellness center, which houses hydromassage showers, saunas, massage rooms, a relaxation area with tea and juices and a fitness room. Two on-site tennis courts are available to guests.

Located in front of the Cozumel islands, the Catalonia Riviera Maya Resort and Spa is an ideal location for visiting Tulum, Chichen, Itza, Cancun, Isla Mujeres or the national park of Quitana Roo.

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BOOKING

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 Riviera Maya 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

  • Stunning reef wall starting at 30-40m
  • Beautiful location in the private Puerto Aventuras development
  • Boats leave the private harbor up to four times a day

Description

Pro Dive International is located directly on the beach of the Catalonia Riviera Maya all-inclusive hotel.

Found in the Puerto Aventuras development, featuring small water channels anchoring sail and speed boats in their harbors, this dive center is close to the outer reef wall. The wall starts at 30–40m/98-131ft and drops way past the limits for even the most advanced technical diver.

Our boats leave from the comfortable pier of one of the private harbors behind the hotel, up to four times a day. Our teams can also help you arrange excursions including wreck diving, turtle diving, bull shark diving and dives to see the stunning reefs in Cozumel or the cenotes.

DIVING SERVICES

Courses

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

Equipment

  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Nitrox (Free)
  • Rental Equipment ($)
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Beach Front
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Emergency Positioning Radio Beacon

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • French
  • Italian
  • Russian

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star Cdc/Idc
  • Padi 5 Star
  • Padi Tecrec

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Football
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Tennis
  • Ping Pong
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Cycling
  • 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

  • Games
  • Nightclub
  • 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 hotel is 80km from the airport; you need to sel-organize your own transfer
  • Check-in time is at 15:00

Departure

  • Check-out time: 12:00 pm  
  • Once you have checked out at reception you can make your own way to your next destination

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