Catalonia Royal Tulum Review 

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Catalonia Royal Tulum - An Honest Review

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What’s is Special About Catalonia Royal Tulum

Catalonia Royal Tulum is unique because of the presence of iguanas and coatis, making it a hidden gem within the tropical jungle. Its stone pathways, wooden bridges, and koi fish ponds contribute to the dreamy jungle ambiance. Even though it is an adults-only resort, there are many plenty of activities to enjoy both inside and outside the resort. However, the main purpose of this resort is to provide a relaxing environment to unwind on the white-sand beach.

The Privileged Guest package is all-inclusive and allows for unlimited food and drinks from 7 on-site dining establishments. It also provides access to the fitness center, reserved beach loungers, daily activities, and non-motorized water sports.


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However, you will need to pay for some extra fees for the spa and RUAXA theater.

Amenities and Activities at Catalonia Royal Tulum

At the resort, you can soak up the warm Caribbean weather and lounge on the beautiful white-sand beach. Swim, canoe, kayak, or snorkel without ever leaving the resort. Apply sunscreen and take part in daily activities like aqua gym, yoga classes, water polo, and dance lessons in the pool area. Don’t forget to enjoy a cold drink or beer from the pool bar for a refreshing treat.

In the evenings, there are various activities available at the resort. You can enjoy a romantic walk in the resort grounds, watch professional dancers perform, or enjoy listening to an impressive mariachi band in the lobby. If you’re interested in burlesque shows, you can visit RUAXA, but note that there’s an additional charge. Additionally, the resort’s location is ideal for exploring nearby historical ruins. You can book an excursion to visit Chitzen Itza, one of the 7 wonders of the world, at the lobby. Most excursions include extras like ATVs, zip lining, and cenotes.

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Restaurant Catalonia Royal Tulum

For a better dining experience, check out these restaurant recommendations. BLoved offers beautiful ocean views and serves cappuccino in the morning along with grilled seafood for dinner. Toscana provides a cozy environment and serves comforting Italian food. Terrace Tapas Lounge & Bar is perfect for a romantic night among mangroves and a charming cenote. Also, don’t miss the chance to try traditional Mexican cuisine at Adelita before leaving Mexico.

To cool down during your sunny days, you may want to visit The Pool Bar or the Ma Loo smoothie bar. Guests really enjoy the margaritas at The Daisy lobby bar, so that’s definitely worth a try.

Things we loved about the resort:

  • – The beach is absolutely stunning with powder-soft ivory and picturesque blue waters.
  • – The rooms are spacious and clean, featuring large walk-in showers, incredible jungle views, and minibars stocked with drinks and snacks.
  • – Guests rave about the exceptional entertainment team that leads beach sports, pool activities, and dance classes.
  • – There is an on-site burlesque theater that has evening shows from Wednesday to Sunday (additional charge).
  • The resort offers a variety of good food and drink options, including five a la carte restaurants, a buffet, a snack bar, and five bars.
  • The grounds of the resort are well-maintained, and the stone pathways are decorated with benches, string lights, and wooden bridges.
  • While some people may consider it a con, it is common to see wildlife roaming around the resort.
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What we didnt like:

  • – Ocean views are not available from any of the resort rooms due to the location, only jungle or mangrove views.
  • – There is a significant amount of walking required to get to restaurants, your room, and the beach/pool area because the resort has a large layout.
  • – The standard rooms are outdated, and amenities like the box TVs require upgrading.
  • – The Riviera Maya region experiences seaweed problems, and the beach at the resort is no exception.
  • – The food receives mixed reviews, and making restaurant reservations can be challenging.

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