Resort at a Glance: All-Inclusive Catalonia Playa Maroma
The all-inclusive Catalonia Playa Maroma resort overlooks the bright-white sands of Maroma Beach, one of the most beautiful in the Riviera Maya. The beach boasts lush mangroves and sparkling turquoise waters that are nice for swimming, sailing, and kayaking—activities that are included with your stay. You can also go for a swim in the outdoor pool, which has separate areas for children, quiet relaxation, and scuba-diving classes.
- Eat and drink at eight restaurants and bars across the property. Dining options range from à la carte Mexican and Mediterranean eateries to an international buffet.
- Drink up: Unlimited domestic cocktails, beer, and wine are included with your stay.
- In-room amenities: a balcony with garden views, beach towel service, turndown service and pillow menu, and a minibar restocked daily with soft drinks, water, and beer
- Play outdoors on the resort’s beach volleyball court, catamarans, and archery field.
- Plan a spa day: Book a chocolate body wrap or aromatherapy massage on the beach at Spa Alegría.
Mexico’s Riviera Maya: Rich with History and Tropical Calm
Just south of Cancún, the Riviera Maya is a nearly 80-mile stretch of Caribbean coastline fronted by towns rich in Mexican culture. For some of the area’s best beaches, clubs, and snorkeling reefs, head to the rapidly growing city of Playa del Carmen. Farther south, Tulum sits on a perch of rocky bluffs and is better known for ancient ruins, including temples and a cliff-side castle. The inhabitants of Tulum—which means “walled” in the aboriginal language—first erected the city’s outer fortress to protect themselves from belligerent invaders. Today, the wall guards the archaeological zone, beginning with an entryway of two corbel arches and a limestone house built over an underwater cave.
Swimming in the secret caves isn’t allowed, but a scenic drive south of Playa del Carmen brings you to the Yucatán Peninsula’s legendary limestone cenotes, freshwater sinkholes created by an underground river system. At the Cenote Cristalino, you can jump from terraced outcroppings into an exposed pool or go snorkeling in underwater caves. You can also watch locals expertly flip, dive, and synchronously cannonball into the clear water at this popular weekend hangout.
Frequently Asked Questions
1. What is the best way to travel to the hotel from the airport? The best airport to fly in/out of Cancún International Airport (airport code: CUN) Travel time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 30 minutes one-way and costs $30 depending on the number of passengers.
2. Is there an additional occupancy fee, or do I have to purchase another Groupon? The standard occupancy of the Privileged Comfort Room is 2 adults; however up to 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 kids 12 or younger may stay in each room. Additional guests can be added for $67 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; $34 for kids aged 7-12; kids 6 or younger stay free.
3. Will I be approached to attend a timeshare sales presentation? Groupon customers are never obligated to attend a sales presentation. If you are approached and decline a presentation, you will not lose the value of your Groupon or have to pay additional fees.
4. Which activities and amenities are included in the resort credits? No additional resort credits are offered with this deal.
5. Are dinner reservations required for restaurants? Is there a dress code? For information regarding your dining options, please click here