What We Love

  • There’s 24-hour room service for food and drinks whenever you want.
  • Hammocks are set up solely for you to relax on the Xpu-Ha Beach.
  • You’re greeted with a welcome cocktail when you arrive!

Things to Know

  • The resort is an hour away from the airport.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • There's local and international alcoholic drinks available.

Nestled in the beautiful Mexican tropics, there’s no surprise Catalonia Royal Tulum is the perfect getaway for beachy bliss. This Noble Beach Prize-winning resort is all-inclusive, meaning your drinks, food and activities are all included in the price of your vacay! 

Take in serene views from your room’s terrace or balcony while enjoying delicious cuisine delivered by room service. The resort also offers entertainment and water sports for guests who like to get active during their stay. For those seeking adventure, scuba diving and excursions are available for additional fees. Want more all-inclusive services? Upgrade to a Privileged guest for discounts on spa treatments, exclusive areas on the beach and early check-in / late check-out. 


Cancun, Mexico (CUN)

Property Information

Year Built: 2007
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 288


Resort Details


A wide selection of fantastic restaurants and bars are open to guests.
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A 24-hour front desk, concierge and laundry service are just a few of the amenities available.
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With a variety of water sports, golf and a fitness center, there's no shortage of adventures.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Adults only resort. Minimum check in age is 18 year round.
Advisory -Important information for our guests- Please be aware that due to changing weather and ocean conditions, beach shapes and characteristics may vary.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 30.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
Minimum Guest Age: 18
General Policies:

This Is An Adults-Only Resort - The minimum age for all guests is 18 years old.  This is closely monitored, checking identification of all clients upon check-in.

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 9885 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    At Cataalonia Royal Tulum now!

    The Catalonia Tulum Royal opened up on July 1st and my wife and I arrived today, July 5th. There are not a lot of people here yet. You can easily get chairs and umbrellas any time of the day on the beach or at the pool. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner is a la carte,. This is understandable because there are very few people here. My wife and I like buffets, but we can deal with this. The workers are very friendly and will help with anything. The only disappointing feature is the beach. There is a lot of seaweed and the Catalonia Royal Tulum is doing NOTHING to clean the beach. No one is out there. It stinks and if filled with seaweed. Hopefully they will change this as many people visit for the beach and ocean.

    Jul 06, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Heavenly respite in the middle of a Canadian winter

    Were there in mid-February for the 3rd time. Quiet, low-key vibe is great for us. The room has always been wonderful (this time a/c wasn't working properly but was fixed within 30 minutes). Great dining variety at 6 different locations (not including the one for upgraded guests). The large pool is impressive but we are beach people. There has always been enough beach chairs; no need to mark your spot at 6 am. Beach is spotless. There used to be a seaweed problem but there is now a tractor that harvests all of the seaweed well before sunrise every day. We can walk the beach for a long distance in either direction. If you want an ocean-view room don't go here; there aren't any. All rooms face a central forest-covered plaza which has a walkway between the lobby and the pool/beach area. It's a thoroughly enjoyable walk end-to-end through the foliage, and viewing all of the critters we see: coaties, iguanas, birds, the resident cat and the resident great blue heron who lives on the cenote pond next to the lobby. Take this walk after dark also on the lighted walkway. In all of our visits we have never encountered a mosquito or any other bug. We have never been approached by a time-share salesperson, although on our first trip we were directed to a resort employee who had a resort map and explained to us where everything was. There have always been only 3 vendors on the beach but they do not solicit; they wander quietly for a few minutes then leave. CRT is our go-to spot. We will be back next February for round four.

    Apr 15, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing vacation

    My wife and I went here in February, before the Corona virus reduced air travel. this place has the best white sand beaches.. very relaxing pool side area with walk up bars and restaurants within steps of the pool and beach. Overall a very relaxing vacation. the only negatives were the fact that they did not have top shelf liqueur and you couldn't even pay extra for it.. They wanted you to tour the facility first, sales pitch, etc.

    Apr 14, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fun place

    Great place--been a few years since I was there-great beach. Beach service was great---water is excellent--walks on the beach each direction are excellent. Topless is allowed. Would like to go back soon.

    Apr 01, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Catalonia Royal Tulum - a vegetarian's view

    Overview: - Lovely Hotel, fantastic staff, great location, pristine beach, clear perfect sea, food management questionable. After reading a previous post suggesting that this hotel is not suitable for vegetarians, we were obviously very concerned. I immediately wrote to the hotel asking for reassurance that we would be catered for. I received a very reassuring response from Daniel, whom we got to know very well later on. Previous posts have described the merits of the Hotel, layout, lovely treelined walks to the beach, animals, beach, etc, so I will concentrate mainly on the staff and food. The staff were exceptional. We were welcomed on our arrival by Arturio who booked us in and helped us get a room on the upper floors. We wanted this as we were there for 14 nights and there is more light at the top - the lower rooms can be a bit dark. The room (1203) was great, roomy, clean, bright & colourful (not smelly), minibar stocked with drinks, savories water, etc. which was replenished every day. There were several venues to eat at different times of the day which did not require reservations. The Mexican and the Italian had very limited vegetarian choices and the food was very bland. The Asian was the best food for us, but unfortunately the seating arrangements were ridiculous. It was more of a lounge bar seating where the table was too low and the chairs were unsuitable for dining (you couldn't get your legs under the table!). It was also outside which was good and with no mossies worrying us this time of the year. I should say they were willing to offer some alternatives for us, but when you look at Mexican and Italian food alternatives it's really all the same (pasta is pasta no matter how you change it's title). The real issue is the buffet which is used more at breakfast and lunchtimes (as well as evenings). Food labelling was present but not always accurate. We found on several occasions the wrong label by the wrong food (potatoes labelled beef!). Also they were incomplete. It would describe a salad but omit the tuna, for example. None of the labels indicated whether the food was vegetarian or not. The worst issue was the terrines which were divided into two with vegetables in one half and meat or fish in the other half. Obviously all the steam, condensation and smells mixed together so often we were unable to have the selection we wanted. I think this is very poor food management and is unacceptable in a modern hotel. I would worry about people with food allergies. We had to ask regularly if the food was vegetarian and apart from the fact there was a language problem, they obviously don't get what vegetarian food is. I also asked whether the lovely little desserts contained gelatin - no chance getting an answer on that one! On the second day we reported our concerns to Daniel who is Customer Service and he proved to be the gem of the hotel. He said he would sort the issues out and helped us as much as he could. Things improved in the specialist restaurants immediately, but sadly he couldn't influence the chef to improve things in the buffet. There are two buffets, one by reception and the other by the pool. Also by the pool is a pizza / burger cafe which broke the monotony, but again the food was bland. The service was also very slow here. The other gem of the hotel was the juice bar on the beach manned by Wilbert who made fantastic juices. The pool was a good size, enjoyable to use and had a swim-up bar. I went for a walk on our first day to the pool at 9am. Not a free bed in sight and no guests in sight either! This carried on for a few days until the guest numbers started to dwindle due to Americans returning home I suspect because of the Coronavirus. Overall, a good holiday, lovely Hotel, great staff, but get that buffet sorted out, because that is what would stop us returning there again.

    Mar 30, 2020