Puerto Aventuras Travel Guide
Baby dolphin with mother swimming around...
Baby dolphin with mother swimming around...
Confetti raining down inside Coco...
Main stage in Coco Bongos
Ruins at Tulum
Coba & Tulum
You can do either place as a half day excursion or both in one day. We did Coba first in the morning. Coba is only suitable for those with reasonable mobility as a long walk through the Forrest and around the ancient Mayan ruins takes it out of you. It's also very humid and...
Trip to Maya site, Chichen Itza 26 Dec 07
We rented a Jeep for the day which we negotiated with the Avis agent at Sunscape hotel for a price of $77 for the day, so with gas at around $50.00 for the tank, the total cost for the four of us came to around $200 including $30 tolls each way and $4.50 per person entry fee...
Bike hire at the Catalonia hotel was free. It was years since I had been on a bike. However, it was as they say, “Like riding a bike” and it did not take me long to get back into the saddle. We rode down to Puerto Aventuras where there was a bike park. Had a look at the...
SWIM WITH DOLPHINS
We swam with dolphins at Puerto Aventuras. This was a fantastic experience. The dolphins are quite fragile and have to be touched gently. They feel so soft. It lasted about an hour and a half with a video being shown before we went into the water.
HOTEL CATALONIA...POT PAINTING
I spent a couple of lazy afternoons at my hotel sitting by the pool painting pots. The pots, in the shape of animals and plates were about £10 each unpainted. Little pots of paint were provided and the person that run the stall was very good at painting. After I had painted...
Quiet beach away from the tourists!
So its called Xpu-Ha (pronounced Ishpu-Ha) you will find it 5 mins South of Puerto Aventuras and 15 minutes North of Xel-Ha snorkel park on the costal side of the road.You'll find a turning just after Akumal beach resort (if your heading heading South) its signposted with a...
The gardens of the hotel complex are beautiful and well kept......always clean and tidy.They were fantastic for some shade and walking when you tired of the pool or beach or bar!!!
1 Review and 10 Opinions The food in the main restaurant was delicious. Breakfast was between 7-11am and was self-service....
Catalonia Riviera Maya
5 Reviews and 2783 Opinions The resort was good with great amenities and mostly lovely and hard working staff. The pools were a...
LA BRISA: THEME NIGHTS
The main restaurant at the Hotel Catalonia had a theme every evening. One night it was International night and there was food from many countries including Britain, France, Canada and America. On international night, they had flags from around the world hanging from the...
BAMBOLEO GRILL: PERFECT STEAK
In the evening between 7.30 - 11.00, the Bamboleo became a grill. We had dinner here one night. It was delicious. I had T-bone steak with jacket potato and vegetables. The steak was cooked perfect and the vegetables came on a little pot pig keeping them warm.The service was...
BAMBOLEO: SNACK BAR
The snack bar at the hotel Catalonia was very good. It opened throughout the day then from 11pm - 2am. They served burgers, hot dogs, fries, chicken and a range of Mexican food
The cauliflower cheese was delicious
HOTEL CATALONIA: LA CREPERIE
La Creperie in the hotel Catalonia was fantastic. It had crepes with many fillings, ice cream, soda’s, latte’s and other hot drinks. The service was exceptional and the staff friendly
My favourite was crepes with chocolate, banana and nuts, with lots of cream.
Coco Bongos: Best night out ever
Coco Bongos is the most amazing night out ever. I stayed at the catalonia Riviera Maya resort and it cost about £90-100 for 2 of us to get VIP tickets to go to Coco Bongos and we recommend the VIP as the non VIP tickets save you about £15 each but you'll be crambed in the...
HOTEL CATALONIA THEATRE: FANTASTIC ENTERTAINMENT
The entertainment team at the Hotel Catalonia were very talented. They entertained us everyday, in the morning was water aerobics, which was, keep fit with a bit of comedy, throughout the afternoon there were beach sports and in the evening was a stage production in the...
Mariachis are traditional musicians. Mariachi music originated in the state of Jalisco during the 19th century, when the Mariachis played music at weddings. the word Mariachi originated from the French word marriage. Mariachis are still engaged for Mexican weddings.
Ok, so the principal language in Mexico is Spanish, however it is called Mexican Spanish as some of the words and the dialect is slightly different than Spanish.Dont fret if you dont speak the language, their English is very good, but they do appreciate it if you try a...
Whilst we were here during the month of September, the weather could change at any second! To be honest, the conditions didd'nt bother me, because the rain and coolness that it bought with it just helped clear the air.
You can see the black clouds working their way across to you! When it rained it was'nt cold either so after a couple of days we were sick of running in! And so just stayed in the pool!
Updated Oct 13, 2004
- Related to:
- Spa and Resort
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Bring swimwear, a huge beach towel and some t-shirts or something to cover up when it gets too warm
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You can buy almost anything here at the resort
Miscellaneous: I bought this Top Ten guidebook to Cancun and surrounding areas, it was quite a good guidebook.
Updated Oct 13, 2004
We saw lots of Lizards whilst we were in Mexico. Some of them were quite large. The large ones would sun themselves on the grass as you walked past. There were also lots of tiny ones but they would dart away when you got near them. We also saw a Coati, which is a raccoon...
Ok so there are a lot of sweet cats here, but no they are not the local wildlife!In the rocky areas along the beach and in the gardens you will see loads of Iguanas, Lizards, gecko looking things! So cool!
If its your honeymoon.......
Make sure that when you book you let them know, they make a huge effort which usually I would be embarrassed by! But as it was my honeymoon I wanted to feel special!You will wear a bracelet as its an all inclusive resort, but they are different colours...1 colour for North...
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