Julio Reyes | Mar 24, 2020 | 0
#FSNTravels | Traveling With Hello at Catalonia Hotel & Spa Royal Tulum
By now, you’re all aware of the week getaway in Mexico that both Daniel and I are on. We’ve been bombarding you with endless images of sun, activities, food & well, absolute fun in (primarily) Catalonia Hotels’ Royal Tulum resort. If you haven’t already figured it out, we’re here thanks to the brilliant team of Hello (Booking Hello on Twitter and Insta) and we couldn’t be any happier.
I will say that I was very anti-resort and had no wish to ever visit one because being Latino and when visiting tropical southern destinations I’ve always done it living with locals. I’m Guatemala, I was born in Guatemala, I speak the language so the idea of being around loud-mouthed North Americans and snotty Europeans, I’d do it in Toronto. I mean call it rude, it’s the truth. BUT, now experiencing an all-inclusive resort (drinking and eating especially) and the convenience of organizing tours, experiences and activities, I get why hundreds flock south on a daily. But enough about me – Daniel and I have (and will be) blogging about our activities with Daniel blogging a daily round up and here’s an overview of some of the things we’ve done (and seen) so far!
We arrived mid-day Monday with Daniel and I lurking the Catalonia Royal Tulum, lounging on the glorious beach and taking advantage of that all-inclusive drink list that I’ve heard so much about. So we drank, a lot (thanks to one of Royal Tulum’s restaurants, BeLOVED pictured above) and then wobbled into our deluxe suite at the Royal Tulum and later enjoyed a welcome dinner with the Hello and Catalonia Hotels & Resorts teams.
Day 2 had us up early ordering room service of a traditional ‘American Breakfast’ – you know scrambled eggs, bacon etc. then met for a group tour around the grounds of the Royal Tulum – the beach, the varied restaurants, theatre, buffets, gym and gorgeous Alegria Spa (above). We later went for an excursion to a Maya ruins park located in Tulum. A protected archaeological dream that had me a bit emotional being that these were the ancestors I learned and read about growing up. Below are some pictures of the area with yours truly working the hell out of the (EXTREMELY) hot surroundings. The archaeological park also has a beach with phenomenal rock formations for guests to cool off and make for amazing photos ops by the sea.
With Day 3 coming through we were off on a trip to another of Catalonia’s resorts here in the area about a twenty five minute drive – the Catalonia Hotel Riviera Maya. The Catalonia Riviera Maya resort offers bikes for guests to use within the huge complex that is Puerta Aventuras – within that is a HUGE Marina that has the Dolphin Discovery Centre where they have manatees, sea lions (above) and of course dolphins where you can swim with the beautiful grey mammals.
Back in Catalonia Riviera Maya, Daniel and I ate at the resort’s, El Mercado; a buffet-style restaurant, walked the stunning family-friendly beach and later made our way through their Alegrai Spa. An UNBELIEVABLY STUNNING space with architecture on a whole other level (below) and a haven for guests to enjoy anything from massages & manicures to a full gym & spa experience.
I hope you’re following along on Twitter, Instagram & Snapchat (Fashionights) because I’m posting many other pictures and videos of our trip and stay tuned here for more of the phenomenal time we’re having and don’t forger to read a full brief on Day One, Day Two, Day Three on DoTheDaniel.com