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Hotel Catalonia Bávaro


The best of the Caribbean awaits you in this hotel located on the first line of the famous Bavaro Beach. Its distinctive white sand, and turquoise waters, as well as the surrounding palm and coconut plantations, make this area a tropical paradise.

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the resort’s wide range of day and nighttime activities, which will enable you to make the most of your stay in the Dominican Republic. Surrender to the area’s charms and get ready for an extraordinary vacation!


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Punta Cana, 23000, Higüey
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Junior Suite

x 2
  • Spacious
  • Safe
  • Living room
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  The Junior Suite rooms are located in lush gardens of tropical vegetation and wonderful lakes full of wildlife. Its Caribbean decoration is delicate and very cozy, ideal to enjoy your best vacations in the Caribbean.

Junior Suite Triple

x 3
  • Spacious
  • Safe
  • Living room
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These rooms are located between tropical vegetation and marvelous lakes. Their Caribbean decor is soft and welcoming, and includes other services that will guarantee you a great vacation.

Privileged Deluxe Junior Suite

x 2
  • Spacious
  • With charm
  • Renovated
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This completely renovated room is the perfect place to spend your vacation; with its modern and carefully selected decoration details adds a touch of sophistication to your holiday in the Caribbean. Booking this room you will be a Privileged customer and you will enjoy the Privileged All Inclusive package (See detail in Useful Information).

Privileged Suite & Jacuzzi

x 2
  • Spacious
  • Jacuzzi
  • Living area
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These rooms are situated near the seafront, offering spectacular views. Their Caribbean decoration is soft and welcoming and offers privileges that will guarantee you a great vacation. Booking this room you will be a Privileged customer and you will enjoy the Privileged All Inclusive package (See detail in Useful Information).

Privileged Suite

x 2
  • Vista mar
  • Living area
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The spacious Privileged Suite rooms are right on the seafront, offer wonderful scenery and are decorated in detail. By booking this room you will become a Privileged customer and enjoy the All Inclusive Privileged Pack (See details in Useful Information).

Privileged Romance Deluxe Junior Suite (Adults Only)

x 2
  • Spacious
  • With charm
  • Salón
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The Privileged Romance Deluxe Junior Suite rooms are renovated and feature modern and carefully decorated details. Booking this room you will enjoy unique benefits for couples and honeymooners. (See detail in Useful Information).

Privileged Family Deluxe Junior Suite

x 4
  • Spacious
  • With charm
  • Renovated
  • Salón
  • Garden view
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Designed for families. You have all the facilities of the Privileged Deluxe rooms, plus 2 Queen beds with two bunk beds or 1 Queen sofa bed. They are located on the ground floor and are more spacious with a terrace with direct access to the garden.



Surrounded by lakes and gardens to enjoy the landscape during your buffet breakfast, lunch or dinner. Breakfast includes a wide range of natural fruit, dairy products, cheeses and cold meats, baked goods... Always featuring in our buffet Spanish potato tortilla and the famous Catalan tomato bread. There is also a live cooking show and air-conditioning. Dress code: breakfast and lunch - informal; dinner - casual.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner service.


You’ll love the outdoor location by the beach and pool. Buffet restaurant with an amazing breakfast range, barbecued food at lunch and a live cooking show. Dress code: casual.

Breakfast and lunch service.


In the middle of the Caribbean you can also enjoy delicious pizzas baked in a wood-fired oven at this outdoor restaurant. You’ll find it next to the pool. Dress code: casual.

12 midday to 2.00 am.


Outdoor snack bar by the pool.

Open until 6.00 pm.


Therapeutic treatments

Facial treatments

Body treatments


Spa Facilities It has two master cabins (special for couples), 2 single cabins and a beauty centre.

Forfait Welcome to paradise / Goodbye to paradise


Pool With an aqua bar and jacuzzi and separate pool for children.

Kids’ activities Kids’ Club (4-12 years) with activities and Teens’ Club (13-17 years) with videogames, internet and television.


Dance and native painting classes.

Outdoor theatre with live shows.

Water sports Snorkelling and dive centre, introductory diving classes in the pool, canoeing, kayaks and catamarans.

Bicycle hire

Aerobics and aqua-aerobics

Sports Gym, tennis and paddle tennis, table tennis, volleyball, football, petanque, basketball, waterpolo, archery, darts.

Excursions service

Evening entertainment Shows, live music, mini disco, disco, casino.

Catalonia Bávaro PHOTOS


Free Wi-Fi throughout hotel
Golf course
Children's pool
Kids’ club
Day and evening activities
Outdoor jacuzzi
Underwater activities
Car rental
Own car park
Sports activities
Sports facilities
Airport shuttle


Get married in paradise! There are white sandy beaches in store for you at our resorts in the Dominican Republic. Spend this very special day with your loved ones at one of Catalonia Hotels & Resorts’ complexes.[...]READ MORE

Weddings at the Catalonia Bávaro

Sitting on one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic, the Catalonia Bávaro hotel is one of the top destinations for celebrating your wedding or renewing your wedding vows. Located in the north of the island, just 15 minutes from Punta Cana airport, this beautiful hotel provides many services for celebrating your special day surrounded by your loved ones. You will find many activities for all the family at the Catalonia Bávaro hotel. Choose an original way of surprising your partner from one of our romantic packages, whether dinner on the beach or a romance suite. Our team of wedding planners will take care of every detail so all you’ll have to worry about is having a good time. They will assist you in making your booking and arranging your wedding, in addition to advising you throughout the process on what is most suited to you to make everything perfect. Check out our wedding packages to find the one that best meets your requirements.



CUSTOMISED ASSISTANCEWe will assist you to make your event perfect
EXCLUSIVE SERVICESMake your special day complete with our exclusive services
UNIQUE GASTRONOMYOur gastronomy will always be on a par with your event
CUSTOMISED QUOTEWe adapt to your needs so that your event is a success

exclusive services

Wide range of services for a perfect event

OPINIONS Catalonia Bávaro

What do other users think of the Catalonia Bávaro?

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EXCELLENT8.8/ 10Based on 1563 comments
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Less than expected

Accommodations were dated, need of updating and repairs. Thought that poor condition of rooms was a maketing tactic to get us to pay for a room upgrade of $280.00 for the week stay. Hot water in room was not a constant. Shortage of fresh towels at the pool. Food was average. Some staff extremely friendly others weren't. They did a good job cleaning up the weeds on the beach daily. Nightly entertainment needs some help.



2020 Vacation

I enjoyed the hotel, the events, the shows, the golf course and the staff. Everyone was very friendly.. Juan Antonio Alcantara Reyes was especially friendly and he arranged two birthday cakes to celebrate my fiances 61st birthday. Carolina was hostess at the Italian Restaurant and she paid special attention to arranging a wonderful dinner when my son arrived. Every interaction with hotel personnel was always enjoyable. They made every effort to get people included in the games and nightly entertainment.



First Time

This was our first time using ETC and first time at Punta Cana. The overall experience was good but I wish it was more organized. Pros 1. Foods were really good in overall. options are good. we did not like the Tao cat 2. the location of the room is very good. comfy, clean, hot water, etc. 3. ETC lounge is really nice and comfy 4. night shows are very good. 5. pools are very clean and nice 6. pool activities are very nice. I think giving out certificate is really a good idea 7. massage was really good. Cons 1. very difficult to communicate at times. we had a lot of miscommunications and misunderstanding of trips, available services, answering questions, etc. 2. services were varied. sometimes services are really good, staffs are friendly, but other times services are really bad 3. Need more snack options 4. a lot of times, staffs assumed that we were not ETC members so we sat at different tables. it is totally ok but when we tried to order ETC menus, they said those are for only ETC members. We told them we are ETC members and they looked shocked. not sure what shocked them. 5. our room was next to Pearl and music was very loud. I could feel the bass with window closed 6. we tried to get a ride from the adult side to our room, a staff was looking at a paper without explaining anything for 10 minutes. we tried to communicate with him but it was not successful so we decided to walk. 7. smokers are smoking everywhere even though there was a sign of the non smoking sign. especially the family side, I think it is important to emphasize Suggestion Outside Jacuzzi at family side please



Nice resort

Very nice resort great people. The only two issues I had was the room keys kept failing and the people constantly hounding you in the main lobby to buy stuff aside from that I would definitely go back




I loved staying there



Very good

Spacious, clean rooms. Articles for shoes and maintenance of shoes would be required.

Marius Dumitrescu20-01-20


Wonderful Resort

This is a wonderful resort with fabulous food, incredibly friendly and helpful staff, and a gorgeous beach. We did have problems with our room. The air conditioning wasn't working properly when we arrived, and it took the guy over an hour to fix. At that point, we should have been moved but we were too tired from travel to ask. Then there was an awful smell in the bathroom. Then the toilet broke and wouldn't flush. It got fixed right away but the smell came back - there was something wrong with the plumbing. Then there was no hot water. Clearly, the room was a problem, so we were moved to an upgraded room. Then in the new room there was no hammock and it took many hours and multiple calls to fix. That new room was lovely but it was still a huge hassle to move in the middle of the day. The staff couldn't have been nicer and more helpful but I see this as a management problem as there needs to be more oversight about checking on whether or not everything works in a room before it's ready for new guests. There was such an awful odor in the first bathroom that I can't believe it hadn't been noticed before, etc. Also, that first room faced the Pearl Beach Club where the music was on ALL DAY. Why do resorts think that people want to hear loud music 24/7? We come from noisy cities. All we want to hear is the ocean and the wind.



It is a nice place to stay

My experience was awesome and I really enjoy my time there. People are friendly and their services are pretty nice. I Strongly recommend this place



Un voyage gravé dans nos mémoires

Très belle hôtel, les gens sont vraiment gentil et serviable, beaucoup d’animation. Il a un serveur au buffet vraiment attachant qui ce nomme Pedro, à la piscine nous avions Alvin qui s’occupait du mettre des vitamines beaucoup de vitamines dans nos cocktails et à l’animation Junior est toujours dispo pour bien nous divertir et nous faire bouger, de vrai belle vacance en famille qui resteront dans nos mémoires longtemps

, CARL BOURQUE19-01-20


Wonderfull tima at Catalonia Bavaro

Nice hotel and very nice garden. Staff take car of us in order we get the best holidays we could expect.



Vacaciones en familia

Jardines maravillosos, playa y piscina muy cómodos



I was very sick

Our trip was from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4th. First of all I had to visit your medical clinic twice January 2 and 3rd, I had diarrhea so bad I had to go on a antibiotic January 3rd. I did not drink any water other than bottled, so I assume it was from some food I ate. The night before it started we had eaten at the Japinese restaurant.




The resort was good. Buffet was decent a la cartes were very good. Beach was nice enough chairs for everyone. The rooms needed updating and weren't the cleanest. There was always activities going on but sometimes the workers were way too pushy to have you join, had to say no to everyone 3 times over. I wouldn't suggest going with only 2 ladies the workers don't leave you alone! Overall it was a very good stay and I would go back.




My husband and I have travelled all over the world and were not impressed with the service. We are repeat guests from 2016 and have seen no improvement. We arrived with 3 other couples and were in the “privileged “ rooms , not sure what that meant. Did not receive welcome greeting , the check in at approximately 4 pm was deplorable. It seemed like they did not even know we were coming. Instead of giving all 4 couples their paperwork to fill out, it was one at a time, very time consuming and I suggested this to our check in person, and she just looked at me. We did not meet our “personal “ concierge until someone asked us about it day 2. This person did not assist us in anyway. I am very disappointed in the Catalonia hotel group and will not be recommending the hotel to others. This hotel needs to come up to 2020 standards.

Elizabeth and Arthur Coelho Elizabeth and Arthur Coelho14-01-20


Wonderful vacation!

My husband and I stayed in the Privileged Romantic Suite. Most beautiful! Food was very good, specially restaurants very good. The only thing I would have to say and not really a complaint...we were on the second floor and there was no elevator but also, there were no hand rails to hold onto going up and down stairs. Would come here again in a heartbeat but request first floor accommodations.

Kathleen and Paul Mullen Kathleen and Paul Mullen14-01-20


Quality price report very good

Good choice for family



Beautiful holiday




Séjour Catalonia Bavaro

1eres vacances en République Dominicaine. Bel hôtel, plage accès directe, cadre agréable



Catalonia Bavaro review

This was a very nice resort and very worth your money! I would for sure go back :) we had some great help provided to us by kelvin at the front desk and Antonio at the pure bar!



Can do better...

Its a great Hotel for it's price but can do much better. The buffet was bad, no towels ALL WEEKEND by the swimming pool nor the beach and we had to take our bath towels. Some employees weren't much help, all they were interested in was to sell us additional trips. Only one restaurant a la carte allow for the weekend. Disco was empty and very boring. Cocktails at the lobby were great but the waiting was long even when there wasn't anybody. Cool thing: the sack bar by the pool was open 24h and it provide beer, beverage(no ice all weekend), pizzas, sometimes hamburgers and hot dogs. Additionally, the jacuzzi in the room are great, for 2 people, no bubbles tho.



New year trip

Catalonia Bavaro is HUGE and very well maintained common areas. Good restaurants and buffet. Great evening entertainment and daily activities. The New Year Gala buffet was great and very well laid out.




Overall stay was very nice.

Listati TERI07-01-20


Best resort

Loved the resort, entertainment team, family friendly, staff and the food.



Very nice resort

Very clean and beautiful resort. Beach is nice, there is a sand path that allows to walk far in the sea. Food is good, buffet is better than restaurants. There is a special buffet for kids, nice touch! Next time I would bring my kid ustensiles and bib because they don't have. Pools are great both for kids and adults. Park is fun for kids when you want to change from the beach.



Fun to n you he sun

Had an upgraded ocean view suite that was spacious and nicely decorated. Excellent staff and services. Beautiful grounds and clean, soft sand beaches. Do the extra reef snorkeling trip. So worth it. Restaurants: ambiance’s were great, some food only a B. Buffets ok but not outstanding. Overall a very good experience. Would recommend

Margaret Waterman31-12-19



Overall our stay was good but there is a lot of room for improvement. We travel a lot as a family so we have many comparables. The hotel grounds are very nice, the beach was ok, (lots of seaweed), food was good however overall staff friendliness is lacking.



Last minute getaway

One of the best vacations I have had!!



Great stay at Catalonia for second time

December 9th To 16th Beautiful stay! I was there 2 years ago about same dates and definitly happy i went back! The resort is gorgeous.... very well maintained with a lot of vegetations and animals.... that is the main reason i go.... i love nature especially animals. Please respect them. Also try to use mineral or reef safe solar cream as you can enjoy great snorkling right at the beach! Enjoy and protect! I need to cheer the next point!! NO hotel salers on the site wow !! Thank you for that major update !! We all agree this can be such a turn off.. but not there anymore !!!! I was also very happy to see way more variety at the main buffet and pleased to be seated close to the birds! The Yuca restaurant is still very good! Menu changed only for the best! Fish tacos and rhum cake.... ahhhhhhh....... but this time i was bit disapointed at the Toscana.. they use to served real fresh pesto.. a pure delice and very good pastas.... And the paella day at beach... twice a week would be awesome... we did not have the chance to taste as we were traveling Mondays. I still enjoyed the crepe bar at the beach and a new very good fresh juice station ! The Tapas restaurant wasnt there anymore..... being half spanish it was a bless to eat greatttttt tapas.. Catalonia is a Spanish chain so i liked the concept veryyy much back then!! Im sure im not alone! Very great stay in general but major problems with people that try to reserve their chairs at the beach in the morning.... I think that concept is an asshole concept coming from the guests/tourists ... the result is that some towels stays there all day alone.... all week who knows! And when WE want go there is no place !! Its a turn off... don't reserved your chairs for not going... just take the ones availables when you are ready to go... The hotel should establish a policy about it. "No towels left alone" And also when a guest put a door sign mentionning "no disturb" it's supposed to mean it!! 2 times in one day what the hell... just read the sign at the door ladies.. I know im "renting" the place but i need my privacy still... especially when im in the bathroom... 2 clean girls won't messed a room that bad if we skip a day cleaning.. and i can make my own bed too.. Otherwise the staff was really nice, polite and smiley, I felt it more this year. Great improvements coming from the hotel bravo !! A special thanks to Andres at the reception that was extremely professionnal and a very great attitude, he called to make sure everything was okay when arriving at the room and its very much appreciate to start a great stay! Will definitly go back there again and if you go by the right on the beach and walk for a bit there is a great mini market with nice souvenirs boutique. Great deals ! And there is some verrrrry sweet dogs that might come say hello if you are friendly! We missed them so much! Don't try to bring them.. some people takes care of them,salers and an organization we volounteered for one day Rescatame.. I like having my spots there! Punta Cana and Catalonia area are my favorites!


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LOCATION OF Catalonia Bávaro

Punta Cana, 23000 . Higüey

Punta Cana, 23000, Higüey
Catalonia Royal Bavaro Resort Hotel 1 km
Pearl Beach Club 1.4 km
Dolphin Explorer 2 km
Bavaro Adventure Park 8 km
Manati Park 15 km
La Altagracia Basilica 47 km
Isla Saona 100 km

From airport:

Punta Cana Airport

20km - approx USD35 in taxi.


Arrival time

After 3.00 pm

Departure time

Until 12 midday


Children may stay
One free crib per room (on request)

Extra beds

Extra beds (on request)


Pets not allowed

Accepted payment methods


If the name of the credit card supplied when booking at the Catalonia Bavaro hotel does not coincide with the name of the guest, please contact the hotel in advance. An identity check and valid credit card are required to check in.
The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise the credit card prior to the entry date. For bookings of more than 4 rooms or more than 8 nights, payment must be made in advance at this establishment. Once the booking has been made, the hotel will contact guests to organise advance, non-cancellable payment.

Children between 7 and 11 years old are Juniors and benefit from a 50% discount on the adult price. Children between 0 and 6 years stay free.

The Catalonia Bavaro hotel has a dedicated car park. Booking not necessary.

Payment: Mexican peso, Euro, Canadian Dollar, Pound Sterling and the following credit cards: Visa, Amex and MasterCard.

Requests regarding bed options are subject to availability.

Our Privileged guests enjoy the benefits of the All Inclusive service in addition to these exclusive advantages described in the Privileged All inclusive Pack: Privileged distinction, Room service 24h, 10% Discount on massages or any treatment in our Alegria Spa (Non combinable with any promotional package), Preferential access to four theme restaurants per week, Access to the Pure Bar including Selected Premium brands, exclusive for Privileged guests, Private Privileged beach area with Balinese beds, In room beach towel, Turndown service, 10% discount in all extra services (golf, romantic dinner, shops ang boutiques), Early check-in & Late check-out (3 pm), subject to availability. 

Privileged Romance Deluxe Junior Suite guests staying more than 4 nights also get the following services in addition to Privileged advantages:  Room with romantic decoration, Welcome Amenity with: fruit, a bottle of sparkling wine and chocolate (please note the arrival time upon reservation), Romantic dinner (one per stay; location may change), Couple massage - 30 minutes.

Spa: children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Entrance to spa not permitted to children under the age of 14.

Adaptors: 110/220 volts. American connection (no need to bring own adaptor).

Need a transfer to the hotel?

Transfer to and from airport/railway station