Hotel IFA Catarina

This hotel is in the heart of Playa del Ingles, offers up a great pool scene and throws in easy access to the beach.

The IFA Catarina is right in the middle of Playa del Ingles, sheltered from the hustle and bustle of town by its peaceful subtropical gardens.

There are 2 pools in the hotel grounds, and Playa del Ingles beach is a 5-minute ride away on the hotel’s free shuttle bus. Or, if you feel like walking, it’s a 15-minute stroll.

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 941 reviews

  • Official Rating
  • 5Floors
  • 402Rooms
  • 8Lifts

All Inclusive - Here's what you get


Buffet meals.


Selected locally produced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.

Sports and Activities

All are included except where indicated.

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2 outdoor pools

With pool and beach towels at extra charge.

Hotel-run kids' club

With games and sports to keep kids busy.

Madison bar

Mixing cocktails with entertainment - seasonal.

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twin room with garden view

Twin room with garden view sleeps up to 3, with twin beds and a sofa-bed. With air-conditioning in the summer and satellite TV with some channels at a charge.

twin room

Twin room sleeps up to 4, with twin beds and a sofa-bed. With air-conditioning in the summer and satellite TV with some channels at a charge.

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Great hotel based on what I paid

Where to start.... My review is mainly based on the fact of what I paid for this Holiday. It was a late deal and cost me £1050 for a week all inclusive. If your paying around that price then its well worth it, I wouldn't like to be paying more as you could get a lot better. Hotel, Excellent clean and friendly, Free Wi-fi in the reception area and inside Maddison's bar. Beach, Free bus from hotel and back throughout the day up to 15:45pm Entertainment team, Excellent never stop working from 11am to 11pm always on the go with plenty of activities for all ages Food, Its as you would expect international buffet but does get a bit repetitive. Here comes my only faults and see attached pic for the evidence I now write, All inclusive You are giving a small card when you arrive which gives information for what you can have at what times, one problem the card is not right and reception doesn't seem to have an answer for it, but I will explain to make it clear, First fault, Venezia Cafe, States you can get ice cream and pastry of the day from 15:30 to 17:30, but then says you can get Ice cream in bulk from 12:00 to 17:00hrs, You can not as it doesn't open until 15:30 so there is the first misled information Fata Morgana Buffet Restaurant, States you can drink House brands, wines and beers, this is not true you can only drink water or soft drinks with your meal in the all inclusive package Smoking - Not permitted on the hotel balcony, if caught you get a 95euro fine not sure if they actually carry out this threat but they do give you a warning letter telling you the fine if caught Rooms, This only applies to people who may want to sleep before 12 midnight, all the rooms/balcony's are all set on the back of the hotel, if you are looking at the hotel from the pool you have the main block then you have blocks on the left and and right which overlook the gardens, Now I'm sure I know whey they charge more for garden views, because they are most quiet areas. we were on floor 3 of the pool block (Centre) and in the middle and let me tell you if its noisy still at midnight, not music as this stops at 11pm it was from large groups who were still paying as remember All inclusive ends at 11pm but then you can pay for drinks and not everyone is all inclusive mainly foreign guests, so we have quite a large group of Russians approx 18 of them so when they are still up and drinking it can be loud, not saying everyone is going to stay up I'm just beware of the block in the middle. Massive improvement in my opinion would have to be when going for Evening Meal to actually be seated by a waiter not just allowed to walk in and then have to hunt for a table not sure if your actually taken someone else's so I think this should be implemented. First all inclusive I've been to where they don't do this. At times especially when busy we looked like lost sheep All in all good hotel for money paid and would revisit if a deal was on in future.More

Daz7759, Newcastle upon tyne

We have been on IFA Catarina 7 times and will be back again.

The staff i very frendly and nice. The all inklusive food and drink is very good quality and lots af diffenrent things to choose between. The rooms and balcony are big, but the bed a bit hard. Pool area super. More

Jesper Wiener S, Kongens Lyngby, Denmark

Fantastic Stay

This was our third stay here and you worry that standards may drop as there can be a number of staff changes. However it was yet again a fantastic stay. The staff are excellent from one end of the scale right though to the top. It's nice that on each visit we have seen the General Manager out and about, clearly making sure everything is done in the way intended. The rooms are spacious and spotless, the food was superb and so much to choose from despite me being a fussy eater. We sat in the garden some days and it was so peaceful, yet the pool was close by if we needed to go and cool off. We did not tend to ever sit by the pool for the following reason. The entertainment was really disappointing this time apart from two nights in two weeks. The main entertainment team staff this year were the worst we have ever seen anywhere and seemed to think they were the stars of the place that everyone had come to see, if they are there next year we won't be! - the younger girl and one of the other men when given a chance to be involved when the two main people were off were much better and they saw it was about the guests being entertained. One MAJOR CONCERN - a life guard that spends most his time chatting to families for thirty plus minutes at a time or looking at his phone and not at the water, when he did look at the water he was positioned so that he could not see the smaller pool and then got distracted and was off to talk again very quickly, more than 50% of each time we observed him he was not doing his job. the young girl that covered when he was off was excellent and was positioned so she could see both pools. I would not want to have it on my conscience if an accident were to happen so I hope this matter is dealt with immediately ! There are so many positives we could put and will be returning to the Island next year and would love to stay here again, but we will be checking with friends who will be there in the new year before we decided where we will be staying as all the really good bits cold be ruined by a couple of areas.More

David L, Nottingham, United Kingdom

Fantastic hotel

Every thing was perfect except evening entertainment your staff are a real credit to you they make this hotel exceptional it's in a great spot and is so relaxing and peaceful but the evenings were boring virtually nothing happening such a shame More

judecharlie, newport

IFA Catarina Hotel

We have just come back from our holiday from the IFA Catarina and had a very great stay the food was great and a good choice of food all the staff was great they was one waitress called Iris that was all ways friendly and all ways had a smile every time you where in the bar or restaurant we would come back to this hotel againMore

Russell H, Spennymoor, England, United Kingdom

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