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.

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Based On 1139 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

The pools are edged with palm trees and plenty of sunloungers. Pool and beach towels are available at an extra charge.

Venice Bar

With a delicious coffee, ice-cream and cake service.

Kids' club

The hotel-run kids' club has games and sports to keep little ones busy.

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twin room

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

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.

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Great hotel with great staff and great food. Very relaxin, rooms are good size. We had a great stay here! It's a great place for couples and families. Every day the diner buffet supplied a big variety of food. More

sigrid20, Leeuwarden, The Netherlands

A lovely hotel

The hotel is big. A great location near the dunes and not far from nightlife. We were given a room right down the end but when we booked our holiday we asked for room upgrade so to be near everything. When we didn't get that we did go to reception and explained and they were very busy and fully booked but they managed to get us a pool view room the next day. Staff are fabulous. The manages are great. There is a guy who tries to play the piano there he is such a gentleman always smiling and happy to help. Food is a very good standard for all inc. ok it's a bit repetitive but it was always satisfying. Entertainment was mainly for children. Overall this hotel was good. But it was full of children and it would be nice maybe to have an adult only section. We went upstairs to the naked rooftop most days but there is no bar up there or pool so it got very hot. They did a chill out party up there one evening and it was brilliant but I couldn't stay for long because I had to go somewhere that night I will be back sometime in the future.. Thanks for a great time. More

Jemma B,

Amazing hotel

Visited in July with a friend, we had a sea view room with a beautiful view! Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The rooms were perfectly clean and well equipped, it was €2 a day to rent a safe. You are meant to leave a room key in the slot next to the door in order to keep the electrics working(incl. lights, fridge and air con) so when you go out you can't leave it on, however, it works with any card so we used a student card:-) We went all inclusive, food and drink were both very good. Men weren't allowed to wear vests to dinner which was a little sexist when women can wear what they like. Dinner was a great range of food, hot and cold. We got a little bored of the food towards the end of our stay so we went out to a steak house down the road called 'El Asador' and it was incredible, the restaurant was just up the road on your way to the Yumbo centre. There was always food available which is also good. The hotel was in a close walking distance to the beach, and the sand dunes were just across the road, the beach was closer than we thought! The Kasbah centre was about 15-20 minute walk away and had some amazing nightlife! Would definitely recommend this hotel couldn't really fault it! More


My favorite hotel in Playa del Ingles

I went for the first time at the Ifa Catarina in 2003 and since then have been there almost every year until last year in may ... 9 or 10 times ...always in the spring season. I’ve felt always very good, the hotel is in a perfect location, close to the dunes and not far from Yumbo, near a bus stop and in a quiet area. The whole hotel is very clean, rooms are large, there’s a very big and very well maintained garden, a nice pool and there’s a nice nudist solarium on the roof with a spectacular view of the dunes, ocean and mountains. All the staff are very friendly and welcoming, I have to thank especially Jose of the reception, he is always very kind and helpful to me. It's nice to come back and see that some members of the staff remember you...I love Mari Mar and Katia of the restaurant… The food is quite good for me (of course is different from my usual food…I can’t find here typical italian food…but pasta is always available!  ) The hotel is not for Italians, almost no one speaks, but it’s not a problem, I like to talk a little bit of spanish… hotel Ifa Catarina is in Spain, isn’t it? ... entonces hablamos español! Allow two suggestions: wi-fi free of charge in the whole hotel (it’s not acceptable for a 4 star hotel wi-fi with charge); more confortable matresses in the beds....Ciao! Hasta al próximo año!!!More

Ale B, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy


Stayed at this hotel for my 21st birthday from 25th June till 6th of July with my boyfriend. Absolutely fanatstic hotel very clean, food was brilliant drinks were great not watered down like you normally get all inclusive. The staff were all lovely every single one of the entertainment staff were great and the entertainment in the day and at night was the best I've ever seen in an all inclusive hotel. The 2 young men who work at the bar are so lovely and polite. Always got a sunbed no matter what time we went down to the pool. Best hotel I have ever stayed in will definitely be returning! More

Jamie-lee W, Maltby, null, United Kingdom

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Hotel IFA Catarina
Rated: 4.0 /5 based on 1139 customer reviews
from £259.44