Fun Things to Do in San Diego Resort Activities

A tropical oasis in San Diego, the Catamaran Resort Hotel and Spa is a playground for all ages. Guests enjoy access to a myriad of resort activities and exciting things to do, see, and eat, without leaving the beautiful Mission Bay property.

NEW! Exclusive Beach Bonfires Daily: 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

Toast the sunset and roast s'mores under the stars at our sister property Bahia Resort Hotel when you book a private beach bonfire with our local partner, Bayside Bonfires. 

Bayside Bonfires provides firewood, chairs, and s'mores for a convenient set up and relaxing fireside evening on the beach. Accommodating up to 10 guests, fire pits may be reserved nightly. 

Enjoy complimentary transportation to and from the Bahia Resort Hotel.


Beach chairs and umbrellas overlooking Mission Bay

Best Beach Day

Lounge on the Catamaran’s beach chairs and enjoy the gentle sea breezes and relaxing views of Mission Bay. These chairs are on a first come first serve basis and are set up with an umbrella, so you can choose shade or sun for your beach day.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Close up bird at the Catamaran Resort

Bird Show

A unique experience at the Catamaran, families can gather for an interactive show with our feathered friends, the colorful talking macaws. Don’t miss this special photo opportunity with these beautiful exotic birds.

Starting March 12
Daily | 3:00 p.m. (except Wednesday and Sundays)

Bird Cam >

Family taking boat ride on Mission Bay

Water Sports

With two on-property locations, Action Sports Rentals offers the best rental equipment available for exciting outdoor activities including standup paddle boarding, kayaking, sailing, and biking around the bay.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Girl jumping into pool into parents arms

Splish Splash 

Surrounded by towering palm trees and lush scenery, the inviting pool atmosphere at the Catamaran is a great way to unwind and have fun with your friends and family during your San Diego vacation.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Couple relaxing by outdoor hot tub overlooking Mission Bay

The Catamaran Spa

Relax and rejuvenate at San Diego’s only beachfront spa. With options for massages, facials, and more, the treatments at The Catamaran Spa are inspired by South Pacific and Asian healing traditions.

Temporarily closed.

Hotel and Spa Guest exercising at the Catamaran Resort and Spa Indoor outdoor fitness center

Fitness Center

Just steps from the beach overlooking Mission Bay and the boardwalk, the on-site fitness center features the latest workout equipment and lets you take in the view while you spend time focusing on your wellness.

Temporarily closed.

Beach Towels concierge at the Catamaran Resort Hotel

Beach Concierge

The Beach Concierge Service has everything you need for an unforgettable beach day on beautiful Mission Bay. Discover essentials such as umbrellas, chairs, and towels.

Daily | 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Bahia Bells cruising on Mission Bay from the Bahia Resort Hotel to the Catamaran Hotel Spa and Resort at dusk

Bahia Belle Cruises

Our classic sternwheeler boat, the Bahia Belle, provides 45-minute sightseeing cruises on the waters of beautiful Mission Bay. The 74-foot, 3-story turn-of-the-century boat offers an observation deck to view the stunning sites of the 4,200-acre aquatic park. Reservations are required. Learn More >

Lava Java coffee, snack, smoothies and more on Mission Bay

Snacks On-the-Go

Perfect for a caffeine pick-me-up or quick bite, Lava Java is the on-property grab-and-go café offering a selection of specialty coffees, teas, smoothies, sandwiches, salads, and more.

Daily | 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

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