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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $499 All-Inclusive
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If you've been seeing white-sands, swaying palm trees and blue water instead of traffic jams, cramped cubicles and mind ... More

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"Wow! What a great trip! First off staff that went above and beyond and made a lasting impression on our family - Joaquin (waiter at the buffet) amazing person! He was beyond nice, attentive and caring!..." – Lindsayp
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"Wow! What a great trip! First off staff that went above and beyond and made a lasting impression on our family - Joaquin (waiter at the buffet) amazing person! He was beyond nice, attentive and caring!..." – Lindsayp
496 out of 578 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
pool sunrise at the infinity pool singing birds View From Our Room Relaxing Bar & Lounge Foam party Excursion Family Picture one of the many pools Family pool No special occasion, just great service. Looking at the way the rooms are set up, there will never be a room w/o a view of the ocean. Very nice. North Beach Beach at El Cid view from our balcony El Cid beach Pool Slide and Cliff Jump Beach View Our walk to the beach From the pier Beach from the deck by the infinity pool view from our room My girls View from our balcony, first level View from our room Isla Majeres- sailing excursion towel sculptures Sunrise over the Ocean 2-22-17 View from our room. view from our room Beach Catamaran Balcony shot from other side of resort Mexican night (wednesdays) Poolside feet in the white sand View from teh room El Cid Resort Beach Cesar took this! Building 15 4th floor beach front view Building 15 first floor view view from our bacony The large pool at El Cid The lobby bar Balcony shot View of beach from jacuzzi deck View From Our Room Jacuzzi- hotel in background Hotel Balcony Pool Area
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August 15, 2017
Lovely Get away

This was a beautiful resort. The staff herewas super friendly and the room service was amazing. I went for a birthday getaway with my boyfriend. We had a lovely time. I would recommend ppl getting the platinum deal that they have for the all inclusive so that you can get the top shelf liquor. The alcoholic beverages that we had were pretty watered down ( I see why it's all inclusive) and to get a buzz you had to drink ALOT. So if anything just take shots like we did :). You'll be feeling right in no time. The beach was a little rocky so if that's your main priority, you'll be a disappointed... Although I heard there were certain areas that were less rocky. But we were good with the pools (Btw the infinity pool is AMAZING) and the view of the beach from our room. Food was ok. It definitely could've been better. But all in all this was a great resort. I had a great time! I would definitely go again. :)


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From: Maryland
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 13, 2017
Great resort!

The resort was beautiful. This is a great family friendly place to vacation. My kids loved the pool and activities. The rooms are nice and the staff is very attentive. The food is great. The only thing that I would advise is to avoid making a reservation for the time share presentation they offer as soon as you enter the hotel. I felt like I was pressured into going and then felt like they would not let us go when we were at the presentation. Just say NO. Besides these 2.5 hours of our wasted time, everything else was great.


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From: Cleveland, OH
Age: 35-44

August 10, 2017
Just what we needed!

We have nothing to complain about. What a wonderful four nights. The staff was welcoming and eager to please. Even though gratuity was not expected, we left one or two dollars with our servers and bartenders. We took 50 one dollar bills and needed more. The restaurants were good. The Mediterranean antipasto bar was amazing! The Marina restaurant was tasty as well. We ate breakfast at the Italian restaurant most mornings as it was quiet and not busy at all. We enjoyed eating the Mexican breakfast items! We made reservations for dinner (allowed to do two nights at a time) in the main lobby. We brought beach shoes. However, we did not need them at the far end of the resort. We did use our shoes to access the beach on the other end of the resort (in front of the Infinity Pool). We snorkeled and found several living conch shells. I was disappointed in the snorkeling. We booked a snorkeling trip in Puerto Morelos. We called a taxi ($8 each way), walked around Puerto Morelos, and snorkeled. It was the highlight of our trip!! Beautiful! And completely safe. We booked shared transportation while booking our trip. It was easy to find our driver. They picked us up right on time the morning we departed. I was given a hard time when I went to inquire about our departure time. I did not report at my assigned time to sit with a representative. I was not interested in any exertions. I should have read the entire pamphlet- I was suppose to report 24 hours before to obtain my departure time. I was a couple hours late. The rooms were clean. The rooms had small bottles of mosquito repellent, even though we brought some. I did not have to use any, but my husband did. We did sit through a timeshare meeting. I found it very interesting. We sat down knowing we were not interested - but we got $98 hydrotherapy and couples message, along w a tshirt and a bag. The hotel was busy and full to capacity, but you would never know it. We sat in the same two chairs during our stay with empty chairs around us. We walked the beach beyond the resorts property. Very safe and quiet. There was lots of seaweed - did not bother us. The staff worked endless hours trying to keep it cleaned up. Teenage boys also works for hours each day picking rocks up off the ocean floor.

Just what we needed! Just what we needed!
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From: Stuart, VA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 10, 2017

Very nice resort. Grounds are very pretty and maintained. Pool is big, swim up bar and water slide/cliff jump. Resort staff is friendly and accomadating. Ala carte restaurants offer nice change from buffet breakfast and lunch. Beach is small, water is nice but they have alot of rocks and seaweed. There is a staff cleaning it every morning and 2 guys trying to clean up the rocks but they are fighting a tough battle. The rooms are nice, great big shower, nice balcony facing the ocean. Overall a very good vacation spot. My family is 18, 16, 13, I don't think i i will be back because I would like something quieter next trip, they play loud DJ music at the pool all day and have a staff of young people entertaining with games, dancing, ect.,I believe a great spot if you have a younger family. Overall the resort is very well run


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From: New York
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

Hotel Marina El Cid Resort features 350 guest suites located on five floors. All rooms have a balcony or terrace featuring ocean, pool, or garden view, as well as minibars and complimentary bottled water. Marble-appointed bathrooms include make-up mirrors. Room service is available 24 hours a day.

Room Details

Luxury Room
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Junior Suite
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Family Room
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Junior Suite Platinum Room
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What's to Love

To get into the island groove, spend the day by the enormous pool and your evening at one of Hotel Marina El Cid Resort's many shows or classy bars.

 

What We'd Change

Hotel Marina El Cid Resort is located between Cancun and Playa del Carmen, so it's a good thing that there's plenty to do at this resort!

 

Why You Should Go

Though the resort is close to a wide variety of local hotspots, like Puerto Morelos, Cancun and Playa del Carmen, it is a quieter, relaxing resort.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Dive Shop
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Pool Bar
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 4 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Massage ($)
  • Marina
  • Elevators
  • Audio-Visual Equipment ($)
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Beach Towels
  • Handicap Room Available
  • 24 Hour Room Service
  • Sauna ($)
  • Pillow Menu
  • Boogie Boarding
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Travel Agency
  • Banquet Facilities ($)


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Helicopter/Airplane Rides
  • Mayan Ruins
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nightlife
  • Parasailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Snorkeling
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Here you will find an abundance of possibilities, something for every person of any age, for every type of vacation, for every budget and every activity.

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Blvd El Cid Unidad 15

+52 99 88 72 89 99

Hotel Description

Hotel Marina El Cid Resort: Experience All-Inclusive Luxury

If you've been seeing white-sands, swaying palm trees and blue water instead of traffic jams, cramped cubicles and mindless sitcoms, you know it's time for a vacation. Choose Hotel Marina El Cid in Riviera Maya, where you'll find those palm trees and blue ocean, as well as warm breezes and a private beach of lovely white sand ready for you to ease your restless mind.

This all-inclusive, oceanfront resort, less than 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, overlooks Puerto Morelos National Reef Park on the Mayan Riviera, just a hop, skip and a jump from the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos. Scuba divers and snorkelers can explore the off-shore reef that ranks as the second-largest in the world, while the water lovers find their sanctuary in the heated infinity pool or the 22,000-sq-ft, free-form pool, complete with a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls, and in-water lounge chairs. A designated children's area hosts a network of waterslides to keep the kids happy, while the adult-only section features a spa tub, sun deck, and a Jacuzzi bar-and-massage area.

But to find the essence of relaxation, go no further than Scaramanga Bar and Lounge, where you can enjoy all-inclusive cocktails while swaying in rope hammocks or lying on plush mattresses on the warm sand. Visit Hacienda Arrecife, poolside, for classic Mexican dishes and 100-plus brands of tequila to keep you palate wet. If you are hankering for something a little different, wander into El Alcazar for gourmet Mediterranean fare, where an extensive wine cellar and delicacies, such as duck breast and beef filet prove irresistible.

Complete your daytime adventure with a dolphin swim before returning to your exquisite Junior Suite, with an ocean, garden or pool view, where you'll find yourself surrounded by contemporary decor and a mild Mediterranean palette of warm colors. Or, if your energy still abounds, just stop by for a change of clothes before taking to the Lobby Bar Cafe & Lounge for a night of live music.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Buffet and a la carte meals
  • All domestic and imported beverages
  • Nightly entertainment and/or theme shows.
  • Daytime pool and beach activities.
  • Kid's club
  • Taxes and gratuities.


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

El Alcazar
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Daily, 6pm-11pm
Description: Mediterranean gourmet and alfresco dining on the terrace. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Hacienda Arrecife
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Open daily; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-10:30pm
Description: Casual, poolside restaurant with spectacular ocean views, serving a buffet of fresh Mexican cuisine for breakfast and lunch and a la carte specialties for dinner. More than 100 tequilas available. Reservations are required for dinner.

La Marina
Type:
Seafood
Hours: Daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Fresh seafood and stunning sunset views with yachts from around the world. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Elegant casual. Gentlemen are requested to wear long pants and a collared shirt.

Alhambra
Type: International
Hours: Open Daily
Description: Offering international buffet fare in a casual setting. The restaurant presents a wide variety of food and a different theme every day of the week.

Trattoria D'Gulio Cucina Italiana
Type: Italian
Hours: Open Daily
Description: Offers a delicious breakfast buffet in the morning and a la carte style gourmet Italian dining for dinner. Enjoy delicious authentic Italian dishes with an extensive selection of over 50 wines from Italy. Reservations are required for dinner.

All hours are subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Lobby Bar
Cafe and lounge. Daily, 7am-1am.

Macondo Bar
Ocean deck bar. Open daily.

Swim-Up Bar
Premium-brand beverages in the pool. Daily, 9am-5pm.

Congo Bar
Premium-brand beverages at the pool and beach. Daily, 9am-7pm.

Scaramanga
Bar and lounge with hammocks and plush mattresses. Daily, noon-1am.



BEACH

Pristine, private beach, featuring white sand and the warm waters of the Caribbean. Dive at the Puerto Morelos National Reef Park, the second-largest reef in the world.

POOLS

Enjoy the refreshing heated infinity pool or the 22,000-sq-ft, free-form pool features activities, a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls, diving pool, in-water lounge chairs, sun deck and children's area with slides.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Hobie cats
  • Boogie boards
  • Beach activities

Land

  • Spinning room
  • Treadmills
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Tai chi
  • Tae-bo

Golf
The Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort offers effortless access to the best golf courses in Riviera Maya. The hotel concierge can arrange tee times for you at any one of the dozens of nearby courses, including:

  • Playa Mujeres Golf Club
  • Cancun/Riviera Maya Golf Club at Pok Ta Pok
  • El Camaleon Mayakoba
  • Hilton Cancun/Riviera Maya Golf & Spa Resort
  • Iberostar Playa Paraiso Golf Club
  • Mayan Resorts Golf
  • Riviera Maya Moon Spa & Golf Club
  • Playacar Spa & Golf Club


INTERNET

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort provides a business center and wireless-Internet access in public areas for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Let the courteous staff at El Cocay Spa relax your mind and rejuvenate your body. The spa features a large variety of services for an additional charge. Daily, 8am-5pm.
  • Temazcal steam bath
  • Whirlpool, cold-plunge pool
  • Steam room and Sauna
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Hydrotherapy zone
  • Zen garden
  • Massage rooms and outdoor massages
  • Yoga and tai-chi instruction
  • Hair-and-nail salon


WEDDING SERVICES

The most important day of your life calls for a perfect setting and perfect planning. Let the resort's wedding planners assist you and ensure every detail is attended to, while you enjoy this unforgettable moment with your family and friends. Please contact the resort directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

The El Cid Kids Club features a number of supervised activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-9pm. Activities include:
  • Spanish lessons
  • Cooking classes
  • Kayaking
  • Bike tours
  • Games


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is located 12 miles from Cancun International Airport (CUN), approximate driving time is 20 minutes, on the Riviera Maya, within one mile of Puerto Morelos and the National Reef Park.

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
When traveling Feb 15-April 30, 2015, the minimum age to check-in at the hotel without an adult in the same room is 25 years old. A valid passport will be required. If travel is booked and no one fulfills this requirement, you will be denied check-in at this resort.

Awards and Accolades
TripAdvisor has awarded its 2014 Traveller's Choice award to Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Riviera Maya for being featured as a Top 25 Family Hotel in Mexico for two consecutive years.



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