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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $709 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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4.3 out of 5
"Nice resort. Beach was a little sea-weedy, but the pools were beautiful. Food was average, not great, not bad. Rooms were super comfortable. Overall, really enjoyed our stay there!" – FirsttimeoutofUS
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4.3 out of 5
"Nice resort. Beach was a little sea-weedy, but the pools were beautiful. Food was average, not great, not bad. Rooms were super comfortable. Overall, really enjoyed our stay there!" – FirsttimeoutofUS
401 out of 466 (86%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
pool singing birds View From Our Room Relaxing Bar & Lounge 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 Pool Slide and Cliff Jump Beach View From the pier Beach from the deck by the infinity pool view from our room View from our balcony, first level View from our room Isla Majeres- sailing excursion towel sculptures 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 lobby bar Balcony shot View From Our Room Hotel Balcony Pool Area
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October 20, 2016
EL CID

EL CID was an excellent experience. One negative.... WIFI. In order to get WIFI, which is very important to the younger generation, you need to give up an arm and a leg. 15$ a day or 60$ for your stay is not acceptable. And that only covers one device! Its insane, I have stayed at two other Cancun resorts and they've both offered free WiFi. Other than that, I highly recommend El Cid. Excellent experience.


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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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From: Los Angeles, California
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 19, 2016
Oh My Gosh!!!! Amazing!!!

Truly one of the nicest CLEANEST resort we've stayed! We went in October so it wasn't as busy. So the service was wonderful! The food in the restaurant we're ok. We loved the buffet. So much to choose from. The spa's are very expensive. But beautiful. Just one thing we didn't appreciate though.., as soon as you arrive they will try to set you up with a 1-1/2 to 3 hour appointment to try to get you to join a time share. So be aware. Only one suggestion, because it is a tropical environment, obviously there's always moisture. So the rooms have a musty smell. But as I said VERY clean!! I would recommend plug-in air fresheners. All in all we loved it and are planning another trip with our kids. Can't wait!! Also my travel advisor, Sharon from Cheap Caribbean was great!!


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Hemet California
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 19, 2016
Wasn't impressed

We made reservations here for our honeymoon and it was not a great experience. The resort is very secluded and 5 minutes from town and any main road which means in order to leave the resort you have to take a taxi ride which is $7 each way. Very inconvenient. In the mornings around 10 we were woken up to very loud Spanish blasting from the guy by the pool, accompanied by modern pop type music. If you're into sleeping in and a sense of solitude this isn't the place for you. As for food I was very disappointed in the selection we had to choose from. All the restaurants were buffet style for lunch with mediocre greasy food for the most part. The only authentic Mexican I got was some guacamole and chips. The one breakfast buffet was nice and my husband and I ate there almost every morning. Again, lack of real Mexican culture was disappointing. Probably the absolute worst feature was that there was no wifi included in the grand total price we payed For this all inclusive place. If you want wifi you have to pay extra! It was so rediculous. We payed $15 for one day because I needed to take care of some emails. The grounds were well kept and the beach was pretty. Didn't feel overcrowded. Other than that, I really could have skipped the rest of the experience. If you're wanting to experience Mexico don't stay here. Not worth it.


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From: Redding, CA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 18, 2016
Hurricane Matthew

We had to make a last minute change to our plans due to hurricane Matthew and were willing to go anywhere. Connie from customer service was absolutely amazing in helping us through this process. We are forever thankful that she booked us for probably the best vacation we have ever been on. The resort was beautiful, service was excellent, food was amazing, pools and hot tub jacuzzi were perfect. We had a great view from our room and the weather was unbelievable. The only downside is that there were rocks in the water at the beach (as in most east coast Mexico destinations). We went into town and bought water shoes - crisis avoided! There's a lot to do nearby. We highly recommend taking a snorkeling tour and visiting the islands of Isla Mujeres and/or Cozumel.


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From: Delaware
Age: 25-34
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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