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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

Mexico - Riviera Maya

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4 Nights with Air from $549 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

Customer Rating 734 Reviews
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4.1
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3.9
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4.3
4.3 out of 5
"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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4.3 out of 5
"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
708 out of 841 (84%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View From Our Room Cesar took this! View from our room Mexican night (wednesdays) sunrise at the infinity pool Swordfish dinner View from teh room Ventus Pool Beach View Real view Luxury suite The large pool at El Cid View of beach from jacuzzi deck La Marina Pool Slide and Cliff Jump Hotel Balcony View from our room. Balcony shot Beautiful beaches Made to order breakfast towel sculptures view from our balcony Ventus Our walk to the beach one of the many pools Sunrise over the Ocean 2-22-17 From the pier feet in the white sand North Beach Pool Area El Cid beach Beach No special occasion, just great service. El CID from the beach Ventus at marina el cid view from our room Jacuzzi- hotel in background one of the pools (swim-up bar) Foam party Family pool Relaxing Bar & Lounge Balcony shot from other side of resort View From Our Room El Cid Resort Beach Beach Catamaran Room view from doorway Building 15 4th floor beach front view Beach from the deck by the infinity pool Excursion Family Picture Beach view Looking at the way the rooms are set up, there will never be a room w/o a view of the ocean. Very nice. Building 15 first floor view Isla Majeres- sailing excursion view from our bacony My girls View from the plane view from our room singing birds Beach at El Cid Seaweed on beach EVERYWHERE Beach front view. Beach Pool side view Poolside pool View from our balcony, first level balcony view overlooking beach The lobby bar
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August 11, 2019
Careful on your booking horrible experience.

We booked for Ventus Marina el Cid and got stuck with Hotel Marina el Cid. Cheap Caribbean and the Resort did not care about helping my family.. still no response on fixing my issue.. Hotel Marina el Cid (HMEC) seems old to my likings.. the whole resorts stunk like sewage and beach was brown. They kept giving me excuse on the seaweed. So we went to the town at .5 miles away and it did not stink. So this resort and ventus next door has no beach.. everything smelled like poop.. stay away!! Wasted money on a beach resort with no beach. Only good restaurant is the French!


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From: Dallas
Age: 35-44
Travel: 7+ trips/year

August 8, 2019
Overall great place

This is my 4th all inclusive and the pool and the food were my absolute favorite! The beach has some seaweed but they do the best to keep up. We went on a snorkeling trip offered through the resort it was nice the tour guide was great. All of the staff was absolutely exceptional no one was pushy they all did a great job! I would recommend this place to anyone !


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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: Girard,ohio
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 7, 2019
Great experience!

My family and I loved the resort! It was beautiful, clean, the rooms were spacious and comfortable, there were several pools to use, good eating options, fresh food, the staff was super friendly - we all had a fantastic time and would go there again. It was too bad that the beaches had so much algae, but that's the case all over the Caribbean right now, even Florida, and the resort did it's best to stay on top of it and clean it up every day. The only thing we disliked was the sales presentation. It was too long and annoying, and the sales people were too pushy even after we had said no several times. I will never do that again, but didn't know any better. You can get deals on excursions without having to listen to it.


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

August 3, 2019
Great Service vs. Red Tide (Sargassum Algae)

Overall this is a good resort with impeccable service. I would put the service we received during our stay against the service at Disney World or Chic Fil A. Value was in line with most other resorts of this level. The real issue here is the ocean front or ocean view rooms were mostly empty and only available for several hundred dollars if you did not book directly through the hotel. It almost seemed as though you were treated as less of a customer if you did not book directly with El Cid. Had it not been for the red tide (seaweed issue) we would have gone to the beach area. The resort has a lot to offer on the beach area but, you could not enter the water due to the algae issue. The number, size, and options for pools is excellent. Dining options were many. The food was excellent at the Marina most likely due to the seafood choices and just OK at all the other locations with the exception of the Al Pastor tacos at the Market. Room comfort was just average. The air conditioning struggled to keep the room cool and after 4 showers (2 adults, 2 kids) the room tended to heat up even more. All in all, it was a good vacation with great relaxation areas and decent food and drinks.


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From: Gaffney, SC
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 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.

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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, 2019, 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. The hotel strongly discourages spring break and multiple-student reservations.

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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