What We Love

  • With cascading waterfalls, rock formations, tropical plants and water slides, the enormous pool at this resort is a ton of fun for kids and adults.
  • There's something for everyone, from golf and sport fishing to a kid's club and great pool. This resort is a perfect base for your adventures.
  • Keep your palate guessing with full access to three onsite restaurants. 

Things to Know

  • The resort is only 30 minutes away from Mazatlan airport. 
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • Onsite activities are perfectly suited for adults and families.
Looking for a resort with everything? Then look no further than this all-inclusive resort in Mazatlan. Boasting a championship, 27-hole golf course and a 120-vessel marina at a sister resort, the hotel opens the door to adventure. For lazier days, lounging on the beach as the sun sets behind nearby islands might be just what the doctor ordered, and for the days you simply want to be pampered, aromatherapy and herbal wraps await you at the full-service spa.

Kids love the water slides in the pool, but it's the cascading waterfalls, rock formations and tropical plants that charm parents. Widely regarded as Mexico's largest infinity pool, the pool is just the place to soak up the lavish warmth of Mazatlan's sun. While there, be sure to quench your thirst with a lava flow or Mai Tai at the swim-up bar. If that's not enough, you can check out the pools at the sister resorts!

One vacation won't be enough time to try everything at this beach hotel. Mazatlan, the "Pearl of the Pacific," lays claim to some of the best sport fishing in the Americas, and charter crews operate from the El Cid Marina Beach. Save a day or two for diving, snorkeling or simply sailing.

The resort's five restaurants provide plenty of choices, and the dinner show at La Pergola is sure to intrigue. The distinctive mariachi blend of trumpet, classical guitar and violin stirs the soul, even as whirling dancers in traditional costumes mesmerize. Mexican Fiesta is just one of the shows offered at the dinner theater. Each night is different, with Broadway musicals, like Cats and Evita, as well as a Fantasy Show with black light special effects.

After an action-packed day, retreat to an Ocean View Room and spend time enjoying the stunning pool and sea vistas from a private balcony. Lounge on the couch in the living room, or rest comfortably on the plush bed. After all, another day of adventure awaits.

Features include:

  • Accommodations
  • All meals at three on-site restaurants, as well as meals at the four restaurants of our sister hotels
  • Unlimited alcoholic (house brand) and non-alcoholic beverages at restaurants, snack bars and lounges of this hotel.

Book Elite All-Inclusive and receive upgraded services and amenities. Features include:

  • Guaranteed Ocean View accommodations with bathrobes
  • Food and beverages in all restaurants and lounges throughout the four resorts, plus the Sushi Bar at El Cid Country Club (including premium menu items)
  • Preferred seating at a la carte restaurants
  • Free Internet access at Elite Club
  • Special discounts at Pronatours, Aries Fishing Fleet and El Cid Spa
  • Personalized attention and coordination of tours and activities by Elite Concierge


Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico - Buelna (MZT) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2009
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 17
Total rooms: 500


Resort Details


A la carte and buffet-style dining experiences serve a variety of delicious cuisines.
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Daily housekeeping, an exercise gym, spa, room service and more luxurious amenities.
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Guests can enjoy golf, tennis, water sports, direct access to the beach and more activities.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The minimum check-in age is now 25. Valid passport will be required.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a Spring Break-free environment. 

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel. College groups are not allowed

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 1197 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay

    Very much enjoyed our stay at the Granada! Friendly staff, good food, very clean. Resort is older but kept clean, pool is warm, beach across the street. Our favorite restaurant was the Mexican, great service, yummy drinks and warm atmosphere too! We would stay again as we like the smaller resorts. with that Mexican vibe. Until we see you again!

    Jun 01, 2020
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    El Cid March 2020

    I have been coming to the El Cid course for 8 years now. The lady working in the clubhouse has always been very nice, friendly and courteous. The caddie master remembered us and welcomed us warmly are tee times were arranged online without issue. Our caddies were Aureleo & Miguel as always they were great to be with very knowledgeable with a great sense of humor. The starter was nice and arranged the 9s the way we wished and the pace of play was very good 4 hours. It is unfortunate that the course itself was in not that great of condition. The speed of the greens was very inconsistent on the Marina and the Casita courses and although the speed of the greens was consistent on the El Moro course the speed of those greens was considerably slower than the other 2 courses. All the courses had patchy fairways. We had planned on playing 4 games at El Cid and two other courses (Estrella Del Mar and Marina Mazatlán) that were not at the El Cid. After playing those courses we choose not to return to the El Cid for the last 2 games. Not only were they in excellent condition they were about 300 pesos less per person. The reason I gave an average rating is because all the staff were excellent but the course was overpriced for the condition it was in (poor value) I am sorry I could not rate it higher for the sake of the excellent staff.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A place to stay to make you feel like your in Mexico

    This is a small resort in the Country Club. The only property without being on the beach or water. The rooms are dated but nice. The staff is great and always makes you feel warm and welcomed. Daniel, GM, makes his staff one of the most friendly and helpful at El Cid's 4 resorts.

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Sister time in Mazatlan

    What a wonder holiday, great company, good food and wonderful service! All we could ever ask for and more! I would like to thank everyone in reception, restaurants and bars for their courteous and friendly service. Special thanks to Roberto B, Ruben and Ana at the Granada pool/bar, Big Ruben at the Pergola and the lovely Laticia in the lobby bar!

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2nd Time at Granada as perfect as the first!

    What an amazing place to stay! I booked this resort the day before I left so although I did not get room 1028 again at checkout, the manager managed to get it for me the next day. The best part of this hotel is the people who work here(missed Leo so much) and the guests who stay here. We met many new friends who I am sure we will meet up with in the near future or hopefully travel with. A big thankyou to Sunwing on getting us home safely. The only negative was our visit to the Italian restaurant. Our waiter admitted he forgot we were there so we had a long wait. Also he said the menu had just changed so we were disappointed in what we ordered. Thank goodness for the cheesecake. Wish you could go there just for that! Argentine was amazing. Glad that menu wasn't messed with. Beach restaurant was really good. Ribs we had one lunch time were amazing! Snack menu at Granada was excellent too, as was breakfast. Ocean was too rough and cold to swim in so we stuck with the heated pools. Thank you to El Cid staff for a wonderful week. Hope to see you when this crisis is over. Stay safe!

    Mar 20, 2020