What We Love

  • All rooms have private balconies, which are great for enjoying the gorgeous sunsets.
  • Take the resort's private boat to nearby Deer Island, with snorkeling, sunbathing, and tons of sun.
  • The pool stretches throughout the resort and includes waterfalls, rock formations and the ever popular swim-up bar. 
  • A grocery store on-site lets you pick up snacks and drinks.
  • Take advantage of the 15-person spa tub to meet new friends, or head to the quiet pool for soothing adult-tranquility.
  • Noshing on seafood under a palapa at La Concha is a must-do.

Things to Know

  • The resort's two pools have features that kids of all ages love. The waterfalls especially remind you that you're in an exotic paradise.
  • The El Cid Golf and Country Club not only has a 27-hole championship golf course that will test your skills, but tennis, a spa and fitness center.
  • Tons of thrilling water sports - you can jet ski, boogie board or kayak the seas, all before you're afternoon siesta.
  • Only 4 short miles from downtown Olas Atlas, where you'll find tons of shopping, restaurants and nightlife.
  • Mazatlan is known for their cliff divers - make sure you check them out on your vacay.
  • Bay cruise, Deer Island and Stone Island Tours all depart daily from El Cid Marina.
Take a moment and imagine yourself walking along the sun-drenched shores in Mazatlan's Golden Zone, a true treasure along the Pacific Coast. You can see the infamous Mazatlan cliff divers, soak up the colorful culture and create your own thrilling adventures. This one-of a-kind oceanfront resort is ideal for love birds, families, groups of friends, and really anyone seeking a beautiful oasis with plenty of opportunities to unwind and recharge.

This hotel is not all-inclusive. Food and drinks must be purchased separately.

Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.


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

Property Information

Year Built: 1989
Last Renovation: 2009
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 25
Total rooms: 390


Resort Details


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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.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

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

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 2895 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    great location, uninviting resort!!

    We were picked up by the resorts airport shuttle as reqested! After a 30 minute ride we arrived at the resort. The huge lobby was uninviting! The staff at check in were courteous and pleasant. Our one bedrrom suite on the 21 floor was huge, with a view of Mazatlan and the lengthy beach! Suite was not decorated with paintings etc.. Mini kirchen with a large fridge and all the ameniteis of home, table and 4 chairs in eating area Two private full bathrooms (one with a huge walk-in shower ) The hide-a-bed was atrocious, could see the spings in the mattress! After advising the staff that it was going to used as a bed for the two weeks we were there, they placed a Queen size "pillow top" bed mattress on it and we left it pulled out during our stay. It had a regular balconey with 3 "lawn" chairs. Room servce attended daily. We did not take the all in-clusive plan because there are many good eating establishments in the immediate area! The food in the resorts restaurants was mediocure . Ample shoppping close by

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Vacation during the Plague

    I enjoyed El Moro and the neighboring hotels very much. Being right in the middle of the city was a big plus for me. Even with all the craziness going on in the world it was an excellent experience. The employees there are the backbone and I hope they are being treated well. Maybe improve the pizza a bit but overall everything was great. If the price is right I will be back soon.

    Mar 29, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    El Cid Moro

    This was our 2nd family vacation to El Cid in Mazatlan. We love El Cid! I love being able to visit all the other resorts. My all time favorite is the Marina. My family love the activities. I love the food, the drinks, and especially the staff!

    Mar 28, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    El Cid 2020

    Our week at the El Cid Moro was as wonderful as ever and, even in the midst of the coronavirus, we felt safe in spending a week at the resort in Mazatlan. The only difference with this visit was that we stayed pretty "close to home" i.e., the resort and did not venture out into the city. The resort was a real oasis in the midst of the pandemic.

    Mar 27, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent family time

    ElCid treats us very well. They go out of their way to accommodate us. We had our family all come with us and had a wonderful time! Thank you very much...We were upgraded to the penthouse floor and the view was fabulous...

    Mar 25, 2020