What We Love

  • This intimate, beachfront hotel has only 60 rooms, all of which have been newly renovated with modern and stylish decor and amenities to help make your stay unforgettable.
  • Indulge in a world-class spa complete with dreamy treatments.
  • There's a variety of watersports to enjoy for everyone in the family.

Things to Know

  • Cozumel is consistently ranked as a top dive destination. With its own dive center, this resort is a perfect home base for all your diving adventures.
  • This resort is family-friendly, so bring the kiddos and enjoy a stay in paradise.
  • The pool's swim-up bar lets you enjoy cocktails all day long.
Your unforgettable dive vacation begins at the all-inclusive El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel, located on Cozumel's pristine southern shore. With its own on-site dive center, the resort is only minutes from some of the best diving in the world. Before heading to the beach, you'd better grab your sunglasses. The sparkling white sand is gorgeous, but the light can be a little intense. If you're looking to make a splash, the freeform pool, with a special kiddie area and extended deck that juts up to the sea is a refreshing alternative to the warm Caribbean sun. From a comfy lounge, you can gaze across the turquoise waters and veg out to the sights and sounds of the cruise ships docking nearby.

El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel is not only a gateway to underwater adventures but to the wonders of the tropical forest at the resort's eco-park. Your heart will pump a little faster as you soar across 1,400 ft of jungle canopy on zip lines at Fly High Adventures. The towers are the highest in the park, offering breathtaking views of the jungle and even the sea. When earthbound once again, test your hiking skills on six rugged trails woven through lush and exotic plant life.

Once you have worked up an appetite, the hotel's premier restaurant, La Chopa, ranks among the finest in Cozumel. Dig into succulent filet mignon, cooked to perfection, at this amazing beachfront restaurant. Trying to eat healthy? Don't worry, everything here is fresh, from the fruits and vegetables to the pastries and seafood. If love is in the air, request the Romance Special. The splashing and gurgling of two waterfalls will serenade you as the sun dips below the horizon.

An intimate hotel of just 60 newly renovated rooms, El Cid La Ceiba Beach is the ideal base for exploring Cozumel. Start with San Miguel, the little family-oriented town only minutes away. You'll delight in the downtown plaza, where locals gather Sunday nights for music and dance and conversation that's a remarkable blend of Mexican and Mayan cultures. Other nearby attractions include a chance to swim with dolphins and stingrays, and Country Club Cozumel, with an 18-hole golf course designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus.

This all-inclusive hotel includes:

  • All meals at two on-site restaurants, excluding specialty items
  • Alcoholic (house brand) and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Room service available
  • Unlimited use of tennis court, subject to availability
  • Daily pool and beach activities
  • Taxes & gratuities


Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico - Aeropuerto Intl De Cozumel (CZM) : 5 miles
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1978
Last Renovation: 2006
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 12
Total rooms: 60


Resort Details


Trattoria Da Salvatore, La Chopa and swim-up bars serve delicious drinks and cuisines.
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An exercise gym, daily housekeeping, a spa, sauna and more luxurious amenities are available.
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Guests can enjoy golf, water sports, tennis and more fun activities.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The Municipal Government will be charging all guests in the area of Cozumel an Environmental Sanitation Tax of a minimum $30.00 Mexican Pesos (approx. $1.60 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the extraordinary beauty of the area.

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 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 2525 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The best resort during a pandemic

    Los mejores trabajadores q atienden muy bien y te hacen sentir en casa! Muy limpio y sanitario por lo de covid. EL CID had the best staff to exceed your needs and wants. Definitely will be taken care of!. Resort is clean and sanitized the best possible you'd forget covid is a thing!

    Jul 09, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very Nice Place

    #1, the property is very conveniently located next to the south cruise ship terminal. The hotel was very clean and the staff was very friendly. The room was nice. The only knock was the bed was a queen verses a king. I think it was just to small. The place was safe and reasonably quiet. There was plenty of beach chairs in the pool area and on the beach, and the area was nicely kept. I would recommend using water shoes if going in the water to snorkel. The restaurant onsite had the best breakfast buffet on the island! The fresh juices, fruit and everything else was superb! The lunches were good with standard fair. The only knock was we thought the dinner menu was limited. I would recommend this hotel if traveling to Cozumel and we will consider staying here again.

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dive trip March 2020

    We booked this hotel through Delta vacations. The hotel itself is nice, not super high quality, but decent location and clean. We were missing the TV remotes in the room and because it was a Delta vacations the payment for the hotel was not promptly processed through the front desk, so they were inquiring about payment for the room. This was resolved without too much inconvenience. What I liked best about this hotel was the dive center. Our dive guide & instructor Luis was A+. He was super helpful and super knowledgeable. The dive groups were nice and small and the diving right off the hotel "beach" was actually really good - some great dives just jumping off the dock right outside our hotel room!

    Mar 26, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic Vacation

    What a wonderful time we had at La Ceiba. The staff are incredible making you feel like one of the family and taking care of your every need. The activities director, Julio Ruiz made the time so wonderfully delightful. Wonderful karaoke nights, dancing and shows plus activities all day. Thank you very much Julio for all that you do to make La Ceiba great. I would like to give a shout out to Juan Carlos in Babieca Dive for all of his assistance to make my diving experience exceptional. Very safe dive outfit. Esther made my stay very special, remembering my birthday. Andres and Roberto certainly helped making sure all of my needs were met. The restaurant, La Chopa, dining was awesome. Buffet offerings were great, but the menu choices were delicious. Thanks to Jorge and Chrisanto for looking out for us. The wait staff are delightfully friendly and attentive without getting in your way. Thank you. You make a big difference in our experience. My overall take away is that this is the best place to relax and be taken care of away from home. Come on Down!!

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our home away from home

    The people of Cozumel are so welcoming and friendly. It's just a very family kind of thing. We've looked forward to coming here for 29 years. And El Cid La Ceiba has been our home away from home for many of those years. We have amigos there and look forward to seeing them.

    Mar 22, 2020