What We Love

  • The resort overlooks Puerto Morelos National Reef Park on the Mayan Riviera and is strategically nestled between Cancun and Playa del Carmen.
  • Keep your fitness goals on target with pilates, yoga, treadmills and a spinning room.
  • Chic, modern rooms (with balconies or terraces) that wow you with magical ocean, pool or garden views. 
  • The melt-in-the-sand spa offers indulgent temazcal steam baths, a hydrotherapy zone, Zen garden, tai chi instruction and more 

Things to Know

  • The resort is less than 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.
  • The resort is open to adults guests as well as families with children. 
Here in gorgeous Mazatlan, in addition to not only channeling the ancients, you can also channel all your worries right into the dreamy teal ocean. Cool breezes, palm trees overhead and sunset on a private beach will also help soothe your soul that's long in need of rejuvenation. 

Or, maybe you need a few minutes of soaking in the heated infinity pool, followed by a refreshing dip into the 22,000 sq. feet free-form pool, complete with a swim-up bar, cascading waterfalls and in-water lounges. There's a network of waterslides to keep your kiddos happy and for you, an adults-only section where you can relax in the spa tub, sun deck and the Jacuzzi bar-and-massage area. 

Here's more of the Unlimited Goodness you get:
  • Buffet and a la carte gourmet meals - bring your appetite.
  • All domestic and imported beverages (woo hoo!).
  • Nightly entertainment and/or theme shows.
  • Daytime pool and beach activities - or you can just lounge.
  • Kid's club (sometimes, you just need a break from those darlings).
  • Taxes and gratuities. We've got your back on this one.

The Elite All-Inclusive Package include:

  • Guaranteed ocean view accommodations
  • All meals and house-brand drinks at the restaurants of all 4 hotels including premium menu items
  • Preferred seating in a la carte restaurants
  • Room service
  • Unlimited greens fees and tennis court fees at El Cid Golf and Country Club (equipment not included)


Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico - Buelna (MZT) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1995
Last Renovation: 2009
Accessible rooms: 1
Floors: 7
Total rooms: 200


Resort Details


Delicious drinks and cuisines are served at the resort's various restaurants and bars.
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Room service, a luxurious spa and sauna, daily housekeeping and more are available.
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Guests have direct access to the beach along with water sports, golf, tennis and more.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Minimum check in age is 25. A valid passport will be required.
Current Renovations: Description: All suites were re-decorated and refurbished.

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. No college groups.
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

4.5 3602 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    El Cid Marina

    Señor Gomez I wrote a review in previous comments section so I’ll copy here as I need to have 200 characters to submit. The El Cid Marina complex is our favorite...from the bellboys to housekeeping to waitstaff all your employees seem genuinely happy to serve us. I’d like to give a special nod to two of your staff that we always look forward to seeing. The first is Olivia and she works in housekeeping...she always thinks of special touches to make us feel welcome...please let her know how much she improves our stay. The second is the manager of what we call the “cave pool”...Fidel is very attentive to all his guests needs and makes sure everything we might want is taken cate of...we can be needful! These are scary times for your staff and families...let hem know they are in our thoughts and prayers as are you. Brad y Tahnee Waters

    Apr 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    We Love Mazatlan

    Great hotel with a great view. We loved the breakfasts in the terrace and we love the poolside and beachside service for lunch. Although we only ate there one night the food was great. but part of mazatlan's charm is going out at night and eating at the various restaurants around the city. My only complaint and it wouldn't be a complaint is that there wasn't free Wi-Fi. But we were there towards the end of the week when covid 19 became big news And it would have been nice to have Wi-Fi. We loved Carlos on the beach. He took great care of us. We love the view from our balcony and we love the quiet of a smaller property.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful place to visit

    The staff is amazing! I have never been treated so good. Very helpful no matter what the questions were and most importantly everyone always had a smile on their face. The property was very clean. I will be back again one day to visit. Thank you all so much for a great vacation!

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gracious hospitality

    El Cid facilities are very well-designed and maintained and their employees are exceptional! Employees seem to really understand hospitality - they are always friendly and eager to help in any way. Our dining experiences were always very good to great!! The tours offered by El Cid's tour company (ProNature or something like that) are fun, informative opportunities to get off the resort and experience rural communities.

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Winter 2020 at El Cid Marina Hotel - Mazatlan Mexico

    We had to cut our winter vacation short because of the virus. But our stay this winter at El Cid Marina Hotel was as usual - top notch! From the pool staff - Fidel, Jose Luis, Hector, Jose Juan and Esau we were treated with excellent service. The bell boys- Rafael, Ivan, Edgar, Valario, Miguel, Julio and Julius Caesar- who were always there for our transportation and other needs. To the marina breakfast crew - Lupita, Jorge, Hugo, Esmeralda, Daniel and Eddie - thank you for such great service. Thank you to Octavio for his excellent care in the gym. To Alphonso for the excellent service given for room service. To Dante and the rest of the pool activity staff - thank you for continued excellent service and care. To the staff at the La Terraza restaurant - Phillip, Carlos and Tomas - thank you for the above and beyond service given to us and our friends. To our maid Laura - who always greeted us with a smile and a song! We hope we are lucky enough to get you next year! To our girls in the Elite Room - always helpful - always with a smile - thank you to Alejandra, Marissa, Astrit and Evelyne! Special mention to Emilia - your help is beyond what we expect! And last but not least to Armando - we know your job isn't easy but we appreciate everything you do for us. These are the people that should be recognized and we thank you all for making our 2020 winter vacation the best one yet!

    Mar 28, 2020