What We Love

  • To get into the island groove, spend the day by the enormous pool and your evening at one of the resort's many shows or classy bars.
  • Enjoy ocean, garden or pool views when you book a Junior Suite.
  • Scuba divers and snorkelers can explore the offshore reef ranked the second largest in the world.

Things to Know

  • The resort is less than 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport.
  • 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.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers.

At Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort, you'll find palm trees, warm breezes and a private beach of lovely white sand ready for you to ease your restless mind.

This all-inclusive, oceanfront resort overlooks Puerto Morelos National Reef Park on the Mayan Riviera, close to 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.

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: food, drinks and activities are included in the price of your vacay! 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 resort’s 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.


Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 350


Resort Details


Various restaurants and bars offer luxurious dining experiences.
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Housekeeping, 24-hour room service, babysitting and more are available.
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Active guests can enjoy direct access to the beach, water sports, nearby golf and more!
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Spring Break Policy: Minimum age to check-in at hotel without an adult in the same room is 25 years old. Valid passport will be required.
Advisory Spring Break Policy: Minimum age to check-in at hotel without an adult in the same room is 25 years old. Valid passport will be required.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 30.00 Mexico 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 natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings. This fee is subject to change at any time without notice by the hotel.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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 8617 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Spring Break 2020

    Although the weather was on the cooler side, we had a great trip. This was my 6th stay at El Cid and each time offers additional amenities, entertainment, food, activities for the kids. With the addition of The Ventus and their restaurants and activities it's really had to beat. El Cid is a great family resort . The kids really enjoyed the addition of the foam pool party, paddle boards and the club at the marina. Hopefully, if we can get over everything going on now ( shelter in place) we can return this summer.

    Apr 03, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Neighbors Getaway

    Everything was fantastic. People were so kind. Housekeeping-Excellent. Shows were super. Wanted also to Commend Moises for his excellence and brilliance which started as soon as we got there. He went above and beyond (we think) to get us an upgrade to a bigger suite which allowed our friends to stay next to us with some privacy. Just awesome!

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Marina el Cid

    We had an amazing time! Every single staff member was off the charts fantastic! It literally feels like home while we are there and I loved every moment of our vacation. I hope to return! Our kids loved it and were very comfortable there. It’s very safe, you have to pass 2 security gates to come in. The bike tour takes you into town, I highly recommend it!!!

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic week-long holiday

    We had a fantastic week in February with our 5 month old daughter, everything was accessible with our stroller and all the staff were beyond amazing. We have travelled to more than 15, 5 star resorts within the area and the food here was at the top of our list! The only complaints we have about this resort (more suggestions) to keep on par with the other 5 star ratings would be; Al la carts be open and no reservations needed. (nothing worse than having to stick to a schedule whilst on vacation) the second irritant; needing to get pool towels with towel cards, many other high-end resorts now have clean towels available at the pool without needing towel cards. This resort is by far the cleanest resort we have ever been to. We can't to return!

    Mar 30, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Great staff,great facility,great food,relaxing ,beautifull...We enjoy all of your Resorts..We have met so many great people.Thank You so much for taking care of us during all of our visits.We will see you all in a few months😁

    Mar 28, 2020