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 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 10161 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Best.

    I am writing to express my sincere appreciation for the outstanding experience I had during my recent stay at your beautiful resort. From the moment I arrived, I was struck by the elegance and beauty of the hotel, which set the tone for a truly memorable visit. The impeccable service provided by your staff was a highlight of my stay. Every member of your team went above and beyond to ensure that all my needs were met with warmth and professionalism. Their kindness and attentiveness made me feel exceptionally welcome and well-cared-for throughout my visit. The accommodations were not only comfortable but also exquisitely maintained, contributing to a luxurious and relaxing environment. The attention to detail in every aspect of the resort, from the amenities to the dining experiences, was truly impressive. I am deeply grateful for the remarkable hospitality I received at Marina El Cid Resort. I have already shared my wonderful experience with friends and colleagues, and I am certain they will be eager to visit as well. Thank you once again for making my stay so enjoyable. I look forward to returning in the future. Mrs Sara Gutierrez gets a special honorable mention for all she did. Can wait to get back. Warm regards,

    May 23, 2024
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Disgusted member!!!

    This review is coming from a Millionaire owner of El Cid. When my husband and I go to the resort we walk to most places. What I am upset with is that the people who book through Costco, Expedia and other websites get treated better then the owners who pay maintenance fees among other fees every month to the resorts. 300.00 dollars plus a month. I had an operation on both feet just before we went in April/May. So we needed the golf carts to take us a little more than normal. Well we ended up walking anyways which put me in pain most nights!!! We tip everytime we get a ride on the golf cart!!! We hardly ever see the people with blue wrist bands tip the drivers or waiters at the pool or resturants. So it is really frustrating when we can't get a ride but when we start walking we see a golf cart it has all blue bands people on them. The rule shills be if you are not a member you shouldn't be able to ride on the carts!!! There are alot of members really pissed off over this situation. ElCid get it together especially for your members that have spent all over 170 thousand. Yes I said over one hundred seventy thousand dollars. If you don't have enough golf carts, buy some more and keep the non members off of them. Period!!!! I am uploading a photo of my husband and our butler who had to push our luggage to lobby to check out because our butler couldn't get a golf cart. This is so very unacceptable! I bet the blue bands didn't have to walk to lobby. I want a phone call or a resolution on how this will be addressed or fixed so this didn't happen to my husband and me agIn.again. Belinda Cicio 815-494-3945

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Family Trip to Cancun

    We had such a wonderful experience at El Cid resorts last week. Noah checked on us daily and responded quickly to take care of any of our needs. He always greeted us with a smile and asked if there was anything else he could do to make our trip even more special. We are completely satisfied with the kind and friendly service we received and will definitely be back.

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Service and Relaxation at El Cid

    Took a couples trip for relaxation in the sun. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Candido, Rafael Martinez, Cristina, and Damien gave us excellent service. Everyone feel the kindness of the staff. The resort is beautiful. I will definitely return soon.

    May 23, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best vacation

    We had an amazing stay with an upgraded room!!! Ocean view. Soo much fun around the pools. We can’t wait to go back!

    May 22, 2024