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El Cid La Ceiba Beach

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Our Opinion
The El Cid La Ceiba Beach is a great spot located within some of the best views in Cozumel. The resort is notable for their amazing and accommodating service. The rooms are fairly well kept. There are plenty of buffet items as well as a la carte restaurants to choose from. The area does have a tendency to get a little loud, due to the fact that the resort is located near a cruise and ferry dock.
Located on the southern shores of Cozumel Island, this hotel offers snorkeling and shore diving.
Location: 10 minutes from airport, 5 minutes from downtown Cozumel.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Rosa M H : Pitcairn
El Cid La Ceiba Oct 2017

It was our first time visiting, had an awesome time, great staff, friendly service. They went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. We enjoyed the afternoon shows, the walk-in pool, hot tub and the food was great.

  • Geoffrey B : Magnolia, Texas
Fun week!

Just got back from a week of fun down in Cozumel. First time staying at El Cid and while this hotel is not the newest place down there, it is very reasonable and the staff is very friendly and nice. For the price, you can not beat it. Great snorkeling and a beach right there on site.

  • zsazsazoomzoom : Texas

ONE drink made me very sick. The booze was hidden below the bar. Before my experience I did not believe the reports on Mexican booze -- I sure do now. Avoid this place. Food was just okay, pool was cold. Not very clean either.

  • Don B : El Dorado Hills, California, United States
El Cid continues to upgrade

We have been staying at El Cid for many years. While we have always enjoyed our stay there, some things were more basic 15 years ago. However, over these last 15 years El Cid continues to upgrade with very favorable results. Beds have gone from basic and fairly hard to large king beds that are extremely comfortable. TV's have been upgraded to nice flat screens. The decor in each room has also been enhanced. One complaint I had for years was the lack of shade on the beach and this has dramatically changed with the addition of the large covering over a lot of the lounge chairs on the sand. This was a great addition.The service has always been exceptional and this is one of the reasons we loving coming to El Cid. Looking forward to coming back again year after year.So now my only complaint is the Internet. It used to be good then went to fair then went to non-existent and now it's back to fair but you have to pay for it - $50 a week. If I were paying $50 a week for a high speed connection I wouldn't complain, but the speed is pretty slow.

  • Glenn G : Houston

So...we booked El Cid La Ceiba Beach almost a year ago because the place we normally stayed was undergoing renovation. So glad we did. Our experience left us with the feeling of we cannot wait to get back. Almost everything we experienced at El Cid was fantastic. From our check in which was quick and easy to our check out which was also quick and easy. So we met a wonderful gentleman named Eduardo who works at the front just helping with anything you need. Eduardo booked a rental car for us and handled all our water activities including Sunset Cruise, scuba diving, excursions, questions, and absolutely anything we needed to know. He was amazing!! He introduced us to Hector who works in the office arranging the standard 90 minute "timeshare" presentations that can save you money. We did not want to do it but we did to save quite a bit on things we wanted to do. One huge item was having a 3 day (full 24 hour periods) for the All-Inclusive. If 2 couples (we were 3 couples) went to the presentation they dropped the $74 per person per day fee to $54 for full all inclusive. They also discounted all our scuba diving thru the shop on site. It was worth it and it was the most low-pressure presentation we have ever experienced. We were actually out in 90 minutes and it included a free breakfast buffet. We read other reviews where people complained about seeing cruise ships docked right out front the hotel but we actually enjoyed seeing this. Different ships most every day. If you are a diver you can actually dive right there off the beach. Really cool. This is Cozumel so diving and snorkeling were amazing of course. The FOOD...OMG...Menu and buffets were just wonderful and you can choose the menu even if they have the buffet and you don't want it. Waiters were just fantastic. We made friends with many of the waiters. The rooms at El Cid were equally amazing with up-to-date furnishings, comfortable beds, and SUPERIOR housekeeping. this was the pros. Now the CONS: If you are renting a car the parking at El Cid is VERY limited. There is NO FREE INTERNET ANYWHERE in the hotel. They charge $12 a day or $50 for 7 days for ONE device. Each additional device is $35 for 7 days. We definitely did not like this at all!!! El Cid should have free WiFi in common areas like most hotels.

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  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
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  • 3 Meals daily plus snacks
  • All Drinks (domestic beer & cocktails 10 am -11 pm)
  • Daily Activities
  • Non motorized water sports
  • 60 Rooms in 2 buildings
  • 2 Buffet restaurants
  • 2 Bars
  • 2 Pools
  • Fitness Centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Hair Salon (fee)
  • Tennis Courts
  • Massage (fee)
  • Scuba diving(fee)

  • Hotel rooms include:
    • 1 King or 1 Queen bed
    • Air-conditioning
    • Mini-bar
    • Kitchenette
    • Satellite TV
    • Refrigerator
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Max occ 4 persons
    For the Kids - Children's area of pool.

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    El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel
    Carr. a Chankanaab Km 4. 5, Cozumel 77600 Mexico

    Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

    Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

    Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

    Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.