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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
  • cramp0n : Lakewood, California
very relaxing visit

This was the first time my husband and I had tried an all inclusive resort. The location was very nice and it was great to be able to snorkel right off the property. The first day was buffet so I was worried that all meals would be, but I was wrong. Breakfast is a buffet with the standard omelet station, pancakes, waffles, and fruit, and there are a few other more Mexican or Yucatan dishes to try. Lunch and dinner were menu and there were plenty of choices.

  • Paul B :
Great 5 days on Cozumel

This place is exactly what we were looking for. We got the 1 bedroom suite (in the tower section) and the Elite All Inclusive. I highly recommend that you get both. If you dont drink, then maybe step the all inclusive down to the regular all inclusive. If you have have small kid's and are looking for alot of activities, this may not be the best place for you.The service here is a 10...period! The best staff of any place that I have ever stayed. The grounds are well kept up. The building is spotless and always clean. Unlike most Caribbean hotels that I have stayed at, my room smelled fresh and clean. Most Caribbean hotels have a hard time keeping the musty smell at bay. Not the El Cid.We really liked the steps leading down from the sand to the ocean. Like stepping into a crystal blue aquarium. Beautiful sea life right there. El Cid haa a good portion of ocean front roped off for their guests. The cruise ships actually bring their snorkel excursion groups in and drop them off right outside the roped area. Thats how good the snorkeling is there. They stay pretty much outside the El Cid area so no worries there. Most of the fish stay closer to shore anyway. They have a dive shop right there by the water and you can just walk down the steps from the dock and have a great dive.We could eat the buffet (which was always good) or order anything we wanted off the menu. The food is really good. There was not anything we didn't like. The people that live on the island come the EL Cid restaurant for special occasions. We were there over Mothers Day and alot of families brought their mom.s for breakfast. Special thanks to Fabian. our favorite server. He was fantastic. Pedro and Paulino who made sure we always had a refreshing beverage of our choice.My wife and I were were at the El Cid to celebrate our 24 anniversary. We decided this is where we will be celebrating our 25th, 26th, 27th and beyond.Any bad reviews you see about this place are bogus. Probably just staff members from area hotels trying to get you to stay there. I read one that said they would rather have stayed across the street. Whaaaaat? I would feel like that frog in the Frogger video game every time I tried to cross the street to go to the beach. HahaThanks to El Cid for a great anniversary vacation!! We will be back.

  • richardcA8948XH :
Richard's vacation 2017

I believe this resort is the best for the price in Cozumel the food is delicious and the snorkeling off the beach is awesome 😎 The rooms were good with a great view of the ocean. I would recommend this resort I had a great time!!

  • 583Dlag : Fort Saskatchewan, Canada
Cozumel 2017

We has the best person who cleaned our room every day - she left a whole bunch of towel animals everyday and I wouldn't take them apart - they were that good - we had awesome meals and everyone was friendly - really friendly ...had a massage and that masseuse was also fantastic - it was an awesome experience and with the help of the staff it was an amazing trip - the only thing that wasn't great was the elevator- hope it is fixed now -

  • Emily I : Tucson
Great Location, Great View, Great Service, Great Snorkeling, but older facilities

The facilities are older and in need of more maintenance and repair, it is obvious they are working on doing those things. Regardless, I would stay there again because they have only 84 rooms, all are ocean view, the front line staff (servers, bartenders, housekeepers, etc) are really good, and we could snorkel by literally walking directly off into the water. Concierge -not my favorite, put us on an outing that was way "Less Than" it was Advertised to be, and when we mentioned it, he offered no apology or accommodation, which basically meant we got ripped off in terms of time and money. Bed was super uncomfortable, in fact it was actually a murphy's wall bed.

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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.

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