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El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel

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Our Opinion
The best family resort in Mazatlan, nice beach, amazing pools, great food and selection, limited bar options outside of the pool area, but the pool itself, the beach and the excellent service more than make up for it. This is a large hotel, but it has a down to earth´┐Żfamily feel to it. The rooms are a little outdated aesthetically, but they are absolutely immaculate. Definitely one of the best hotels in Mazatlan.

This 720-acre all-inclusive is practically a city unto itself, with its own Golf & Country Club, huge swimming pools and Aqua Sports Centre, along with a diverse selection of restaurants and bars including nightly dinner shows at the La Pergola Theatre. There is something for everyone at this lively hotel.

Location: Beachfront and within walking distance to the main shopping and dining district of the Golden Zone.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • ebpat905 : Welland, Canada
fantastic service

Great staff at this resort. Just returned from a week of relaxation. Pools are heated and nice and deep. Actually best one we have found in an all inclusive hotel. There is a good choice of restaurants to choose from, best was Argentinian, great service and beautiful atmosphere. You got to try a Spanish coffee. Not to impressed with buffet, plastic plates , little tacky . All in all great vacation . Staff made this vacation one of the best. Service with a smile, hope to return again. Beach is also great for nice long walks. Fridge in room would have been nice and a king bed, but we made the most of it .

  • monica731 :
Our Mazatlan Getaway

This was our second year staying at El Cid Castilla. We enjoy every aspect of our stay. We especially appreciate the friendliness and kindness of all the staff. One can tell when a person is being sincere. The attentiveness of the staff and the excellent care of the resort make it a place we'll return to time and again.

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Girls Getaway

Fantastic beach!! The service was very good and the rooms and pool area are kept very clean. The a la carte restaurants were quite good, but not consistent. The poolside activities were very entertaining and the staff were very upbeat!! The beds were small and uncomfortable. Our biggest issue was no free WIFI. You had to pay and could not even get WIFI in the lobby.

  • cadiesen : Cold Lake, Canada
Great holiday

We chose to stay at the el cid as it was the only hotel that was reasonably priced for both my sister and myself. Our entire holiday was nothing short of amazing. The staff were incredible, daily activities for both adults and children. My favourite was the giant water balloon fights the had ever second day we were there. The shows at night were very well thought out and choreographed and the costumes were stunning. I am really hoping to be able to bring my kids to the el cid at one point!

  • Sheila L : Moncton, Canada
Can't please 'em all....

My husband and I have a combined 35 years in high end hospitality food service in hotels, resorts, lodges and restaurants. Years of this were concentrated in banquet services for upwards of 1000 people in multiple venues.We spent Feb 2-9th at Castilla, and remarked to one another OFTEN how impressed we were with their sanitary, clean and attentive food service and execution was. Everyone wore hairnets, some wore gloves and all work stations were immaculate. Uniforms were on point and staff works HARD.Reviews like "Brenton B's" show how some people just can't be impressed and will do anything to get something for free. It's too bad they wasted their trip complaining and making their poor attitudes,someone elses problem.Food related sickness takes up to 72 hours to manifest. They most likely ate on the airplane, and got sick a couple days later, and are choosing to blame the hotel for their common mistake of eating the plane.Those clear plastic bags are standard transport for bread to accomplish offsite catering and is 100 per cent food safe. 5 star properties such as Fairmont Hotels and resorts use this method all the time.In fact, my husband and I both said that our stay at Castilla in terms of Food and beverage, felt like the equivalent of a Fairmont property. In quality AND service.In a weeks stay,not once did we see anyone their phones. Service was phenomenal and it's only 5pm-6pm that food service halts to set up for dinner. Given the abundance of food provided, one hour isn't a big deal.And may I add, you are in MEXICO if you can't handle a language barrier, you should try Arizona. We noted a few details we didn't care for with the all-inclusive package, but the Food handling, quality, execution and service was NOT one of them. Ignore that crazy notion, this hotel nails it.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • 500 rooms in one 17 storey & two low-rise buildings
  • 1 buffet and 2 a la carte restaurants (Mexican, International)
  • 3 bars including Swim-up bar
  • Pools with waterfalls, slides and swim-up bars
  • 27-hole golf course on site (fee)
  • 9 tennis courts (fee)
  • Fitness center (fee)
  • Sauna
  • Beauty salon & spa (fee)
  • Watersports center
  • Shopping plaza
  • Disco
  • Theatre

Castilla Hotel Rooms include:

  • 2 double beds or 1 king bed
  • A/C
  • TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Balcony
  • Max occ. 4 persons

Kids Deal - Kids 0-14 years stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults. Pay only airfare and transfers. Max 2 kids.

Exchange Privileges - Clients staying at the El Cid Castilla can use all services and facilities at the El Cid Granada. The two hotels are joined by a Skybridge.

Wedding Packages - Wedding packages are available. Please inquire for details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel
Av. Camaron Sabalo s/n, Mazatlan 82110 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.