El Cid Marina Beach
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Location: Oceanfront, 35 minutes from Rafael Buelna International Airport and 10 kilometers to downtown Mazatlan.
We just returned from a nice two week getaway. The resort was not too crowded and the weather was exceptional. Our room was in the building A so we had an excellent view of the ocean. Once the "welcoming group " understood that we were not interested in attending a timeshare offer they left us alone to enjoy our stay. Had dinner one night at the LaMarina restaurant and the food was ok. The real treat as the listening to the guy that plays the organ. We enjoyed his music the last time we stayed there and think he has just gotten better.
Incredibly warm staff, clean rooms, good food, and excellent service. First time in a Mexican All-Inclusive and really had no idea what to expect. It was excellent and we will sure to be back!!! I highly recommend the Marina
Enjoyed my one-week stay. Special kudos to Mr. Hector Nuñez Togo who welcomed me to the Hotel and made my stay that much more enjoyable. Was there for a fishing adventure and certainly enjoyed the back pool with its glorious caves. Special thanks to Rafael for taking and bringing my bags back in one piece. Mazatlan is a special place, one of my favorite in the World.
Marina Resort was exceptionally beautiful. The rooms are clean and well maintained. Floors were not clean in the rooms. If you walked barefoot=black feet. Landscaping just amazing and beautiful. Food at the Marina was excellent, along with he choice of restaurants along the strip (Morro/Castilla). The people (servers/workers) are absolutely wonderful and kind. The workers and waiter’s attitude demonstrates dedication. We enjoyed visiting the Morro theatre and being around the Mexican family’s. Other days we enjoyed the tranquility at the Marina and private beach.The downfall to this is that we could really not enjoy what the resort had to offer. Everyday we were confronted by someone that was selling or promoting the resort package/ownership. If it was not a sales person, it was planted/assigned individuals acting on behalf of the resort. After the initial sales pitch, we said, “not interested,” and the young salesman who tried to sale the final last pitch was not happy and acted rude.We will more than likely not return. Our impression is, the American is exploited financially. It was uncomfortable and very stressful not knowing what would happen next. For example, we were given a free city tour bus for attending the presentation. A $20 deposit was required for the tour, which was returnable upon the process of the tour. Well, it was just not a city tour bus, but also a field trip to a local jewelry store (additional exploitation), locals who asked for money for performances, such as diving off a rock and dancing. During the tour your $20 is never really returned rather you are taken to a local restaurant, where your $20 is applied to your tab. It is very expensive and lengthy to get there. Avoid Viva Areobus. On the returning flight leaving Matazlan going into Mexcio city Viva Areobus was delayed by 2 hrs and of course the intersecting flight was missed. Ended up staying the night in Mexico city investing in additional meals and expenses. Seems like they do what they can to keep you investing your last American dollars.It was a very stressful getaway. The unpredictable financial exploitation relates to the American that local Mexican businesses, city, and state are working together to exploit the American dollar, rather than working together to make it a good experience, which will yield a higher return in the long run.
It is a very pretty setting. The room was very nice but not kept very clean. Floors, were dirty, the outside deck was not clean. For an all inclusive place, you should include coffee every day, not just the first day. You should also include Wi-Fi. (I was very disappointed that I had to pay for that). I also think that all inclusive should allow us to go to the premier or elite bar.
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
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 210 rooms in one 7-storey & ten 4-storey buildings
- 1 a la carte restaurant (International)
- 2 bars including Lobby bar, Swim up bar
- Room service (fee)
- 2 outdoor pools
- 27-hole golf course on-site
- Meeting facilities (fee)
- Shopping on-site (Sundry shop)
- Sauna (fee)
All accommodations include:
- Cable/Satellite TV
- In-room safe
- Balcony or Patio
- Bathroom with shower
- Coffee/tea maker
Junior Suites include:
- 2 double beds
- Max occ 4
One Bedroom Suites include:
- 1 king bed and 2 day beds
- Max occ 5 up to 4 adults
- Additional room categories available
Kids Deal - All Inclusive Plan: Kids 2-14 stay and eat free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults, Max 2 kids. Air & Hotel Plan: Kids 2-14 stay free when sharing room and existing beds with 2 adults; Max 2 kids.
For the Kids - Babysitting service (fee), Playground, Kids' section of main pool.
Bonus - All Inclusive guests receive complimentary upgrade to a One Bedroom Suite (if available at check-in) and use the features at the El Cid Castilla including: restaurants, bars, disco, lobby bar, theme dinner show, activities Kids Club and gym. Free shuttle service also available.
Honeymooners - Receive room upgrade (if available at check-in) and bottle of sparkling wine. Request when you book. Requires proof of marriage.
Golf - All Inclusive Golf Package includes unlimited green fees. Mandatory caddy, optional cart and gratuties are extra. Subject to tee-time availability. Additional rounds for same-day play are accepted after finishing first round. All guests sharing room must pay the All Inclusive with Golf rate, even if they are not using the golf portion. Package is non-refundable and non-transferable. ID may be required upon check-in at golf course.
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.
Resort Location Map
El Cid Marina BeachMazatlan,Mexico
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Av. Camaron Sabalo s/n, Mazatlan 82110 Mexico
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