Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort

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Our Opinion

Ideal resort for families of all ages. Facilities are nice, clean and well-maintained. A great mix of food items in both the buffet and a la carte restaurants. The resort set up definitely caters more to kid-friendly activities, so there is never a shortage of things to do. The beach area is great, with the exception of some rocky parts felt a few feet from shore. The drink menus are OK and vary in quality, as they very rarely served top-shelf alcohol. Overall however, this is still a great resort option for families.


Overview

An award-winning tropical haven, located in Riviera Maya, Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort is a luxurious getaway, perfect for families. Spacious suites adorned in modern décor are ideal for families of 5. Choose from a large selection of savoury à la carte restaurants and buffets, at no extra cost. The fun is limitless with a great kids club, ample sports and watersports, refreshing pools, waterfalls, and the powdery white sand beach. 

Location: Located in the Puerto Morelos area, 20 minutes from Cancun International Airport, 35 minutes from Playa del Carmen.


Highlights
  • Family friendly resort with lots of activities for kids
  • Spacious suites can accommodate families of five
  • Beachfront spa with first-class treatments
  • TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice winner

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • MarkG201442 : Denver, Colorado
Great place

Spent 17 days, great weather, several restaurants to choose from-all good, some excellent. Well maintained pools and beach. Just opened while we were there “Ventus” a luxury resort next door we could access.

  • Belinda F :
Highly recommend

We stayed at El cid the week ov Nov 4-11.. opening week for Ventus. I can not express how happy we were to be there. My mother-inlaw gave us this gift for christmas. How can we ever match that. The Staff were so resentful and all were welcoming and also willing to offer assistance. The pools were perfect all of them. Food...we loved the Delores cafeteria style we ate there every dinner. Didnt even want to make reservations anywhere else. Aromas wow that place is great. We enjoyed viewing the resideelnt crocodile. The room was great. A little cold at times but who are we to complain we are from Canada. The room did have a damp smell but your by the ocean dampness is expected. We were also celebrating 10yrs wow they did up our room with cuteness. I higly recommend this resort.. especially the time we went. At this time I only wish to vacation at El Cid. We got to experience all the features of Ventus as well which was an added perk.

  • mary ann l : Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Two weeks in paradise

We stayed at El Cid in Puerto Morelas Everything was wonderful including the weather. The staff were very accommodating. The resort is pristine.Food was great. The only suggestion would be for the hotel to provide a list of activities in the room for guests and also to have a directory of all services available in the room.

  • Jerry P : Spring Lake Park
Great place, nice people

Really nice pools, hot tubs, landscaping, and rooms. The evening free shows are Vegas quality. Our man Rooster by the pool knows the best tours. This is an all inclusive food and drink resort. I would say the food is good but not great. The beach is a little rocky in places but they clean the seaweed off daily. Free Hobie Cat rides, (plus tip)! Strangely the coffee was usually "no bueno" unless you go to the specialty coffee bar. We purchased some time share points in 2009 but wish we would have just booked through Travelosity or Costco, it's cheaper. Check out the pet crocodile and his turtle friends.

  • Emma H : Fareham
Nov fun time

Great time to go away- quiet, weather was hot but not humid, easy to book into the restaurants and bar staff friendly. Great service by the pool- oscar, sol, ledyer all provided great service and fab margharitas. Great location close to perto morelos where there are cheap snorkling, and massages- snorkiling trip best one ever- saw sting rays straight as i got off the boat.The ventus area where there is an adults only pool/jacuizzi area was great- able to relax without screaming children. Only downside is coffee in the rooms is not very good- fragrant flavour to 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
  • 3 meals daily plus snacks
  • All drinks (Domestic and imported beverage brands available including wine, beer, soft drinks, juices and bottled water)
  • Waiter service at the pool and beach areas
  • 24-hour room service
  • Nightly entertainment and/or theme shows
  • Daytime beach & pool activities program
  • Non-motorized water sports

Platinum Club Inclusions

  • Guaranteed oceanview accommodations
  • Top-of-the-line extra comfort beds and linens
  • Dedicated check-in and checkout areas
  • Reservation of palapa huts on the beach
  • Butler service
  • Welcome fruit basket & wine bottle
  • Late checkout (15:00), subject to availability
  • Turn down service
  • Chocolate covered strawberries upon arrival
  • Room aroma menu
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Umbrella
  • Beach bag
  • Scale
  • Complimentary access to the Platinum Club lounge (beverages, snacks, fruit, computers with Internet available at the Platinum Club lounge area only, TV, newspapers and books)

*Applicable for Junior Suite Platinum and One Bedroom Platinum rooms

  • 350 rooms 
  • 22,000-square-foot, free-form pool, with cascading waterfalls, slide and diving pool, swim-up bar, in-water lounge chairs, sun deck, and children's area with slides
  • Pool in serene setting with lounge chairs, sun deck and bar
  • 13,000 square-foot El Cocay Spa, with an amazing assortment of massage services and traditional Mayan spa treatments ($)
  • 5 restaurants
  • 6 bars and lounges
  • Kid's Club
  • El Cid Marina, a private, full-service marina featuring 120 slips, dive shop, mini-supermarket and sportfishing fleet
  • SCUBA diving and snorkeling
  • Water sports, including windsurfing, kayaking, Hobie Cats, paddleboats and boogie boards
  • Tour Desk ($)
  • Tennis
  • Adults-only whirlpool and silent zone, offering massage services beneath palapa huts
  • Fitness center offering the latest cardio equipment, free weights and a spinning class area
  • Hair and nail salon at El Cocay Spa ($)
  • Spa boutique
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi ($)
  • Golf nearby ($)

Luxury Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Air-conditioning
  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Terrace

Junior Suite

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • 1 king bed + 1 queen Murphy bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Air-conditioning
  • Satellite TV
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathroom
  • In-room safe
  • Balcony or Terrace

Junior Suite Platinum

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • In-room safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • 1 King bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Balcony
  • 1 Queen Murphy bed
  • Satellite TV with premium channels
  • Bathroom
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the Platinum Club Inclusions

One Bedroom Suite

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • 1 King bed
  • 1 Queen Murphy bed
  • Pillow menu
  • 2 balconies
  • Living/dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • In-room safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Satellite TV with premium channels
  • 2 bathrooms

One Bedroom Suite Platinum

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • In-room safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • 1 King bed
  • 1 Queen Murphy bed
  • Pillow menu
  • 2 balconies
  • Living/dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • 2 bathrooms
  • Satellite TV with premium channels
  • Please see All Inclusive section for the Platinum Club Inclusions

Junior Suite Jacuzzi

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • In-suite Jacuzzi
  • Balcony
  • 1 king bed + 1 queen Murphy bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Air-conditioning

Studio with Jacuzzi

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • 1 king bed + 1 queen Murphy bed
  • Pillow menu
  • Jacuzzi
  • Terrace
  • Satellite TV
  • In-room safe
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer
  • Air-conditioning

Family Room

  • Maximum Number of Adults: 4
  • Maximum Number of Children: 3
  • Maximum occupancy: 5
  • 1 Queen Murphy bed
  • 2 double beds
  • Pillow menu
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Air-conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Satellite TV with premium channels
  • Safety deposit box
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Mini bar stocked with complimentary bottled water, soft drinks, and beer

Restaurants

Alcázar

  • À la carte for dinner
  • Mediterranean
  • Reservations required

Arrecife

  • Buffet for breakfast and lunch / À la carte for dinner
  • Mexican
  • Reservations required only for dinner

La Marina

  • À la carte for dinner
  • Seafood
  • Reservations required

Alhambra

  • Buffet for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • International

D'Gulio

  • Buffet for breakfast / À la carte for dinner
  • Italian
  • Reservations required only for dinner

Bars

  • Scaramanga Moon & Beach Lounge
  • Lobby Bar
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Congo Bar
  • Adults Only Jacuzzi Bar
  • Macondo Bar

Kids Stay Free - 2 Children Stay & Eat Free 4 years & under.

For the Kids - Kids' Club for ages 4-12, Playground, Kids area of main pool with a mini slide

The beachfront, 13,000 square-foot El Cocay Spa restores the ancient traditions, rejuvenating guests through a balance of mind, body and spirit. Here, guests take in calming views of the Caribbean Sea, while indulging in traditional healing remedies and massage techniques based on Mayan legends. Specially trained therapists select herbs, fruits, seeds, flowers and other natural ingredients for oils and lotions that foster a lingering sense of peace and well-being.

Spa Facilities

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage cabins
  • Massage therapies
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Romance Bonus - Wedding and Honeymoon 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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  • Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
    Riviera Maya,Mexico

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Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort
Boulevard El Cid Unidad 15, Puerto Morelos 77580 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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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