Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Extra Value: $1200 Mega Bucks*.
Family: Up to 2 kids 7 & under Stay & Eat Free with paying adults in existing bedding (one child per adult).

Minimum age for check-in is 25 years old.

Uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views and convenience to Mazatlan's vibrant Golden Zone make El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel perfect for fun and sun seekers of all ages. Its vibrant location, variety of activities, and friendly service make it a tropical oasis for unforgettable getaways. This all-inclusive resort is nestled in the heart of Mazatlan's Golden Zone close to shops, restaurants, and bars.

El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel offers the perfect setting for unforgettable family fun and an array of daily activities. For sports enthusiasts, a variety of non-motorized watersports are offered including kayaking, Hobie cats, and boogie boards. Lounge under a Palapa hut on the beautiful sandy beach, take a dip in the pools, or sip your favorite cocktail at the swim-up bar. Explore the picturesque, colonial towns of Copala and El Quelite or indulge in a massage or spa treatment at nearby El Cid Golf & Country Club. A short stroll from El Cid Castilla Beach Hotel, the Golf & Country Club features a 27-hole Championship style golf course, nine tennis courts, and a full-service spa & salon.

For the enjoyment of younger guests, El Cid Kids Club offers a full day of fun featuring snorkeling lessons, Spanish and Mexican cooking classes, kayaking, water polo, and Mexican games. Each day offers something new!

Select from a variety of restaurants and lounges, featuring live entertainment and cuisine with international and American flair. Start your day with an energizing breakfast buffet at El Campeador restaurant. After a fun-filled morning of splashing around in the pool, revitalize with a delectable oceanside lunch buffet at La Alhambra or a cocktail and burger at the swim-up bar. In the evening, savor Italian fare at El Alcazar or attend a colorful cultural performance at La Pergola Dinner Theater.

*Mega Bucks is valid on golf, spa, shopping, a bay cruise, and other activities. Valid for all categories and all plans. One Free Mega Pass per room, per stay. Combinable with EBBs and existing promotions. No minimum of nights is required. Details of inclusions available at www.elcid/value/


Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico - Buelna (MZT) : 30 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1982
Last Renovation: 2009
Accessible rooms: 2
Floors: 17
Total rooms: 500


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory The minimum check-in age is now 25. Valid passport will be required.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy -This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment. 

General Information - Room taxes are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

College groups are not allowed

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 1110 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    El Cid is not the newest hotel aber confortable, safe with nice and profesional Service. Like a mother from 3 Kids was for me and all my Family a nice experience at El Cid. There are activities for kids and adults. We has fun at this hotel.

    Aug 04, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrific staff and room

    I stayed at the Granada for the month of February. I was all-inclusive, but requested and received a room with kitchenette. The room was comfortable with enough drawers and closet space. The kitchen was fully stocked including toaster oven, blender, coffee maker, 2 burner stove top, pots, utensils, dish soap and towels. The bath had ample towels and toiletries. The staff was superb. Kudos to Daniel, Mark, the front counter staff, the bell staff and housekeeping.. The pool is heated, the pool bar stocked. Breakfast and lunch are ala carte, although lunch was primarily fast food. A salad or two would have been appreciated. You need reservations for dinner there, a day ahead, but the wait is certainly worth it. II is not open every day, though. Restaurants and the pools and beach at the Castilla across the street, through a covered walk way, are open to those staying at the Granada. I do not enjoy sauces on my food nor do I take a bit of everything offered, but the buffets at the Castilla were enjoyable and I never tired of the food. The entertainment was so-so. As a solo traveller for this trip, I felt safe and comfortable in the hotels and in the neighborhood. The Granada is in a great location with cabs and buses right out the door. There are convenience stores, restaurants, bars, drug stores, gift shops all close by. It is a lot quieter than the large El Cid Castilla across the street, but if you enjoy sitting in a lounger, dodging the crowds, you should enjoy The Granada.

    Jul 16, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fabulous value!

    If you value comfort, quiet, and accomodating staff more than fancy furniture and expensive decor, then the Grenada is an outstanding vacation resort. Every day we were wonderfully treated by the staff and received help whenever needed. We plan to return soon!

    Jun 29, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    EL Cid Granada is wonderful

    The Granada is set away from the busier resorts of El Moro and Castilla which are across the street via a foot bridge, easy to access the plethera of restaurants, pools, snacks, bars (2 swim up) and the beach. The Granada has its own restaurant and bar for breakfast, lunch and dinner. All of the staff was excellent, but a special shout-out to Leo (who gave us spanish lessons) and Daniel at the Granada resort , Darrio, waiter at EL Patio, Cesar at Cascadia, Francisco at Las Conchas and Roberto at La Alhambra, exceptional staff and the food was excellent for the reservation dinners and we discovered a new blue drink.

    May 24, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    El Cid Resorts Mazatlan

    We stayed at the El Cid Granada, which is the older building in the resort, but were very pleased with the size of the rooms, the cleanliness and the friendliness of the staff. The pool at the Granada was much quieter than across the road at the busy "family pool" at El Moro which meant that you had a choice depending on your mood. Delicious food too!

    May 06, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519