Hotel Overview

2019 Exceptional Values
Extra Value: $600 Resort Credit per room (minimum 5 night stay; usage and duration restrictions apply).

Retreat to a paradise of turquoise Caribbean waters, soothing breezes, Mayan cultural sites, and beautiful, aromatic flora and fauna. Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Riviera Maya invites you to experience the best of Riviera Maya. This luxurious all-inclusive resort is situated near the charming fishing village of Puerto Morelos.

For sports enthusiasts, a variety of non-motorized watersports are offered, including windsurfing, kayaking, Hobie cats, paddleboats, and boogie boards; or dive the reefs of Puerto Morelos National Reef Park, the second largest reef in the world. Relax in the magnificent 22,000-square-foot pool, dotted with waterfalls, children's slides, and a swim-up bar. Be pampered at El Cocay Spa. This beachfront spa preserves the ancient traditions of Mayan healers - rejuvenating guests through a harmony of mind, body, and spirit. Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Rivera Maya also has a private, full-service marina featuring 120 slips, dive shop, mini-supermarket, and sport fishing fleet.

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!

Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort Riviera Maya prouly boasts a tantalizing array of Riviera Maya restaurants showcasing casual Caribbean elegance and world-class cuisine. Savor fusion Asian-Mediterranean fare and a diverse wine list at El Alcazar, a chic restaurant ideal for romantic dinners and celebrations. Alhambra features sumptuous buffets and intriguing themed specials. Poolside Hacienda Arrecife serves up gourmet Mexican favorites accompanied by more than 100 tequilas.

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Riviera Maya - Beach
Cancun, Mexico (CUN) : 15 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2006
Floors: 5
Total rooms: 350


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Spring Break Policy: Minimum age to check-in at hotel without an adult in the same room is 25 years old. Valid passport will be required.
Advisory The Municipality of Solidaridad will be charging an Eco Tax of 20.00 Mexico Pesos (approx. $1.10 USD) per room per night. This amount is not included in your vacation price and will be collected at your hotel. These funds are being used to protect, maintain and conserve the natural beauty of the destination the area and its surroundings.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 21
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.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

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

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 8133 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Very happy with this resort

    I was very happy with this resort. The grounds are beautiful and the staff is very friendly. The food was very good and so were the drinks! The resort is very large with lots to do. There is a large main pool that hosts fun activities through out the day. There are two other infinity pools that are more quiet with lovely views. The spa is very lovely. I had a massage right in the beach, and spent about an hour in their hydrotherapy area. So relaxing! I did not do any excursions but my friends enjoyed the catamaran trip to a reef for snorkeling. The only downfall was the beach. But this is not in the hotels control. Many of the beaches on this coast have a seaweed issue. If you google it you can read more. There were workers tirelessly trying to clear it away but we were unable to go in the water.

    Jun 02, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The beach

    Overall the hotel, staff, food all great. But the beach was a disaster brown water and bad smell. If your looking for a beach break this is not the was our second time at this resort and the beach is getting worse.

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic week-long vacation

    We just returned from a terrific week at El Cid! The staff is super friendly and provides great service, from the front desk to the concierge to the wait staff. We stayed in a roomy one-bedroom suite, which was perfect for our family of four (2 adults, 2 teens). The pools onsite and next door at Ventus are huge, beautiful and the perfect temp. There are many food options to choose from. We actually preferred the various buffets over the fine dining options. The Delores Mercado food court was outstanding, with many different choices for every picky eater. We enjoyed the nightly outdoor entertainment. The location is half-way between Cancun and Play Del Carmen, which makes it convenient to both locales without the hustle and bustle. If you do need transportation, make sure you request taxi driver "Rogelio" (Ro-HALE-ee-oh) from the hotel bell hops (taxi #346). He speaks great English, has a new cab and is so friendly. He helped make our vacation memorable. Already looking forward to going back!

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    The resort is well maintained and the staff is very nice. It is a great place for families and street shopping is only a very short taxi ride away in Puerto Morelos. The dining experience was great, but you have to get dinner reservations in as early as possible. We are going back soon with our entire family.

    Jun 01, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    3 Weeks in Paradise

    We went to Puerto Morelos the end of April into May,stayed three weeks in a very nice 1 bedroom suite with a beautiful view of the ocean. The weather was very nice except for one day of rain that was only for a couple hours. The staff here are so great and friendly. There may be new management or something, all of the people working there were happy and helpful. The Jacuzzi bar was one of our favorites. Alberto, Santos ,and Itzel took very good care of us. Brandon and Tomas made sure we had our palapa reserved on the beach. Mornings were so slow and comfy. Starting with the Albatross, Denema and other wonderful hostess' welcomed us to our favorite place to sit on the enclosed porch. Greeted each morning by Nora as she made our omelettes to perfection. Walter and Sergio were our waiters and did a super job.La Marina Restaraunt dishes was so great and Raymundo made sure we had the drinks we liked. The chefs there are really talented. Then there was the Italian Restaraunt where they served fine beef filets and wonderful Swordfish. Yazmin was a friendly hostess and of course Alan and Carlos gave us 5 Star service every night. The manager was very helpful by letting us change our reservation to a different time 30 minutes before our scheduled time. All of the staff were very nice to us. The Mexican Restaraunt was great for lunch. Nice folks there too. The Delores Food Court was absoluetly fabulous and has the greatest variety of food themes.

    May 31, 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/PC 18-227, A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 18-232, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/Miami Air operated by TUI Air Belgium N.V.: PC 18-250, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 D22819