My wife and I (31 and 33 years old) stayed here Jan 1 -15/2013. Cowtownguy's review below sums it up pretty well. We originally booked at El Cid Granada but when they offered an upgrade for 20 us/day to stay at el cid castilla, we took it as the rooms are more updated. Also the room at Castilla was an Ocean/Pool view which was nice. Breakfasts are awesome especilly at "El Patio" restaurant over on the Granada side, Lunch was ok, but the supper buffet was small and disapointing. We ate out for supper most of the second week because of this. It did also seem that a lot of the food did get recycled between lunch and supper. I did get sick from the food one night after eating at the Mexican al a carte restaurant which was not too surprising because of the poor food handling at this and many other resorts. At one supper at the buffet, they used the same meat tongs that they used to put the raw steaks on the grill , too put my cooked steak on my plate. The resort is nice. Most of the pools are heated which is awesome. The beach is great (you can walk for miles) and we felt very safe at the resort and in Mazatlan. One main problem that we had was it was difficult too meet people there as the resort was so large and all of the bars except the lobby one close very early. If you are going to Mazatlan, you have to eat at a restaurant just up the road from the resort called "the BIG FISH" if you like ribs. Two people get a full rack of ribs each, baked potato, coleslaw, and a salad for $180 paso's which is $15 canadian, and they were the best ribs i have ever had. If you like massages, turn right when you are walking out of Castilla resort, 2-3 min down the road you will see a restaurant sign called "MARYS" and it is in there among the buildings. Its across the road from "Inn at Mazatlan". The name is "Myo Massage" and they are amazing. Cost is 25 us for an hour. We also went to a place for 15 us/hour but it is well worth the extra money to go here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the heart of Mazatlan's Golden Zone with splendid views of the ocean, refined comforts, and warm, friendly service, El Cid Castilla Beach offers a delightful combination of sun and fun for all ages. Relax on our beautiful sandy beach as the Pacific laps at your toes, sip a refreshing beverage at one of our two connecting pools or enjoy a gorgeous sunset from your balcony as it melts on the horizon. Serving as a tropical oasis for unforgettable getaways, Castilla's vibrant location makes it the perfect retreat for entertainment seekers as it is just a few sandy steps away from the energetic nightlife, enjoyable shopping, and restaurants including Senor Frogs restaurant and disco on site. • Ideal for Friends and Families • European, All Inclusive and Elite All Inclusive Plans • Three restaurants with international cuisine • Kids Club (From 10am -10pm) • Teens Club (From 11am-7pm) • Theme night dinner buffets with live entertainment • Two expansive, connecting free form pool with swim up bar • Beach front property with aquatic center • Pronatours Tours Desk • WIFI Internet Access • El Cid Golf & Country Club, offering golf, tennis, spa, and fitness center • Only 18 miles from Mazatlan Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel El Cid Castilla Beach
- El Cid Mazatlan
- El Cid Castilla Mazatlan