This winter was brutal on the east coast. In February we got tired of the icy and snow and decided to take a vacation to Mexico. We booked a seven day stay at the El Cid resort. When we arrived we notice El Cid Castilla Beach to be a beautiful resort. The check in process was fast, and the check in clerk was helpful and a pleasure to interact with. The room was modern and spacious. Our room was on the 13 floor and had a large balcony overlooking the ocean. Our room was very quiet we did not hear a sound from other rooms. The internet worked everywhere in the resort.
The resort offers free transportation from the airport; they do this to get an opportunity to sell you a selection of tours. If you agree to attend a presentation they will give you a choice of gifts. The gifts in my opinion are worth the time. The resort offers free transportation to other El Cid resorts. We visited the marina resort and the country club resort. We will probably stay the Marina El Cid on our next trip to experience a different environment. Both the Castilla Beach resort and the Marina El Cid are excellent resorts we my come back every year if our future visits are as good as this vacation.
The resort has a number of restaurants on the property. We ate most of our meals at the resort and were satisfied with the quality of the food. Our favorite restaurant overlooked the ocean; I believe the name is the La Concha . We ate here every day, on a number of days we ate 3 meals at this restaurant. The waiters were very good and courteous. The Beach was beautiful and well maintained. The pools were beautiful, large and well maintained.
There is a Walmart close to the resort. The room we were in has a full kitchen but we did not purchase food to cook ourselves. The next time we come here we will make a trip to Walmart and purchase food to prepare.
We signed up for several tours and we recommend the tours offered by the resort, they are reasonable in cost and very enjoyable. The people who work at this resort are very professional and go out of their way to welcome you and to make sure you enjoy your visit.
The temperature average 82 degrees each day and the sky was clear every day. Over the years we have visited many resorts in the Caribbean islands, Puerto Rico and the Dominion Republics. This resort is an equal to most of the resorts we have visited. We had a great time at this resort; we will come back to this resort many times for our future vacations.
- 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