We really enjoyed our trip to the El Cid. We were there on our honeymoon and received a free upgrade to oceanview when we arrived.
I read all the reviews here before selecting this resort. There were a few negative comments - but really, you have to take them all with a grain of salt. We paid $850 each for AI for a week. It was a great deal! The beach vendors were okay. They are trying to make a living too. We bought some stuff from them and were happy.
The food was good. Not many people realised that there is an a la carte restaurant for breakfast and lunch down by the middle pool. There were only a few people in there each time we dined. I would recommed eating there to get away from the buffet.
The Italian restaurant was our favourite. We went there three times. We are both huge sushi fans....but this restaurant is the only place we would not recommend. The service wasn't the greatest and the food was about the same.
I would also suggest people bring lots of magazines if they lik to read them. I couldn't find anywhere to buy English magazines and I had run out.
All in all, we enjoyed our stay. It's great value, lots of fun and the service is fabulous.
- 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