We just returned from a 26 night stay at El Cid with friends and we loved it. From the time we arrived (champagne welcome) to the time we left we were made to feel special.
We stayed on the ground floor in the low rise building in a studio overlooking the beach and we loved our room. Our friends had a room in the tower and they were just as happy.
We booked our all inclusive trip through expedia and were not involved with time share at all. We have so much positive to say about so many people so I will start with the charming and artistic Roberto Barrientos, Roberto you are a gem, the quality and variety of food offered is excellent, I think between us we tried everything on the menu and loved it all, it was difficult dining anywhere else because the food is so good at El Cid. The Mexican BBQ on the beach, the Valentine’s dinner on the pool deck, the Mexican Fiesta on the pool deck were all wonderful and appreciated, we cannot believe the work and decorating you and your staff put in for each event. Roberto you also went out of your way to drop by to say hello and ask if we were enjoying ourselves and the special treats of chocolate covered strawberries and beautiful fruit trays were truly appreciated, you do a fantastic job and thank you for making our trip so special.
Our room was immaculate every day thanks to our wonderful housekeeper Amelia and we looked forward to what towel arrangements would be left on the bed, we can’t believe how hard she works. All the restaurant staff were so welcoming and friendly including the chefs, captains, waiters and bartenders. A special thank you to the waiters Roberto, Eli (Owl), Avilcar (James Bond), Jose, Luis and William. We spent a lot of time on the beach and got to know the wonderful Gabriella our bracelet & braid lady, we brought home some beautiful bracelets. Miguel the lifeguard was very friendly too.
Last but not least we spent a lot of time with the Activities Staff, Casper and Gustavo. These two guys work morning noon and night and really made our vacation special. The music they played always put us in a festive mood and some of the fun activities they organized that we participated in were: beach volleyball, pool volleyball, chess, bingo for the gringo, karaoke, croquet tournament, mexican bocce ball, spanish lessons, cooking classes, mexican dart tournament, movie night on the pool deck and ping pong. On Mexican Fiesta night Casper was the host for the Mexican Dance Show on the pool deck and it was a fabulous show with audience participation featuring different Mexican dances with beautiful costumes, it was a very special night and we all loved the show. Casper & Gustavo you are two great guys with great personalities and we miss you both (we will always remember the song Patches because of you Casper). We thank you both for the wonderful memories and making our trip so special and we look forward to returning one day.
Free Wi-Fi in public places was appreciated.
Enjoyed watching the cruise ships arriving and leaving.
The snorkelling in front of El Cid is amazing.
Marie & Bob from Canada
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- El Cid La Ceiba Beach resort is an oceanfront paradise perfectly in tune with Cozumel's easygoing island rhythms. Explore the island's enchanting beaches, lush mangrove forests and brilliantly colored reefs with amazing sea life. Whether you are in search of a romantic getaway or a tropical setting to reconnect with family and friends, our intimate and friendly resort offers the ideal setting for snorkeling, diving or simply lazing by the pool. Your vacation is sure to be relaxing and authentic experience at El Cid La Ceiba. • Babieca Dive Shop on site with PADI certified dive masters. • Spectacular diving, snorkeling and unmatched ocean views. • European and All-Inclusive Plans • Fly High Adventures, eco-park featuring 6 zip line platforms and six rugged trails • Two swimming pools: a free-form pool with kids' area and a tide pool with cascading waterfalls, rock formations, and lush gardens • Ocean View and Ocean Front Accommodations. • All Inclusive and European Meal Plans • International cuisine in our Oceanfront Restaurants • Nearby shopping at Plaza & downtown area. • Three miles from Chakanaab Park • Only Six miles from Cozumel International Airport ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- El Cid Cozumel
- El Cid La Ceiba Cozumel