I used my exchange through RCI for this resort. We had a 2 bedroom lock out unit on the 8th floor...1830 was the room number. Just loved it! Seperate living/dining room /kitchen with huge flat screen tv, bath, murphy bed & patio. Next room was a nice size room with king bed, flat screen, lg bathroom & balcony....next room was same as the other it just had two queen beds. My boyfriend and I and my son & daughter in law traveled to Cozumel May 22-19. We did the all inclusive and just loved it. Because the resort was only at about 40% capacity, we were able to order directly from the menu (not sure if they do that during peak season or use buffets) and the fact you could have all the bottled Dos Equis you wanted was awesome. We travel to Mexico at least 3 times a year and normally stay in Playa Del Carmen....I have to admit....this resort had more "mexican" type food...fish tacos to die for...than any other resort we've stayed at.
The waiters were a hoot......Hola to Luis Manuel, Armondo, Williams.....they made our trip a blast. The only negative was the chicken nuggets...bad, bad, bad....skip those....
We hired a cab for the afternoon and on Sunday we went over to the east side of the island...stopped at Senior Igauanas, Chin Rio, and of course Paradise Beach/Bob Marleys....had a great time. We went back to Chin Rio later in the week for lunch because the seafood was reportely fresh....and it was wonderful!
took the shuttle over to Playa Del Carmen for a day and walked up and down 5th, shopping, drinking and eating. The kids booked a trip through the resort for Tulum/Coba and they just loved it.
All in all we thought this was a wonderful resort, the people were more than friendly, and never had any issues (other than a headache from too many Dos Equis & tequilla :) )
Snorkeled right in front of the resort.....that was fun.....only complaint was on the quite side by the pizza oven there is a beach.....it is tooooo rocky and slippery to walk in from shore (I'd suggest to the resort to try and put some more sand in there if possible), otherwise you had to walk to the pier and climb down, and that wasn't always easy either. Or you could go over to the normal beach area and it was easier to get in and out. Never had issues with chairs...in fact on two different days, it was either just 2 of us or the 4 of us, no one else. One more thing....the HOT TUB.....IS ACTUALLY HOT!! That's a first.....I've been in many hot tubs in Mexico and they normally are colder than the pool....not this one....it was HOT and felt wonderful.
The cruise ships come in daily except for Sunday....so that was kind of fun to watch...we laughed when they would blow their horn when leaving.....if a ship was docked next to them...they would "honk" back and forth....it was funny.
We would definately go back!
- 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