Guests may book either an All-Inclusive plan or a Room-Only (No Meals) plan. This is the All-Inclusive plan. The All-Inclusive plan includes meals, drinks, and gratuities. See the All-Inclusive plan Details section for more information.
El Cid Marina Beach Hotel features two heated pools. One is a 36.5-meter (120-foot) oval with a beach-entry children's section on one end and a swim-up bar on the other. The second is a 50-meter-long (165-foot) freeform pool bordered by rocks, with a tunnel through a rock formation at one end that leads to a second section. The rock formation features a 6-meter (20-foot) water slide. Waterfalls grace both ends of the pool. Adjacent is a 7.5-meter-diameter (25-foot) spa tub.
Beyond the second pool is a sand section with five thatched shades palapas and lounge chairs that overlooks a cove on one side, the channel to the marina on the other, and the open ocean. Steps lead from the sand down a short, rocky slope to the channel for swimming.
This Mazatlan resort's grounds include complimentary shuffleboard court, basketball hoop, playground, and child's-size miniature golf course.
A complimentary shuttle boat transports guests across the marina, where they walk to a beach sweeping many kilometers (several miles) out to a point. Palapas and lounge chairs are available on the resort's portion of the beach, which includes a beach club with snack bar.
The marina is home to a sports-fishing fleet; to a 16.75-meter (55-foot) catamaran, which can be rented for snorkeling/swimming/lunch excursions to an offshore island; and to other rental and charter sailboats.
Other water sports are available at a companion resort 1.25 km (0.75 mi) from the resort, with complimentary shuttle service between the two resorts from 7 AM to 11 PM. All-Inclusive guests are provided boogie boards and kayaks (one hour daily; age 12 and older). (Room-Only plan guests can rent both.) For surcharges, both All-Inclusive plan guests and Room-Only plan guests can rent personal watercraft and small sailboats, take parasail flights and banana-boat rides, book snorkeling and scuba-diving excursions, and arrange scuba-diving classes.
The resort's shuttles also go to the El Cid Golf & Country Club, which features 27 holes of golf and a driving range. Also available for surcharges are nine clay and hard-surface tennis courts (two lighted) and racquetball/squash courts. The country club includes a fitness center with cardio machines, weight machines, and free weights. (Use of the fitness center is part of the All-Inclusive plan. Room-Only plan guests must pay daily surcharges.) The fitness center offers workout classes such as step aerobics, yoga, adult and children's jazzercise, and adult and children's tae kwon do. (Surcharges.)
Complimentary to all guests is use of the country club's women's and men's locker rooms with saunas and steam rooms; a 25-meter (82-foot), four-lane lap pool; and a six-person spa tub in a garden.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.