Hotel Marina: El Cid Spa and Beach Resort


Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is located in Puerto Morelos in the Mayan Riviera area of Mexico. This part of Mexico is a favorite for family travel, and El Cid is one of the best all-inclusive resorts to bring your family to for a getaway. Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is a sweet little spot in paradise just waiting for your family to come and take in all the luxuries and experiences. To get here, fly into Cancún International Airport. The resort is comfortable for adults and families traveling with children. Whether you are looking for some peace and quiet, cultural experiences, excitement, or just want to get a suntan by the pool, this all-inclusive resort is exactly what you crave in a vacation.


The accommodations at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort are world class. You can book a vacation for your entire family with confidence knowing that everyone will be comfortable and cared for from the moment you check in. El Cid offers suites to meet the needs of any group whether you are traveling as a couple or with a large family. Choose from several different suites that offer varied yet all luxurious experiences. There are suites that are comfortable for up to four guests and if you need more space than that, the options include a suite that allows for eight guests!

Every suite features all the comforts of home and they all have a balcony, which is perfect since the views here are so magical. There are ocean, garden, and pool views depending on where you stay. All the rooms are modern and bright. Your family will love the clean design here. The beds are so comfortable you will not miss your bed at home. The marble bathrooms are spacious and feel spa-like. The larger suites like the Three Bedroom has a living area separate from the bedrooms. Some rooms have a jacuzzi on the private balcony. This feature is decadent. Imagine ordering room service for dinner, then watching the sunset afterwards while relaxing in your private jacuzzi. You can do that at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort.


The resort itself is more than worthy of some explorations. You find yourself in the middle of a tranquil paradise. This isn’t some noisy, overcrowded resort like you might find in the nearby city of Cancun. This place is special, and you and your family will revel in a walk around the grounds. The natural, tropical vegetation is lush and rich. It is sunny and warm as the ocean breezes blow through, and you will wish you could stay here forever.

The beaches are postcard perfect. The blue waters of the Caribbean are enticing. The sands are white. The sunsets will blow you away. Just walk down to the shore, leave your phone in your room, and unplug under the sun.

Your kids will love swimming and snorkeling in the waves. Build sandcastles. You’ve come here to make memories, and there is no place better than one of the best beaches in the world to do that.

Outside of the resort, there are some unbelievable adventures that await you. When you travel with kids it is always a bonus if you can include activities or excursions that feed their sense of adventure and are enriching at the same time. Close to Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort you can visit Mayan cultural sites like the Mayan ruins of Tulum. Tours leaving from the resort can be arranged through Pronatours. You can go diving at the reefs of Puerto Morelos National Reef Park, the second largest reef in the world. Visit the ruins, go snorkeling, zip lining, fishing, and more. Be sure to take some time to check out the fishing village of Puerto Morelos. It is so close to the resort. This area of Mexico is rich in culture and action!


Since Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is all-inclusive, you get to enjoy all the dining, activities, and entertainment and leave your wallet in your room. Take a peek at all that is available!


The pool area here is no normal, boring swimming pool. It is an attraction in and of itself. The 22,000 square-foot pool will be a favorite for you and your kids. Splash around the waterfalls. You will have to drag your kids away from the children’s slides at the end of the day. While you are watching them swim and slide for hours, enjoy some tropical beverages from the swim-up bar. Plan to spend at least one day at the pool. You will regret it if you don’t. It can be whatever you want it to be: exciting or relaxing. There is room for everyone and something everyone will love.

Fitness Center

If you don’t want to skip your workouts while traveling, the Fitness Center here will not disappoint. Not only does it have state of the art equipment and plenty of space to exercise, it also has a breathtaking view of the ocean. Burn some calories while you gaze out over the beautiful blue waves and sky. There are professional trainers on site and classes you can join in on daily.


The El Cocay Spa is a beachfront, 13,000 square-foot spa that combines nature and ancient traditions to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit. You have to have a massage here. Ancient Mayan techniques are incorporated for a healing like you’ve never had from a massage. All the oils and lotions used during treatments are carefully selected by trained technicians and incorporate herbs, fruits, seeds, flowers, and other natural ingredients that will bring you restoration and balance. One of the most unique treatments offered here is the 4 hand, 80-minute Kukulkan Body Massage in a private, beachfront Palapa hut. Imagine how relaxing this is when you are overlooking the Caribbean. There are hydrotherapy facilities, a zen garden, meditation areas, and a full menu of spa treatments. Spa treatments are not included, but are affordable.

Kid’s Club

When your kids want some time away, they will beg to go to El Kid’s Club. This place is so much fun. You can drop them off and go to the spa or one of the adult-only areas throughout the resort. The activities here are always changing and fun for all ages.


Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort has five restaurants, and your family will not go hungry! Dining here is a treat. Restaurant choices include –

Book your next vacation here. With fall and winter weather just around the corner, it is the ideal time to plan a getaway to warmer weather for when the days turn cold and gloomy where you live. October in Riviera Maya is gorgeous, and Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort is ready to welcome you and give you days you won’t soon forget.

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