We had a wonderful time staying at the El Cid. Several in our group had previously stayed at El Cid Castilla years ago and were pleasantly surprised to see that things seem to have improved since our last visit. We were especially pleased with the extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Ivan X at Conchita is fantastic! He was so helpful and friendly to our entire group. We even spotted him running one evening on the Malecon and he remembered us. Overall, great beach, great staff and just a perfect place to relax and escape the cold.