I needed to get out for a week, scuba diving, and found a good deal on El Cid, Cozumel.
The deal was an all-inclusive package that comes with the obligatory plastic bracelet you have to wear.
In July the hotel was not very busy and only a few people were on all-inclusive ... so it was sometimes rather empty during the meals.
I had requested a room close to the dive shop and got the perfect room for that purpose. Great customer service!
The rooms in the lower building come with full kitchenette but are a bit dated... But since I wanted the more convenient location, that was fine with me.
The bed was comfortable and the AC strong enough to counter the 90 degrees outside. It didn't get the humidity under control though. So clothes would not dry - ever!
Pretty much the same outside with close to 100% humidity in July and regular thunderstorms and showers.
The house reef with its plane wreck and plenty of fish is great for snorkeling and diving.
There's a pool but it's not big enough to swim. Not necessary though since there's hardly any surf and you can swim in the ocean
As many others pointed out, the cruise ships land right in front if the hotel which can be quite a spectacle.
Only thing I didn't like about that is that the staff seemed to care more about the well-being of the cruise ship passengers than the hotel guest...
Still overall a good vacation.
- 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