This hotel was right on the water and one of the few where you can lounge on sand then walk right into the water with good snorkeling. The whole area around this side of the island caters to people coming off the cruises. For example one day there were obnoxious 19 year olds getting wasted.THe drinks are low quality, stick to wine & beer or non-alcoholic. The food is pretty good. We wanted to go explore elsewhere after a couple days so we rented a scooter and were so happy we did. Went to the other side of the island and saw really pretty scenery & baby turtles! Next time we'll stay on the other side and come to the snorkel at Money Bar, Playa Corona which are the best spots for sure. I guess the touristy, all inclusive type thing isn't for us after all but if you want beginner snorkeling right outside, it's great for that. It's a little more focused on eating & drinking than nature -y stuff I guess, but not as bad as some surrounding all-inclusive. Cozumel has awesome Pina Coladas by the way but go to a place where you see locals. As a matter of fact for everything you do go to where you see locals there. Cozumel got so much more enjoyable for us once we figured out how to stay away from the super touristy stuff. Definitely rent a scooter or car so you're not getting constantly ripped off by cabs.
- 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