If you are looking for a wonderful place to stay, right on the water, with beautiful garden walk-throughs, spectacular restaurant on the water, and the best most personal service you could imagine, this is the place. I had stayed here 4 or 5 times before, way back in the 80's, before two bad hurricanes (most recently, wilma), and the best way to describe the hotel now is that whatever was good about it stayed or got better, and whatever was damaged in wilma was improved beyond imagination!
You will not find friendlier, more accomodating service, yet still sincere, anywhere. Whether you make your wishes known, or simply keep to yourself, every single branch of this resort will go out of their way for you. Front desk, maids, waiters, everybody. They simply just want you to enjoy your stay.
The hotel is run extremely professionally---they are competent and attend to every detail with the best of amenities and service...if you have anything go wrong here, you simply haven't mentioned it for them to address the problem. They are on top of things, and want everything to be nice for you.
The gardens, beach and waterfall area, hammocks and beach area, pool....all of it is first rate, completely clean, and kept in great condition. No matter where you decide to spend your time on any day, it is relaxing and comfortable.
In addition, the restaurant hours are completely accessible, open all day long, and the food and service are fantastic. (As a matter of fact, we have held several anniversaries and special get-togethers here with friends!. Also, as a matter of fact, many of the staff still serving us this trip served us as much as more than 20 years ago! That means they are good, and they stay there!).
I have stayed at a minimum of 7 places through the years in cozumel (two trips every year since 1987), and i have absolutely NO hesitation in recommending this hotel to anyone. It probably is my very favorite, for many reasons, several listed above.
La Ceiba is "maravilloso".
- 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
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with BookIt.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Cheap Tickets, Cancelon, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your El Cid La Ceiba Beach Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- El Cid Cozumel
- El Cid La Ceiba Cozumel