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Get an overview of this hotelOceanfront resort, near Cozumel city center

Close to downtown

Near shopping, a ferry terminal, and a national marine park, this oceanfront Cozumel resort is less than 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the city center. A dive shop and pier are on site.

Sunken airplane

El Cid La Ceiba Beach resort has a unique dive site: an airplane sunk by movie crews in the 80s; excursions to the world's second largest great barrier reef are also available

Ships in the night

Guestrooms at El Cid in Cozumel have deep, marble soaking tubs and ornately carved wooden headboards; oceanfront balconies provide views of cruise ships.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at El Cid La Ceiba Beach are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and local beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours (limited menu)

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Snorkeling

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis

Not included

  • Premium food items
  • Room service

Hotel Amenities

Near shopping, a ferry terminal, and a national marine park, this resort sits on a sandy beach less than 3 miles (5 kilometers) from the city center. A dive shop and pier are on site.

Located on the beach in the southern section of Cozumel's resort strip, the 12-story El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort features the Mayan-influenced Cocai Spa, with herbal treatments, massage services, and a large sauna. Resort amenities include 2 swimming pools facing the Caribbean. The main pool features a children's pool, and a tide pool has cascading waterfalls and vegetation. A spa tub is adjacent to the bar, and a fitness center is onsite. Beach volleyball is also an option at the resort.

In the lobby, guests can access free WiFi. The resort installed new tile flooring, ceiling fans, furniture, lamps, and anti-hurricane window curtains in the common area. From the lobby, guests can observe cruise-ship action at the 2 docks comprising Puerta Maya. The resort has 2 on-site restaurants and provides room service (limited hours). The property also provides a shuttle with service to and from the airport, beach, cruise terminal, shopping center, and theme park.

Like most Cozumel hotels, El Cid recommends guests not drink tap water and supplies bottled water for a surcharge.

  • Beach umbrellas 
  • Beach towels 
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Theme park shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Television in lobby 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Children's pool 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 60 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Concierge services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Garden 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Free self parking 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Sauna 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor tennis court  
  • Kitchenette  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking, Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Turndown service 
  • Microwave 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Desk 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Stovetop 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Pillow menu 
  • Television 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Balcony 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Phone 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathtub or shower 
  • In-room safe 

Where to Eat

La Chopa Loca Restaurant and Bar - This restaurant under a palapa on the beach serves à la carte lunches and dinners.

Trattoria Da Salvatore - This beachfront restaurant serves oven-brick pizzas for dinner.

This property offers a breakfast buffet with hot items on weekends (surcharge).

Nearby Things to Do

El Cid La Ceiba Beach has an outdoor tennis court and offers a sauna and volleyball.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the resort; fees may apply.

  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Sailing nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Windsurfing nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

The spa at El Cid La Ceiba Beach offers facials, manicures and pedicures, and massages. Outdoor treatment rooms are available, and massage is also available on the beach. Guests can also relax in the spa's steam room.

  • Steam room in spa 
  • Outdoor treatment areas 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 4 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 15 per night.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Hurricane Policy: If a category four or higher hurricane alarm is announced by an official institute, the resort will protect the original rate for travel in the same type of season (high, premium, shoulder, low) up to one year after the original date of departure. Black out periods apply. The resort will only charge the used nights for guests that depart early due to a category four hurricane announced by an official institute. The resort will also waive any cancellation and no show charges. If a mandatory evacuation is required, the resort will provide a return stay during the same type of season (high, premium, shoulder, low), up to one year, subject to availability. The resort will provide an emergency hotline in the case of a hurricane.


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 15 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

US$600 Resort Coupon Promotion

Book a minimum 3-night stay for travel now - December 23, 2015 or April 3 - December 23, 2016, or a minimum 5-night stay December 24, 2015 - April 2, 2016 or December 24, 2016 - January 2, 2017 and receive a coupon book containing US$600 in resort credit coupons, including the the following:

  • $50 USD credit towards rentals of 3 days or longer at BUDGET CAR RENTAL (pick-up included)
  • $20 USD credit at FLY HIGH ADVENTURES zipline and eco-park (minimum 2 tickets required)
  • $10 USD credit towards rental of snorkeling equipment at BABIECA DIVE SHOP
  • $15 USD credit towards a Scuba Diving Trip at BABIECA DIVE CENTER (minimum purchase of 2 tanks)
  • $30 USD SPA CREDIT at EL COCAY SPA (minimum $150 purchase required)
  • $25 USD SPA CREDIT towards a Couples Romantic Package at EL COCAY SPA
  • $20 USD SPA CREDIT towards Wrap Services at EL COCAY SPA
  • 20 USD SPA CREDIT towards an authentic Temazcal Ritual at El Cocay Spa (2 or more guests required)
  • $5 USD credit towards a Seafood Platter at LA CHOPA RESTAURANT
  • $10 USD credit towards a Private Romantic Beach Dinner at El La Ceiba Beach Hotel Cozumel
  • $5 USD credit towards a Mexican Food Platter at LA CHOPA RESTAURANT
  • $5 USD credit towards any fine cut at LA CHOPA RESTAURANT
  • $50 USD credit for a ROOM UPGRADE to a spacious One Bedroom Suite
  • $60 USD credit at COZUMEL COUNTRY CLUB when purchasing 18-hole green fees
  • $80 USD credit towards a catamaran cruise at MARINA EL CID in Puerto Morelos (minimum 2 tickets required)
  • $150 USD credit towards a Day Pass at HOTEL MARINA EL CID SPA & BEACH RESORT RIVIERA MAYA
  • $45 USD credit towards a Snorkeling Tour at MARINA EL CID in Puerto Morelos (minimum 2 guests required)

Minimum 3-night or 5-night stay required. Valid for all room and rate categories. Coupon books are provided at check-in; complete details available at that time. Only registered guests in the room can use the resort coupon book during the original dates of stay. Resort coupons are nonrefundable and nontransferable. The coupons have no cash value. Only one coupon can be used per purchase and must be presented at time of service. Coupon can only be used with the indicated operator. Coupons are not cumulative or valid in conjunction with any other promotion or discount. Promotion is subject to changes without notice and other restrictions may apply. Blackout dates may apply.

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