El Cid El Moro Beach, Mazatlan

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Soak up the sun and enjoy a walk along the coast at El Cid El Moro Beach. A huge strip of fine sand and pleasant ocean water awaits, perfect for some exercise or relaxation. Bring along a bodyboard to take advantage of the perfect conditions. Afterwards, explore the bars and restaurants lining the beach. Expect crowds due to the concentration of resorts; bring along a chair if you don't want to sit on the sand. Our Mazatlan trip builder app makes visiting El Cid El Moro Beach and other Mazatlan attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We spent quite a bit of time on this beach, and had a great time. It's safe even for little ones (we had a one year old with us, and were not worried about her.) When the tide goes out there is a lot ...  more »
  • This is our first time to Mazatlán. Our room was a one bedroom suite. It was huge. The view from our room was great of the water and the city. The food at this hotel was amazing especially at El Conch...  more »
  • Wow! What a neat hotel. Everything was in super great shape! We were on the 15th floor...beautiful! The house-keeping were excellent! Will stop by again!  more »
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  • As a family resort, this place was lacking. Maybe I'm spoiled because I've only ever been on cruises and this was my first time at a resort, but I was very disappointed. The food was lacking- very bland and the beans of all things were very watered down. Also, I'm a vegetarian and there was very little that didn't have meat or fish in it. The customer service at the resort was very poor. A group of 30 of us came in for a destination wedding and different families came at different times so we ended up in all parts of the resort and varying floors which was fine except they put a single woman in our group on a floor all alone and wouldn't move her. I was deeply disappointed at how they treated the bride and groom. They got zero special treatment. The beds were horribly uncomfortable (only 1 person in our group got a nice bed) and they tried to charge the groom $100 (yes, DOLLARS- not pesos) to borrow a wheelchair to help his mom to her room. There were 2 couples who upgraded and had features that were better like adult only areas so they enjoyed themselves, but for a family, this is not a recommendation I would give if you're looking for something elite.
  • Clean, nice pool and of course right on the beach. But all week has been confusing and we get a different answer to every question every person we ask. It’s like no one knows what is going on. I will say our maid Lourdes was amazing and so nice. She really went above and beyond to make sure everything was nice when we got back. Never any shortages of towels or bathroom products. But as far as some other interactions went... We called the front desk for a knife to cut limes in our room and it took an hour and a half and five phone calls to get the knife. The “full kitchen” is kind of a joke. The stove is old and doesn’t work well and there wasn’t even the before-mentioned sharp knife or even a spatula. No salt and pepper either. The pull out bed is not comfortable. I mean pull outs are never great, but this one was extra rough. We asked about the different “dinner and show” nights they have and no one seems to know what night is which theme. But I will say if you can figure out which night is the traditional Mexican fiesta night when you’re here, it’s really cool and has good food! Open bar too. The drinks are weak, so make sure to order an extra shot to add to it. We went to one of their sale pitch things to buy as a timeshare and they said it would be no pressure and only take about an hour. Two plus hours later and a lot of pressure.... we were very aggravated. I wouldn’t buy this place as a timeshare though, is the bottom line. But the city is a great place to visit. I’d like to come and stay somewhere else where I’m not so confused the whole time.
  • Spacious rooms. All-inclusive - which includes house drinks. Hospitable staff (some still learning English). Daily entertainment. Two large pools - one for activities and children; one quieter, for adults. Enjoyed my stay.
  • It's a great place for families. There in one pool that is shallow so kids can play by themselves. The staff is friendly and helpful. Unfortunately we had to change rooms because of the noise of a club during the nights, and then we got another room where they were doing comstruction, so nap time was hard... But the hotel was willing to accomodate us.
  • A truly breathtaking resort. My friends and I had an amazing time you have to check this resort out you will not be disappointed. We were upgraded to a one bedroom suite at no additional cost. They accommodated us as there were no available adjoining rooms at check-in. After we saw the suites we fell in love with them an did not care about being on different floors. I would highly recommend this place. It's in a central location the beach and pools are breathtaking.

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Mazatlan's accommodations cluster around the old town, making the most of the city's trademark blend of French Baroque architecture and sea views. Here you can find everything from ritzy beach resorts to affordable youth hostels. Head slightly farther north along the city's famous promenade for a range of high-end options in the neighborhoods of El Dorado and El Cid, with the latter offering proximity to the city's bustling marina.
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