4 amazing resort experiences in Mexico
Looking a beach escape this winter? From teeing off at world-class golf courses and snorkelling above vibrant coral reefs to savouring a coffee in a cobblestone square or seeing a Pacific sunrise from the top of the lighthouse, Mexico is rich in unforgettable experiences. We’ve shortlisted some of our favourite resorts that allow you to make the most of your Mexican getaway.
What better way to find your inner Zen than in a shaded gazebo overlooking the ocean? At Hotel Marina El Cid Spa and Beach Resort, you can start your day practicing your child’s pose and downward dog with a seaside yoga class. Looking to stay active with something a little more fast-paced? Located in Riviera Maya, this resort is home to a 7,500-square-foot, state-of-the-art fitness centre where you can take a spinning class, Pilates class or even try out a cardio salsa class. Afterwards, head to the El Cocay Spa to relax in the Zen garden or enjoy a pampering traditional Mayan massage while overlooking the ocean.
Hit up the greens of El Cid Golf and Country Club in Mazatlàn, a beautiful 27-hole, PGA-rated championship course that has hosted prestigious golf tournaments in the past including the Mexico PGA Tour and the Canadian Tour. The course features the Marina 9 hole, designed by legendary World Golf Hall of Famer Lee Trevino, which was described by Golf Today magazine as “an absolute winner”. You can stay just steps from the fairways at El Cid Marina Beach, which offers an Elite Golf room category including unlimited green fees at the golf course.
Explore the deep blue in one of Mexico’s most famous snorkelling and diving destinations: Cozumel. This small island off the coast of Cancun is home to world-class dive sites and vibrant coral reefs teeming with exotic marine life. You can discover the underwater world with ease when you stay at El Cid La Ceiba Beach Resort, located on the island of Cozumel just three miles from Chankanaab Park. Visit the resort’s on-site dive centre and enjoy a scuba diving excursion or rent complimentary snorkelling equipment to stay closer to shore. After a day spent exploring, head back to the resort and enjoy a delicious brick-oven pizza at the à la carte restaurant.
One of the best parts of staying at El Cid Castilla Beach is that you’re within walking distance of Mazatlán’s famous Golden Zone and the Mazatlán Marina. Stroll along the Malecón, the popular waterfront walkway that connects the Golden Zone and Old Town where you can admire beautiful ocean views or climb the iconic El Faro lighthouse for panoramic views of the coast. You can also experience the area’s vibrant nightlife at one of the rooftop bars or swanky nightclubs, most of which are within walking distance from the hotel. You can also visit Mazatlan’s Old Town, where you can admire the area’s beautifully-preserved colonial architecture, soak in the local culture at the central square of La Plazuela and visit the old opera house, the Angela Peralta Theatre.
Boasting an authentic Mexican hospitality experience, El Cid Resorts offers personalized getaways with diverse amenities and services. From romantic oceanfront suites in the Riviera Maya to the lively atmosphere of Mazatlàn’s Golden Zone, these resorts have something to offer every traveller.