Details for El Cid Marina

El Cid Marina

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Average rating 4.7 stars from 11 reviews

Address Blvd. El Cid, Mza. 20, Lote 1-01, Unidad 15, SM. 03
Puerto Morelos, QR 77580

Phone+ 52 998 8728990

After hours contact

52 9988 728990

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - YES
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO


Since April 2017 some regulations have been modified. The port captaincy is part of the Mexican Navy. They always request that all the boats that come to this marina have all their current documentation. The most requested document is the insurance of the boat. It is important to comply with this regulation for a more pleasant stay.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager


Manuel Estrella or Assistant, Magaly


Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Peso, USD, or ATM in hotel.

Payment discounts

Longer staying has special discount.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info: The office is open from 9 am to 5 pm.


Go to Sea Buoy at 20 48.228N 086 53.125. Head about 340 for grn/red at 20 49.16N 086 53.35W. Continue through breakwater entrance into the marina.
Recommend using A dock to avoid entrance swell on B dock.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: 15
Transient dockage: 15
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - YES
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 120
Beam max: Unknown

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: 120
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info:

Pricing info: US$0.35 per KWh as of February 2017. Special rate for sailboats US$0.29 cents per KWh.

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

No - Cell phone or Skype over the marina In WiFi Service

Water (and pricing)

Yes - Suggest you not drink it after you see what is does to your bronze - bottle water is available. Marina seawater is clear enough to run a water maker.

Dinghy access

Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas price$17.68/gal (2017-08-18)

Other price info:

Diesel price$18.75/gal (2017-08-18)

Other price info:


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info:

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out



Yes - Bags of ice are available.




Yes - Shower cabins with hot water and cold water.




Yes - Washers and dryers use tokens. machines. You can get the tokens at the marina office from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. The laundry is open 24 hours.


Yes - In Puerto Morelos Town there are local supermarkets and mini markets where you can purchase groceries.



Yes - In the marina there is a seafood restaurant, LA MARINA. There are also many restaurants in town with a variety of cuisines.



Hotels or motels

Yes - They are part of El Cid Resots. There are also local hotels and hostals in town.

Repair capabilities

Yes - For repairs or services see the Harbormaster Manuel (MANU).

Haul out capabilities

Yes - Only for small boats, no travel lift.

Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - Fishing, sailing, cruises, and ecological tours.

Internet access

Yes - WiFi

Boat ramp availability



Yes - 24-hour taxi service. Car rentals available. Bus or collectivo no longer comes to the marina entrance, you must walk about 15 minutes to get the bus. Coming back on the bus, it stops about 15 minutes from the marina entrance, making for a hot walk. Taking the bus costs 5 or 6 pesos. Taking a taxi from Puerto Morelos to El Cid is about 100 pesos. March 2012. Same 2013, taxi to Cancun airport was about US$40.

Other services

Golf, tennis, and spa.


Nice pools at the resort you have access to while staying in the marina.

Reviews for El Cid Marina
Great Place to Clear-in, 2017-06-25
Captain: , Portland, ME (211)

We stayed here 2 nights on our way from Belize to Isla Mujeres. We used the marina to clear customs which went smoothly. It seemed a bit slow but that was partly our fault because we did not inform them ahead of time of our arrival.

The access to the resort amenities is a hugh bonus.

very nice marina and staff, 2017-04-29
Captain: , Kemah, tx (111)

We stayed here when we had to go back to the states for 10 weeks. Lois took vey good care of the boat. Manuel the harbor master makes sure things go well. They are really trying hard. You have access to the resort restaurants and pools. I highly recommend this marina!

Awesome Place, 2017-02-05
Captain: , Pensacola, FL (408)

We came in here 1/26/17 and was given a slip on the B dock among the fishing fleet. Some chatter among the crews from 7 to 8:30 then again when they return for lunch. It was fun and a great opportunity to practice your Spanish. We were offered a slip on the A dock after someone cleared out but opted to stay on B, less swell and enjoyed chatting with the locals on their boats. Rates are good, you can negotiate if you are staying longer but it probably depends on how full they are. We are staying a month. Access to the El Cid hotel and facilities is great, you get a white wrist band and must buy coupons to get drinks at the bars there, nice pools and a large hot tub, the infinity pool on the north side of the complex is much warmer than the large pool. Bike ride into town about 1 mile north or take a cab, 120 pesos, it doesn't seem to matter where in town, the rate is the same. The security is excellent, manned 24 hours a day

Super friendly dockmaster, 2016-11-15
Captain: , Sailing (660)

On a delivery from Panama to Ft. Lauderdale. Weather was bad...windy and rough seas. Pulled in for fuel. Dockmaster let me use wifi for weather. Left from here to Isla Mujeres. Anchored in the lea of the island.

nice place, 2016-05-31
Captain: , Acworth, GA (75)

We stayed here twice - on our outbound trip to Aventuras and on our return. price $1.19/ ft includes use of resort (excl drinks and food, but you can buy tickets for that). staff very nice, good slips with floating docks, very well protected. easy to get into, with depth of at least 12.5 ft.

Viva Mexico. These people really took care of us., 2014-06-27
Captain: , San Francisco (40)

The marina fee includes access to the all inclusive hotel next door. Nice beach, big pools, buy beers (on the sly) and relax. We rented a car to revisit Tulum, Cancun and the whole Mexican Riviera.

Great Marina, 2014-02-07
Captain: , Kemah, TX (395)

The manager, Armando, is very knowledgable and helpful and so is his assistant, Kathy. I needed a machinist to fabricate a part for my radar mount and he was able to connect me to Roberto Garcia, in town. The marina is very high quality. I paid $23 per day withoute electricity (boats under 40 ft pay less). The water is excellent. I'm not sure what the previous poster meant when he indicated that it affected his brass. I filled my tanks and have been drinking it for two weeks, now (I always add 1 oz of bleach per 200 gallons no matter where I get water). The slip rental includes access to the resort beach and pool next door but not the ammenities. Meal and drink tickets can, however, be bought at a discount from Kathy in the marina office. The marina provides laundry soap to insure that the septic system is not affected.

Good base to explore Yucatan, 2013-07-04
Captain: , St. Petersburg, FL (346)

Secure facility with floating docks & high pilings. Dockage was reasonable for this part of Mexico based upon our experience, although the price we were quoted by email was not honored upon arrival when they realized a trawler is in fact a power vessel. Sailors will get the best deals here, possibly better than the published rates. An agent is required if checking in to Mexico at this location ($176 + $26 per person was the sailboat rate, not including temporary boat import fee, $145 for check-out). The resort facilities and buffets were convenient and of good quality. Once we arranged for a rental car, it was easy to explore the area from Cancun to Tulum, and to access the quaint cafes and shops in Puerto Morelos.

Best marina in the Yucatan!, 2011-05-15
Captain: , Rio Dulce, Guatemala (53)

El Cid is unlike any other marina we have seen. It is adjacent to, and a part of, a very upscale all-inclusive resort hotel and is, by far, the poshest place you will find to dock your boat along the East coast of Mexico. As a marina customer, you will have access to most of the resort's services -- no free booze, though. The facilities are new and shiny and the dockmaster --who speaks English very well -- and his staff are extremely competent and helpful. There isn't much of a "cruiser community" here and the charter fishing fleet stays rather busy with the tourists, but you will find El Cid to be a great break from the other marinas and anchorages along the Mexican coast. Amazingly, the rates are not out of line with the other marinas in the area. You won't be disappointed here. The town is a short, but non-scenic, walk from the marina. Take a cab or collectivo instead.

Excellent Marina, 2011-03-12
Captain: , Miami (10)

This is a fine Marina with excellent security. Reasonable restuarant and access to the very fine resort. Fuel dock is immediately to starboard on entry and is very convenient.

Free use of bikes and the 'colectivo' bus into Puerto Morelos is 50 cents and takes 5 minutes to town and 10 minutes to the Federal Highway

Both Cancun, Playa Del Carmen and the airport are easily reached using the ADO busses on the Federal Highway...trips cost $2-5 and they run every 30 mins.

Puerto Morelos is one of the nicest, low key tourist towns we have visited and there are 3 free moorings off the town.

It is a commercial port so there is a very well marked channel from the south, find the red and white fairway buoy and follow the channel.

However, moorings are not the most rebust and in anything over 25 knots cruisers tend to move to the marina.


Excellent marina, 2011-02-16
Captain: , miami,fl (2241)

El Cid is just south of pureto morelos -- it has great breakwater entrance and has all around protection - there are both moorings and slips available - slips are on floating docks - we took a mooring and rode out a major cold front with no issues -
we can not say enough about armando, the harbormaster and kathy is right hand assistance - they could not be more helpful in get us in and providing all deatails about the area and how to get around - they even made sure the local port captain was aware of our arrival as the port captain did not answer our radio calls
this is one of the last places to check out of mexico -- there was a hitch in our paperwork and armando did an incredible job of sorting it out -- he made checking out painless - he also gave us tips on going south
the marina is beautiful with great showers and bathrooms and a clean laundry-- there are floating dingy docks -
the harbor itself is incredibly well protected - as i said we rode out a major 3 day northern blow with no issues -
a really great place with really nice and helpful people

to get around just walk out to the road and catch the bus to downtown puerto morelos - the tourist side - there is a small grocery and on wed there is an open air fresh veggie market - lots of bars and resturants - we did hear that if you take the same bus out to the highway there are food stores where you can get chicken, beef and pork but did not find it -
if you take the bus to the highway you can catch a really nice bus at very low cost to playa de carmen or to cancun
ask kathy - she can give you all the details
chuck patty and svsoulmates

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