Details for Marina El Cid

Marina El Cid

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Average rating 4.4 stars from 11 reviews

Address Avineda del Mar
Mazatlan, SI 82112

Phone866-385-0256 (US - Toll Free)/435-627-0503/+52 669 916 3468

After hours contact

Facility type

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


VHF Net 22A at 8:00 am.

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Mr. Geronimo Cevallos



Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - NO

Payment info

Payment discounts

Slip renters get 20% off discount cards for use at the pools/restaurants. Works at other El Cid properties as well.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)

Additional info:


Can be difficult at times, due to narrow channel and dredging operations. Sometimes have breaking waves at entrance near sea wall.





Tide & current additional info


Approach: Unknown
Transient dockage: 4
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

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

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 40
Beam max: 10

Other info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info:

AC power30 amp - NO
50 amp - NO
100 amp - NO

Additional info: Available

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)


Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)


Dinghy access

Liveaboard info


Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Pesos per Litre. $3.71 US per gallon.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Pesos per Litre. $3.85 US per gallon.


Pets welcomeUnknown

Other pet info: You can walk your dog along the malecon, but not anywhere else.

Disability access

Launch service

Pump out










Yes - Laundry service or self-serve laundry facilities.


Yes - Small convenience store at the marina/resort. Larger convenience stores within walking distance. Mega, Sam's Club, Walmart, Sorianna are all in the same area accessible by 80 - 100 peso taxi ride from the marina/resort.


Yes - Nearby at Total Yacht Works. Accessible by dinghy or taxi.




Yes - Pool bars have happy hour every day, but you have to ask about it. 2016, happy hour is 2 pm-3 pm at one pool and 3 pm-4 pm at the other.

Hotels or motels


Repair capabilities


Haul out capabilities


Storage facilities

Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities


Internet access

Yes - WiFi costs $2 USD per day, $25 USD per month per device, 2016. They lock it in by MAC address, so it's not one device at a time, it's one device only. They block Ubiquiti devices from connecting.

WiFi signal is reported to be very strong throughout the property, but speed is very slow. 2016

Boat ramp availability


Other services

Private beach, two pools, golf, tennis and squash, spa, gym, and business center.
Free shuttle runs to other el cid property every 5-10 minutes which makes for an easier cab/bus ride into town.


Reviews for Marina El Cid
Nice place to kick back, 2016-08-10
Captain: , Georgetown, SC (616)

Jan '16 update - We returned here for a 2 month stay, waiting to transport our boat from Mazatlan to Florida. No change to our previous experience. Super accomodating staff, well managed marina, overall great facility. The most comfortable long term stay we've had in Mexico. Provisioning is an easy bus ride to ($10 MXP)/pulmonia back ($80 MXP) from WalMart. In fact $10 pesos is the standard bus fare to any place in the city. Great public market in the Zona Centro.

We spent two weeks here after crossing from Baja (4/15 - 4/29/15). Just about all the ammenities and services you could want. Very accommodating staff. Similar to all other Mexican marinas we've visited, wifi is very iffy. We'd wind up having to go into either the hotel, or outside the marina office to get consistant connectivity.
Unique to Mazatlan are the pulmonias (open air mini-cabs). A great way to see the sights and get around.
Provisioning requires either a cab or bus ride, but the fares are reasonable.
As noted in the earlier reviews, there is a noticable surge because of the proximity to the breakwater. Because of the incessant shoaling, a dredge works the harbor entrance daily. If you're uncertain, contact the marina office.

Very upscale facility, 2016-05-11
Captain: , Phoenix, AZ (102)

Marina El Cid is a very nice "resort" environment - excellent security and lots of services, pools, etc. The only negative is the surge, which can test your lines and fenders.

Mazatlan Early July 2015, 2015-08-16
Captain: , Redondo Beach Ca (460)

We pulled into El Cid thing of going to Isla Mazatlan, but we were tiired from the run from topolobampo and it was near the fueld dock so we just took the first slip they offered us. After spendng a week here we were glad we did. El Cid has more swell but nicer facilities. They have hotel facilities that you can use but we did not take much advantage of them. The Swell was irritating and I could never get the boat quite tied down enough to keep it from moving but other than that docks are in good shape, good power, WIFI , Potabale water. Unfortunately we had to use the hospital for an illness and I found Marina Hospital and the doctor at the marina to be excellent and quite affordable. Would give El Cid 5 stars except for the swell , but from what I saw of Paradise Isle I would prefer El Cid being a power boat with a wife who likes the air on at night and having kids who really like the wifi. I thought the price was very reasonable. Although it was hurricane season and if a big blow was coming through I would have moved for the better protection.

Very nice marina..., 2015-02-22
Captain: , Newport Beach, CA (360)

Very nice marina... wifi available for a charge, but at least it's available in the slip. Water is potable and free...

Wonderful Marina, 2012-12-29
Captain: , kemah, tx (10)

Very beautiful marina with amazing iguana population, pelicans, coconuts, and most of all the people.

Excellent marina, 2012-12-20
Captain: , Kirkland, WA (4478)

El Cid has everything you might need for a wonderful stay in Mazatlan. Staff are wonderful and helpful. Good location with a noticable surge but not a problem. Watch the current when entering/leaving, it can be rather strong. We stayed a week and enjoyed the stay. Bus ("Sabalo-Centro" green bus) stops just outside the marina and for $10 pesos will take you into Mazatlan central area. Mega Foods and Sams Club are taxi or bus ride away. Restaurants and laundry service withing walking distance.

Marina El Cid, 2012-12-20
Captain: , Oyster Bay, NY (71)

Helpful Staff, good pricing on Diesel, local grocery within walking distance, but take a cab back for 50 Pesos. Also accross from the Market is a Small but well stocked Marine Supply Store that carries many West Marine Branded products. Nice Pool and outdoor Bar. Only negative is the food in the restaurant is not very good.

Great people, 2012-09-19
Captain: , Edmonton (150)

Narrow entrance, sometimes breaking waves and at times a lot of surge in the marina. The resort is very nice and the staff, especially Gladys, go out of their way to make your stay comfortable. Bus ride into shopping but you can take the free shuttle to Il Morro which is in the middle of the Zona Dorado. The only thing that stops me from giving 5 stars is the surge which can be a problem at times.

Marina El Cid (2012), 2012-03-06
Captain: , Sydney Australia (151)

Depths in Marina & Channel are less than 9 feet, due to poor dredging practices. Once commited to entering the channel there is almost no ability to bail out. Expensive marina, indifferent WiFi but staff are helpfull

Long Term Moorage, 2011-08-03
Captain: , Mazatlan (30)

El Cid is a 5-star resort in Mazatlan and the only moorage with purified water. As a long-term resident (6 years) I can attest to the quality, safety, and price of the moorage. 2 swimming pools, hot tub, free cable tv, free internet, laundry services, clean facilities are just some of the benefits. You can even have room service to your boat! Also, the bellmen in the lobby will take any luggage, groceries, etc. to your boat. Highly recommend. Capitan George

Marina El Cid (2005), 2007-08-29
Captain: , New Port Richey, Fl (231)

You must enter a channel that is a bit treacherous. No turning around until you've gone all the way back. El Cid is on the right (South) as you come in. Beautiful marina with first rate facilities. Willing to help with paper work if necessary.
Watch out for night visitors on all Mexican docks (la cucharacha) and the dock water may not be potable.

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