Tee up for the ideal golf vacation in a relaxed, comfortable setting along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Discover the endless pleasures of playing Mazatlán's premier golf courses, while enjoying a refreshing stay at El Cid Resorts. Experience extraordinary value in this popular golf destination, nicknamed the "Pearl of the Pacific" in light of its authentic natural charm.

Prepare for the perfect getaway with luxury accommodations, world-class golf, cart, caddie and more!

  • 5-Night Stay:  from $745 per person, including 3 rounds of golf
  • 7-Night Stay:  from $1,113 per person, including 5 rounds of golf
  • 10-Night Stay:  from $1,490 per person, including 7 rounds of golf

The Mazatlán Golf Concierge Getaway package includes:

  • Deluxe Accommodations
  • All Meals and Drinks, including alcoholic beverages
  • Roundtrip Transportation, to and from the airport to El Cid
  • Transfers to and from the golf courses
  • Unlimited Internet access at your resort
  • Golf Concierge Services

Choose a five, seven or ten night stay at one of our three resorts:

El Cid Castilla Beach Resort
Ocean View Room
Number of Nights
5 7 10
Rounds of Golf 3 5 7
Price Per Person* $745 $1,113 $1,490
Price per Day* $149 $159 $149
  *based on double occupancy
El Cid Marina Beach Resort
Marina View Room
Number of Nights
5 7 10
Rounds of Golf 3 5 7
Price Per Person* $745 $1,113 $1,590
Price per Day* $159 $159 $159
  *based on double occupancy
El Cid Granada Country Club Hotel
One Bedroom Suite
Number of Nights
5 7 10
Rounds of Golf 3 5 7
Price Per Person* $745 $1,113 $1,690
Price per Day* $149 $159 $149
  *based on double occupancy



Play a morning or afternoon round of leisurely golf along the peaceful Pacific coast. Escape to a resort town with a timeless sense of ease, where you can simply relax among the friendly locals, practice your favorite sport on several well-designed courses, and enjoy life along the ocean. Discover the qualities that uniquely define Mazatlán as one of Mexico's most popular travel destinations and a particularly preferred spot for golfers.


Feast on an abundance of delicious seafood, reeled in daily by local fisherman, including the world's largest shrimp fleet. Savor fresh dishes of clams, oysters, marlin, and more.


Pair a generous helping of shrimp and seafood with your favorite steak, or savor delicious dishes of clams, oysters, marlin, and more. Feast on an abundance of extraordinarily fresh seafood, reeled in daily by local fisherman.


Delight in the sincere graciousness of the local residents, consistently cited as one of the city's most memorable characteristics by visitors.


Experience a relaxing golf vacation at a surprisingly affordable price –lower than you'll find at other resort destinations in Mexico and elsewhere around the world.

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A PGA-rated, par-72 course, featuring 27 challenging championship holes, nine of which were designed by Lee Teviño.




An oceanfront golf course, with 18 picturesque holes set along the tropical coast of the Pacific, designed by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.

Estrella del Mar



Featuring 18 holes, designed by David N. Fleming, ranked as one of the world's top-ten golf-course architects, particularly focused on preserving the environment.

La Marina Golf Course

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Rated "Excellent" by 45 Trip Advisor travelers:

"I very much enjoyed 3 rounds at the El Cid old course during my vacation in March of 2009. This was easily the most relaxing golf experience which I have ever had. The serenity of this mature and well ketpt course is embellished by pleasant vistas of the Mazatlan countryside. The course is very well designed, with no overlapping holes or parallel fairways and consequently, you get the feeling that you are the only ones out there....


"El Cid CC Golf Course made for some good times for my friends and me. The course is in great shape, and the staff was friendly and impressive. Oh sure, the darn course did steal a lot of my balls (water). And I spent way too much time on its beaches (sand traps). But other than that, the holes were challenging...the variety was fun...the pace was just about right...and even when I suffered a lousy shot, I was having too much fun to care. Isn't that the point? I wish I were there right now."


"Golfed a couple of early morning 9-hole rounds. The early bird gets the worm - we had the course to ourselves. Pro shop was efficient, with good rental clubs. Caddies were attentive. And glory to it all, a drink cart! Tees and fairways were in good shape, and greens were well-maintained. Exceeded my expectations."



Accomodations & Amentities


EL Cid Castilla Beach

OCEAN VIEW - Enjoy Mazatlan's breathtaking sunsets from the private balcony in our Ocean View Rooms. Located in the 15-story tower, our spacious rooms feature a contemporary, tropical-style décor. Maximum occupancy: 4.

  • Ocean view accommodations, all with private balconies
  • Expansive sandy beach, with Palapa huts and lounge chairs
  • Water sports, including scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boat rides, Hobie cats/catamarans, jet skiing, boogie boarding, and kayaking
  • Two expansive, connecting free-form pools, with swim-up bar
  • Daily pool and beach activities
  • Theme night dinner buffets and live entertainment at El Pergola Theater
  • Authentic Italian cuisine at Alcazar
  • Lunch buffet al fresco at La Alhambra
    El Cid Country Club, a short stroll away, offering golf, tennis, spa, and fitness center
  • El Cid Kid's Club, for ages four to 11, showcasing fun and exciting activities
  • Easy access to facilities at neighboring El Cid El Moro and Granada hotels
  • Warm and welcoming, multilingual staff
  • El Cid Lobby Bar, overlooking the pool
  • El Cid Shopping Plaza, connecting El Cid El Moro Beach and El Cid Castilla Beach
  • Business center
  • WiFi internet access in lobby, pool areas and most rooms for a nominal fee
  • Valet parking service
  • Secure parking lot



El Cid Marina Beach

JUNIOR SUITE - Treat yourself to the luxurious comfort of our spacious Junior Suite. Its wall-to-wall, white-tiled flooring and elegant hues create a soothing, relaxing Mediterranean atmosphere. Each suite overlooks the magnificent ocean or stunning marina, and features two queen beds and a living area with two sofas. They also have individual climate control, air conditioning and ceiling fans, wireless Internet access, refrigerator, balcony or patio, coffeemaker, in-room safe, satellite TV, an iron and ironing board, direct-dial telephone, and radio alarm clock. The marble bathroom features a shower, hair dryer, and bath amenities for your convenience. Maximum occupancy: 4.

  • Casually elegant, Mediterranean-style accommodations
  • International marina and Aries Fleet, offering numerous boats for cruising, port fishing, and boat tours
  • Secluded beach, reachable by a quick water taxi ride, ideal for romance, unique corporate events, or to just escape it all
  • La Marina restaurant, featuring savory seafood delights, overlooking the ocean
  • Access to facilities of three nearby El Cid hotels and El Cid Country Club, via complimentary shuttle
  • Two pools and a spacious Jacuzzi
  • Wireless high speed Internet access, throughout the resort for a nominal fee
  • El Cid Kids Club, at El Cid Castilla Beach hotel
  • Mini golf
  • Warm and welcoming, multilingual staff


Mazatlan: 10 reasons to visit the 'Pearl of the Pacific

If you're looking for a family beach destination in Mexico, more than 2.3 million people who live there say you should buy a ticket to Mazatlan. In a nationwide "Battle of the Destinations" held the first week in July, more than 73 percent of voters gave Cancún, Acapulco and Ixtapa a pass and cast their ballots for the Pearl of the Pacific.

Mazatlan's 16 miles of golden sand beaches and attendant tourism are fringe benefits for the largest port between the United States and the Panama Canal. The city has a long and still-present history, picturesque surroundings to fuel a lifetime of day trips, and a thriving fishing industry. Besides its golden beaches, Mazatlan still boasts the inexpensive digs, fresh seafood, stellar sportfishing and Mexican day-to-day culture that has appealed to travelers since the 1940s.

Mazatlan did time as a spring break haven, remnants of which can still be found in the Zona Dorada tourist zone. Newer developments have been heavy on marina-golf-spa resorts, but these are removed from Mazatlan's centro. At heart, it remains refreshingly simple and affordable. Here, then, are our top 10 timeless reasons, in addition to the beaches, to visit Mazatlan.

  1. Old Mazatlan
    Evocative and haunting even in its tumble-down days, the spot where the Spanish conquerors established the city in the mid-1500s has been gloriously revitalized and is now the fulcrum of Mazatlan's burgeoning art scene. Elegant 19th century buildings bloom with cafes, clubs and crafts galleries. Streets around Plazuela Machado, the Spanish settlement's original central square, are filled with street theater, photo exhibits and parades by day; at night, when restaurants and bars move their tables into the street and open their shuttered second-story doors to drink in the festive mood, Mazatlan could stand in for New Orleans.
  2. Nonstop culture
    The Angela Peralta Theater, the 1874 opera house whose 1992 restoration launched the rehab of Old Mazatlan, now hosts a steady schedule of events, ranging from the state symphony to a local children's chorus to visiting jazz bands. The restoration gave rise to the annual Mazatlan Cultural Festival, which hosts dozens of music, ballet, theater, movie and comedy events from early November into mid-December. Almost any visit is bound to coincide with a cultural festival, whether it's the State Festival of Arts, the International Dance Festival, the Mazatlan International Film Festival, the Mazatlan Book and Arts Fair or the International Guitar Festival, all of which bring in international celebrities.
  3. Carnival
    Only Río and New Orleans can claim a bigger Carnival celebration than Mazatlan, which sees more than 400,000 costumed revelers throng its streets and beaches. In addition to the big procession, Mazatlan's festival brings roving mariachis, regional rock bands, art and literature programs, fireworks, amusement park rides and culinary festivals starring pescado zarandeado, the regional barbecued fish. If you miss the celebration, stop by the Casa Machado Museum and visit the Carnaval parlor, which displays glittery costumes, historical panels, and photographs of Carnaval queens going back to 1900.
  4. The malecón
    The stretch of the seafront boulevard known as Olas Altas ("high waves") as it skirts the historic district is Old Mexico at its best, full of seats overlooking the ocean, vendors pushing carts, workers taking a break and families enjoying the air. The land side of the boulevard is conveniently lined with cafes, and you can detour up Cerro Neveria ("Icehouse Hill"), where tunnels were dug in the mid-1800s to store ice imported from San Francisco, and Angel Flores Street, with its phalanx of colonial homes perched on a terrace cut out of the hill. Walking the malecón can easily occupy a day, especially if you stop along the way to play catch with the waves, get a cool drink, or look in on the city's first tourist hotels, the aging but proud (and cheap) Belmar or the renovated Posada Freeman.
  5. Memorable monuments
    Every city in the world has its statues, most of them momentarily interesting but easy to forget. Mazatlan's oceanfront monuments stay with you: The soaring Monument to the Mazatlan Woman, saluting the Sinaloa's beauties, who have captured a disproportionate number of "Miss Mexico" titles; the Fisherman's Monument, honoring the strength of fishermen who still labor to pull the city's livelihood out of the water; the Continuity of Life fountain, depicting a naked man and woman poised on a snail shell — the Aztec symbol for continuity — surrounded by 13 dolphins representing intelligence; and the Deer Monument, paying tribute to ancient history ("Mazatlan" means "Place of the deer.")
  6. El Faro
    At the top of Cerro Creston, Mazatlan's tallest hill, El Faro's ("the lighthouse") 515-foot elevation qualifies it as the world's second-highest lighthouse (after Gibraltar). Early in the morning, sportfishing fleets set out from the jetty that connects the hill to the mainland. At sunset, you can work off your fresh seafood dinner by climbing to the lighthouse — about 30 to 45 minutes from the base of the hill — for an incomparable view of the twinkling city 500 feet below.
  7. Isla de las Piedras
    "Stone Island" was a coconut-farming cooperative owned by about 20 families living in simple palapas when I made my first trip to Mazatlan. Today it has a few modest hotels, palapa restaurants selling fresh fishermen's catches, ATVs, banana boats, horseback riding, a golf course and the only seahorse farm I've ever come across in my travels. And yet, it's still mostly coconut groves and sand, a delightful way to enjoy the beach away from urban distractions — but only 10 minutes away by water taxi.
  8. Take me out to the beisbol game
    From October through December, you can see baseball played, and cheered, with a distinctly Mexican passion. Los Venados ("the deer"), Mazatlan's Pacific League team, usually have a few American AAA players. Los Venados has made the January playoffs for 10 years running and won the Mexican championship in 2008. Last year, they represented Mexico in the Caribbean World Series. The game itself is played much as in the United States, but embellishments such as cheerleaders and dancers are...unique. The 2010 season begins Oct. 12; the schedule is available here (select Calendario; the red squares indicate home games).
  9. Something fishy
    The big marlin, swordfish and sailfish that lured the likes of John Wayne and Ernest Hemingway in decades past are still jumping, and Mazatlan has some of the most experienced and competent captains in the world for sportfishing. Several licensed flotas deportivas ("sports fleets") of varying sizes line up along the jetty road beneath El Faro; word has it each boat usually returns with an average of three whopping billfish a day in season (October-May).
  10. For the birds
    If you prefer feathers to fins, Sinaloa state's coastline is home to more than 500 bird species, as many as 35 of them indigenous. The Mazatlan Bird Festival, established in 2009, highlighted the predicament of the highly indigenous Tufted Jay, which has drawn serious and novice birders alike to the area for decades. High in the pines along the Mazatlan-Durango Highway, one of the world's most important birding corridors, the Tufted Jay Preserve now protects the precious bird's habitat in an attempt to halt the decline in its numbers. The mid-January festival features numerous tours to the preserve as well as other birding areas, conferences, workshops and art exhibits. Sendero Mexico leads tours to the preserve year round in addition to managing reservations for individual entry.

Former Chronicle travel editor Christine Delsol is the author of "Pauline Frommer's Cancún & the Yucatán" and contributor to "Frommer's Mexico 2011" and "Frommer's Cancún & the Yucatán 2011."

What Others Have to Say

"More bang for golf bucks in Mazatlán"

Richard A. Janes"Everything you need is here. You have a city of remarkable culture, oceanfront resorts with a diverse array of activities and its all within walking distance of a well groomed course. Plus, the service and support is first rate. When you are playing for an historic championship it doesn’t get any better."

Richard A. Janes
Commission & CEO Canadian PGA Tour


"The golf in Mazatlan was some of the best I have encountered during my many travels abroad, and is without a doubt some of the most beautiful and scenic I have ever seen. From the palm tree lined fairways to ocean and Marina views, to tall trees and houses, I think you have it all covered!"

Tony Bender
 Breezy Point Country Club

"You are offering an extremely good value to golf operators and their clients. I price compared with some wholesalers and the rate you are offering is lower than either of those and includes the golf. The Elite All-inclusive is great, you can always take the shuttle from the El Cid Marina Hotel to the other properties and even eat at their restaurants."

Charlie Brown
Good Time Travel

"El Cid has 27 holes which could allow 3 days of play because of the possibility to combine the three 9 hole loops in different order. Marina Mazatlán is a great new golf course and Estrella del Mar is a stunning course and this Robert Trent Jones Course contributes a lot to the value of the destination. I loved La Marina Resort, the quality and settings are a good match for the lifestyle of the serious golfer. We enjoyed dinner at El Patio and La Concha with its beautiful setting at the other El Cid properties. In all cases, the food is of a very high standard and the service exceeded our expectations."

Evelyn Gruber
Golf Travel Consulting

Art Gaytan"I played at El Cid Resorts Mazatln, Mexico, in July and was over whelmed with the need to please attitude. So much so, that I put together a group of 6 players and returned in November. We played 72 holes of golf in 3 days on a 5 day stay at El Cid Castillo. We never had to ask for a thing. The golf courses were maintained to top levels and the caddies knew their stuff. We had scenery, great holes, great food and rooms with a view fit for a king. All in all it was one of the best trips I have taken in several years."

"We took a tour into town one night was pleased to see several hundred folks out with their children having a great time in their city. We all felt very safe everywhere we went in Mazatln."

Art Gaytan
Gaytan Travel
Las Vegas, NV

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