Families Dive Into Maya Culture With New Package at Hotel Marina El Cid

Families soak up the savings along with the sun with the Maya Discovery Family Adventure Package, now through June 30, 2008, at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Offering discounts of up to 30 percent, this package includes three excursions. You’ll immerse yourself in cultural and ecological wonders, while exploring the region’s ancient civilization, pristine beaches and vibrant underwater life.

Maya AdventuresThe Maya Discovery Family Adventure includes three exciting expeditions for a total of $150 USD per person, including taxes, in addition to the all-inclusive rate, down from $215 per person for these excursions booked separately

The second excursion, the Snorkeling Trip, explores vibrant underwater life in the protected Puerto Morelos National Reef Park.  Located 500 yards offshore from Hotel Marina El Cid, Puerto Morelos is the world’s second largest barrier reef system. You’ll get up-close views of exotic sea life, including brightly colored tropical fish, sea turtles, stingrays, purple sea fans, coral and more.

Each of the Maya Discovery Family Adventure excursions includes transportation and lunch. The Chichen Itza tour leaves from the lobby, while the snorkeling and sailing tours depart from the El Cid Marina, located one block from the resort.  This private, state-of-the-art marina accommodates up to 120 slips. In addition to catamaran and snorkeling tours, the full-service facility offers sport fishing expeditions, organized fishing tournaments, private trips, water sports, and dive center.

All-Suite ResortHotel Marina El Cid is set along 1,969 feet of Mexican Caribbean beachfront.  Its low-rise buildings surround the magnificent 22,000 square-foot, free-form pool.  The resort’s suites mix Mexican Colonial and contemporary architectural design.  Each of the new, elegantly appointed Junior Suites have contemporary décor, a king bed, a queen Murphy bed, kitchenette and private balcony with views of vibrant tropical gardens or the Caribbean Sea.  The bathroom features a capacious shower and marble walls, floors and countertops. In-room amenities include luxury bedding and linens, wireless Internet access, satellite TV, air conditioning and a mini-bar stocked with snacks and cold beverages.

Deluxe All-InclusiveWith four restaurants and four bars, Marina Hotel El Cid offers an array of culinary options, from casual to gourmet. The newly expanded, family-friendly Hacienda Arrecife celebrates the traditional hacienda in grand style with brightly colored walls, original Mexican art and gourmet Mexican cuisine accompanied by a selection of more than 100 different tequilas. Guests dine indoors or al fresco at the casual, family-style La Alhambra, featuring a gourmet buffet and freshly prepared dishes to please all ages and palates. El Alcázar is a favorite for romantic dinners and special occasions, with chic décor and creative blend of Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. Situated on El Cid’s private marina next to the resort, La Marina serves up fresh seafood and stunning sunset views overlooking Puerto Morelos Bay. Also outdoors, guests linger in the new Scaramanga Moon & Beach Lounge, enjoying cocktails, carpaccios, cool ocean breezes and live music.

For more information on Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort, visit the Web site  www.elcid.com.  For reservations, call toll-free 1-800-525-1925 or 1-888-733-7308.


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