Sustainability - Riviera Maya

El Cid Resorts is truthfully commited to improving the environment, thus we have impemented several practices and policies that contribute to the preservation of the flora and fauna and to reduce the negative impact, resulting in a better quality of life. 

Here we present some of the actions that we, along with the help of the government, our valuable employees and guests are carrying out:


El Cid has a “tree and plant” rescue program where, anywhere El Cid builds, they replant anything that has been removed.

El Cid works with university students to teach them about the importance of preserving the environment

El Cid works along with the Investigation Institute “Colegio de la Frontera Sur”, to take care of its plant nurseries.

74% of Ventus at Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort property is used for composting and wildlife preservation



Of the eight species of turtles in the world, seven of them arrive to Mexican beaches to nest, and four of these nests are located in Quintana Roo.

  • Every year, El Cid helps in the nesting and hatching of proximally 550 sea turtles.
  • More than 112 turtles were born and released at Hotel Marina El Cid Spa & Beach Resort through our personal Turtle Release Program.

Endangered animals that El Cid preserves:

  • Black Spiny-tailed Iguana
  • Morolet’s Crocodile
  • American Crocodile
  • Bare-throated tiger heron
  • Loggerhead sea turtle
  • Green sea turtle


      Endangered plants that El Cid preserves:

      • Beaucarnea Pliabilis
      • Caribbean Palm (Pseudophoenix sargentii)
      • Royal Palm (Roystonea regia)
      • Thrinax radiata
      • Button mangrove (Conocarpus erectus)
      • White mangrove (Laguncularia racemose)
      • Red mangrove (Rhizophora mangle)
      • Black mangrove (Avicennia germinans)
      El Cid started a compost project in which all waste produced by the resort is used to grow plants and fertilize gardens.