Posted September 21st, 2012, 12:45 PM
Thanks nowendy. Can you just walk up without reservations and pay the $15?
Since you originally asked about Cozumel Palace or El Cid I presumed you were considering booking through Cozumel for a day.
We have not been to Cozumel Palace but I did email to ask for rates and you can pay directly for a day pass there as well but it is more expensive to pay directly than through Cozumel for a Day.
We have been to El Cid and as the previous poster said it is very convenient if your ship docks at International or Puerto Mayo. You can pay the hotel directly without reservations. They have an all-inclusive charge, (which certainly used to be less than Cozumel for a Day but may have increased since last year), pay the $15 as the previous poster described or pay as you go which is what we have done if we didn't want wi-fi and facilities, (not sure if you could use the pool if you do pay as you go as we didn't try it last time).
Another all-inclusive close to the piers is Park Royal which is $40 for adults and $20 for children under 12. I haven't tried that either yet but I have looked round the grounds which are larger and probably nicer than El Cid if that is important to you. If I was going to do all-inclusive I would probably go there since it is less expensive than El Cid but they are only all-inclusive and will not let you pay as you go, so it depends how much time you have whether it is worthwhile.