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El Faro Condo in Gorgeous Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,070 sq ft
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


About the property

Condo, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

El Faro is the newest beach front condo complex in the center of Playa del Carmen. If you are looking for luxury, location and amenities...this is the place!

HOME AMENITIES: Our condo is on the 3rd floor in the Reef building. The building is designed so that each condo has a fabulous ocean view. Our 2bed/2bath home is 'beach contemporary'. It is ideal for 2 couples. Our foyer offers a reading area with a lending library of books that you can borrow from or exchange. Each bedroom and the living area offers a flat screen tv. We also have a selection of dvd's to view when you feel like relaxing at home. We have wireless internet so that you can stay in touch on your vacation or even get some work done if needed. The full kitchen is set up for casual dining or even more formal entertainment. Our covered patio is comfortable and a great place to relax. Enjoy the ocean breeze and beautiful Caribbean sea with a cup of coffee or a drink. A bonus feature for our condo is a washer/dryer located in the master bath. Not all condos at El Faro have this option.

RESORT AMENITIES: El Faro has the most elaborate pool in Playa del Carmen. Multiple water features, infinity edge and a children's wading pool with an ocean theme mosaic make this pool unique - especially for an oceanfront resort. There are beach chairs on the beach in front of our condo. Walk on the beach and you will find places to rent wave runners, parasail, sail Hobie cats or kayak.

PLAYA ACTIVITIES: XCaret,XPlor, Xel Ha, a ferry over to Cozumel, ATV tours in the jungle, zip line tours, cenote and cave tours, Mayan ruin tours to Coba, Tulum and Chichen Itza...you name it! Ask our front desk personnel for help planning these or walk around 5th Avenue and see videos of these activities and book them with the tour operators. Eating and shopping in Playa is great fun especially with all the fantastic choices. Playa restaurants have a large European influence as well as Asian and South American. Evenings bring a variety of strolling musicians and several restaurants offer live entertainment. The balmy, tropical weather is perfect for walking around and taking in the sights and sounds of Playa no matter the time of day. Whether you are searching for the best margarita, mojito or cold cerveza, dig your toes in the sand and enjoy the best that Playa has to offer!

El Faro is a non-smoking property. You must be at least 25 years old to rent our property and no pets are allowed.

Keywords: Condominium

More Details

Member since: 2002
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 May, 2018

About The Owner

This is the 2nd condo we have owned in Playa and we know it is the perfect one. The location, the amenities, and the views make this a fabulous 'home away from home' for us. We also have rental properties in Maui and Sedona. Playa is the best vacation spot whether you are a sun seeker, a thrill seeker or just searching for the perfect margarita...it has everything. Bienvenidos!

The Owner purchased this condo in 2009

Why The Owner chose Centro

El Faro is located right on the beach between the 2 piers. The location couldn't be better. Morning beach walks and sunrises are perfect. There are restaurants everywhere but the ones right on the beach are the best...especially Zensi.

What makes this condo unique

El Faro is located next to several dive shops. The dive shops are so convenient for snorkel and dive tours. You can wake up, walk next door and then head out to the beach to get on your dive boat. 5th Avenue with all of the restaurants and shopping is steps away. A taxi stand is right at the intersection of 5th and 10th. We get to see the lights of Cozumel at night from our balcony. This is an ideal location in one of our favorite places in Mexico.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo in Centro in Playa del Carmen

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1070 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beachfront
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 2
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • King size beds (2)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Barbecue
  • limited accessibility ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Boating
  • eco tourism
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Parasailing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • wind-surfing


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(21 traveller reviews)

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El Faro Condo in Gorgeous Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
average rating of 4.6666665 based on 21 reviews

Great Location with Beautiful View

  • 5 of 5

We loved the condo, it had everything we needed and the location was great. The beach was just a few steps away along with fun beach bars and restaurants. The pool area was large and very nice. On a mundane note, it was great having a washer and dryer in the unit, which meant we could pack a little lighter.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you liked our condo and the easy proximity to everything. I don't think having laundry is mundane. I think the reason so many people prefer condos now over hotel rooms is the kitchen, laundry and living space with friends and family. Makes your vacation feel more like 'home'. Come back and explore more of the area. So much to see and do in Mexico!
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Great Location, Modern Condo, Much better value than a hotel room.

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for a week in Reef 304. The condos are modern, well-furnished, with a great view of the ocean and excellent proximity to the shops/restaurants. The pool is nice. The beach is very narrow and unfortunately, gets covered in sea weed most of the time. Even if the beach isn't covered with sea weed, the ocean water in that area is very sea-weedy. So, this part of the coast just isn't going to work for the typical "play in the sand and ride the waves" activities. However, my husband and son did go into the ocean where other people were just a little north of El Faro. It was o.k. On another day, we walked up to Kool Beach Club/Mamitas and spent the day there (which was great b/c they bring your lunch/drinks to you). The beach/ocean there is better for beach playing. We loved 5th Ave. and being able to run up to Starbucks for morning croissants which we ate on our condo balcony (perfect start to the day). We loved going up to 5th Ave. for dinner and/or ice cream in the evenings. We did several day trips, and El Faro was a great place to be. We chose this over a hotel in Cancun b/c we wanted a separate bedroom for the kids, living room space, and a kitchen. We arranged for our transport (from the airport) to stop at Walmart (about 1/2 mile from El Faro) so that we could pick up food. We used the kitchen more for the first half of the week and ate out for the second half. Loved having dinner on the balcony listening to the waves. Our condo also had a washer/dryer, which we used multiple times to freshen our swimsuits/towels and it allowed us to pack less. The condo owner provide soap/shampoo/laundry soap. The cleaners did a good job (every other day) and Yesica (the manager) helped us on the first day when we couldn't get the internet to work. We were very satisfied with the quality of the accommodations, the value and the location. The views and location are perfect. Be sure to eat at Zenzi, and walk down to Mamitas (or Kool Beach) at 28th street (about 8-9 blocks) straight down the street for wave action. Otherwise, enjoy the pool and the views and the people watching at ElFaro.

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Can’t say enough good things about this place. Planning on staying again next year.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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El Faro Reef 304

  • 5 of 5

This place is amazing as always. We will return next year just like the last year. Love the kitchen and Uno Events for groceries awaiting our arrival. This condo was beautiful, well equipped and everything worked like it should. Linen was new and AC' s were well appreciated! The owners was very easy to get a hold and responded quickly! Thank you so much!!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: so glad you enjoyed another trip to Playa. I think having your kitchen stocked when you arrive is such a great way to begin relaxing and enjoying your vacation. Thanks for sharing your experience. Hope to hear from you again next year!
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El Faro

  • 4 of 5

Stayed here again in early Feb 2017; still great location + complex.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Feb-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Do not rent this unit

  • 1 of 5

Do not rent this unit - 2 A/C units do not work and refridgerator does not work and owner will not respond. In addition - property management company will not assist with issues.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm sorry the a/c units broke. The refrigerator works they just needed to adjust the thermostat to make it colder. We are in New Zealand and our property manager is handling our property and problems. We were out of touch for a day due to no internet access but our property manager is replacing both a/c units today. I understand their frustration and we are deeply sorry for their inconvenience. Our manager has authority now to address concerns without waiting for our consent. Again this was an isolated incident in 8 years of renting our condo
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Car: not necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday condo in Centro, Quintana Roo

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
1 May 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
winter 2019
7 Jan 2019 - 30 Apr 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

2% charge for credit cards

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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