El Faro Condo 106 is a beautifully decorated & appointed pool-side condo (main level) with an extra large walk-out terrace to enjoy people watching, ocean views, sea breezes and the Caribbean vibe. This 2 bedroom & 2 bath vacation rental sleeps 5 guests in two cozy bedrooms with their own adjoining bathrooms & a pull-out sofa bed in the entrance area. The spectacular terrace is surrounded by potted plants, steps to the sparkling pool & the Caribbean Sea mere feet away.
The fully-equipped kitchen it outfitted with dinnerware & glassware, cooking utensils, coffee maker, dishwasher, fridge & ice maker & microwave, along with a dining area... for 4 guests. Spectacular & better than home! You are mere blocks away from Walmart & Mega to stock your condo with groceries, snacks, beer, wine and local fresh ingredients.
The master bedroom enjoys a king size bed, walk-out terrace and a gorgeous en-suite bathroom with rain shower. The guest bedroom has a king size bed with an en-suite bath.
El Faro is a trendy fun vacation spot which has Wicky's Beach Club on site, along with private loungers, umbrellas and waiter service right to your lounger. On-site fine dining, free WiFi, a full service beach bar, infinity pool, massage therapy & underground parking is offered to our discerning guests. This condo hotel is considered by many to be one of the best beach scenes in Playa.
El Faro's spectacular stunning pool offers islands of palm trees, with comfortable cushioned loungers, day beds, outdoor showers, and massage services (an additional charge).
Fresh bottled water is included, as well as housekeeping, free calls to the US & Canada, free WiFi, a washer/dryer, quality audio system, satellite TV, & DVD/CD players. All this and the enjoyment of one of the largest patios at El Faro!
Playa del Carmen is an international vacation spot welcoming people from all over the world. A charming sea-side town that does not include high-rises and mega-resorts. Playa offers world-class everything: charm, cuisine, sightseeing, water sports, ancient Mayan ruins, zip-lining, boat tours, spas and shopping. A lively day-time beach scene with water activities and sports for everyone followed by a laid-back night-time scene with live music, fire shows and candle-light dining by the ocean.
Playa del Carmen and El Faro is easy to get to. Fly into Cancun & either take a 40-minute cab to Calle Sixth and the beach or a luxury bus to the Playa terminal just two blocks from your vacation home. (Alternately, you can fly into Cozumel and take the ferry across the Caribbean and land just a few blocks from your vacation home.) If you'd like, we are more than happy to arrange your airport transportation in a private van delivering you right to your condo door!
Additional amenities include: beach chairs, beach towels, handicapped access, cycling, no smoking, water skiing, tennis, elevator, purified water, luxury, para-gliding, beach, horse riding, cultural/historic, food/wine, shopping, singles, outside shower, long distance included, adventure, groups, wedding, beach umbrellas, child friendly, surfing, ice maker, housekeeping, sailing, wind-surfing, no pets, business center, minimum age for renters, romantic, swimming, coffee maker, walking, golf, elderly friendly, family, fishing, iron/ironing board, diving, festivals, staff, sightseeing.Read more
Left on 02/26/2014 for a stay in February 2014 | Matthew C
We recently stayed at the El Faro Reef 106 in Playa Del Carmen and it was one of the best experiences we have ever had on vacation. Right from the moment you walk in the check in process was quick and the unit has an ocean view and is steps away from 5th ave. The unit was clean and very well appointed with a nice kitchen and bathrooms. We called the front desk to help us get the TVs working and they were there with in minutes, very fast and courteous service. We would have wished the oven was working and the unit was equipped with an outside grill like the other units but we went out for dinner a lot and the stove still worked for breakfast and lunch and a pasta dinner one night.
Left on 01/07/2014 for a stay in December 2013 | pennylyn
We had a wonderful Christmas vacation at El Faro! Our unit, Reef 106, was beautiful. Both the pool and the access to the beach were fabulous. I didn't realize until we left how convenient the location was. We enjoyed being able to walk to both 5th avenue and Walmart. this was our easiest vacation yet! The property managers were very responsive and pleasant and we had no issues at all. I felt very safe and welcomed by the El Faro staff.I could not be happier with our experience. I look forward to going again!
Frequent Playa Visitor
Fabulous condo with great pool on beach
Left on 10/09/2013 for a stay in October 2013 | Frequent Playa Visitor
If you are looking for a lux condo on the beach with a pool, this is it!
Location is perfect, close to all the activities on 5th and the clubs but no noise from them. Bring your own snacks and drinks to the provided pool or beach loungers, even better, order from Wickies and have them bring to you. Management was very accommodating. We enjoyed our stay very much.
I love it
Left on 08/15/2013 for a stay in July 2013 | Luisa Maradiaga
I love el Faro resort!!! The condos are beautiful. We had a problem with electricity but they did there best to help and power came back. The only thing I want to comment is that we saw a big change in the security from last year to this one. People from other places used the facilitéis pool shower and even some was in the property sitting there. I reported that to the security staff. Last year it was better the security. Aldo I thank the should investiga un the umberellas they are old, and not enogh. But other than that if you asi me if I will rent it again next year? Definetly yes!!! I love it there and it is si well located. I even will rey to rent the same condo the deck was amazing !!
Left on 05/15/2013 for a stay in May 2013 | Alan Finley
We had a great time in Playa del Carmen. Our stay at the El Faro Reef 106 was great.The room was excellent. We would stay here again.
Winnipeg, MB. Canada
Very Good with a few "Glitches"
Left on 04/10/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | The Johnstons
Excellent location on the best part of the beach and close to 5th ave. Great layout, very nice condo, quiet and away from the restaurant. Facing away from the sun, so not too hot. Air conditioning works great. The features listed on Vrbo need to be updated - as we suspected. There are some old reviews out there that are correct in saying that there is no internet access in the room, and the vonage phone doesn't work. There is no bottled water in the closet, but I think you can get some from the hotel, we just bought ours with our groceries. Our biggest concern was with the pull-out bed in the entrance/den area. It was almost "un-sleepable" for our daughter! Terrible mattress that does not sit level, and hard springs pressing against the cover with no stuffing. The window above this pull-out has no blind or curtain at all - so it is wide open to a high traffic hallway. We covered it with one of the sheets for the bed. This should never be advertised as a 3rd bed. Cudos to our daughter for volunteering to sleep there. Guess who got the window seat on the flight home.
I don't mean to sound negative - we truly enjoyed our stay and the good much outweighed the bad. Don't list these features in your listing - and this is still a great place to stay, probably one of the best!
Left on 03/21/2013 for a stay in March 2013 | Cindy
We again loved our stay at the El Faro Resort, Beach front and Downtown Playa Del Carmen. The service through El Faro is excellent. Management at the front desk is friendly and addresses your needs promptly.
This two bedroom condo is beautiful (two bath). Nicely decorated. Plenty of Room. And had a pull out couch for the extra guests we had staying with us. Kitchen and Living room area nicely furnished and met our needs.
The ElFaro is located on the beach, downtown Playa Del Carmen. One and 1/2 blocks from the Corner of 5th ave. and 10th. Fifth avenue has many, many excellent restaurants, cafes, coffee and ice cream shops to choose from. Fifth ave is also a phenomenal shopping experience, jewelry, clothing, souvenirs,leather etc.
We have stayed at the El Faro three years and love the beach and close proximity to fifth ave. Would stay again!
Chad and Phyllis
Everything was perfect!
Left on 03/08/2013 for a stay in February 2013 | Chad and Phyllis
We stayed at El Faro Reef 106 for 18 days in Feb 2013. The location of both the complex and our unit within the complex, Reef 106 , were perfect. Our unit was right at the pool and the pool was right at the beach. We could relax at the pool or the beach or walk the beach for as far either way as we wanted. There were many beach bar/restaurants to pick from in either direction. We were also only 1 block from 5th avenue so it was very easy to get to the shopping or to just walk the street and stop for lunch, dinner or just drinks. Wicky's restaurant, on site, had excellent food. Best hamburger I've ever had in Mexico and the buffalo chicken sandwich was great. Actually, everything we had there was good. The service at El Faro was excellent. Any time we requested service from the front desk, such as water or towels/linens, someone would be at our door within 1 or 2 minutes with our request. The light was a little too dim in one of the bathrooms and a faucet in the other bathroom wasn't working well, so we told the front desk about this. Not too much later, the faucet was fixed and an electrician actually came in and wired in another light in the bathroom. The service we had during our stay at El Faro was the best, fastest service we've ever had on any vacation. The location was perfect. The weather was great. When we go back to Playa del Carmen, this is the place we would stay.
Overall - Great Time
Left on 01/30/2013 for a stay in January 2013 | Ted P
We've been to PDC 15-20 times since 2000. This is our third visit to El Faro. The location is perfect: Under a block from 5th avenue and on the beach...nothing compares. Wicky's Bar and Restaurant has done a nice job of trying to be more competitive in pricing. The food has always been good, but was a little pricey. Now I thought it was in-line with the other nicer places in town.
The condos come well furnished, minus staples like spices, detergents,olive oil, etc.
Everyone is always extremely helpful. Sylvia at the front desk is beyond great. She's truly the glue that holds it together.
Playa Condos were really easy to work with.
We rented Reef 106. The best patio in the complex, bar none.
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