Description from the owner
Description from the owner
Type: Apt. / Condo
Book this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apt. / condo in Playa del Carmen today! A total of 7 people can sleep here comfortably.
Guests can enjoy a outdoor grill, air conditioning, and internet access among other amenities offered by this rental.
Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 5/5 thanks to an average of 18 reviews.
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Beachfront! 35% Off, Pool, 4 Beds, El Faro, Ocean! Playa del Carmen, Yucatan-Mayan Riviera, Mexico
Additional Location Information
El Faro is on 10th Street and First Avenue which is on the beach and a half block to 5th Avenue where you will find countless shops and restaurants. Our condo is in the REEF BUILDING UNIT 202. Playa Del Carmen is about 45 minutes from the Cancun International Airport. We have underground parking, however, most guests take a shuttle from the airport as a car is not necessary as we are in a central location in the heart of Playa Del Carmen.
More About This Location
Beach or lakeside relaxation, City vacations, Waterfront
Nearest airport: Cancun International Airport, 34.18 miles
Nearest ferry port: Cozumel to Playa Del Carmen, 0.62 miles
Car is not necessary
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Playa del Carmen Attractions
Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Playa del Carmen Attractions
Last updated on September 27, 2016
Rates shown in $ USD
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Please note: these rates exclude taxes and fees and may vary depending on the length of your stay. Rates are also subject to change at the owner’s discretion.
- A/C or climate control
- Soap/Shampoo Provided
- Clothes Dryer
- Washing Machine
- Cleaning Service
- Alarm Clock
- Hair dryer
- Linens Provided
- Housekeeping Included
- Ceiling Fans
- Towels Provided
Phone / Internet
- Internet Access
- Ocean or water views
- Elevator access
- Stove or Oven
- Satellite or cable TV
- DVD Player
- Stereo or CD player
- Outdoor Dining Area
- Balcony or terrace
- 1075 square feet
based on 16 reviews
of guests would stay again
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“A Gem which I highly recommend...”
Dear Shawn, I first visited Playa at the age of 18 in 1974 when it was just a fishing village. Over the past 40 years I have easily logged 200 plus trips since it is just a 5 hour drive from my home in Belize. Anyway, I just wanted you to know how much Nadine and I enjoyed your Condo. We have stayed at Condo's all over Playa and 4 different Condos at El Faro and yours is absolutely our favorite. We love the location and I must complement you on the Condo's amenities: Wifi, Vonage and a fully stocked kitchen besides being well maintained. Angie and the staff were also on the ball without being overwhelming. For those who don't know EL FARO sits right on the Beach in Playa and is one of the best locations, just a block from 5th Avenue where the first thing you run into is Starbucks for all you Coffee lovers like me. Book this property. It is a gem...
“Incredible! We are coming back next year.”
In early 2013, my husband, daughter, son-in-law and I decided that rather than our typical gift giving exchanges during the holidays, anniversaries and birthdays, we would pool our gift cash into an account and take a vacation to a warmer location in the dead of winter. By spring, after much research and reviews, we found Shawn's El Faro Reef 202 condo and booked. From my first correspondence with Shawn until our arrival at El Faro, Shawn was a breeze to work with - always promptly replying to my questions and needs. Upon our arrival at El Faro, we were greeted and welcomed by angie and the management staff of Caribbean Beach Properties (CBP). Angie gave us wonderful information about the El Faro property and guided us to our condo, which she gave us a thorough run through of the amenities within the condo and their appropriate use. Angie and her staff made a point of staying in touch during our visit to make sure that all was well. The condo itself was beautiful, clean and well equipped for our week stay. All we had to do was unpack and start our adventure. After unpacking, it was hard to depart from the balcony of the condo because of the amazing ocean views and sounds. El Faro has an attentive security staff onsite that patrols the property at all times. My family and I felt very secure and safe at all times. Housekeeping was provided every other day which worked out terrific for us. We probably enjoyed most of all the ocean views and having a quiet and secure location away from the activities on 5th avenue, especially the sunrise views at 6:00 a.m. We definitely participated in the activities on 5th avenue, but were able to easily stroll back to the condo within a few blocks. Our week stay was perfect and relaxing ... but, we need to experience it again and will be back next year.
“One Word Only " perfect" :)”
First, I would like to thank Shawn for all his attention and for making this trip the best vacation I have ever had at El Faro Reef 202. El faro is a beautiful upscale condominium building, where you can enjoy some time alone, with family or partner. Shawn made everything seem so easy from communicating via phone and emails. The condo has beautiful views to the beach and the attention given by its staff it felt like being at a first class hotel/condo but on an affordable budget. The condo has everything you need, from kitchen utensils to beach towels, it felt like being home. We got greeted by the new Caribbean Beach Properties (CBP) which is the new management company overseeing the condo at El Faro. They made sure we felt comfortable, safe and welcome. They came and clean the condo every other day and even made animals made out of the towels which I thought that was the nicest touch. There is security 24/7 not because of is a bad place but because they want everything in order and just in case anything is needed. The location of EL Faro is spectacular is close to everything but far enough that you have plenty of privacy. I would recommend Shawn and his condo at El Faro Reef 202 at any time; you will have the most amazing vacation at Playa de Carmen and will not regret renting his beautiful condo.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
I stayed here with a friend of mine for 5 days. The location of the condo can't be beat! You are both right on the beach and in town, but with out the noise of the town. The easy access to the beach and pool are incredible! Additionally, because you are in town, there is no need to rent transportation. Everything is in walking distance. If you are a scuba diver/snorkeler (I did 2 Cenotes dives(Caverns) and 2 open water) there are least 3 shops within 2 blocks! If you are bringing your own equipment this location is for you. The condo itself is amazing. The amenities are outstanding-3 beds, 2 full baths rooms, dining area, 3 Hdtv's, washer and dryer, air conditioning, full kitchen with all dishes, great deck with BBQ, Wifi, Vontage, safe, board games, and numerous others. I would recommend Shawn's place to anyone looking for a great beach location!!!
My family and I stayed at this beautiful property at the end of august 13. You cannot ask for a better location and view. The property was modern very clean and well maintained and we felt very safe. The beds were comfortable as well. The oversized patio had plenty of seating and was perfect for morning coffee not to mention the great view overlooking the pool and ocean. The pool is oversized with plenty of chairs and the beach is just at the edge of the pool. Drink & food service at the pool was a plus and all the staff was eager to please you. No car necessary while staying at this property walking distance to everything and cabs are available outside the main entrance of the building if needed. The owner was very kind and was quick to respond to any questions we had. I would recommend this property to anyone and will stay here again during my next visit to Playa.
“Awesome Family Vacation!”
We booked reef 202 on vrbo.com directly through the owner. Shawn was great to work with. He answered any questions I had very promptly and put any fears I had to ease. The condo has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Since we had a full kitchen, we stopped at the Mega store to load up on groceries and beer. We usually ate breakfast and lunch in the condo, and then went out to dinner. It was also great to have a gas grill on the patio! This saved us quite a bit of money! Also, it was nice to have a washer/dryer in the condo. This allowed us to pack light and not have to check any luggage. Traveling with only carry-ons saved us so much time at the Cancun airport! The view of the pool and beach from the balcony was beautiful. It was nice to be able to sit out and drink coffee in the morning and watch the sunrise. The beach at El Faro was awesome! I was a little worried after reading other reviews about beach erosion, but the beach in front of El faro is flat and the water is clear. The beach to the north is very murky and you cannot swim in it due to the number of boats tied up. Also, the beach to the North had a very bad smell. The beach to the South did have quite a bit of beach erosion and it was very rocky. The beach is very important to us, so we were glad that we picked the right place to stay in El Faro! El Faro definately has the best beach in Playa Del Carmen! The front desk staff were always friendly and helpful, and we felt safe knowing security was always nearby. The only criticism I have is that there should be telephones in the rooms that can call down to the front desk. Everytime we had a problem or needed more water, we had to walk all the way down to the front desk to let them know. A phone would have been very helpful. We Loved our stay here and will definately be back!!
“Fabulous week at this condo- property, location, owner, amenitie”
We stayed here with another couple this last week and it was a dream vacation! The condo has very nice decor, is extremely clean, provides all the necessities and much more. We especially enjoyed the filtered water tank (I would bring a water bottle to keep refilling), the ipod docking station and the spacious deck to lounge on. This particular condo is in a perfect location in the complex, right on the 2nd level close to the beach, looking out over the water. The place was empty when we were there so we always had our pick of cushioned beach chairs to lounge on all day. We toured some other properties while we were there and El Faro was by far the nicest, best atmosphere and perfect blend of big enough, yet small enough. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful, bringing us umbrellas right away when we asked, addressing a few things we needed in our condo etc. Very attentive. We had a massage one day which was really nice being right out near the ocean. The owner, Shawn was helpful and responsive from day one, helping us set up transportation, addressing our concerns and staying on top of things. The location is perfect as I said, right off of 5th avenue. We loved strolling 5th every night, popping in different restaurants and shops. We recommend looking up trip advisor for food recommendations, there are some great places a few blocks off of the main drag that are excellent and half the price like La Mission (great food, service and value.) We shopped at WalMart on our way in and had breakfast in the condo most days. We also enjoyed Wicky's which is right in the condo complex for breakfast and lunch- dinner is quite pricy. They have great food and good service. Plus, they will bring it right out to you at the pool so you don't have to move from your chair! Like I said, bring a water bottle so you can keep refilling it when you go out to the pool or to an excursion because you can't drink the water and water is expensive. Overall, it was so wonderful and we look forward to coming back!
“Best Spot in Playa”
This was our 4th trip to Playa del Carmen, and this was by far the best place we've stayed with our family of four (us and an eight and ten year old). The location was perfect. It's halfway between the two ends of 5th avenue, just about a block off 5th, right on the water. The security in this development was impressive. I think they have guards on duty twenty four hours a day, making sure only guests were allowed to enter. The unit itself was better than what we hoped for - upgraded design, immaculately clean, attention to details (dark shades over windows for mid-day naps, water cooler with clean water, TV with DVD player, etc.) and perfect view of beach and pool. This unit was perfect for us, as we didn't get direct sun in the middle of the day when we sat on the balcony. We would go to the pool and beach for sun, and then we were able to cool off on the shaded balcony, with the breeze from the ocean. The restaurant in this development was fantastic. We ended up eating there for lunch more often, either at the restaurant itself or poolside. The food was upscale, and alhough it wasn't inexpensive, it wasn't outrageous either. Most mornings we ate breakfast in the full kitchen in the unit. We found a small grocery a few blocks away, and we ended up buying bread/butter, cereal, milk, and donuts for breakfast. Aside from the unit, the pool was amazing. All the spots around the pool, which was well designed so that it felt like several pools instead on one, were good. I can't say enough good things about this development and this unit. Oh wait! One more thing...there is daily housekeeping available if you want it, which we did most days. For just a tip that you would normally leave a housekeeper in a hotel, they come in and clean up, change the linens, make the beds, etc. It was so nice coming back to a cleaned up place after a day in the sun. We plan on returning to El Faro again and again.
“You'll never want to go home after staying at this beautiful, pi”
Four ladies, all over the age of 60, enjoyed this beautiful condominium. The service was fantastic and prices were reasonable. Everyone was very helpful. Security 24 hrs. a day. We felt very safe and secure. The town is absolutely great, with lots of shopping and restaurants.
A FlipKey verified reviewer
“El Faro Reef 202 is Fantastic”
Just returned from a week at Encanto El Faro . It was the perfect size for 2 couples. We stayed in the master bedroom. I was initially concerned about the light waking me in the morning, but the room has these amazing light blocking shades which creates a perfect environment to sleep late while on vacation. The king bed was so comfortable, right down to the sheets, which are all cotton. The master bath was large, and the walk in shower accomodates 2 easily. It was great to have a kitchen in which to make breakfast, keep snacks, and store our adult beverages. There is also complimentary bottled water. We really did not spend too much time in the living room. Much of our time was spent on the deck which overlooks the pool and provides a great view of one of the most beautiful beaches I have ever seen. We were not bothered by boats coming in or out like some resorts up the beach. Nor was there seaweed to deal with; just the most amazing aqua green and blue water. We had access to beach chairs and umbrellas, an outside shower to wash the sand off, and the servers at Wicky's were more than happy to take care of us. Btw, they make a great mango margarita and wedge salad! Tell them you are staying at El Faro and you get a 10% discount. We will definitely go back to PDC, and when we do, we will be staying at El Faro again, no doubt. Shawn, the owner of the condo, was prompt in answering all questions before we headed to PDC. We had a couple of maintenance issues that the staff promptly addressed. The daily maid service was a real treat. A clean kitchen, fresh sheets and no sand on the floors was great! If there is one thing I would change about the entire experience, it would be to have a phone that could ring the front desk, which is quite a hike from the condo. There were several times we needed to talk to the front desk, and making that hike got old, although that in and of itself won't keep us from booking with El Faro next summer!
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