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1a Avenida y Calle 10 Norte, Playa del Carmen 77710 Mexico
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#10 of 553 Specialty lodging in Playa del Carmen
Travelers' Choice
Our beautiful exclusive condominium property is nestled in the heart of downtown Playa del Carmen, and perfectly situated right on the beach. Our 65 suites have a fully equipped kitchen, dining and living room area. The complex is comprised of three buildings, Reef, Coral and Surf, with one, two and three bedroom suites. These individually owned condominiums are spacious and each offers its own distinct style. Owners and guests enjoy our expansive pool, or basking in the sun on our beach front lounge chairs. Enjoy the view from your balcony; the impressive colours of the Caribbean Sea.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Kids pool
Car hire
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
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Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Ocean View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish


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98Great for walkers
Grade: 98 out of 100
255Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
70Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
498Reviews48Q+A100Room tips
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Paul P wrote a review May 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania10 contributions2 helpful votes
This is a two bedroom condo on the first floor. It was nice and clean and very convenient to the pool and beach. The kitchen was well stocked with plates, utensils, etc. The place is just as advertised on VRBO. The pool was truly outstanding.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Response from Aristi Hatzievagelou, General Manager at Residences El Faro
Responded May 11, 2021
Thank you for your review onTripadvisor, we are pleased to know you enjoyed our outstanding pool and the accomodations of Reef 105. We hope you come back and try out another one of the condominiums!
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rafi m wrote a review Apr 2021
Eilat, Israel3 contributions
Stay at the complex for 2 days and i really reccomend this place. Close to everything you need, to the beach and the Center with all the bars and restaurants. the staff is very nice and helps with everything you need. The pool is super nice too. Dont need nothing more then that.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Aristi Hatzievagelou, General Manager at Residences El Faro
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor Rafi M, it pleases us to know we offered you everything you needed while you were here, and we hope you come stay with us again in the future. Best Regards.
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Stephanie O wrote a review Apr 2021
2 contributions
My friend and I had the pleasure of vacationing at El Faro this spring. I can't say enough GREAT things about, not only the lovely condo, but the staff!! Roger, the point of contact for our condo, WAS FABULOUS! When ever we would call for even the smallest things he was cheerfully there ASAP! He truly went above and beyond with his service! The staff at the front desk was also extremely friendly and very accommodating! We felt very safe as someone was always patrolling day and night! Great Job El Faro team!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Israel wrote a review Apr 2021
3 contributions
Amazing location, awesome pool - staff super helpful, especially Alan who helped us with our tours and anything else we needed, he definitely made our stay even more special and easygoing. Will definitely be coming back!!!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Aristi Hatzievagelou, General Manager at Residences El Faro
Responded Apr 12, 2021
Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor, it pleases greatly to know you enjoyed your stay and that you found our staff helpful, especially Alan. We wish you well in your future travels and hope you choose us again!
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Sandy&Candy wrote a review Feb 2021
Hastings, Minnesota6 contributions10 helpful votes
This is the second year my sister and I have stayed at El Faro and we’ve already booked for next year. The property manager Roger Rivera from Caribbean beach properties is one of the reasons we keep going back. We had a couple of questions so I sent him an e-mail, he actually came to the pool to find us to answer our questions within about 5 min. He also came to our room once we checked in just to make sure everything was to our satisfaction.You don’t get that kind of responsiveness very often. The receptionist, I believe her name is Caterina is amazing so helpful and responsive. We stayed in Coral 303, very large and well maintained. They need some sharper knives however. We feel safe because of the security guards on duty around the clock. Every staff member is friendly and will help with anything. The property is one block off 5th Ave, perfect for shopping and you have so many choices for restaurants. Walmart is a short 4 block walk for groceries. The location is seriously perfect. There was a lot of road work this year, it looks nice but it is really busy with heavy equipment. Next year we won’t have to deal with that. Tides have changed so a lot of the beach was gone, I’ve seen this before and the beach will be back. We prefer the pool anyway. If your looking to party all day and night this is not the place for you. Pool is clean, property is pretty and maintained daily. Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
1 Helpful vote
Response from Aristi Hatzievagelou, General Manager at Residences El Faro
Responded Feb 23, 2021
Well, thank you for your review on Tripadviser, it pleases us greatly to know we will welcome you for a third time next year, and I will be sure to pass along your comments to Roger at CBP and our receptionist Karina. Despite the road work in our area at this time, we do believe ours is the best spot in Playa del Carmen, and we thank you for sharing your experience with us.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Residences El Faro
Which popular attractions are close to Residences El Faro?
Nearby attractions include Quinta Avenida (0.08 miles), Playacrawl (0.10 miles), and 3D Museum of Wonders (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Residences El Faro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and kids pool.
Which room amenities are available at Residences El Faro?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
Is parking available at Residences El Faro?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Residences El Faro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Nørdic, Harry's, and Zitla.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Residences El Faro?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Residences El Faro located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Playa del Carmen.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Residences El Faro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and French.
Are there any historical sites close to Residences El Faro?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Zona Arqueológica Playa del Carmen (0.7 miles).
Does Residences El Faro have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Residences El Faro accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.