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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the perfect location to enjoy the national park and walking distance from the beach. Better suited for fit guests because the hotel is on a hill and you are always running up and down. Unless you want to wait for one of the two golf-carts that shuttle passengers and luggage. After a week of wonderfully friendly Tico service,...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here 1 night and to spend half a day in Manuel Antonio NP. It's was maybe 100 meters from the ticket window and entrance. It is up a very steep hill but they offer to take you up and down via golf cart. Wifi and A/C was good. Free breakfast was fine, typical Costa Rican breakfast you'll get...

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Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location - walking distance to the beach and restaurants. You can find National Park entrance next to hotel, so you do not need car to explore neighborhood. Hotel is placed quite high so you have to use stairs to get your room, but they offer golf cart every time you need. Unique idea with rooms in old containers -...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I chose El Faro for the location and the view, and in this I was not disappointed. We saw a gorgeous sunset from the swimming pool. The room was not particularly nice, but this was expected - Who wants to stay in a long, narrow shipping container anyway? You could conceivably come just to the restaurant - which was quite...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed at El Faro for 3 nights and enjoyed this accomodation. The hotel is cool with its rooms made from shipping containers. The rooms were a little drab and could have used some color or art. However the views were amazing and the two pools were a really nice spot to lounge around. I loved having the breakfast included and...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed it here. The hotel has a great location next to the entrance of the national park. It's on a hill so the views are spectacular, overlooking the park and sea. Watch the sun set into the sea every night. Saw beautiful animals from the restaurant like toucans and deer. Some people working there were very nice, some...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to like this place. The view is insanely cool. The room is a joke though. The air conditioner, if it is on, drips water everywhere. The bed was pushed up against the same wall as the A.C. and we had to move the bed because our pillows and part of the mattress were completely soaked through. That in...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice hotel WAY up on a hill especially if you get the rooms with the great views. That being said a very short walk to the main beach and the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park. Decent room, smaller bed which was ok for me at 5'8" but anyone over 6' may have been left wanting. 2 pools and a...

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Windsor, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a hill ,El Faro gets you a good view from your room or your breakfast table the sunsets are wonderful and you will see some wildlife, the deluxe rooms offer a good view, beds are comfortable and the necessary aircon worked well, you will get a bit of exercise getting up and down to the restaurant. The staff are...

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel has been constructed from old shipping containers so each room is long and narrow! They do fit 2 double beds easily. Beds clean and comfortable. Balcony. Coffee machine and coffee. Aircon. Good wifi. Bathroom small but fine. Hairdryer. Staff friendly. Happy hour on cocktails. Breakfast ok. On a steep hill but golf buggy will take you up or...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Costa Rica's one and only Container Hotel. Authentic shipping containers, having had a previous storied life on the sea, have been stylishly transformed into a unique Eco-friendly hotel you'll not see elsewhere. Mindful of our fragile surroundings, El Faro Beach Hotel has been carefully designed to back naturally into the hillside contours of Manuel Antonio National Park. Complete with its tall ceilings, private balconies and original wood floors, you'll enjoy all the amenities of a luxury hotel while promoting sustainability in this virgin rainforest meets ocean setting. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Faro Beach Hotel

Address: 75 meters from Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio National Park XQP, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $95 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Faro Beach Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
El Faro Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
Hotel Style:
#15 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“pick the upper building with the beautiful views but be prepared to hike up to your room.”
 of 5 bubbles BrigitteM16, 3 days ago | Read review
“as high as possible - it is better view”
 of 5 bubbles Magda_1000, 1 week ago | Read review
“Higher floors have better views and offer a workout too”
 of 5 bubbles cmbaker67, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Perfect location, near beach, modern rooms, great views”
 of 5 bubbles AndyLemon, Dec 18, 2016 | Read review
“Better to stay on the lower floors if you do not want some extra exercise.”
 of 5 bubbles Eta248, Dec 2, 2016 | Read review
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