Just returned from 7 nights at El Faro, with my husband and 2 kids (8 and 10). We rented unit Reef 202 through VRBO. We loved everything about El Faro.
The unit was large, clean and well decorated. Daily cleaning (including fresh linens) and a purified water cooler is a plus. We have stayed at bigger more expensive condo resorts in Mexico that did not include either.
The pool is large in comparison to other units in the same area, Note: the pool is deep for smaller kids - 4.5 ft. But, there is a small shallow kiddie pool. There were always plenty of chairs, but you have to request an umbrella from Wicky's. There was a band by the pool on Sunday. Bands were scheduled for additional days, but were cancelled due to rain.
The beach is perfect. So much calmer than Cancun. Also, the beach in front of El Faro is not filled with boats, so the kids could swim. The stretch of beach to the North is filled with many boats making it difficult to swim.
El Faro is located close to everything. It is 1 block off of 5th Ave with all the shops and restaurants. It is only 5 block to the Walmart, but you will have to take a taxi home if you have a lot of groceries.
I would highly recommend El Faro to families or couples without kids.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Encanto El Faro Hotel Playa Del Carmen
- Residences El Faro Mexico/Riviera Maya - Playa Del Carmen