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El Faro Beach Hotel

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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.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Room Service
Free Parking
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Breakfast Available
Kids pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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All reviews shipping containers steep hill golf cart container hotel national park sea containers cool concept cool hotel interesting hotel manuel antonio park infinity pool the hotel reception literally next door no elevator walking distance to the beach your luggage costa rica
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was initially excited about this hotel due it being built from repurposed shipping containers and the location. Regretting the decision of picking this place for celebrating our anniversary (unfortunately too expensive to cancel now)! This visit comes on the heels of amazing accommodation at...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank FootlooseMoonwalker
Response from Ronald G, Gerente at El Faro Beach HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Guest, I hope you are well and we appreciate that you have written us, in fact all the rooms are containers are equal in size, the room assigned was the room requested and with the established price, with we agreed to provide you with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted to stay here for the eco friendliness of the container ships made into rooms. The rooms were very clean, small balcony also very clean. Pros: steps from Manuel Antonio entrance (only 1 entrance to this park)-a big plus to not hassle with parking...More

Date of stay: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hotel El Faro Beach is pretty much located as far as you could possibly get to the entrance of the National Park. This brings it advantages and disadvantages. The hotel itself is purched high on the hill with a golf buggy/car service from reception...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Voyage803067
Response from Ronald G, Gerente at El Faro Beach HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your comments, I told you that we already requested the purchase of the elevators that will be working by the end of February, your comments help us improve every day, Regards,

Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

As we arrived to Manuel Antonio and stayed at a unpleasant hostel we stumbled near El Faro where we weren't just greeted with A-1 costumer service but made us feel like we were home in Chicago. From the reception lobby where Kimberly heard about our...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Dre L
Response from Ronald G, Gerente at El Faro Beach HotelResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you very much for your nice comments, we hope you visit us again in this your Hotel in Manuel Antonio, Regards

Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We only stayed here two nights but this place was excellent. The place is made up of shipping containers overlooking a breathtaking view of the whole beach. Wonderful staff and great amenities including a top chill patio an infinity pool and patio restaurant. Tv, WiFi,parking...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Mike S
Response from Ronald G, Gerente at El Faro Beach HotelResponded 4 November 2018

Thank you very much for your comments, see you next time. Regards

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29 October 2017|
Response from Amanda O | Reviewed this property |
Yes! AC in every room!
22 October 2017|
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Response from Jeannette C | Reviewed this property |
There is a very steep hill but you don't need to walk it. They have a golf cart that will take you up and down. This is a wonderful hotel. Don't let the hill stop you. The container concept is a lot of fun. I would... More
13 September 2017|
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Response from howardandmoo | Reviewed this property |
Can't remember but some places do charge when you arrive. Not known it to be before
Room Tips
"The rooms higher up and in the second building (farthest from the reception) have better views."
3 weeks ago
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"Superior double rooms give fantastic views over the bay and Pacific. Great for sunsets. A lot of steps to..."
4 weeks ago
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"The rooms by the infinity pool have an awesome view."
30 Aug. 2018
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"There are no elevators, so ask for a room on the 1st or 2nd floor."
10 Apr. 2018
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USD 121 - USD 227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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