We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Residences El Faro

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Residences El Faro
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

378 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 314: English reviews
Start your review of Residences El Faro
 Click to rate
St. Paul, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice unit, no Wi Fi which meant we had to go downstairs.I have my own business so it was very inconvenient. When we arrived in our room the property rep could not get the safe to program so she gave us the key to use and she assured us that there was only one key. 3 days later I went...

Thank DENISEF499110
Omaha, NE
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for a week with our two kids- ages 2 and 6 months. We had Coral 104, which was a ground level walk out unit with three bedrooms. The pool was fantastic. The kids loved it and there were plenty of chairs. The view from the room was amazing. We rented through Carribean Beach Properties and they did...

Thank brooklyn24
Rapid City, South Dakota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in Coral 102, on the ground floor. Walkout to a patio with the pool just beyond. It was perfect for 6 of us. Bars, restaurants and Walmart in easy walking distance. It was a little crazy on New Years eve with packed streets, our airport transfer had to park 5 blocks away.

Thank Lorhs
Key West, Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The complex is in the best location possible for those who want to be center city and on the water. Unit Reef 101 is a nice unit, showing signs of wear and tear with a couple of the amenities broken but overall pretty nice. The services of the complex were as advertised and the security people wear mostly on top...

Thank Mike C
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I researched and read reviews for months before settling on EL Faro. Other properties in close consideration for us were Mahekal Beach Resort, The Elements, and Magia. I ultimately chose this property based on price, location, and the pool. All of these points delivered for us and I would not hesitate to stay here again! We chose unit Coral 203,...

1Thank lbmastiff
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 January 2017

I would like to complain about our recent stay at El Faro by TeAmoPlaya We found the whole experience unsatisfactory. In rough chronological order. We booked a 2 bedroom apartment suitable for 6 people, with a large double bed and and extra large double bed. The photo from Alberto’s whatsapp conversation (a TeAmoPlaya employee) was taken the day we arrived...

Thank Natalie H
Niles, Illinois
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We stayed in Reef 103 which is a 2 bed 2 bath. We booked with Rentals your Way and I can highly recommend them. Very professional and responsive. The unit was nice and clean and was fine although somewhat tight quarters for 5 people. The unit was showing signs of wear and tear but overall I can recommend. As a...

Thank jbk999
Port Dover, Canada
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The four of us as a family had a fantastic stay at El Faro, staying in unit Surf 205. We booked our rental through BRIC Vacation Rentals, which was fantastic. They organized our pick up and return from Cancun airport. which was a little pricy, but easier then trying to find a cab that will accommodate 4 adults and luggage....

Thank yugithecat
Plymouth, Michigan
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

This was our second stay at El Faro. We really love the location of this condo - it is right on the beach, has a good size pool, and is steps from all of the restaurants/bars on 5th Ave! They have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom condos all with balconies, nice furnishings, and great kitchens. We used to only stay...

Thank Beth N
Westerville, Ohio
Reviewed 3 January 2017

My family visited El Faro the day after Christmas and were planning to stay a week. When we arrived, the front desk person informed us that he only had one key to the room and if we lost it, we were out of luck because shipment of keys wouldn't be there until the middle of January. We went to the...

Thank Kristik2002

277 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (271)
Room/Suite (43)
Pool/Beach Area (72)
View from Room (35)
Hotel & Grounds (40)
Dining (17)
Bathroom (8)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Videos (1)
Other (54)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (6)
View from Room (1)
Other (5)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Playa del Carmen hotels
1.2 km away
Mahekal Beach Resort
Mahekal Beach Resort
#28 of 213 in Playa del Carmen
2,371 reviews
0.7 km away
Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort
Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Res...
#43 of 213 in Playa del Carmen
1,390 reviews
0.4 km away
Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachclub
Porto Playa Condo Hotel & Beachc...
#16 of 213 in Playa del Carmen
575 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Condos Hotel
El Taj Oceanfront & Beachside Co...
#32 of 213 in Playa del Carmen
1,299 reviews
0.2 km away
Thompson Playa Del Carmen
Thompson Playa Del Carmen
#9 of 213 in Playa del Carmen
503 reviews
0.6 km away
The Royal Playa del Carmen
The Royal Playa del Carmen
#14 of 213 in Playa del Carmen
14,928 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Residences El Faro

Address: 10th Street, Between 1st Avenue And the Beach | on the beach, Playa del Carmen 77710, Mexico (Formerly Encanto El Faro)
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Playa del Carmen
Price Range: $296 - $540 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Residences El Faro 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia and Travelocity so you can book your Residences El Faro reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Encanto El Faro Hotel Playa Del Carmen
Residences El Faro Riviera Maya/Playa Del Carmen, Mexico
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Residences El Faro staff and other travellers.
29 questions
Ask a question
Silvana, Washington
2 months ago
Alba, Texas
6 months ago
Underwood, North Dakota, United States
Sacramento, California

See all questions (29)

Questions? Get answers from Residences El Faro staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms nearest the front desk would appear to be noisy due to next door”
 of 5 bubbles mikecM4622JK, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Book Ocean Front rooms, the other side will noisy from the street”
 of 5 bubbles yugithecat, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Get a room that overlooks the pool since the street facing rooms are noisier.”
 of 5 bubbles TheBonBon, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were in Reef 201 which is about as far away from the club music that you can get. Anything on the Reef side.”
 of 5 bubbles Gabriele, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“The rooms on the Reef side seem to have a great view without getting direct sun on their balconies compared to the opposite side”
 of 5 bubbles Agrob, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
5 of 5