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* The rooms are shipping containers stacked on top of each other (see pics) * Very cheap/poor breakfast not including any type of coffee other than filter ($6 for a cappuccino). * No toiletries provided except for liquid soap.

The hotel staff are very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is on a hill, but the hotel offers golf car services for your convenience. You can see the ocean from every room and from the pool. There are two pools and a restaurant with delicious food and good prices. The rooms are a little narrow as the hotel was built on containers, but rooms are very clean, and comfortable. I would stay again.

Highly recommended! Very clean rooms, nice pools with one the best views of the beach. Very close to all the places of interest. Will come back.

We don’t travel to exotic locations to stay in fancy hotel rooms but their are minimum standards. The sour smell in the room was terrible and not something you could get used to. The king siz d bed was ok but filled the narrow room such that you could barely get by to get to the bathroom. The motel is otherwise adequate and is in a GREAT location if you’re interested in going to the fabulous Manuel Antonio national park. I would NOT recommend this hotel, however.

Wonderful, extremely helpful staff. Very clean and co mfortable stay. Great location . Will come again

Great hotel just a few steps from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park and a short 5 min or so walk to the public beach. Close to plenty of restaurants and shops. The hotel is set up in the hill but they have a golf cart that will take you up and down on demand (which we used mostly for going up). Being up on the hill translates to stunning views of the ocean especially from their infinity pool. Also a second smaller and more shallow pool which was great for our toddler. A hot tub for an evening dip would be a great addition. Breakfast was great, again with fantastic views overlooking the beautiful scenery. We had dessert there one night as well and enjoyed the live music. Great choice in the area and priced well compared to other similar quality hotels I found in the area.

Unique design because it's built from shipping containers! The rooms are long but narrow, and there are almost no electric plugs. The views are the best in town as the hotel sits on a steep hill. No elevators, but there are always hotel helpers bringing up on a golf cart. The restaurant has equally great views and good traditional CR breakfast. Pools are large and pleasant. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and available.

Good hotel with great ocean views. Walking distance to the beaches and Manuel Antonio national park! Delicioso food at the restaurant. Pool was nice but needs some repainting. Our room was very noisy because it was on the third floor (below the restaurant) and every time a chair or table was moved it would be very loud in the room. This was particularly an issue during breakfast. I'd stay here again as long as it is not on the same floor.

Position high on hill but still close to beach and Manuel Antonio National Park is mostly advantageous. Amazing sunset views. Super short walk to park entrance. Gnarly trek back up to room but staff has golf carts and are usually available to shuttle you up the hill. Wildlife (iguanas, frogs, geckos, bats) are very close by and may cruise right over to your door or deck :) Friendly staff, very helpful and courteous. Good happy hour deal and tasty daily complimentary costa rican breakfast

Very close to the park. Fantastic view fronte my room

This hotel was great! Literally right outside the national park! Hotel room was ok, small but clean. The pleather on the couch was pealing off and when I sat on it, it came off onto my legs (gross). Has two pools which were great. Hotel restaurant was fantastic and fairly priced. Would stay again.

The hotel is okay. The view is spectacular. The restaurant is definitely good, foods was great we ate lunch amd breakfast. Staff was very nice.

Very convenient hotel. Next to the park. Wonderful view and very helpful staff and receptionist.

beautiful ocean views, perfect location right next to the National Park, close to bus stops and public beach, clean and comfortable rooms, nice pool, and good breakfast. I recommend this hotel!

50 Meters West from Maingate Manuel Antonio Puntarenas

Hotel highlights

  • Steps from Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

El Faro Containers Beach Hotel places you next to Manuel Antonio National Park and within a mile (2 km) of other popular attractions like Manuel Antonio Beach. This 50-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 outdoor pools, free breakfast, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free full breakfast is served each morning from 6 AM to 9:30 AM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


Rooms

The 50 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Flat-screen TVs come with cable channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers and hair dryers. Rooms also include phones. Housekeeping is available once per stay.


Property features

Guests staying at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle for a fee. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a terrace, laundry facilities, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Sunset Studio

1 Double Bed | Sleeps 2

Ocean View with balcony

1 Double Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Ocean View Plus Room

1 Double Bed and 1 Twin Sofa Bed | Sleeps 3

Ocean View Room

2 Double Beds | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for El Faro Containers Beach Hotel

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Friends

* The rooms are shipping containers stacked on top of each other (see pics) * Very cheap/poor breakfast not including any type of coffee other than filter ($6 for a cappuccino). * No toiletries provided except for liquid soap.

By , from San Francisco, US on Apr 30, 2019

Review comment responded on May 2, 2019

Hello Bill, Thank you very much for your visit. It is a pity that the hotel has not been to your liking.

3
Everyone

By on Apr 19, 2019

Review comment responded on May 3, 2019

Muchas gracias por su visita y su comentario!

4

ocean view

Everyone

The hotel staff are very friendly and welcoming. The hotel is on a hill, but the hotel offers golf car services for your convenience. You can see the ocean from every room and from the pool. There are two pools and a restaurant with delicious food and good prices. The rooms are a little narrow as the hotel was built on containers, but rooms are very clean, and comfortable. I would stay again.

By , from Las Vegas, NV on Jul 3, 2018

5

beautiful hotel, amazing view, great customer serv

Everyone

Highly recommended! Very clean rooms, nice pools with one the best views of the beach. Very close to all the places of interest. Will come back.

By , from Cleveland, Ohio on Apr 13, 2018

3

room strong sour smell and not comfortable

Everyone

We don’t travel to exotic locations to stay in fancy hotel rooms but their are minimum standards. The sour smell in the room was terrible and not something you could get used to. The king siz d bed was ok but filled the narrow room such that you could barely get by to get to the bathroom. The motel is otherwise adequate and is in a GREAT location if you’re interested in going to the fabulous Manuel Antonio national park. I would NOT recommend this hotel, however.

By , from colorado on Apr 11, 2018

5
Everyone

Wonderful, extremely helpful staff. Very clean and co mfortable stay. Great location . Will come again

By on Mar 26, 2018

5

great hotel steps from national park

Everyone

Great hotel just a few steps from the entrance to Manuel Antonio National Park and a short 5 min or so walk to the public beach. Close to plenty of restaurants and shops. The hotel is set up in the hill but they have a golf cart that will take you up and down on demand (which we used mostly for going up). Being up on the hill translates to stunning views of the ocean especially from their infinity pool. Also a second smaller and more shallow pool which was great for our toddler. A hot tub for an evening dip would be a great addition. Breakfast was great, again with fantastic views overlooking the beautiful scenery. We had dessert there one night as well and enjoyed the live music. Great choice in the area and priced well compared to other similar quality hotels I found in the area.

By , from San Jose,Ca on Mar 4, 2018

4

unique hotel just next to the park entrance.

Family

Unique design because it's built from shipping containers! The rooms are long but narrow, and there are almost no electric plugs. The views are the best in town as the hotel sits on a steep hill. No elevators, but there are always hotel helpers bringing up on a golf cart. The restaurant has equally great views and good traditional CR breakfast. Pools are large and pleasant. Staff is knowledgeable, friendly and available.

By , from Princeton, NJ on Jan 2, 2018

4

needs better roof soundproofing

Everyone

Good hotel with great ocean views. Walking distance to the beaches and Manuel Antonio national park! Delicioso food at the restaurant. Pool was nice but needs some repainting. Our room was very noisy because it was on the third floor (below the restaurant) and every time a chair or table was moved it would be very loud in the room. This was particularly an issue during breakfast. I'd stay here again as long as it is not on the same floor.

By , from portland, oregon on Sep 28, 2017

4

nice stay close to park and beach

Everyone

Position high on hill but still close to beach and Manuel Antonio National Park is mostly advantageous. Amazing sunset views. Super short walk to park entrance. Gnarly trek back up to room but staff has golf carts and are usually available to shuttle you up the hill. Wildlife (iguanas, frogs, geckos, bats) are very close by and may cruise right over to your door or deck :) Friendly staff, very helpful and courteous. Good happy hour deal and tasty daily complimentary costa rican breakfast

By , from Oakland, CA on Feb 21, 2017

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