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El Faro Containers Beach Hotel

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Front of property
Beach nearby, black sand, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools

Overview of El Faro Containers Beach Hotel

El Faro Containers Beach Hotel

3.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Manuel Antonio with 2 outdoor pools and 4 beach bars

7.6/10 Good

557 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
50 Meters West from Maingate, Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park
  • Manuel Antonio National Park - 1 min drive
  • Manuel Antonio Beach - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Quepos (XQP) - 20 min drive
  • San José (SJO-Juan Santamaría Intl.) - 165 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Costa Linda Backpackers - 3 min walk
  • Buru Seaside Restaurante- Bar-Cafe - 5 min walk
  • The Marlin - 5 min walk
  • La Cantina - 3 min drive
  • Anaconda - 4 min drive

About this property

El Faro Containers Beach Hotel

El Faro Containers Beach Hotel is a great choice for a stay in Manuel Antonio. After taking a dip in one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at one of the 4 beach bars. Other highlights include a bar/lounge, a children's pool and a terrace. Fellow travellers say good things about the pool and helpful staff.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 72 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 50 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 3:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (up to 75 lb per pet)*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free local cuisine breakfast on weekday mornings 7:00 AM–9:00 AM
  • 4 beach bars
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2013
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Shopping centre on site


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini fridge


  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 12 per pet, per day

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 72 hours between bookings.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.</p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p> <p>This property reserves the right to pre-authorise the guest's credit card prior to arrival. </p>

Also known as

El Faro Beach Hotel Manuel Antonio
El Faro Beach Hotel
El Faro Beach Manuel Antonio
El Faro Beach
El Faro Beach Hotel Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
El Faro Containers Beach
El Faro Containers Beach Hotel Hotel
El Faro Containers Beach Hotel Manuel Antonio
El Faro Containers Beach Hotel Hotel Manuel Antonio

Frequently asked questions

Does El Faro Containers Beach Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Faro Containers Beach Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
As of 8 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel on 5 March 2023 start from €126, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 75 lb per pet. There's a charge of USD 12 per pet, per day.
Is parking offered on site at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
You can check in from 3 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at El Faro Containers Beach Hotel and nearby?
El Faro Containers Beach Hotel has 4 beach bars and 2 outdoor pools, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near El Faro Containers Beach Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Costa Linda Backpackers (3-min walk), Buru Seaside Restaurante- Bar-Cafe (5-min walk) and The Marlin (5-min walk).
What's the area around El Faro Containers Beach Hotel like?
El Faro Containers Beach Hotel is located near Playa Espadilla, only a short 1-minute walk from Manuel Antonio National Park and 5 minutes' walk from The Marlin. Travellers say that this hotel is in a good location.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Prepare to walk
You have to climb a lot of stairs, elevator didn´t work.
Rodrigo, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Simple and clean.
If you are looking for an affordable, clean, place to stay - El Faro meets your needs. Nothing fancy - comfortables beds with great breakfast - included.
Jonathan, 2-night trip with friends
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4/10 Fair

Particia, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

patrice, 2-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The staff especially the owner was terrible. It is as if she was doing you a favor serving breakfast, which we had to wait for over 30 minutes. We left and had breakfast at another restaurant. Not worth it.
Mohamed Arif, 1-night romance trip
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6/10 Good

Average/ Simple Hotel
Luis Alonso, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

The location and view were great. The staff as well.
Katherine, 1-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Catherine, 5-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Extremely FALSE advertising!!!
Everything about the advertisement for this hotel was misleading. There was no functioning restaurant/bar which meant we had to trek up and down 15 flights of stairs plus a perilously steep hill because both of their elevators were broken the entire time we were there. The stairs were dangerously broken as well and we had to haul our 40+lb suitcases up and down hazardous stairs. We are lucky we did not break our necks. The room we were given had an extremely strong chemical smell. They gave us a different room that smelled less of chemicals but we really had no choice but to stay where we were as our choices were to spend all day dealing with the issues or go into the only other hotel with vacancy with a $350 a night price tag. I tried numerous times to contact to speak to a person so I could turn the phone over to the manager to resolve this but continuously disconnected me and never got me to a live person. The manager Sergio said he’d be happy to refund us but had to speak to right then and we would have been refunded and on our way to search for another place to stay. I was unable to get a hold of anyone at I called and called and just kept getting disconnected or told to press different numbers to get to an agent but never got to a live person. The 2 people who worked there were friendly and accommodating but that’s where the pleasantries of this place ended.
Erin, 2-night trip
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6/10 Good

Sun set suite
Hotel has been cloesd for what seems like awhile, you pay for the view definitely nice for the area. It’s got all the amenities but they don’t use them, pictures are deceiving, there was no patio furniture to enjoy the sunset with the suite. The pools water level was low. They don’t operate the swim up bar, no restaurant but they do offer a free small filling breakfast on the rooftop which is nice. If you can get this hotel for below average price definitely worth it until they start using the amenities it used to.
Chloe, 2-night trip
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