Mexico Quintana Roo Playa del Carmen El Faro - Playa del Carmen Listing #20891

Barrel Surf 103 @ El Faro Beachfront - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

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27 reviews
Max. occupancy: 5 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Ground-floor getaway in great area with strong WiFi, AC, pool & beach access

A gorgeous condo in a beachfront complex, Barrel Surf 103 is highlighted by beautiful marble floors, granite kitchen countertops, and a variety of premium entertainment options. It also offers free high-speed WiFi, perfect for remote work, streaming, and distance learning. The Faro community also offers an infinity pool with jetted submerged loungers and a children's pool as well as concierge service, 24-hour security, and more. This ground-floor escapade also features a great patio from which to admire the garden and easily walk to the pool area.

What's nearby:
Imagine being able to spend your holidays in the perfect refuge right in the middle of what makes Playa a magical place. Residences El Faro, a 65-unit condo nestled right in the heart of Playa del Carmen, is just steps away from the famous 5th Avenue, and right on the shores of the magnificent white sand and turquoise water beaches of the Riviera Maya in the Mexican Caribbean. This exclusive, beachfront complex offers the best of both worlds: the peace and quiet of a secluded complex plus proximity to all the fun.

Things to know:
Fiber optic WiFi; 50 Mb. There is no Internet in common areas.
Full kitchen
One full-size sofabed included
Elevator in the building
There is a shared laundry room. Tokens are needed for the machines and these can be purchased at the front desk.
There is a massage tent available in the pool area. The prices start at $15 USD.
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact us for special rates.
The pool is open from 8 AM to 6 PM.
The gym is currently closed.
Access to the beach is available during the same times as the pool hours.
Beach beds availability has been reduced. Appropriate distancing is required and there is a two-hour time limit.
The use of face masks is mandatory in common areas (corridors, reception, laundry area).

** This condo has a strict policy regarding the total number of guests. Please note that no more than the max occupancy is allowed inside or to use the shared facilities.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.


Common areas

Gym/fitness room



Washer/dryer : Shared

Heating & cooling

Central AC

Partial AC

Kitchen & dining







Beach access




Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Infinity pool

Children's pool



Beach towels

Parking & access




27 reviews

Amanda M. Sep 2022
We had a great vacation in Mexico, we love El Faro, we highly recommend it as a place to stay.
Carol D. May 2022
Booking was super easy. Check in was really easy; staff were very friendly and explained everything. The on site maintenance staff and security are wonderful. The location is fantastic - one block from 5th avenue! Not too noisy from neighbouring bars. The unit itself is a great layout on the first floor - walk right out onto the patio and then to the pool and the beach beyond. Couldn't ask for a better location. The unit is lacking in a few amenties - there were only two pots to cook with, no serated knives, no serving bowls and the cook top did not appear to work - not that we could figure out anyways! These things may not make any difference to a lot of people, but we specifically rented because its a condo with kitchen facilities. We bought a couple of bowls and a knife and some food flippers and left them in the unit. The rest of the unit is a little tired with old cabinets in the kitchen and old furniture. Overall we loved the location, the common property of the complex and the unit was quite acceptable. Would definitely stay there again.
Manager response:
Carol, we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback. We apologize for any issues you had with the cooktop and any kitchen items that were missing. Our local staff is always available to assist you if there are any issues during your stay if we are notified. We have forwarded your feedback to the local staff so they can work to improve the house for future guests. We hope to host you again.
Holly S. Mar 2022
We really enjoyed our stay. Having the pool and the beach right off the condo deck was amazing.
Ariana E. Mar 2022
Lo pasamos muy muy bien. Las instalaciones son muy buenas y esta en medio de la ciudad. Cerca de todo. Muy recomendable para las Familias.
Stew T. Mar 2022
El Faro is right on the beach which makes it a wonderful place to stay and has a great pool if you just want to cool off. Hadn’t been there since pre-covid we had a wonderful time in Playa
annette m. Dec 2021
El Faro esta en la orilla a la Playa, tiene muy buenas instalaciones y todo listo para una buenas vacaciones.

Lo recomiendo.
Jill S. Dec 2021
We are recurring guests at El Faro. It is very well located, has excellent facilities and everything is well maintained.
Sarah G. Oct 2021
We have been here before and this apartment was phenomenal. The first level, the amenities, and attention are excellent.
MONICA C. Aug 2021
It is ideal for elderly people who do not use stairs. We had a great time.
Eduardo d. Aug 2021
Excellent for families and for being close to the beach and in the center of the city. Highly recommended.
Bree-Anne W. Aug 2021
This ground floor suite was perfectly located to all the amenities and fifth ave, was most enjoyable to walk out into the deck and right to the pool and beach. I ended up needing an extra night and they were able to accommodate me. Laundry machines down the hall made laundry easy and a five minute walk to walk art made groceries simple... the little sandwich shop/bakery just outside the lobby is something to go to as well, and the beach side bar, covid test spots are right on fifth ave for ease before you travel home. Would 100% rent here again! Thank you to the manager and the excellent staff at the hotel!!
Patricia W. Jul 2021
This condo hotel is in the center of town, close to shopping, the beach, and everything you could want to see. Highly recommended.
Eduardo F. May 2021
Un departamento con muchos servicios, a unos pasos del mar. La alberca es muy grande y esta muy callado pero a unos pasos de todo. Muy recomendable para familias y solo adultos.
Citlalli monserrat M. May 2021
Muy recomendable, nos gustó mucho el lugar, el personal y las instalaciones.
Cornelio G. May 2021
It was close to anything you wanted
Scott R. Feb 2021
AMAZING location and AMAZING condo. The pool is EPIC, everything was perfect. Best place we stayed on our Mexican Journey.
Roland G. Nov 2020
Great condo. Pool and ocean are steps away. 5th avenue restaurants and shops as well.

Alberto was a great manager. Helped organize airport shuttle and crib and high chair rental too.
Ricardo A. Sep 2020
Muy limpio, una vista al mar hermosa, tiene todas las comodidades para una estancia prolongada
Grant B. Mar 2020
El Faro is a fabulous place to stay, surf 103 is a good condo with a great location. Overall it was really good it just needs a little tlc, kitchen sink tap was broken( they did fix it for us as soon as we said something) there was no cleaning service at all, which would have been nice just once or twice on a 10 day stay. But it hard to be too upset when you’re ten steps from the pool, which is why they don’t have to worry about renting it out. Love el Faro and will go back, I would just do a bit more reviews reading before I booked😊
Renee T. Jan 2020
The staff at the desk is friendly and the security is great. The location is prime. The condo has none of the comforts of home. TV did not work for cable. The stove didn't work. Alberto did try to remedy but never could and all of our groceries were wasted and had to order take out or eat out every meal. 6 persons, 5 forks. No spatula if you were to attempt cooking like I did every time they said the stove would work. No pillows provided for persons 5 and 6 sleeping on the couch. 6 towels for 6 people. Nothing extra. The one trash bag provided in the kitchen garbage is the size you would put in a bathroom and none extra. I complained and Alberto did provide some. It's basically a glorified hotel room with none of the comforts of home. I was very disappointed, especially when chatting with others at the complex that were provided pool floats, coolers, etc. When you rent a home you want it comfortable and the cooking is the biggest reason why you get a home vs hotel. I was not provided a partial refund after asking 2 times. Stay at El Faro, but with a different property management company.
Manager response:
Hi, Renee! We are sorry to read you were unhappy with your visits. The property manager has taken your concerns and is addressing the ones within his power to handle. We hope to have another opportunity to impress you in the future.
Mike A. Sep 2019
Pool access was easy and ocean views made this stay relaxing and memorable. The property manager was polite and responsive. Restaurants and shops were steps away making this a natural fit for us. I'd return to this same spot and would not hesitate to reach out to this company for future stays.
Cornelio G. Sep 2019
Loved the place the management was totally great and was there if you wanted anything! Beautiful place! Great pool and beach was up close and clean!
Heather P. Mar 2019
El Faro Residences never disappoint! Surf 103 is a great location!
. Mar 2018
- La situation geographique est top, l'appartement est vraiment très spacieux ... super séjour. Je recommande vivement ce logement!! - J'ai trouvé dommage de devoir payé avant la fin du sejour et dommage aussi de devoir payer une caution en espece...ce qui oblige à sortir 300 dollars en especes...