Mexico Quintana Roo Playa del Carmen El Faro - Playa del Carmen Listing #20895

Seaside Surf 305 @ El Faro Beachfront - Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo

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37 reviews
Max. occupancy: 5 1 King Bed, 2 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms 2.5 bathrooms No pets 
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Oceanview condo in beachfront complex with pool, gym, partial AC, & strong WiFi

Offering upscale finishes such as granite countertops and beautiful marble floors, Seaside Surf 305 is the perfect vacation condo for your next Playa del Carmen getaway. This retreat also offers free high-speed WiFi, perfect for remote work, streaming, and distance learning. Residences El Faro provides a variety of amenities, including an infinity swimming pool with submerged lounge chairs, a separate pool for children, a gym, 24-hour security, and beachfront access to the white sands and turquoise waters of the Mexican Caribbean coast.

What's nearby:
You'll enjoy a privileged location right in the heart of Playa del Carmen, within easy walking distance of the iconic 5th Avenue, a popular thoroughfare lined with shops, restaurants, cultural attractions, and plenty of other places to check out.

Things to know:
Fiber optic WiFi; 50 Mb (no wifi at common areas)
Full kitchen
Shared gym
There is a shared laundry room. Tokens are needed for the machines and can be purchased at the front desk.
There is a massage tent available in the pool area. The prices start at 15 USD.
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).
* Please note that there are active security cameras focused on the garage entrance, reception area, and in every corridor.
** 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






Ocean view


Water view


Beach access




Nearby activities & attractions

Golf nearby

On-site activities

Pool : Shared

Infinity pool


Gas grill : Private




37 reviews

Bianca E. Sep 2022
a good condo for family vacations, very large pool and amenities as well. Very clean although there was no change of towels.
James A. Sep 2022
Definitely a place to come back, we had a great time.
Nicole H. Jul 2022
Condo was very clean upon arrival. The 5 gallon bottled water was awesome. The view of the ocean from our balcony overlooking the beautful pool area was great. Had a wonderful massage at the pool area and were very easy to work with. We were within walking distance to shops, dining and activity pick up locations.
Roger B. Jan 2022
This condo is in the center of Playa del Carmen and has a fantastic location. It is highly recommended for families. Do NOT use a car!
Hiromi K. Dec 2021
The apartment and condo have the best location in Playa del Carmen. They are on the ocean shore.

I mend it a lot
Meredith L. Dec 2021
The facilities are very good and clean, you can see the control of the administration. The swimming pool... unmatched. Very highly recommended.
NICHOLAS M. Nov 2021
A 2 bedroom apartment with beautiful view, excellent facilities and perfect for the family. highly recommended.
Colet A. Nov 2021
This condo has a great location. The kitchen is adequately stocked. The water dispenser was almost empty when we checked in so we needed to purchase bottled water. The AC in the living room/kitchen area does not work at all but does work well in the bedrooms. It was cool enough while we were there that it wasn’t an issue but in the summer this would be a deal breaker. The master bath is disgusting. There were hairs everywhere upon check- in. All the caulking has mold/mildew growing and there is a large patch of mold growing on the wall in the master bath as well. The master bath tub is unusable due to the plunger not staying down, not that it would have been possible due to the extremely small hot water heater. We stayed 6 nights and after 4 I asked for fresh towels as ours were not drying between uses and was informed there is a charge of at least $25 for this and it would need to scheduled 2 days in advance. Also, the condo above is being remodeled so there is lots of construction noise mostly during the day so, not that much of an inconvenience. There was also 3 incidences where a large puddle of water around the wall between the master bedroom and bathroom. We also had a morning with no water, I’m not sure if these issues were related to the construction going on upstairs. My husband says we are never staying anywhere but hotels. Just too many inconveniences added up. Overall just a rundown property.
Manager response:
Thank you for staying with us, Colet. We're sorry to read you had some disappointments. The air conditioning systems do work when used with an electricity-saving card as directed. The property manager has scheduled maintenance to check for any mold. We have not seen or heard of any other problems with water leaks or outages but will keep an eye on it. We hope you will consider staying with us in the future now that you have an idea of what to expect.
Scott K. Nov 2021
The location in Playa del Carmen is excellent!
Raquel R. Jul 2021
The condo is beautiful and has an amazing view!!!! But the service during our stay was horrible. We had no working television throughout the whole stay. I was told that it would be fixed by Monday but never heard back from anyone. The air conditioner in the master bedroom did not work. I reported it to the manager and it was never fixed. Then the water was not working for a moment and was reported to the manager again and never he received a response back.
Manager response:
Robert, We are very sorry you weren't able to use the AC, the television, and had issues with the water. It is always our goal for our guests to be able to use everything the home has to offer. We hope that the refund that you were given has helped with some resolution for the issue you experienced.
Mark P. Jun 2021
Very close to stores, the beach and the sea. Very well located
Julio F. May 2021
Me he alojado en tres diferentes apartamentos en este condo y realmente me encanta la cercanía a la avenida 5 y de la playa. Los departamentos están muy bien cuidados por Vacasa y el ambiente general y el ambiente de la propiedad es descansar. Las habitaciones son muy tranquilas y tienen vistas excepcionales al mar desde su balcón. Con buena seguridad en el lugar que siempre nos sentimos seguros incluso cuando dejando pertenencias en las sillas de playa mientras juega en el océano. Te dan muñequeras cuando te registras y la seguridad siempre está prestando atención para asegurarnos de que son seguros. Las cocinas están bien equipadas con todo lo necesario para cocinar, sartenes, ollas y cubiertos.
Lazaro R. May 2021
Lo pasamos de maravilla, muy bien ubicado y con muy buenas instalaciones, Recomendable para familias y otros.
Arianna R. May 2021
This is our 2nd time in Playa with Alberto, and we absolutely loved it. The place is adorable, has everything you need to spend some quality time with your family! The better is that it is located in front of the beach, so you have a spectacular ocean view when you wake up. 5th Avenue is also a few meters from the place. The pool area is very comfortable, and nice to get some tan lines. Alberto was always checking on us, and the staff was very nice too. I would recommend El Faro with 5 stars to anyone who'd like to have a relaxed time right away on the beach.
adriana m. Apr 2021
Me enchant el lugar super confortable todo muy limpio le doy 5 estrellas. solo el personal deja mucho que desear son muy groseros el muchacho de recepción y el de seguridad de recepción al recibirme me hicieron pasar mal rato. El guardia de la alberca fue de lo mas amable y atento.
Justin G. Jan 2021
the place is great plus no safety precaution is skipped here so nothing to worry about in these stressful times
They even sanitize your luggages when you arrive
Brian M. Sep 2020
Raymundo N. Sep 2020
Vacasa Team was Excellent.
Julie W. Mar 2020
Perfect location right in the middle of everything but still quiet. The building and grounds are well maintained. The condo was clean and nicely appointed. Beautiful view of the pool, beach and ocean from the living room and balcony. Nice pool and loungers. Awesome to have food and drink service from the beach club next door at the pool. Massage tent right next to the pool. Alberto, the property manager, was quick to respond when I had a question. Overall it was a great stay!
Matthew Z. Mar 2020
Great stay at the condo! Olga was fantastic! Couldn't have asked for better!
Bryan H. Feb 2020
Good location and nice pool.
Randy D. Dec 2019
We loved the view from the balcony but would Have lived a couple lounge chairs also missed the grill in the photos. The condo is clean and comfortable in a great location. I would definitely rebook this condo.
Manager response:
Thank you for your review, Randy. The grill is currently waiting for parts unavailable in the city, so it has been removed from the unit while it is unavailable. The balcony does have a breakfast area with a table and four chairs. We hope to see you again!
Adriana M. Nov 2019
Lindo apartamento, excelente ubicación, vistas y muy buena relación precio calidad. Buena la atención previa a nuestra llegada por parte de los chicos encargados. Lo único que hizo que nuestra estadía no fuera perfecta fue el inodoro dañado de la habitación principal que nunca llegaron a arreglar.
Eliana B. Oct 2019
El departamento cuenta con piscina y acceso al mar. El edificio está impecable y el departamento de primer nivel, muy cómodo y con todos los amenities disponibles.
Silvi S. Oct 2019
Buena ubicación, seguro, limpio
Luis Ricardo U. Aug 2019
Todo bien apegado a las fotos y buena ubicación
Saveida R. Jul 2019
Alberto was great checking in on us throughout our stay. The condo is clean, has great views and amazing personnel to help with anything you may need
ANGELICA B. Jul 2019
La pasamos muy bien, Alberto muy buena atención al pendiente de nuestro bienestar. El departamento en excelentes condiciones. Volvería a buscarlos y por supuesto los recomendaria. Gracias
ERIK K. Jul 2019
Booking the condo at El Faro through Vacasa was a great experience and the condo itself was perfect. From the time we booked, our concierge Anel was great and provided us great direction as we prepared to visit Mexico and then the Local Operation Manager Alberto was nothing short of amazing. He welcomed us when we arrived, helped us check in and then gave us a tour of the condo and provided some great recommendations. He even responded after hours when I had a question without any complaints. The condo again was beautiful and in a perfect location in Playa del Carmen. We fit six people comfortably and had a wonderful time staying at El Faro. Thank you for helping our family have a great vacation.
Steven R. Mar 2019
Easy to book and Alberto was fantastic!
LUCIANA R. Jan 2019
Apartamento maravilhoso com vista para o mar! Dormíamos e acordávamos com o som do oceano. Muito bem decorado, ótimas instalações e bem localizado. No coração de Playa Del Carmen. Alberto nos recepcionou impecavelmente e também nos passou dicas excelentes para que tivéssemos uma ótima estadia. Avalio como excelente!!!
Robert . Feb 2018
- The location was excellent. Very comfortable bed. The apartment was fully equipped. Nightclubs close by played music till 4:00 am!!
Juan J. Feb 2018
Todo fue genial muy cómodo y muy amplio y limpio la vista a la playa lo cerca q esta de todo tiene una muy buena ubicación
. Jan 2018
El Faro is clean, has a great pool and is situated as close to the center of Playa as you want to be (And that may be too close). Our unit was modern, had comfortable beds and a sparsely but adequately stocked kitchen. Depending on the unit you rent the incessant deep bass rumble from the nearby nightclubs that starts around 9 pm and doesn’t end until dawn, may or may not drive you crazy. In our family (2 mid fifties and 3 twenty something daughters) I was the only one it bothered. It’s not really that loud, just sort of like being 2 levels below a passing train in the subway, but in my case nothing short of white noise at significant volume through ear buds gave me enough peace to sleep. This was our first stay in Playa and although I had read that it is busy I was not prepared for how busy. It’s busy in the sense that Times Square is busy. We enjoyed the diversity of restaurants and convenient access to everything we wanted to do but next time I personally would trade some of that convenience for a more tranquil location. Having said that if what you want is to be steps from the action El Faro would be a great place.
Helmut . Nov 2015
Sehr schöne, moderne Wohnung in toller Lage. Nur wenige Minuten vom regen Treiben Playa del Carmen entfernt und trotzdem sehr ruhig. Der Pool ist toll und der Strand ist eigentlich auch schön. Man soll sich vom Strand bei Playa del Carmen nicht zuviel erwarten. Der Abschnitt, welcher zur Wohnung gehört ist jedoch sicherlich einer der schönsten.