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El Faro Beach Hotel Costa Rica 

Our hotel is ideally located just off the white sand beaches of Playa Espadilla, Manuel Antonio, and nestled in the hillside contours of Manuel Antonio National Park, (listed by Forbes as one of the world's 12 most beautiful), El Faro has the best of both world's - proximity to these and other local attractions and a panoramic view unsurpassed.

El Faro is the first and only container hotel in all of Costa Rica, seamlessly blending the uniqueness of authentic shipping containers with all the modern amenities you'd expect in a luxury hotel.

Situated in the hillside contours of Manuel Antonio National Park—listed by Forbes as one of the world's 12 most beautiful—and 400 meters (440 yd) from the white sand beach, El Faro offers you a tropical paradise setting for your holiday.



Perched atop the terraced landscape, including a 40 foot waterfall feature, El Faro Beach Hotel is located at the highest point of a hill - allowing our guests THE VERY BEST VIEW in all of Manuel Antonio! The views from our hotel are breathtaking! And, the penthouse suites feature the best views in the area!


El Faro is near Manuel Antonio Park for great tours. Manuel Antonio Park is a beautiful, popular vacation spot, located south of Quepos on the Pacific Coast. With glorious, expansive white sand beaches, it is a known for it's beautiful vegetation, ocean setting, and amazing sunsets. It is also well known for it's hiking trails.


Manuel Antonio Beach, just a few yards from our hotel, is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica. It's large white sand berms attract beach lovers. Manuel Antonio Beach contains tidal pools and offers many water sports and activities. From snorkeling, to surfing, to laying by the beautiful beach enjoy the breeze, you can find a wonderful activity that makes your day perfect.

What are people saying?

"Kind and Generous"

We spent three nights at El Faro.. The view is absolutely breathtaking and is situated on a mountain which is part of Manuel Antonio National Park. You cannot really get any closer...Read More

Suzy from Drake Bay, Costa Rica
Suzy from Drake Bay, Costa Rica

"Best view in Manuel Antonio!"

El Faro Beach Hotel does have the best view in Manuel Antonio. My husband and I stayed there for 5 days and we loved it. I couldn't believe they were...Read More

Veronica from Houston, Texas
Veronica from Houston, Texas

"¡Pura vida!"

This hotel might be the reason we visit CR again. The beach was part 1 of our trip here, and certainly the best way to begin. Adraine, who worked the front desk, went far beyond his duties while helping us during our stay...Read More
Paul from Baltimore, USA
Paul from Baltimore, USA


440 Yards from the white sand beach

Surfing Anyone?

Enjoy the nearby beautiful ocean and beach...surfing, swimming, fishing, sailing, scuba diving - or simply relaxing.
Breath-taking best views in Manuel Antonio

Breath-taking Views!

We have the BEST views in Manuel! The views from our hotel are breath-taking!

Our Rooms



The Pool View rooms are tastefully designed with a modern decor mixed with a tropical touch. The rooms are situated on one side of our beautiful infinity pool. Two out of the five rooms are designed for people with special needs having an easy access with spacious doors and located on the ground floor.

Penthouse Studio

The Studio Rooms are located on the top floor, in this area you can use our spacious deck, relax and enjoy the ocean breeze and the best panoramic views of Manuel Antonio like nowhere else.

Deluxe Ocean View

Deluxe Ocean View Room offer amazing views of Playa Espadilla and Manuel Antonio National Park. The room have a succinctly modern feel mixed with comfort and coziness.

Deluxe Superior

Deluxe Superior Rooms offer you all the perks of the ocean view rooms plus a kitchenette with all the kitchenware for preparing snacks.

Penthouse Suite

Penthouse Suites are the most comfortable and exclusive rooms offering a mix of a modern and tasteful Costa Rican tropical style. This room is the perfect retreat for a honeymoon couple, or a family seeking both luxury and privacy. Situated on the top floor, you can enjoy the deck with unique panoramic views.