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An unique creation

The unique creation of El Faro Beach Hotel, which opened its doors to the public on April 08th, 2014 was a huge step forward in the Eco-friendly approach to hotel construction.

Manuel Antonio's El Faro Beach Hotel has become Costa Rica's first and only exclusive hotel which is made entirely of reused shipping containers. These containers which were used in the construction began their journey in a faraway Port, destined for worldwide transportation on the 7 seas. Individually they found their way to the Costa Rican port of Limon, in the Caribbean Sea where they were ear marked for scrap after 15 years of service to the shipping industry. Seen as nothing more than a collection of unnecessary waste and garbage, with a little bit of vision and creation, these bent and buckled boxes were transformed into El Faro Beach Hotel.  

Compared to other hotel projects with a similar number of rooms, the entire construction time was actually 35% faster and was brought to a completion after managing to save upwards of 80% in the amount of concrete and water which would have otherwise been used. This in addition to producing only a fraction of typical construction waste has resulted in what may be one of the most famous eco-friendly hotels in all of Costa Rica.

Here you will enjoy all the comforts of a luxury hotel while at the same time encouraging and promoting the implementation of true eco sustainability.

This collection of authentic shipping containers have been stylishly transformed into an extremely unique eco-friendly hotel, each room with its own private balconyy and all with a truly unparalleled view. What used to be a simple collection of ordinary shipping containers has now been elegantly reconstructed and creatively revamped into a truly stylish adaptation of what would have been nothing more than just another cookie cutter high end hotel. 

The hotel offers 50 individual rooms, each is a carefully revamped container carrying its own specific style and design, providing five distinctive categories. This unusual, environmentally friendly composition has provided a rare, one of a kind demonstration of true creativity all of which helps reveal just how mankind can work with true ingenuity in providing and supporting an eco-friendlier lifestyle. El Faro Beach Hotel has its own exclusive location, right on the hillside next to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park.


Clients Review

Excellent service, great location. Highly recommend.
"I wasn't sure what to expect of this hotel after reading some other reviews but I was highly satisfied with my stay at El Faro Beach Hotel. I've never met staff that were so friendly and accommodating, they truly made my stay very enjoyable. The pool was always clean, the view is beautiful. The food and drinks were delightful and there was wildlife everywhere. I would stay at this place again. I also really liked how close it was to everything - the beach, the national park, restaurants, shops, etc. Thanks for a great vacation!"

March 2019

Close to the sloth
"The hotel has a intrestin concept beeing build from shipping containers. The rooms are a bit narrow due to this construction but they offer enough room. All the windows of the rooms go out to the ocean. Due to the trees you can only see the sea from the uper floors.
Breakfast is served on a terras on top of the building. The sundowns a great from up here. The hotel is aquiped with two small pools but the sea is only a few hundret meeters away and the beach is huge and empty. You can do surfing or paragluiding.
The service was very friendly and nice. Unfortunetly we had only one of the two booked nights due to a missing bus transfer from La Furtuna, but we got the breakfast the morning we arrived."
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Hamburg, Germany
Mar 2019

Stay here for the location and view
"Perfect spot for those interested in the Manuel Antonio park. You can walk to the park as well as Espadrilla beach and several restaurants. Accommodations are at the top of a steep hill, but the staff has golf carts that they will drive you up and down whenever you like. They help with the luggage as well. It’s easy to get a hold of the drivers, they actively are on the lookout for people who need a ride. They don’t expect or ask for tips after each ride—we tipped once at the end of our stay.

Boston, Massachusetts
Jan 2019