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La Selva Mariposa

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here over Thanksgiving weekend and could not have been more pleased. What Lou and Moe have done is simply incredible - a magical oasis tucked away in the middle of the Mexican jungle where you feel like you're miles away from anything and everything, while actually only being 15 minutes from great restaurants, shopping, ruins, cenotes and beaches.... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your glowing review. We appreciate all the details you included. We are passionate about our little paradise in the Mayan jungle and love sharing it with travelers from all over the world. When you arrived without a car, you felt you could wing it, but found out that a lot of time and extra money are... More 

Oakland, California
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This b & b was wonderful. The setting can't be beat. It is right off the road from Tulum to Coba ruins. Lou and Mo are great hosts and will give advise on day trips. The breakfasts are well prepared and nicely presented. Our room was very pleasant.

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Good morning. Thanks so much for your concise review of your stay with us at La Selva Mariposa. You mentioned so much of what travelers are wondering about when they are looking for a place, off the beaten path, to book for their vacation. There is so much changing in this part of Mexico and new sites opening up for... More 

Charleston SC
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88 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I never tire of this place. Each time I come there is something new. I always use the same word to describe it, magical. But in reality no words can do it justice. The rooms are exquisite, the property gorgeous, pools and jacuzzi amazing, breakfast delicious. Hosts, Lou and Moe are great. This trip I had the pleasure of spending... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

So glad you decided to return, as Lou and I were in the states when you visited last year. Julio was delighted to take care of your needs while you were here, and we were excited to be able to meet you in person this time around. Your comments were thoughtful and helpful to future travelers. Thank you also for... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Moe and Lou wrote the book on hospitality. Their place in the jungle west of Tulum is a must for people who seek to know more about the Yucatan than what a week in an all inclusive can possibly impart. So if you want a unique blend and b experience spend a few nights in three rustic comfort of LA... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review on your stay with us at La Selva Mariposa. Yes, we know the area, as we have spent over ten years writing and sharing LSM and this part of the world with visitors from all over. The most amazing visitors, like yourselves, have shared their experiences and we thank you.... More 

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I visit Tulum regularly because I can be at the best beach ever but...wait! I just discovered an amazing new way to enjoy Tulum: A jungle experience that will take your breath away and put your soul on relaxing mode no kidding. La Selva Mariposa is a fantastic place to enjoy because the place is gorgeous, my room cozy and... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Great to be back in business after a short close while we began construction on the two new units that will be completed in a month and ready for decorating and putting on the finishing touches. You were the perfect guests to reintroduce La Selva Mariposa to the world. So glad you discovered something new and wonderful about Tulum. It... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful anniversary celebration at La Selva Mariposa. The little houses are masterfully decorated, and wonderfully comfortable and spacious. Purified water is provided which is a nice luxury to not have to worry about that. Rooms are air conditioned and really comfortable. There is lots of information about the area to help plan your trip and your hosts... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks for your striking review, but so sad you only rated us a 4. That is both the magic and difficulty about having a B&B off the beaten path. It is so comfortable to be able to walk to all the coolest restaurants and tourist sites without getting in a car. This is what I dream of, but unfortunately, the... More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
Reviewed 16 September 2016

My husband and I stayed here for the second half of our honeymoon, and it was our favorite! The sounds in the evening in the jungle were soothing as there was a little stream that trickled outside the room. Even though we were a little worried about the weather (rain or extreme heat) it was perfect in our little jungle... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the spectacular review. Your last sentence on the green label statement was especially meaningful to us. We are passionate about the environment and people that surround La Selva Mariposa and Macario Gomez, and are happy when guests are here for only a short time and notice this. We are in the process of finishing the... More 

Grand Junction, Colorado
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3 reviews
Reviewed 11 September 2016

La Selva Mariposa is one of the most unique bed and breakfasts that I have ever visited! Moe and Lou have done an amazing job creating a bed and breakfast that is so peaceful yet exciting. I have had the fortune of staying there 3 times and always look forward to my next visit which has proven to be more... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for visiting La Selva Mariposa during this potentially rainy season when many tourists, especially from the US, shy away from our little paradise. You were treated to beautiful tropical showers at night and sunshine during the day for the most part and you could not ask for more than that. We think this is a great time... More 

Loganville, Georgia
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We loved our stay at La Selva Mariposa. I have to say I was a little worried when we first drove up. It is about a 15 minute drive from downtown Tulum, and we thought it looked a little sketchy at first. But once we got inside the gate, we felt like we were at home. You feel as if... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the informative review. We are sorry that family business took us away from LSM and we were not able to greet you in person. We were confident that Julio and his wife, Beatriz, would take good care of you. Thank you for mentioning this. Yes , there are times that the little road off the... More 

seattle
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Loved the attention that we were given from the owners (Lou and Moe) prior to going to Tulum AND also getting the on site attention from Julio. Julio gave us all the TLC we needed and attended to all our requests. We enjoyed the beautiful ambience from nature as well as from the man made aesthetics that was so carefully... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your glowing review of your stay at LaSelva Mariposa. We appreciate hearing first hand how our talented and kind staff guided and nurtured you while we were away on family business. We always take great care before guests arrive to share as much information as we can to make your entry into our little oasis as... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Selva Mariposa is an intimate B&B situated only 15 min. By car from the shores of Tulum's gleaming waters of the Caribbean and less than 30 minutes from many Mayan ruins and cenotes. Our three beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms and one luxury suite with decks, cascading waterfalls, cenote style plunge pools, heated roof top jacuzzi, illuminated jungle paths and gourmet breakfast will leave you feeling that you have arrived in paradise. Each golden day of your vacation will simply blend into the next. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Selva Mariposa

Address: km 20 Tulum-Coba Carretera | Macario Gomez, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: £100 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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“we had Suite 4 - it was awesome, but they all looked incredible (can't wait to go back and stay in the newly constructed Suites 5 and 6!).”
 of 5 bubbles globalreview2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have 4 very nice suites and they will have two more!”
 of 5 bubbles mbruggerparkman, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great! You can't go wrong with any room!”
 of 5 bubbles juliemF9205XV, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One of our favorite parts of staying here was the outdoor shower. We were in room 3.”
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 of 5 bubbles KatherineS38, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Love #3 with outdoor shower”
 of 5 bubbles tigaroze, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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