We cannot say enough about what must be one of the most wonderful and unique accomodations in Tulum. What a pleasure to stay here. Beautiful and lush jungle flora surrounded us with deep turquoise blue cenote like pools for our morning plunge or late afternoon dip. We loved coming home to Selva after a day of snorkeling or the beach or the nearby ruins. We sank into the jacuzzi almost every evening while sipping our margueritas and enjoying the stars as they winked at us between the palms.
What can I say that already hasn't been said already about La Selva Mariposa? We struggled between staying at a beach hotel 24/7 or choosing this jungle retreat as our home base during our time in Tulum. We made the choice to stay at La Selva Mariposa and we couldn't have been happier with our decision. It was so nice to know we had the option to play and dine at the beach as long as we wanted but to be able to retreat from the sand and dark to our beautiful home in the jungle when we were ready. The rooms are lovely and clean and tastefully decorated reflecting Mayan art and style. Towels are plush and soft. The bed is very comfortable. Showers are hot with lots of water. Lou and Mari serve the nicest breakfast every morning. You won't go away from the table hungry. It's a beautiful presentation of tropical fruits, juices, muffins, and always an exciting entree.
Lastly, our hosts, Lou and Mari, were the icing on the cake. They are wonderful! Lou makes the best blue margueritas and Mari has an extensive library of writings she has done on the area. They share all this with you and, in so doing, we received invaluable insider tips as to the best beaches, ruins, cenotes ,shops, restaurants etc to visit....and the best time to do so. Information like that is invaluable when you only have so many hours in a day or so few days to explore and enjoy all that you came to see and experience. They added immeasurably to the pleasure and ease of our vacation. Lou even helped us get a hold of our US bank when an ATM ate our credit card. He helped take the stress out of this momentary crisis.
There is no doubt we will be back and have already started to recommend La Selva Mariposa to our friends. You won't be disappointed.
- 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 six beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms, one family suite w/kitchen, 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
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- Also Known As:
- La Selva Mariposa Hotel Tulum