Trip to Tulum Mexico 3-11-2014 to 3-18-2014
Tuesday 8-11-2014 Flew down to Cancun, had a taxi drive us down from Cancun. Got settled in to Le Selva Mariposa, met our host Mari and Louis or Mo and Lou. They loaned us a car and we got our own rental car. Steve got lost and we got separated. I went to the grocery store and it was late when I returned and Steve was quite worried about me waiting by the road. Rental Car was cheap on Expedia, but the insurance was 200 for only mandatory for collision and liability it was 400. The rental car was 78. We got a car to drive us for 115 both ways and then rented a car in Tulum for 200 including insurance.
Day 1 Wed Ziggy’s Beach, drinks at Zalum, Tulum Ruins. Ran the beach and got some great pictures at the ruins. Loved the palm trees and the bar with swings at Ziggys. The Stairway to heaven had 2 for one drinks all day and that was next door to Ziggys. They also had a band.
Day 2 Thur Coba Ruins Went to 1 Cenote Tamach-ha, the ones we did not see were Multun-han and Choo-ha, rode the zip line, went to Punta Laguna and saw the spider monkeys did not go into the Cenote there nor did we do the zip line. Had Lobster and Shrimp Skews with the best Civeche (seafood) in the world.
Day 3 Friday Rode Bikes to the Cenote Isla 1st on left approx 6 miles from mariposa. Came back and drove around Tulum, went to grocery store. Went to Mezzanine on the beach toward Tulum Ruins, Went to dinner at Ericas Los Pirates in Macario Gomez. We ate pizza at Los Pirates.
Day 4 Saturday Went to Valladolid Went to the Perfume factory, Tequilla factory, Chocolate factory, Went to Market, Saw San Berrnardino Convent Cathedral Church, Zaci Cenote, had a drink at Tabanar Frias near Convent. Ate dinner at LaCosana had the best Yucatan platter ever. Went to church at the convent.
Day 5 Sunday Had our mineral bath treatment and massage it was fabulous. Lily did our treatment it was $300 US for both of us. Then we went to Sac Ac Tun cenote it was $350 pesos each with a guide it was so beautiful the best cenote yet. Then we went to Erica’s Los Pirates for Lobster and Coconut shrimp. We met Sandy and John from 24 hours north of Toronto.
Day 6 Monday- Checking out of Le Selva Mariposa had a great trip planning to go to North Akumal and Puerto Aventoura. We spent the day did a lot of walking. It was very rough waters so we did not see the turtles. We met a lady from Illinois and she told us about a place called Playa pan? 30 minutes north of Tulum. We got into a huge rain storm and spent the afternoon shopping and taking the rental car back. Our driver came to meet us at 6:00 pm and we drove to Cancun and stayed at the Courtyard by Marriott near the airport.
Day 7 Tuesday- 8-18-2014 We got up at 3:00 AM to get ready for our 6:00 AM flight. Got back at 1:30 in the afternoon. We had a very fabulous time on the trip. It was so relaxing and we saw so many things. Great time.
Thank you Mari and Lou we had such a nice trip and your attention to detail is so impressive. I would highly recommend you lovely little oasis. It truly is a gem. Hope to get back for a visit very soon. We did a lot in a week, but woud love to return for longer. You are the best host and hostess we could have hoped for and loved the conversations with the other guest. Best of luck with this lovely jungle gem. Best to you both. Steve and Denise
- 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