We were so pleased to find Jolie Jungle as there aren't many places to stay in the jungle near Cancun. It's about 15 min. to Puerto Morelos. Follow the excellent signage fron the "Ruta de los Cenotes" off of 307 and you can't miss the entrance. There is a gate and guard and you're given a pass for your stay. The whole place feels very safe and secure and the staff are very friendly while being respectful of your privacy.
The grounds are beautifully maintained with trails to walk or bike to explore the jungle. Everything is done with eco-conscious intent. All natural mosquito repellent and rechargeable flashlights are provided. And the "house" shampoo and conditioner made from natural honey smell delicious. The bathroom sink is carved from a huge slab of wood -- very cool design and indicative of how they've worked at re-purposing any remnants of construction of the grounds.
There is a huge freshwater fed pool and lounge area -- super refreshing after a hot day in the car. They also have an outdoor ping pong table and a variety of games. There is no cell service or wi-fi so you must (gasp) commune with nature or your travel companions! Not to worry, there is plenty to see and do in the jungle. They also provide 2 way walkie-talkies that serve as a "phone" to the staff if you need anything.
Our bungalow was open and airy with a huge palapa roof. The queen bed was for my friend and I took the futon. Both were incredibly comfortable and we slept like rocks amidst the enchanting hum of the jungle critters.
The owners, Dino and Nedda offered extraordinary personal service with a delicious breakfast and dinner. They also bring you snacks for your room and bottled water (for very reasonable additional cost) so you can have a bite to eat without venturing all the way to Leona Vicario or Puerto Morelos.
The place was peaceful and beautiful. Just one highlight was seeing the millions of stars punch holes in the inky blackness of night. The service and attention of the owners made us feel like we were at a 5 star resort. They have such respect and care for the jungle environment -- their enthusiasm is infectious! We hope to visit again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Jolie Jungle has great appeal thanks to true ecological environment around us, it is characterized in that it is located away from the bustle of the city, surrounded mostly by forest. Jolie Jungle is an ecological hotel that offers a unique experience for nature lovers, it's a real atmosphere of peace and tranquility, with a unique and ideal landscape for bird and butterfly watchers. Our Bungalows are total confort and fullfill ecological standards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Jolie Jungle Riviera Maya, Mexico