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Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 8.4 | Apartado Postal 131, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Playa Selva
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Playa Selva is as perfect as you can get this side of heaven. The water is gorgeous and just the right temp. The sand is like talcum powder. You sleep to the sound of the waves. The bungalows are rustic. Low water pressure. Dim lights to help the turtle lay their eggs in just the right place. No irons or... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This location is every bit as incredible as it looks online. The service and staff could not have been more pleasant or hospitable. They were absolutely delightful. And our reservation process with Manuela was equally delightful. The staff took impeccable care of the grounds and our casa. We stayed in Casa Playa. From both floors, you could see and hear... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

We had a wonderfully relaxed week at Playa Selva. It's quirky, charming small, well run and kept very clean. Be aware that this is the anti-Cancun: no air-conditioning, limited electricity, salt water showers in your room/cabin and you have to buy and make your own breakfast in the communal or cabin kitchen. Also note that some rooms are a lot... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing! We have visited Tulum several times and stayed in very known mid to high end Tulum hotels and I must say that Playa Selva is the best. First of all, it s located in the prime location of Tulum Playa (steps away from the best restaurants, yoga classes, etc.). With that being said, it s a... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time in Tulum staying at Playa Selva. Our cabana looked directly out onto the beach and the surroundings were tropical and lovely. We enjoyed the use of Playa Selva's free bikes to get around and our hosts we're wonderful and helpful. Actually we made the terrible mistake of leaving our passports in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We`ve spent a marvellous time at Playa Selva. It`s a very unique spot to enjoy a peaceful time between your bungalow, palm trees, hammocks and the white sandy beach. Playa Selva is still very authentic compared to many other places along the beach. The owners and their staff are very nice and supportive! They organized a great trip to SianKaan,... More 

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My sister and I spent a week at this amazing gem of a place. From the moment we arrived to a personal greeting and a bowl of beautiful fresh fruit, until the moment we left, this experience was incredible. Being at Playa Selva felt like being with family. We loved the sheer beauty of the property, its low-key, off-the-grid feel,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My husband and I just got back from Tulum with another couple after a 5-night stay. We absolutely ADORED Playa Selva and its staff. It's really an enchanting place. Even though it rained and stormed half the time we were in Tulum, we didn't mind so much because we were so comfortable at Playa Selva. We stayed in La Palma,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed one week in La Duna in May for our long overdue honeymoon. We chose Playa Selva based on the recommendation of a friend who had stayed there a couple years ago and absolutely loved it. She was right. It is truly a little piece of paradise! All the positive reviews are right on. The camp... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for almost ten days and can highly recommend this place. The rooms are wonderful, spacious, and very clean. The staff is very friendly and always there to help. There is direct access to Tulum's fantastic beach, and what we liked most was there very well-equipped kitchen, where we prepared breakfast and dinner from time to time.

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Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 8.4 | Apartado Postal 131, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
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