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Playa Selva

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Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 8.4 | Apartado Postal 131, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ranked #2 of 87 Specialty Lodging in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is just amazing ,stayed for a week in cabana maya and loved every aspect of this small ,very well maintain oasis.The communa kitchenl is big enough for two family to cook at the same time,some of the kitchenware could use an upgrade.The free bike were in good enough condition and pretty handy to cruise along the beach road.... More 

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Logan, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week at Playa Selva and loved every minute. There were swings and a slide for the kids as well as a variety of beach toys, plenty of hammocks, bikes available. Pepe, Jose and Manuela were all wonderful.

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North Logan, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family of four stayed in a bungalow just 25 yards from the beach. Two floors, kitchen, dining area, and bathroom on the main floor and lovely upstairs with a deck and lots of breezes on the second floor. The staff were fantastic - Pepe, Jose, and all of the others worked very hard to keep the place clean and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our family of 4 stayed in the house with the kitchen on the first floor, kids bedroom on second floor (2 twins) and us on the third floor (king bed). Above that is a spectacular roof top patio. Was slightly worried about no A/C but it really was not a problem. The open windows and breeze and fan worked fine.... More 

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Six-Fours-les-Plage, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Hi, This place is amazing to relax and all the management is really cool. We'll come back! PEPE is a really nice guy always ready to help but also all of them are great. The place is really well maintained ( they are working all day long to insure this quality). Close to everything in tulum beach Julie and Laurent

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Kansas City, MO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Playa Selva is in a great location along the stretch of Tulum eco-lodges. The beach is stunning and there isn't a race to save beach loungers, there are plenty for everyone. The staff is fabulous. Pepe was always very helpful and suggested a lot of great activities for us, as well as arranging them. The tour of Sian Ka'an was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

My wife and I spent 4 nights this past week at Playa Selva and had a fantastic time. Playa Selva is nestled deep into Tulum, along a quiet, beautiful beach. There is a shared kitchen, which we used just about every day/night. There's a grocery store up the road about 10 minutes, so stock up and make sure to make... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

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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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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