We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Playa Selva

Certificate of Excellence
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 8.4 | Apartado Postal 131, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Hotel amenities
Playa Selva
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Ranked #2 of 83 Specialty Lodging in Tulum
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Anne J
Write a Review

123 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    112
    7
    3
    0
    1
See reviews for
41
56
5
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (20)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (123)
  • Mar-May only
    (33)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (24)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (31)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (35)
All months
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Six-Fours-les-Plage, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Kansas City, MO
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kansas City, Missouri
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Denver, Colorado
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Montreal, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Portland, Oregon
1 review
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

201 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (183)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (48)
Viewed
Room/suite (25)
Viewed
View from room (24)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (31)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
Family/play areas (1)
Viewed
Other (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Other (18)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay

Amenities

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question