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La Selva Mariposa

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km 20 Tulum-Coba Carretera | Macario Gomez, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Ranked #1 of 67 Tulum B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had a much too short stay of only two nights at LSM, but it was everything we were hoping for and more. The pictures that you see definitely do not do it justice. The entire property is SO BEAUTIFUL and serene. Everywhere you turn, there is something new to see that you didn't notice before. The attention to detail... More 

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My six year old son and I traveled to the Tulum area in March. An all-inclusive resort seemed like overkill, since we don’t eat a lot and we generally enjoy a little more adventure. Furthermore, the money we save goes into being able to stay a little longer. I have had good experiences in the past choosing bed and breakfasts... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review and for all the tips you included to help future travelers, especially those traveling with children feel more comfortable. It felt like family after the first few days to see you pass by to take a walk in the pueblo to buy ice cream or visit our workers son, the same age. It was a... More 

Rockville, MD
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staying at La Selva Mariposa was like staying at a magical oasis owned by our own family. Lou and Mo were so caring and welcoming to my son and myself, it really felt like we were visiting our own family. You could see the pride they had of La Selva Mariposa as they walked us through a tour of the... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for each and every comment you made about La Selva Mariposa. Yes it felt like family to us also, as you were the kind of respectful, gentle and fun guests that feel at home at LSM. It is not for everyone, but with each guest we learn a little more about what travelers want and try... More 

Barrington, Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
24 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is no detail that has been missed. This is a very, very special B & B in the "jungle" about 15 miles inland from Tulum Mexico and the busy life of the resorts. It is a drive 15 mile drive to the beach but centrally located to the major Myan sites and cenotes. Each room is more spectacular than... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much. My head is in the clouds after reading the wonderful review you posted, but in reality, I know it is all true. I especially liked that you mentioned how comfortable you felt traveling and staying off the beaten path and that the location was centralized for most travel in the area. We will be waiting with... More 

New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only four suites make up this B&B 20 KM west of Tulum, but a lot of love, work and design went into each one as well as the common areas. We stayed in #4, the largest suite, built in a Mayan design with large bedroom, bath open to the stars and sitting room - all air conditioned if you needed... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

As a writer, I really appreciate a well written review such as yours, But as the B:&B owner we appreciate even more you taking the time to tell others about your stay with us. You are fantastic. I like how you described how clean the rooms were and finding unexpected things like beach mats and a beach bag filled with... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lou was so kind and gracious to wait 4 plus hours in Cancun for my friend's delayed flight to arrive. We arrived at the B&B very late; however, Moe waited up to greet us and make sure we were settled for the night. The property is peaceful, safe and pampering. It was an oasis to return to after days of... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the lovely review. You and your friend were such positive and happy guests that we truly looked forward to seeing you at breakfast and when you returned each day from your outings.Thanks for mentioning our breakfast items. We try to make them interesting and use the home grown produce that we are raising on our... More 

New York City
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the moment we arrived Moe and Lou treated us like family. They made every accommodation to make our stay an unbelievable experience. The B and B is a funky, eclectic mix of hippy and Mexico. They have transformed this property into a one of a kind experience. We had our 2yr. old daughter with us and between all of... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Wow. It was great to get your review and yes we truly enjoyed meeting you all and especially your little daughter, just kidding. You were all wonderful guests that we felt fortunate to have graced our breakfast table each morning. It was so delightful to watch your daughter interact with our 4 dogs and tame them with her gentle touch.... More 

British Columbia, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mari and Lou are a hardworking team who created a jungle masterpiece that is lovingly maintained. The rooms are beautiful, unique and comfortable. The outdoor shower was a special touch and greatly enjoyed. Breakfast was hot, fresh, healthy and fabulous. Mari and Lou arranged several excellent tours at great value for us. The masseuse was experienced, professional, knowledgeable and dedicated.... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the glowing review as well as all the others you wrote about your Tulum vacation. We are sorry we did not rate a 5 in your eyes, but I guess it was the cold snap we were experiencing and the 20 km drive that left you feeling a little less than refreshed. We are pleased with... More 

Natick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was one of the best B and B's we've ever stayed in. In fact, it was more like a destination in itself than a place from which to explore the area, although it was that as well. The jungle around the B and B is actually a carefully and lovingly constructed oasis, including numerous plants and trees of the... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks for the unexpected wonderful review. Unexpected meaning that you were with us for such a short time, we hardly had time to get to know you. We truly appreciate the insight you shared and do hope you will come to visit again and linger in the area. There is so much to see and do, and right at La... More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

this was our third time visiting La Selva Mariposa and each time we go we have a different experience and new appreciation for this haven in the jungle. The first time we went I savoured the morning walks through the trails on their grounds listening to the birds and following the butterflies. The second time I spent every night on... More 

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selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks again. I think you are the first guests besides family who have visited 3 times. We truly appreciate your business and miss you when you leave and will welcome you each and every time you visit. You are the reason we keep making changes and upgrading and adding special features like the roof top jacuzzi. We want you to... More 

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