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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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Nykoping, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited La Selva Mariposa over christmas. We are a family of four, and we very much enjoyed our stay there. The contact with Moe has been very pleasant and personal all the way through. They owners did their best to attend to our special dietary needs and made the children feel so welcome! Our accommodation was perfect for a... More 

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Thank Julia L
selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks you so much for your lovely review. We enjoyed meeting your family and taking care of your needs for 18 days. That was a record for us at LSM. I even learned some new vegan/gluten free recipes to prepare for breakfast. The children were a delight and we were glad you decided to bring your parents along as well. More 

Lacey, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

How to start. What a place. Most of the other reviews are spot on. As with most people considering staying here, it was the location. Staying here is away from the beach, and in the jungle. Those that have google mapped the local town may be weary since it is not modern. Hell,I was worried at first making the "jump"... More 

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

Hi, We were WOWed ourselves over your extensive review. In fact, it was so amazing, I had to forward it to my daughter. You mentioned so many things in just the right way to put future travelers at ease, like the driving, bugs, location etc. Thanks you for doing this. Travelers like to hear this from someone who has stayed... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

La Selva Mariposa is an amazing oasis in the jungle, very close to Tulum. Moe and Lou moved from the US to build this very special place, with wonderful things for guests to discover at every turn. We especially enjoyed laying back on the hot tub's built in chaise, looking up at the stars; the Mayan clay massages onsite; the... More 

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

Thanks so much for the review of your stay with us at La Selva Mariposa. Glad you enjoyed the jungle experience, including the roof top jacuzzi, the Mayan Clay massages and all the amenities we provided. Please come back...DC is only a short flight away. More 

Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We really enjoyed our short stay at this incredible jungle B&B. Moe and Lou were welcoming and friendly, greeting us with fresh baked muffins (baked with attention to our various allergies) and a tour of the gorgeous property. The breakfasts were delicious and substantial, keeping me full well until dinner time. The outdoor rooftop hot tub was a real highlight... More 

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your much too short stay with us. I realize that you would have stayed longer, but there was no availability. We are hoping, with this in mind, that you will return one day and see more of the sights that are hidden in the Yucatan... More 

Seattle, Washington
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50 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This is a great spot. You may think you are on Gilligan's Island, but Moe and Lou are consummate hospitality professionals. This isn't a fancy beach resort but the king beds are perfect (well we only tried one). Each palapa is well appointed and the open air showers are the best. Remember this place is hot and steamy and while... More 

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

Hello, Thanks from Gulligan's Inland Oasis. Just kidding. We thoroughly appreciated and loved everything you had to say about your stay at La Selva Mariposa. Yes we love meeting such interesting guests like yourselves and sharing our little oasis in the jungle with you. You had a sometimes noisy (due to children at holiday time, a given) little corner of... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed with Moe and Lou at their private jungle for 11 days. This is not your regular B&B, it is soo much more. LSM gave us rest, tranquillity, our own little fairyland to explore! And Moe and Lou gave us a home for the time we were in Tulum. This is how they make you feel... More 

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

We miss you also and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with future travelers to our area. I like how you mentioned that the location is perfect. It seems to be the one thing we get rated a 4 on...in reality it is the best, as we are halfway between the beach and all the Mayan treasures.... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

It is hard to know where to start, as this B&B was the icing on the cake of our wonderful Yucatan vacation. As you drive inland, into the jungle and away from the beaches there is a part of you that wonders whether you've made the right decision. Then, following the excellent directions given, you turn right down a small... More 

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

Hola, Your description of entering LSM is the best I have ever heard...so true. Thanks for making it so clear. Thanks also for the kudos about beach bags, breakfasts, etc. We love doing all these extra touches for our guests. It is our passion ! I wrote a note in my reservation book by your name saying that you would... More 

Karben, Germany
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45 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

In the beginning of November 2015 my girlfriend and I stayed at Selva Mariposa for one week. The B&B is located in the jungle in the small village Macario Gomez close to Tulúm. Moe and Lou are great hosts. They are very kind and helpful and we enjoyed their humour. The breakfast is excellent. The property is very nicely kept.... More 

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

Lou and I want to thank you so very much for the outstanding review that you wrote to share your experience at La Selva Mariposa with other travelers. We love how you mentioned that the location was perfect for you for seeing both sides of the Peninsula: the jungle with it's cenotes and Mayan ruins and the colonial city of... More 

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19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

Awesome place to stay during the New Years Holiday 2015-2016!!! Great food, drinks, and people!!! A jungle paradise and easy to get to without any hassle especially for Couples!!! Make every effort to visit this "gem" and book your Airline tickets ASAP!!!

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Thank rjo72223
selvamariposa, Owner at La Selva Mariposa, responded to this review

Thanks for the heads up about staying with us during the upcoming holiday. We still have availability for a couple starting Jan. 2nd. Check out our reviews and you will find us waiting to share our little oasis in the jungle with last minute travelers. Bye for now and feliz navidad. More 

Hyattsville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

We SO made the right choice for our honeymoon! From the moment we were booking it, communicating with Moe and Lou on the logistics, arranging to borrow their car, etc. was easy. When we arrived we were blown away at this little spot of paradise. The room was perfect, with two parts (bedroom and sitting room), a private porch (perfect... More 

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

Hello and thanks for the wonderful review. I translated and read it to Julio and he had such a big grin on his face and was so proud when you made reference to the care he and his wife gave you during your honeymoon stay with us. I am pleased that he was able to execute the 5-course candlelight dinner... More 

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