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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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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a relaxing, enjoyable 7-day stay at La Selva Mariposa within the friendly Mayan pueblito, Macario Gomez. We prefer the unpretentious Mayan jungle setting 15 minutes from the more crowded beach resorts in Tulum, and the ambiance created through interaction with well-travelled, interesting guests who share a desire for more off-the-beaten-track experiences. With years in the food/restaurant business... More 

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

Thanks so much for your beautifully written review. We loved the title and know it will attract many future travelers to our little oasis in the Mayan jungle. We are pleased you mentioned that we are in an unpretentious little pueblo and we hope that our guests have chosen us partly for this reason. The little family Mx. restaurants that... More 

Lyons, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We split our time between the Tulum beachfront and the Mayan jungle! Our first days were spent staying at a $200 a night ecological resort on the Tulum beach. We explored Sian Kaan biosphere and the Tulum beach clubs and restaurants while staying in southern Tulum. The need to stay on the beach and stay reasonable on the lodging cost... More 

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

Hello from Mexico and thank you so much for your review of LSM and your stay with us. We are so pleased that you appreciated each and every detail of our little oasis and the fact that we are located in between the beach and the Mayan ruins,cenotes etc. in the interior. I like that the visit brought you joy... More 

Brooklyn, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a wonderful 4 night stay at La Selva Mariposa. This was my first trip to Mexico and I couldn't have chosen a better place to stay. Moe and Lou have created a beautiful spot to unwind filled with abundant plants, waterfalls, walking paths, pools, outdoor showers, amazing breakfasts. I felt truly welcome and taken care of. Moe... More 

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

Hello, I knew you were starting to feel like we do when guests stay only 2 nights: just not long enough to get to know us or the property. But this feeling may just bring you back to see us in the near future. Thanks for the review and I love how you described our attention to detail as insane...this... More 

Indianapolis, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Hi, Thanks for your lovely review. It is never the same when one of us is away and you don't get to meet the entire Moe and Lou team at La Selva Mariposa. I am glad our staff and I were able to provide a positive experience for you during your stay. It was so much fun to have you... More 

Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
25 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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 March 18, 2015

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 

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