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La Selva Mariposa

km 20 Tulum-Coba Carretera | Macario Gomez, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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La Selva Mariposa
Ranked #2 of 64 Tulum B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Oakland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Lou picked my husband and me up at the airport in Cancun, gave us two chilled bottles of water, and immediately made us feel comfortable with his light heart and obvious love for the area. As we drove, he pointed out sights, and made suggestions of things we might like to do. He listened to our interests, and took them... More

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

WOW, Sounds like you had a great time and we appreciate it when guest notice the time and effort it has taken to build and maintain LSM. We hope to be seeing you and your friends in the near future. There is still much more to see and do in the area and of course Mucho Descanso, more rest. as... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at this wonderful oasis off the beaten track outside Tulum. Star gazing in the hot tub with a maragarita at night, and the most delicious, lovingly prepared breakfasts to wake up to. Mari and Lou are such friendly and helpful hosts, this is truly a gem not to be missed; highly recommended!!! Sandra and Keith

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

Thanks so much for the prompt review. IT was lovely and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with future travelers to the Riviera Maya. Do come back and warm your bones and relax in our little piece of paradise. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found La Selva Mariposa on Trip Advisor and stayed for 12 nights - long but "not the longest" time booked there to date according to Lou, one of the owners. We stayed in the smallest Casita, which is attached to Lou and Mari's amazing palapa home, and found La Selva Mariposa both a great location - not on the... More

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

Thanks so much for your review. You were in suite #1 with a very large bathroom and a good size room with a private third floor lounge. This is one of our personal favorites, so glad you enjoyed it as well. It was fun to have you here for such a long visit..never long enough, but Boston is not THAT... More

Dublin, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Trip to Tulum Mexico 3-11-2014 to 3-18-2014 Tuesday 8-11-2014 Flew down to Cancun, had a taxi drive us down from Cancun. Got settled in to Le Selva Mariposa, met our host Mari and Louis or Mo and Lou. They loaned us a car and we got our own rental car. Steve got lost and we got separated. I went to... More

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

You were so frustrated when you arrived due to the car rental situation, and you are not the first guests who have had problems. BUT, with that behind you, we are glad that we were able to help you find a rental car in Tulum. Also glad, you enjoyed your stay with us at La Selva Mariposa. Your energy and... More

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I has a spectacular time. Moe and Lou have thought of EVERYTHING. We had a magical stay. The rooms, pool, hot tubs, breakfast area, everything was immaculately clean and cared for. Breakfast was fantastic, I only wish that we had been able to enjoy it every morning but we had to leave early for the airport and... More

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

Hi, You were such adventurers and set out early one day for Chichen Itza and chose not to have breakfast with us, and the day you left for the airport it was way early. We missed your friendly faces at the breakfast table both times. We do provide coffee in the rooms or at 7, which is earlier than the... More

Hamilton, MT
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We cannot say enough about what must be one of the most wonderful and unique accomodations in Tulum. What a pleasure to stay here. Beautiful and lush jungle flora surrounded us with deep turquoise blue cenote like pools for our morning plunge or late afternoon dip. We loved coming home to Selva after a day of snorkeling or the beach... More

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

What can I say to you to thank you for your glowing review. Thank you does not seem like enough. I am so pleased that we were able to provide you with the help, support and service you needed. So glad you enjoyed the Jacuzzi, the blue margaritas and our breakfasts that we enjoyed preparing and serving as much as... More

Eugene, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to this b&b after speculating that it would be a nice place to retire to after spending days on the beach. We stayed for 6 nights and were so impressed we were lucky enough to return for another 3 days at the end of our trip. We stayed in 3 of the 4 rooms. All of them were... More

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

Thanks for the lovely review. I especially liked how you used the words, "voices hushed in continual awe." The privacy issue was a good one to mention as well. We don't think of our dining /comedor area as a communal kitchen, but everything is there if you need it. We encourage guests to get take-out or go to one of... More

Edmonton, Canada
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We recently spent 4 nights at La Selva Mariposa, our second stay after inaugurating unit #4 in 2007. Moe and Lou have created an absolutely amazing and unique place, taking advantage of a lush and quiet location to craft a jungle paradise. It's so lush that regardless of your reasons for coming to this part of Mexico, you may be... More

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

Thanks for the glowing review. We love how you used the words high-class rather than referring to us as an economical B&B. Sometimes it is hard for the jungle to feel elegant, instead it feels wild, but then so does the beach or any other location where Mother Nature is in control. We feel that we offer so many extras... More

Berlin, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

A remarkable garden oasis in Tulum. The rooms were comfortable and spacious, the outdoor shower was amazing - to shower under the trees & stars! So relaxing and the breakfasts were a feast. There is a large hot tub-Jacuzzi under the stars on a rooftop and a sauna with a glass top. Hammocks are available to relax, pool close to... More

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

Hi and thanks for your glowing review. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with other travelers and hope you will return some time soon. If we could move that world famous beach a little closer, I bet you would have rated this a 5 as well. One of the beauties about being located 20 min. by... More

Chesapeake, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We stayed a week in February at La Selva Mariposa and we were not disappointed in anyway. Our first stay was in Oct of 2012 and we fell in love. You don't have to be on the beach to be in Paradise! It will be hard to write a review here without repeating everything that everyone has already put forth.... More

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

Hola Amigos, So great to get your kind review! You said it all. I wanted to say thanks from our staff for mentioning the fact that tipping is much appreciated. Staff is paid better than in many places in Tulum and on the beach, but the tips from guests are so important for letting them know how much the little... More

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Additional Information about La Selva Mariposa

Also Known As:
La Selva Mariposa Hotel
La Selva Mariposa Hotel Tulum
Address: km 20 Tulum-Coba Carretera | Macario Gomez, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Selva Mariposa is an intimate B&B situated only 15 min. by car from the shores of Tulum's gleaming waters of the Caribbean and less than 30 minutes from many Mayan ruins and cenotes. Our three beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms and one luxury suite with decks, cascading waterfalls, cenote style plunge pools, illuminated jungle paths and gourmet breakfast will leave you feeling that you have arrived in paradise. Each golden day of your vacation will simply blend into the next. ... more   less 

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