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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

My friends and I totally fell in love with Playa Selva, it is gorgeous and just a few steps from your bed to the white sandy beach! The owners are wonderful and nothing is too much trouble for them. The location literally could not be beaten, the communal kitchen is well equipped with everything you need and the rooms are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I almost don't want to write this review, if only to try and ensure that Playa Selva isn't all booked up next time I want to visit Tulum. It was a fantastic experience. My wife and I and one other couple stayed one week in the Cabana Maya, one of the smaller bungalows on the property. It was neatly appointed,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

I don't want to stay at any other place in Tulum. The location is perfect for walking to the best restaurants or just strolling the beach. The fact that they have a communal kitchen there made it really easy to save money by not eating every meal out. It's a small compound so you feel like it's your own private... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

This place is marvellous. The seaview is great, the staff is friendly and the rooms are confortable and clean. I can only recommend it. It's also great for families. The whole area is beautifully made with nice palmtrees and other plants. The whole area is sand and you can walk barfeet all over. I loved my stay here and can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

My wife and I ,daughter,her fiance and their 2 children. were in Tulum to celebrate the wedding of our older daughter who made arrangements for our stay at Playa Selva. Because of flight delays we arrived after dark and were greeted by Rafa who helped us settle in. - we in La Palma and the rest inTorre de pajaro, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been visiting Tulum for four years now. We usually stay at 2-3 hotels over the course of our 10 day trip. Playa Selva was the hotel where we stayed for the middle part of our vacation, and we honestly did not want to leave for our next accommodations... Our cabaña (La Marea) was fantastic. It... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

It was so hard to choose a place to stay based on the dozens and dozens of websites and other peoples reviews who are coming from all different backgrounds. But Playa Selva was a wonderfully amazing choice. Our family of five had terrible flight delays and an unavailable hotel room upon 3am arrival in Cancun and so drove straight to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

Playa Selva is the perfect place to stay in Tulum! We were traveling with a group of friends to attend a friend's wedding and rented two bungalows for our four day stay - complete with kitchens, balconies and even a roof deck - all with sweeping views of the palm trees and steps to the beach. Accommodations are spotless (and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

We love playa selva. Perfect place to decompress and just take in the amazing beauty. It's our favorite place to stay and have been back three times. The beach is perfect and sunrise is incredible. the staff is very accomidating and keep it very clean. There are bikes to use to ride into town or to the ruins. Town is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

Playa Selva is located in what felt like the heart of the beach road in Tulum. It is walking distance to the best restaurants to eat at and of course the less that two minute walk out of the guest quarters on to the beach cannot be beat. I would give Playa Selva five starts if perhaps the beds were... More 

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Selva is one of the most beautiful beaches in Tulum with agarden composed of large trees, surrounded by practically virgin nature.This place has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation.A place to relax, away from the rush and the noise.A place to recharge your energy; alone, with your partner, with friends or with the entire family.A place to practice different sports and leisure activities.A place to let your soul fly free.Playa Selva is located on the Tulum beach; 8 km from the town, 8 km from the Tulum Mayan ruins and 3 km from the extraordinary Sian Ka'an Biosphere Natural Reserve (UNESCO World Heritage). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Selva

Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila km 8.4 | Apartado Postal 131, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: $145 - $280 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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