Based on a recommendation from a friend, we spent 3 nights at La Selva Mariposa. It was a beautiful, quiet setting - perfect for relaxing. The owners, Mari & Lou, were very welcoming and friendly. Their attention to detail is amazing. They provided so much useful information on sites to visit, restaurants, etc. If you told them you were planning to go to Coba that day, they played a slideshow of pictures of the ruins and provided useful information on how to get there, where to eat, etc. So helpful. The breakfasts Mari and Lou made were delicious. One morning we had pancakes with bananas grown right on their property! And you should try Lou's famous margarita. It was delicious.
We stayed in suite #1 which was lovely. Very clean and comfortable. My husband was happy they had an AC unit in the room since he gets very hot while sleeping. But I would have been fine with the ceiling fan and windows open. They provided beach towels and mats, bug spray, flashlights. The soap and shampoo they provided are from the local honey place located down the street from the hotel. There was also a stocked mini fridge (complimentary) and coffee maker in the room. There was a fresh water jug in the room and water bottles for you to fill up for the day. They also provide a claw grabber thing to pick up bugs which was useful since we found a few jungle bugs in the room.
The property itself was absolutely beautiful. You really felt like you were in a jungle paradise. We relaxed in the pool, reading area, and the steam room. The steam room was an awesome feature.
It was easy to visit places from the hotel. It was a quick trip to Coba, Chichen Itza, Valladolid....Like other reviewers said, the hotel is located in a small town, so there are not a ton of restaurants in the immediate area, but there is a great one right across the main road. And there are good charcoal chicken places close by as well. And if you want a greater selection of restaurants, Tulum is a quick drive.
Going to La Selva Mariposa felt more like visiting family than staying at a hotel. We had a wonderful time and would definitely go back if we visit Tulum again.
- 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 six beautifully decorated air-conditioned rooms, one family suite w/kitchen, and one luxury suite with decks, cascading waterfalls, cenote style plunge pools, heated roof top jacuzzi, 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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- Also Known As:
- La Selva Mariposa Hotel Tulum