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.
Lou and Moe are THE most charming couple/owners of this gorgeous little hideaway and they go out of their way to make sure that you are comfortable. We stayed in suite #3 and it has everything you need. They have thought of everything to make your stay one you will remember. Being a foodie of sorts, I can't tell you enough here about the wonderful breakfasts they prepare for you every morning. Fresh fruit juice blends you won't find anywhere else, fresh muffins, coffee, wonderful fruit platters and creative homemade entrees every day that they prepare themselves. You don't leave in the morning hungry, that's for sure.
Both Mari and Lou are very knowledgable about the area and can help you plan your day if you wish.
Most folks know that there is a great variety of places to eat/dine at in the Tulum area- from very pricey to very cheap. The first night we arrived we ate at a little local restaurant within walking distance of La Selva. We had 6 tacos and 4 beers for $9.00 US, go figure! But we splurged on Randy's B/D and dined at Hechizo. That was a five star experience. Food/Service was outstanding. The setting around the rooms is so inviting and Randy and I marvel at the artistic touches everywhere. So creative!! There is a new hot tub up on the roof and we enjoyed wine and gazing at the stars up there on more than one occasion. We have stayed right on the beach previously (2012) but we actually prefer La Selva over the hustle and bustle of the beachfront. I am rambling here, but just remembered that they added safes to the rooms, but the location really doesn't require them. Their employees have been there a long time and are trusted without question. We left money out on the table at times and it never was touched. Do remember to tip them! We met a couple of girls who had the room next to ours who did not know that tipping the maids was customary at B & B's. $3-5 dollars a day is about right. We left candy (M&M's) with our tip everyday and it did bring smiles and thank yous. I recommend room 3 for couples because there is a plunging pool with waterfall right outside your door. They have a new service now and we were so glad to take advantage of it! They will pick you up in Cancun and return you to the airport and rent you one of the cars to use for your stay. How convenient is that? No hustle at the airport! There is so much to see and do in this area-- you can't see or do it all in a week. Pick two or three important things and leave some time to just kick back and relax at Selva. There are so many little private areas that you can "escape" to and chill out. If you just have to connect, they do have WIFI now, but seriously folks, why did you come here??? Children are welcome here, unlike some other B & B's, and there were several there during our stay- but all were well behaved. We had a wonderful week with fantastic weather and hardly any bugs. Again, we just want to say how friendly, outgoing, knowledgable and hospitable you will find Mari and Lou. Lou has a great sense of humor and can keep you laughing. They were kind enough to invite us over to the mainhouse for a drink on our last night there and we had some interesting conversation. We have several ex-pat friends in Cozumel and we always enjoy hearing their "takes" on our current political situation here at home. So, Mari and Lou, thank you so much for making Randy's birthday trip so much fun! We'll be back next year! You two really deserved the 2013 Traveler's Award from Trip Advisor. I also want to add that the room charges are really quite reasonable (150US) and a bargain in my mind. Check it out on their website. We are making plans for Father's Day and I haven't found anything comparable in a 300 mile radius of where we live (Virginia Beach) for under $300 per night.
- 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