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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2016

My boyfriend and I stayed at La Selva Mariposa for 4 nights as part of a 2 week long road trip around the Yucatan peninsula. It was one of the highlights of our journey. Lou was a kind and gracious host - he strikes the right balance between hospitality and privacy and cooks a brilliant breakfast. Lou is also incredibly...

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

Thanks so much for the review of your stay at La Selva Mariposa and titling it "a beautiful alternative." I was so proud of the glowing comments you made about how my husband, on his own, due to my absence, stepped up to do such a fabulous job assisting you with your travel needs. La Selva Mariposa, as you described,...

Westminster, Colorado
Reviewed 18 June 2016

Our stay at La Selva Mariposa for 3 nights in April was an extraordinarily magical experience. The comfortable bed-and-breakfast is a secluded jungle oasis with excruciating detail put into everything from the gourmet breakfasts to the rooms to the rooftop pool to the huge assortment of colorful flora. The owners, Moe and Lou, have lovingly poured their all into creating...

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

It was such a pleasure meeting you and being able to chat about so many interesting subjects. Your review was dear to me. We love it when guest get immersed in all the things around LSM. There is so much to see and hear. My walk around the property this morning was inspiring I am now ready for the day.

Richmond, Indiana
Reviewed 14 June 2016

I investigated all types of accommodations in the Tulum area, having the idea of finding a truly charming place that would feel like home and stand in as an exotic locale. Look no further, this is it! As one approaches this B and B, one sees a very tall rock fence, several meters high, which makes it a compound. Once...

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

Wow. What a stunning review. Thank you so much. My husband, Lou , and I are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Selva Mariposa and that you took the time to mention so many of the highlights of your visit. I was sorry to be away and not be able to meet each and every guest, but...

Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

I stayed 3 nights at the end of May at LSM and this was a charming experience. Moe and Lou make you feel welcome from the very first instant, provide a lot of touristic information and cook a wonderful breakfast, different every day, to fit any diet requirement. They are also keen to make you try their local products. The...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at La Selva Mariposa with future travelers to the Yucatan Peninsula and Tulum in particular. We are glad that we were able to provide so many things like beach bags and towels that were able to lighten your travel load. We have provided so many different choices in...

Reviewed 14 June 2016

We stayed at La Selva Mariposa on the first week of June and we really felt in love with the place. Waterfalls, hammocks, pool and open air shower; we couldn't ask for more. Lou gave us everyday useful advices on what to see and how to get the most out of every experiences (beaches, cenotes, food and sometimes what to...

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

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the lovely review. Yes, it is our pleasure to search out the freshest ingredients and prepare each meal with lots of love and passion. I am glad that you mentioned our gentle and friendly staff, Julio,Beatriz and Jose. We could not have attained the #1 B&B rating without them. It is a joint...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 June 2016

There have been many superlative reviews of LSM and after a week there, they all bear repeating. I'll validate that Lou and Moe have created,with much love, an oasis of tranquility in this magic corner of the Yucatan, that they are the consummate hosts, particular about quality and ensuring a genuine, connected experience for guests, as well as having created...

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

You have made our little labor of love come alive and I thank you for the poetic manner in which you described each nook and cranny at La Selva Mariposa and the surrounding area. We have had so many wonderful guests over the last ten years that I thought I would never forget a name or a face, but age...

Edwards
Reviewed 13 May 2016

The music of jungle is what you'll experience at La Selva Mariposa. This rich green jungle is accented with colorful flowers and amazingly painted butterflies with the background music of the birds that live there. You can also hear the running water of all the fountains on the property. This is the place we decided to return to rejuvenate ourselves....

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

Sitting here this morning, I can see and hear all you described so beautifully. Just when I think every possible word has been used to describe La Selva Mariposa, we are blessed with another example of a happy camper willingly sharing their experience. Thanks for taking the time to mention so many things about LSM and the grounds, breakfast and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 May 2016

This was our second time staying in Tulum, and our main reason for coming back was La Selva Mariposa. We fell in love with this jungle oasis just over a year ago and on the plane ride home, had already agreed that we'd be back again in 2016. Every room has its own unique features-- ours had an outdoor shower,...

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

As a writer, I appreciate beautifully written pieces, especially when they mention the love of our life, La Selva Mariposa. It is especially rewarding to us when guests return for a second visit (we have some that have returned 4 or more times in the last ten years). Thanks for mentioning all the amenities like the roof top jacuzzi and...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 30 April 2016

We came back about 1 month ago from our trip to Tulum but writing about La Selva Mariposa was something dear to my heart. Mary and Louis are a very welcoming couple. This place is unique and charming. Breakfasts are made with local fresh ingredients and a lot of love. They even have a garden where they grow their own...

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

Thank you so very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your stay with us. We appreciate the kind words and the title of the review, very friendly hosts. We know the property has been cleaned delicately so as not to upset Mother Nature and enhanced with the creative eye of my talented husband, and...

Tulum, Mexico
Reviewed 4 April 2016

Just got back from a weekend escape to this little jungle paradise. Moe and Lou are fantastic hosts and every single detail that you can imagine and more have been well thought through and provided to maximize your comforts and indulge your senses. Loved the little cenote dipping pools with running waterfalls just outside the room, loved the outdoor shower,...

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

A weekend is never enough to soak up the magic of La Selva Mariposa, but sometimes it is the best way to get guests to plan a return visit. We thank you for taking the time to write a review and share your experience with future travelers. We will be waiting with open arms for you to return. There is...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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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, 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 

Additional Information about La Selva Mariposa

Address: km 20 Tulum-Coba Carretera | Macario Gomez, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: €117 - €183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
La Selva Mariposa Hotel Tulum
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“we had Suite 4 - it was awesome, but they all looked incredible (can't wait to go back and stay in the newly constructed Suites 5 and 6!).”
 of 5 bubbles globalreview2016, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“They have 4 very nice suites and they will have two more!”
 of 5 bubbles mbruggerparkman, 13 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are great! You can't go wrong with any room!”
 of 5 bubbles juliemF9205XV, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“One of our favorite parts of staying here was the outdoor shower. We were in room 3.”
  • The outdoor shower was the best!
  • View from outside our bedroom.
 of 5 bubbles KatherineS38, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Love #3 with outdoor shower”
 of 5 bubbles tigaroze, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
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