I have tucked away in a village on the road between Tulum and Coba – a quiet retreat. Juan looked after us very well and helped us get to Coba to explore the ruins and onwards to Tulum after our stay. Great fresh breakfast served outside in a quiet area in the jungle complex. It even has a cenote on-site – though not one you would swim in – but can gaze down into. Jungle noises and frogs to accompany your evenings and a great Italian restaurant a short walk through the village – he makes his pasta.
La Selva Mariposa is the perfect base to explore Tulum, Coba, and all of the beautiful surrounds. Everything is a short distance away, and you get to enjoy the tranquility of the jungle without the constant hum of tourists in the hotel zone.
Juan and the staff are ready with excellent recommendations for food, a cozumel reef restoration tour, and ruins. We had delicious breakfasts every morning and were even able to cook ourselves dinner for the first time in a month thanks to Juan’s generosity.
The room was beautiful, with lots of authentic touches and an open bathroom. It was spotless with comfortable beds and all of the amenities we could have wished for. We loved dipping into our private pool after a long day exploring the Yucatan. Thank you for making us feel at home; we already miss your little slice of paradise from your friends down under.
I stayed here for a couple of nights and liked it. It was the off-season, so I was the only one there. Being off-season the hotel garden needed a bit of attention but the room was very nice, clean and well kept. The owner was off-site but always available and very friendly.
La Selva Mariposa is a perfect destination to get away from it all. Set in a jungle not far from a small town, it’s relaxing being surrounded by nature. The small private pools are a nice touch. Claudio and his staff do an excellent job with breakfast every morning. He makes himself available for anything and everything you need.
There is one restaurant within walking distance; others are 20-30 min away in Tulum town and on the resort/restaurant beach strip outside of town. Many cenotes are in the area; cenote-hopping is a must if you’re into it. If you don’t mind driving to explore and eat, LSM is a gem!