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Nha Trang, Vietnam
Reviewed 6 May 2013

Great beach & comfortable cabanas. Small fleet of bikes for guest use. My favorite part was the common area/kitchen. Each cabana gets their own cooler which is regularly replenished with ice blocks. Cold water & beer on demand! In between binging on not so healthy food in the pueblo, it's nice to have the option of preparing a healthy meal...

Thank Austin O
north conway
Reviewed 6 May 2013

We spent 3 nights at playa selva and it was wonderful. The location is near the end of the beach road but there are still plenty of places close by to eat or have a drink. We took full advantage of the communal kitchen, it was perfect for us because we like to get up very early and have coffee....

Thank lime999
Brunswick, ME
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Playa Selva is beautiful, clean and safe. The friendly staff is very helpful and the large communal kitchen is well equipped. There are also nice little touches like lit candles in the evening and a lovely bowl of fruit upon arrival.

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san diego
Reviewed 31 March 2013

The staff is wonderful; Manuela & Mauricio are the perfect hosts. We have been coming back twice a year to Playa Selva for the last 2 years and just love it! Our beachfront bungalow is charming. We have been vacationing in Tulum for the last 6 years and have stayed at many hotels but this by far is the best....

1Thank sunmartaxco
Tel Aviv
Reviewed 20 March 2013 via mobile

This place is amazing! Total relaxation. Perfect location right on the best part of the beach (the most quiet part) across the street from the best restaurants around. Staff and owner were nice and helpful. There's a kitchen so you can also eat in if you want, make sure you buy groceries on your way over (you won't feel like...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Playa Selva is amazing. For that matter Tulum and the surrounding area is truly amazing. We stayed in the 2 bed bungalow "Cabana Maya" approximately 30-50 meters from the ocean depending on whether the tide is in or out. I was very excited by the pictures online but was prepared for disappointment upon arrival. Not only were the pictures accurate...

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 7 February 2013

My boyfriend and I rented a room in a downstairs bungalow for three nights to enjoy a beautiful, relaxing environment near the beach. Where some of this came true, I personally did not find it relaxing at night when I wanted to sleep. Upon arrival we were greeted by Joanne (who was lovely). The staff was also extremely friendly -...

6Thank KatyGunn
New York City, New York
Reviewed 17 January 2013

Our family visited Playa Selva for the 4th time in 3 years over New Years Week. As always Maria, Javier and Joanna were there to ensure our stay was perfect. The houses are clean and comfortable. The grounds are impeccable with hammocks, lounge chairs and beach mattresses. The beach (and it does vary considerably) is the best in Tulum. Two...

2Thank glenn s
Reviewed 14 January 2013

Our family stayed at Playa Selva for our Christmas Holiday this year, but had to cut it short. The beach is beautiful - talcum powder sands and warm blue water. The staff, Javier and Maria, were nice. Joana, the caretaker was friendly, accessible and helpful. Even the house and bungalows are nice and clean. The big caveat is what is...

11Thank Jennifer E
playaselva, Geschäftsführer at Playa Selva, responded to this review

First of all; thank you for your comment and I am sorry you didn’t enjoy your time with us, but we did our very best to accommodate you and are working hard to make sure this never happens again. But the timing of your vacation was very special. The Christmas season in Tulum is always busy. And this year, 2012...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 13 January 2013

I've been to Tulum a few times before, and mostly in the month of September. This time I opted to come down to Tulum in the midst of post-holiday madness (January). I found Playa Selva on a website called Booking.com and booked the Cabana Maya right away. It was the most adorable 2 floor bungalow. This could easily fit 3-4...

1Thank _heatherrae78

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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Beachfront
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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
Region: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range: $259 - $521 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“all rooms are good!”
 of 5 bubbles heidyfu, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Every room is wonderful at this amazing place...you won't be disappointed!!!!”
 of 5 bubbles filmsnow1, 5 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Everything at Playa Selva is incredibly clean and beautiful. Cabanas on the beach are the windiest.”
  • View from the kitchen in Casa Playa
  • Lovely kitchen and hang out spot in the Casa Playa beach house
  • Standing on the porch of Casa Playa
  • Sunrise from the rooftop of Torres Pajaros
  • Rooftop of Torres Pajaros
  • Laying in a hammock on the roof watching the waves in the shade
  • Sunrise from the covered porch of Casa Playa. Best view for coffee ever!
  • View from Torres Pajaros beach house Master Bedroom Suite. So many birds!
 of 5 bubbles LorenAxberg, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“La marea: front row on the beach, perfect for a couple”
 of 5 bubbles jackstc, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Close to beach. Cabana Maya was second closest and perfectly windy.”
 of 5 bubbles 256katie, 19 Mar 2016 | Read review
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