Layla Guesthouse 'Selva'

Puerto Morelos, Q Roo, Mexico
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  • Layla Guesthouse 'Selva'
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    5 Oct 10, 2013

    I was searching for a romantic getaway to surprise my husband for his birthday. Enter Layla Guesthouse, a private oasis amidst the multicultural town of Puerto Morelos and the Mayan riviera. The guesthouse has 2 bungalow suites surrounded by a tropical sand garden. Each suite includes a wonderful setting with a small kitchen and living room, an outdoor rainfall shower and a serene bedroom. Layla Guesthouse is only a block away from the beach and a short walk to the town's square.

    Run by its fabulous and gracious hosts, Robin Brown and Steve Lew, the experience at Layla is quite unique. Steve and Robin immediately make you feel at home - like a local - sharing all of the secret, fun and inspiring spots, in and around Puerto Morelos.

    One of our highlights was to learn about the sacred water ecology of the area: from the mangroves to the Caribbean sea, and the amazing "Cenotes". We swam in the most pristine waters underneath a cathedral made of stalactites. Steve and Robin organize the tour, so be sure to ask for it!

    The guesthouse is opening a cafe, a beauty salon with the skills of NY/Parisian-trained Steve Lew, as well as a learning center for language, ecology and short local history classes. Starting in November.

    We will return to Layla Guesthouse soon!

    A few things to consider about Puerto Morelos:
    It is an authentic Mexican town, with very lovely locals. Many speak English and the food around the town's square is great. Puerto Morelos features several restaurants of both local and international cuisine. Also there are beach bars/restuarants next to the sea and yoga classes whilst the sun rises. Truly a great town.

    Recommended for:Art & Design LoversBudget TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Marcus C.
    Marcus C.
    5 Submitted: Mar 25, 2014  |  Stayed: Mar 19, 2014
    An absolutely fantastic place for a quiet get-away
    My wife and I were more than happy with everything during our week stay at Layla. The room itself was wonderful, plenty of room, a great bathroom, lots of natural light, cool despite the heat outside. I am writing this review on our last day, fr... more
  • World Traveler
    World Traveler
    5 Submitted: Feb 15, 2014  |  Stayed: Jan 12, 2014
    Perfect vacation
    My stay at Layla was WONDERFUL! Careful thought went into the design of the rooms, the garden, the landscaping and all the amenities. So that not only are you wowed when you arrive to welcome treats in the fridge, but then, you realize that hamm... more
  • Brianne V.
    Brianne V.
    5 Submitted: Feb 15, 2014  |  Stayed: Jan 27, 2014
    Loved Everything About It!
    We absolutely loved Layla Guesthouse! By the end of our 8 days there, it truly felt like home. Robin, Steve, and Richard are some of the kindest, most sincere people we have ever met. They are all very knowledgeable, and you can tell that they gen... more


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