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Marino Tomacelli

Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish

Taninah...extremely unique, featured on TV $100 to $200 p/p per night inc. meals

20 Reviews
Bedrooms 9
Half Baths1
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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Villa, 9 Bedrooms + Detached Unit, 7.5 Baths, (Sleeps 10-35)

Taninah is a fully staffed exotic jungle retreat offering 5+ unique & charming guesthouses (able to accommodate 10 to 35 guests).

Our rates depend on specific reservation dates and number of guests in your party. Generally our rates range between $100 and $200 USD per person per night INCLUDING breakfast a mid day snack, and dinner, a starter beverage package, taxes, and minimum staff gratuity. Children under age 6 (at the time of travel) stay free of charge.


Set on 10 Garden of Eden-like private fenced and gated acres, Taninah offers a unique experience featuring incomparable amenities in a singular atmosphere.

Taninah is ideally suited for family reunions, multiple couples traveling with or without kids, multi-generational families, weddings and/or travelers looking for an exotic experience.

Five of the Taninah's 10 fenced and gated acres have been carefully sculpted and thoughtfully developed. Terraced gardens, extensive lawns, tropical trees, and enchanting water features grace the landscape and frame our guest houses in an incomparable paradise like setting.

Friendly, helpful, and attentive on-site Mayan staff provide an authentic cultural experience. Our staff members are on site 24/7, they prepare and serve our family-style meals (breakfast, a mid day snack, and dinner) , provide daily 'maid-service' and are always available to assist with any need that might arise during your Taninah experience.

Off-site property manager offers daily support & assistance including concierge services (also available 24/7).

Taninah is located in the heart of the Riviera Maya. The property is located 75 minutes south of Cancun, 25 minutes south of Playa del Carmen, and just 10 minutes away from one of the most spectacular beaches in the Mexican Caribbean called Xpu Ha.

Taninah is also within 15 minutes of fishing, diving, snorkeling, dining, shopping, spectacular cenotes, a swim with dolphins, medical services, internet services, tennis, golf, and much more.

Our installations and amenities are unparalleled starting with a spectacular private cenote (grotto) complete with 30’ underground water slide which finishes with a cool and refreshing splash into a natural crystal clear pool of fresh water; a swimming pool and Jacuzzi; game room offering pool table, ping pong, air hockey, gaming table, balls, bats, Frisbees and more; padded playroom for toddlers & kids of all ages filled with Gymboree equipment; a weight/fitness/yoga room; a library; a basketball half-court; an in-ground trampoline; tree house; sand box; zip line; swings; a duck pond, 9-hole miniature golf course, and much, much more.

Taninah is ideal for children of all ages as there are endless activities and possibilities. In turn, parents will be able to relax and enjoy their vacation without worrying about keep their kids occupied.

Taninah has been featured on Home and Garden Television (HGTV's) Extreme Homes.

Caribbean World, a quarterly magazine, featured Taninah in an article titled 'Living in Eden' where our cover billing was, 'Dream Home in Mexico'.

In early 2006, The Travel Channel filmed Taninah for Amazing Vacation Homes.

Travel + Leisure, Family Edition featured Taninah in a two-page spread in the Spring 2008 issue.

TIME magazine featured a picture of Taninah in an article about vacation rental homes.

In 2014 a Discovery Channel episode of "Dude Your Screwed" was filmed at Taninah.

In 2015 an episode of The Travel Channel's upcoming "Life's a Beach" was shot at Taninah.

Taninah is the only vacation property in the Riviera Maya to be so honored and recognized.

Our location provides an ideal combination of private, peaceful, remoteness as well as easy access to all the exciting attractions the Riviera Maya has to offer.

Undoubtedly, Taninah is the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya. For more information, visit our web site at Taninah dot com.

Keywords: family reunion, Riviera Maya, retreat, Taninah, wedding destination

More Details
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Marino Tomacelli (Owner)
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish

About Marino Tomacelli

My name is Marino in 1998 I began building in what I envisioned would become a family getaway set in the midst of a nearby pristine jungle. In 1999, I completed the first incarnation of Taninah. Over the course of four glorious years my family and I enjoyed Taninah as our private and secret retreat. During this time I continually added elements transforming Taninah into my version of paradise. In 2003, I decided to turn Taninah into the most unique vacation experience and exotic rental property in the Riviera Maya.

Marino Tomacelli purchased this villa in 1997

Why Marino Tomacelli chose Quintana Roo

In 1997 I decided to look for property in Mexico's famed Riviera Maya near Playa del Carmen.

At the time, I lived in Playa and our initial intention was to buy a small parcel I could develop for a weekend home...a place I could go to escape to with my family from Playa del Carmen’s ever growing popularity and explosive growth.

In October of 1998, despite the fact there was no an access road, I started clearing the property. This meant hiking nearly two miles through dense jungle on narrow surveyor's paths while carrying whatever tools and supplies were required to get the job done.

Just eight months after the first underbrush was cleared, I finished the initial incarnation of our dream which included the Casa, basic landscaping and our original pool area.

Over the years (guided by the desire to create the perfect, most ideal place for my own family) I have continually made improvements and added elements to Taninah.

On the surface, I are certain that you and your family will enjoy our unique and exotic guest houses along with all the fun and exciting installations and amenities I've added; however, my deepest desire is that the natural beauty, peaceful atmosphere, and unforgettable ambiance of Taninah will revitalize your souls as it has my family's.

It is with great honor and pride we offer our private jungle retreat, our passion, our paradise to you and your family.


The Tomacelli Family

What makes this villa unique

Taninah is truly incomparable, a singularly exceptional vacation experience you and your entire family will never forget.

Guestbook comments from the owner

What a marvelous jungle paradise – much fun was had by all – young and old! The zip line was a favorite! A fantastic place for our big and growing family to meet up and share time together. Impeccable service, terrific food, and lots to explore under a canopy of trees! We’ll never forget our time here!The Smiths
Jan 2005
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  • 5 of 5

We rented this property out with our friends for our wedding week. We had the most amazing time. There was a lot to do on the property although it was not easy getting trips off the property which had to be planned in advance and were not always on time. I would suggest each party renting a car or van that would fit all their guests and that would make it much easier. The food was absolutely amazing and the staff was extremely helpful and courteous! We actually arranged our schedules not to miss one of the delicious meals! This was the trip of a lifetime and we certainly hope to return. Our love to all the guys and the animals!

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
  • Source: HomeAway
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A Very Special Place with Very Special People

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from Taninah where my wife and I spent a week with our five adult children, their spouses and 13 grandchildren (25 in all).

The common areas felt plenty spacious and it was so nice for each family to be able to retire to their own accommodations at the end of each wonderful evening spent at Taninah.

The padded play room, cenote, zip line and miniature golf course all saw plenty of use and made the parents' (and grandparents') jobs so much easier! We did venture out one day to the beach and another on a fishing expedition, but the best times of our vacation were times spent at Taninah. The cool water of the cenote was particularly pleasant.

Karl was eager to help with anything we needed and the Mayan staff was nothing short of incredible. It seemed that they would appear out of nowhere any time you needed or wanted anything and would make it happen. The meals were wonderful according to vegetarians and carnivores alike.

We will definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jul 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Troy and Sherry, Nothing gives me more pleasure than to hear that you and your extended family enjoyed Taninah as much as you did. Thank you for being wonderful guests, my staff enjoyed hosting you immensely and we all hope you will indeed return in the not too distant future. All the best, Marino
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Amazing Property and Staff!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Taninah for 7 days with 6 adults and 6 kids (ages 1 to 7). Everyone had a fabulous time! We went on one excursion to the Tulum ruins, another cenote and the beach, but otherwise we enjoyed all that Taninah has to offer (play structure, play room, zip line, trampoline, basketball court, game room, mini golf, pool, hot tub). And ... everyone's favorite, our very own private cenote with a water slide!! Adults and kids used the cenote almost every day. The staff at Taninah is so friendly and helpful and prepared amazing breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner!! Yum! If you are thinking about booking at Taninah... do it!

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Paradise - Delightfully Off the Grid

  • 5 of 5

Seventeen family members more than Enjoyed our jungle adventure. Taninah accommodated us even better than I expected. The surroundings were the most beautiful green and made for great pictures. The staff was fantastic!!! We loved eating together and not needing to cook or clean up. We added an afternoon snack of fresh made guacamole with chips. In our group there were some who originally wanted to be on the beach - But after experiencing Taninah - the beach wasn't missed at all. The swimming pool, hot tub and cenote, along with game room miniature golf basketball court and workout room made beach thoughts vanish. The teenagers and children loved the swimming pool and game room access into the late evening as the adults sat around the table enjoying conversation and could keep an eye on them. The staff was fantastic!!! They kept the place spotless. We wanted for nothing. We did one extra event at Sian Ka'an - which I would highly recommend. Our group ages were between one and sixty three. The added plus of limited Wi-Fi was great for us. All cellphones were collected by parents and not once were they mentioned or missed by the teenagers :). A few adults did slip off with their laptops and iPad for some Wi-Fi moments, but even the adults loved not being connected, unless by limited choosing. The recommended transportation service was put to the test with our group :). An iPad got left in Mexico when we departed, and was quickly found and arrangements were made by Marino and his contacts with the recommended transportation group and I'm happy to say the iPad is in the rightful owners possession :). The recommended transportation group was always on time. Did I mention the staff was fantastic!!! They kept everything clean and they were perfectly accessible when needed. Our group also played the undefeated staff in a game of volley ball and I'm sad to say that the staff remains undefeated :). We also opted for a piñata experience for the children of all ages in the group :). The family atmosphere was enhanced by the physical atmosphere. Before going to Taninah we had some family skeptics, after the Taninah experience we all LOVE Taninah and did not want to leave and have wonderful memories of our week experience. The staff is fantastic (I believe I may have mentioned that :) - They are made up of many years being part of Taninah and are perfect in their cooking, serving, cleaning, volleyball, interactions with the guests, and the list goes on and on.....

  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Something for Everyone

  • 5 of 5

We chose Taninah for our wedding because it was so unique & private (how often do you get to rent an entire resort?!) We had a diverse group from grandparents to a 4 month old and in between with various comfort and budget levels. It was eco-luxury. Each cabana had a full bathroom with spa-like walk-in showers. Touring the place when we arrived was one delight after the other.

The staff was magic - invisible unless you needed anything. We would be hanging out & the mosquito nets were drawn, right next to me without me ever seeing them! I never caught them doing it although it was every night. But I never had trouble finding someone if I ever needed anything.

There are a few drawbacks - the biggest is not being directly on the beach and I was really worried about that because I *love* the beach. But, having your own private underground swimming grotto with water slide trumped the beach. Besides, we took a quick ride over to the beach two days- that was enough. The other drawback is that the food is served sort of family style - everyone gets essentially the same meal - in case you have any super finicky foodies. They were super accomodating about preferences - replacing seafood with chicken or even egg-less chocolate cake for the ones who didn't like eggs! Most of the food was very good and some was fantastic but if you're looking for every meal to be 5-star with adjectives on all your ingredients, you won't be happy. You do get to pick your menu (coconut shrimp was unbelievable). And daily fresh guacamole in the afternoon! Lastly, the resort is very eco-friendly. I actually loved this aspect but my convenience-trumps-all sis did notice some things, like the no resort-wide wifi (it was only at the main cabana) or composting toilet. I never noticed anything.

We chose Taninah as a splurge but it turned out to be very economical. Everyone stayed in their own spacious very private cabana, not a little hotel room. Anything we needed (including the alcohol), the staff got for us at Sam's Club or the grocery store, not resort prices. In the end, we spent much less (maybe half) than if we had gone to a typical resort (& we SEARCHED but never found one that met everyone's needs and budget). Taninah was the only one that was luxurious, economical, and convenient for families (no lugging gear when they move from trampoline to pool to playroom!).

Great place to bond - enough privacy to have your space but also spend time together.

GO! You won't regret it!

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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What a unique experience!

  • 5 of 5

The Ledgard and Watts Families

From Seal Beach, CA

Wow! What a unique experience! No other vacation we’ve taken can compare. Taninah is a jungle paradise for vacationers looking for something off the beaten path and totally off the grid with no traffic, no TV's, no phones, no A/C and a lot of nature.

Here are some of our highlights:

*Playing in the cenote- snorkeling, sliding, exploring the very black hole, cooling off in the refreshing water, taking amazing photos.

*Zip-lining it never got old!

*Swimming: lounging on the raft and watching the bird activity in the tree canopy, very relaxing!

*Mini Golf: only play armed with off! Deep woods 25% DEET. Don’t settle for anything less potent or you will get feasted upon by always hungry mosquitoes.

*Game room: with fans on high we played many games of pool, ping pong, and air hokey. Loved teaching the Ledgards how to play Texas Hold Em under the palapa by the pool! I think they are ready for their first tournament!

*Going to the beach: We loved spending Fathers Day in the Xpu-Ha with cerveza service and beach umbrellas to rent… Beautiful white, powdery sand, and warm water. So clear and clean! We loved snorkeling with the turtles at Akumel and getting caught in a torrential downpour walking to our car.

*Sight seeing at Tulum: in awe of the ingenuity, longevity and beauty of this amazing place. The iguanas seemed to pose, for us and they were everywhere!

Listening to the jungle chorus each night and noticing the crescendo just before dawn and before it rained. We gave funny names to some of the sounds like the birds screeching “mom! mom!”, the martini shaker, the phone message alarm. One night an animal was resting through large leaves of a tall tree and causing the leaves to sway quite a bit, but we didn’t see that animal itself.

The Taninah staff was excellent and took care of our every need! From Karl, to Pancho, to Luis, to Leopold, To Juan Luis, to Sergio, and Gilberto- any others I missed, you are all top notch! We wish you could come home with us! Thank you for all the special, personal touches like climbing to get coconuts and showing us how you buried the pork for our dinner one night. Karl, you are a wealth of knowledge and full of great suggestions. Thanks for helping us coordinate or visits to the doctors, too. You made that process much easier to navigate.

The Watts Family & The Ledgard Family

p.s We will miss you, Maya! Hope to visit another time of year when it's not so h

  • Submitted: Mar 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
50 Miles
Cancun International Airport
Nearest Barpub
5 Miles
10 minute drive
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Playa del Carmen
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
10 minute drive
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Highway 307
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
10 minute drive
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
10 minute drive
Car: recommended

Beaches & Beachcombing, Reefs, Mayan Ruins including Tulum, Coba, Chichen Itza, Mayan Village of Pac Chen, Ecological Theme Parks such as Xcaret & Xel Ha, Ecological Biosphere, Si+ín Kaan, Scuba Diving, Cenote Diving, Harley Davidson Motorcycle Tours, ATV Jungle Tours, Yachting, Deep Sea Fishing, Marina, Fly Fishing, Swim with the Dolphins, Hidden Worlds - Cenotes, Golfing, Restaurant Dining, Birdwatching, Museums & much.


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Initial reservation deposit of $1,550 to secure dates. First 50% of reservation total due within 15 days of securing dates. Reservation balance payment due 60 days prior to arrival.

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Solidaridad Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Included in Price
  • Dinner - Included in Price
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Resort
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Telephone ...
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 35 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • La Quinta - toilet , shower , Double shower heads, double sinks.
    Casita - toilet , shower , sink
    Bungalow - toilet , shower , Sink
    Library - toilet , shower , Sink
    Multipurpose Room - toilet , shower , Two showers, one sink
    Casa - toilet , shower , Sink
    Pool/Jacuzzi area bathroom w/sink - toilet , Located next to Jacuzzi
  • 9 Bedrooms, Sleeps 35
  • La Casita - 1 king , 1 queen
    La Quinta - 2 king , 2 sleep sofa /futon
    La Cabaña - 2 king
    Bungalow - 2 king , 2 queen , Two king beds on first floor & two queen beds in loft.
    Library - 3 sleep sofa /futon , King beds from other guesthouses can be placed in Library
    Multipurpose room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , King, queen or single beds from elswhere can be placed here
    Casa Downstairs - 1 king , Additional beds may be arranged downstairs.
    Casa upstairs - 2 sleep sofa /futon , Additional beds may be arranged upstairs.
    Spa Palapa - 1 king , Beds can be arranged in Spa Palapa - no bathroom in Spa
  • Please contact us regarding the many configurations we can arrange to comfortably accommodate your party at Taninah.
  • Air Hockey
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf ...
  • Golf Clubs
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Sand Box
  • Small Cooler
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Events Allowed
  • alternative lifestyle
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • coin laundry
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • nude beach
  • playground
  • pond
  • rain forests
  • recreation center
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • parasailing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Property has a truly spectacular cenote (grotto) complete with a 30ft, underground water slide, swimming pool, eight-person Jacuzzi, gym/exercise/yoga room, game room with pool table, board games, dart board, lawn games & more, basketball half-court, lawn volleyball court, 9-hole miniature golf course, in-ground trampoline, large padded playroom for toddlers & children filled with Gymboree equipment, tree house, sand box, zip line, duck pond, walking trails, horseshoe court, 24/7 onsite staff & much, much more. Additional amenities include fenced & gated property, onsite 24/7 staff, covered garage, bonfire pit, multiple hammocks, ceiling fans, all linens, Iron & Board, 3 TVs & 3 VCR/DVD players, 300+ DVD movie titles, toys and games for kids & adults, external sound system for iPod, telescope, binoculars and more.

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