Papaya Playa Project
Papaya Playa Project offers the perfect setting for getting off the grid and immersing in the natural, eco-tourism experience travelers often seek in Tulum, two hours south of the all-inclusive Cancun mega-resorts.
Positioned steps from Tulum’s pristine white sand beach and only a short bike ride from town and the Cliffside Mayan ruins, Papaya Playa Project is a perfect home base for exploring all that Tulum has to offer.
Papaya Playa Project is a rustic-chic hotel nestled in the jungle at the edge of the Caribbean Sea. The property spans nearly 15 acres of jungle and coastline with private cabanas, casitas and luxury beach houses dotted throughout, many boasting panoramic ocean views.
The focal point of the hotel is its restaurant and beach club that features a unique amphitheater of enclaved tables overlooking the sea. The restaurant spills onto the beach with sunbeds and shaded cabanas where drinks and snacks are served from early morning until late evening.
Like many of the eco-tourism resorts in Tulum, Papaya Playa Project offers beautifully designed rooms but with limited resources. The property relies on its dramatic panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and close-to-nature jungle experience to offset any lingering desire for unnecessary modern comforts.
Papaya Playa Project has 100 free-stranding rooms dotted along the beach and nestled in the jungle. Room types range from small cabanas and casitas to bungalows and beach houses. The ultimate experience in most of the rooms are the private porches and plunge pools, many with panoramic views of the azure Caribbean waters.
All rooms are simple, but functional with a connection to nature as the focal point. Interiors are designed with materials and textiles made by Mexican natives from the surrounding area.
Pricing varies based on room type and view.
- Mayan Oceanfront Cabanas
- Mayan Jungle Experience Cabanas
- Oceanfront Casita with Pool
- Oceanfront Casita
- Jungle Experience Casita with Pool
- Authentic Rustic Casita
- Beach and Tree Houses
- 15-acres of lush jungle and pristine Caribbean coastline
- Oceanfront restaurant and beach club
- Daily waterfront yoga classes
- Water sports
- Private beach w/cabanas and chairs
- Rooms w/private plunge pools
- Bike rental
- Free WiFi in public areas
- Spa/wellness packages
- Prana cold-pressed juices
- Weekend guest DJs and full moon parties
- Weddings and retreats
Papaya Playa Project’s restaurant and beach club is the focal point of the hotel, featuring a unique amphitheater of enclaved tables overlooking the sea. The restaurant spills onto the beach with sunbeds and shaded cabanas where drinks and snacks are served from early morning until late evening.
The main restaurant offers a two-level bar overhanging the beach with incredible ocean views. Its menu is influenced by traditional Mayan and Mexican dishes and sourced with ingredients from local organic markets. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served daily, and reservations are available to the general public.
Papaya Playa Project is nestled in the jungle at the edge of the Caribbean Sea, steps from Tulum’s pristine white sand beach and only a short bike ride from town. The hotel is a perfect home base for exploring all that Tulum has to offer.
Papaya Playa Project
Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780