Papaya Playa Project

Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum, Mexico

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Hotel Description

We know the pictures tell most of the story, but it’s worth stating right up front that Papaya Playa Project isn’t just another slightly rustic, reasonably green Tulum boutique hotel. This stretch of wild, jungle-fringed coastline is the setting for 89 low-impact cabanas, casitas & casas, constructed in a style that evokes the traditional Maya way of building. Here the vibe is much more “beachfront commune” than “design boutique” — which makes the fact that it’s the Design Hotels group that’s behind it all the more remarkable.

The idea is to get as close to the original, pre-tourism Tulum as possible. Entry-level cabanas are set back from the beach, and come with private bathrooms, wi-fi, and even air conditioning. And the casitas push just a little bit further into high-end hotel territory — more space, more comfort, even a terrace and a private plunge pool.

Papaya Playa’s Restaurant and Beach Club is the social heart of the project, serving local cuisine with musical accompaniment. There’s a spa as well, staffed by a resident shaman, and it’s the site of the regular morning yoga class. And from here you’re just as close to the surf, the snorkeling, the cenotes, the ocean fishing, the deep-sea diving, even the Mayan ruins, as any of the guests of Tulum’s more luxurious hotels are. This place might not pamper your body in quite the way a five-star would, but we’d put good odds on it being far better for the soul.

Please note: Papaya Playa Project hosts a monthly Full Moon party — which, needless to say, takes place on the night of the full moon. Noise from the party can be heard in the rooms until late into the night. Guests looking for a quiet night’s rest, or those traveling with kids, should choose other dates or alternate accommodations. To find out if your stay coincides with the full moon, please email CustomerService@TabletHotels.com.

How to get there: Papaya Playa is located 75 miles from Cancun Airport (CUN). The drive takes about an hour and 40 minutes.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 85 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Casita Loft Beachfront with Pool

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 1270 ft²/118 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • hammock
    • High ceilings, 2 Full bathrooms & Comp WiFi
    • minibar
    • patio
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casita Loft Beachfront

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 1270 ft²/118 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • concrete floor
    • hammock
    • High ceilings, 2 Full bathrooms & Comp WiFi
    • minibar
    • patio
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casa Arbol - 5 Bedrooms

    • Fits 6 people
    • 4 King Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 14369 ft²/1335 m².
    Amenities

    Views: partial ocean or garden.

    This room includes:

    • 5 bedrooms built around a tree. Private 65 m2 pool
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • hammock
    • patio
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casa Viento Beachfront

    • Fits 6 people
    • 3 King Beds or 2 Double Beds
    • 17652 ft²/1640 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • 5 Bedrooms, ocean front & private pool
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • full kitchen
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • minibar
    • plunge pool
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casa Palapa 5 Bedroom Beach House

    • Fits 6 people
    • 3 King Beds or 1 King Bed & 1 Queen Bed
    • 18503 ft²/1719 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean, partial ocean or garden.

    This room includes:

    • 5 Bedroom Villa w/exterior dining room & butler service
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • minibar
    • patio
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Cabana Jungle View 2 Beds

    • Fits 2 people
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • Complimentary Wifi, Outdoor sitting area & Bathrobes
    • patio
    • safe
    • stand up shower
  • Cabana Jungle View 1 Bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • Complimentary Wifi, Outdoor sitting area & Bathrobes
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
  • Cabana Ocean View 1 bed

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed
    • 322 ft²/30 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • Complimentary Wifi, Outdoor sitting area & Bathrobes
    • concrete floor
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
  • Casa Palma Beachfront

    • Fits 6 people
    • 4 King Beds
    • 3422 ft²/318 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea or garden.

    This room includes:

    • 4 Bedrooms, beach front & private pool
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • kitchenette
    • outdoor shower
    • patio
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Casa Arena Beachfront

    • Fits 6 people
    • 4 King Beds
    • 3702 ft²/344 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • 4 bedrooms, beach front & private pool
    • butler service
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • kitchenette
    • minifridge
    • outdoor shower
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • wake up service
  • Cabana Ocean View 2 Beds

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 2 Double Beds
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • Complimentary Wifi, Outdoor sitting area & Bathrobes
    • safe
    • stand up shower
  • Casita Ocean View

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • Comp Wifi, Outdoor sitting area, Open concept shower
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • minibar
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casita Ocean View with Pool

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 377 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • air conditioning window unit
    • Comp Wifi, Outdoor sitting area, Open concept shower
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • minibar
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casita Jungle with Pool

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed
    • 377 ft²/35 m².
    Amenities

    Views: garden.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • Comp Wifi, Outdoor sitting area, Open concept shower
    • concrete floor
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • minibar
    • plunge pool
    • safe
    • sofa sleeper
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
  • Casa Coco Beachfront

    • Fits 6 people
    • 4 King Beds or 1 King Bed
    • 6630 ft²/616 m².
    Amenities

    Views: sea or partial sea.

    This room includes:

    • 5 Bedroom villa. Private Pool
    • butler service
    • central air conditioning
    • coffee/tea
    • concrete floor
    • crib (on request)
    • hairdryer
    • hammock
    • kitchenette
    • minibar
    • outdoor shower
    • safe
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour front desk
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Restaurant
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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