Together with Emilio Heredia, owner of the existing Papaya Playa Beach Resort, Design Hotels™ has created a destination in paradise along the Caribbean coast of Tulum, Mexico. Dotted along the beach and nestled in the jungle, the simplicity of the 89 rooms is what lends them their special charm. The resort’s restaurant overlooks the azure waters, where diners can enjoy locally sourced specialties; along the beach, drinks and snacks are served from late morning until late evening at the resort’s Beach Club. In addition to massages and beauty treatments, guests can also enjoy yoga, tai chi and meditation to complete the holistic circle. Being linked to the best DJs in the world, Papaya Playa makes music a key component of the experience. All communal areas encourage creative collaboration – there’s even an amphitheater on the beach, where guests can come together to perform, present or communicate in their chosen fashion with music, readings, inspiring lectures and more. Papaya Playa Project is a destination for those looking to merge nature, relaxation, and spirituality.
The design of the hotel evokes the traditional Mayan way of building. Papaya Playa Project adopted “Chukum,” a technique used by the Maya to cool the interiors of buildings made principally with the resin of a tree with the same name.
This is used on the palapas, as well as on the interiors as an insulation system. Our architecture is always functional and simple, using local traditions and wisdom, allowing Guests to interact more with Nature as the principal. The interiors are all designed with local traditional materials and textiles use by the Mexican natives from different regions.
Cabana Jungle View
-23 Square Meters
-1 Double Bed or 2 Double Beds
-Small Wall Closet
-Safety Deposit Box
-2 welcome bottles of water per day
-Outdoor sitting area
Cabana Ocran View 2 Beds
Casita Jungle With Pool
Casita Ocean View
Casita Ocean View with pool
Casa Arbol Master Suite is steps away from the breathtaking sea yet in the thick of the jungle. Accompanied with a private bathroom, shower, safety box, complimentary Wi-Fi and air-conditioning, your stay at the Tree House will be like no other.
Casa Arena Beachfront
– 344 square meters
– 4 Bedrooms
– King Size Bed per room
– 1 Ocean front room
– 1 Garden view room
– Barefoot living
– Ocean front
– Private Pool
– Direct access to beach
– Living room
– Butler service
– Private Chef service available upon request at extra charge
– A/C in all bedrooms
– Full bathroom in each room with outdoor showers
– Casa Palma Beachfront
– Casa Coco Beachfront
– Casa Madera
– Casa Viento Beachfront
– Casita Loft Beachfront With Pool
Casa Palapa Beachfront
Combined with ancient Mayan building techniques and contemporary decoration and furniture, this villa is the Shangri-La for groups of friends or families looking to enjoy a sacred space together that is entirely their own. Be it a private sunset dinner or watching the sunrise together while lounging in your very own infinity pool, Casa Palapa is where you will find tranquility and connection with nature and each other. This is the perfect venue for an intimate barefoot style wedding.
At Papaya Playa we offer several options to eat & Drink
The new beach restaurant at Papaya Playa Project is located at Cocodrilo Beach and it opens its doors for the public.
The Main Feature Of Papaya Beach
It’s service space is distributed around the club to include a double-decker bar that advances toward the ocean, overhanging the beach; multilevel semi-amphitheatre with private seating enclaves with the infinity view ahead and above; two spacious oceanfront palapas; a 360° wooden tower rising above the property offering a vantage-point private table area; and a generous stretch of beach appointed with serviceable sun beds and shaded hanging beds palapitas.
The menu is based on the recipes largely influenced by the Mayan and Mexican traditions with a touch of experimentation.
Ingredients are sourced on the local organic market. Kitchen is often the host to famous international chefs invited to introduce their signature and thematic menus.
Disconnect & Reactivate
Enjoy total relaxation for body and mind, with healing massages and indulgent spa treatments. At Papaya Playa Project, you will find a perfect oasis of calm, where you can de-stress and re-energize in a comfortable, pleasant and natural environment.
Immersed in the jungle, away from the city noise and surrounded by paradisiacal views, our beautiful oceanfront cabins offer unique spa treatments using organic and natural local ingredients such as coconut, honey, aloe and a special mayan clay.
Focused On Helping Guests Be Well
– every morning for a refreshing ocean view Vinyasa yoga practice.
– The Temazcal is a traditional Mayan steam bath, a sacred place in which the elemental forces of nature come together.
Music & Spesial Events
– Every weekend Papaya Playa Project gives itself to the jubilance of nightlife involving prominent guest DJs and musicians. The monthly Full Moon series and our nightclub venue have earned a world-wide reputation as one of the finest around.
At Papaya Playa Project, days become brighter and nights magical, making it the perfect venue for your wedding in paradise any time of the year.
The different locations, the exquisite cuisine and cocktails, a wide variety in decor, music, ceremonies and entertainment in combination with our experienced and dedicated service, give as result, unforgettable weddings in Papaya Playa.
Carr. Tulum-Boca Paila Km 4.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico