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Papaya Playa Project

S Papaya Playa Project Tulum Mexico
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  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant: Mexican cuisine, Beach Club

  • Spa & Recreation

    Massage, Treatments, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Plunge Pool, Temazcal

  • Food & Drink

    Restaurant: Mexican cuisine, Beach Club

  • Spa & Recreation

    Massage, Treatments, Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation, Plunge Pool, Temazcal

Cocooned by the jungle on a pristine stretch of the Caribbean, Papaya Playa is a communal playground for the creative community that allows one to reconnect to nature with an urban spirit.

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Architecture Emilio Heredia

Papaya Playa Project Roof in Tulum

Architecture Emilio Heredia

Local materials such as bamboo and palapa-thatched roofs complement the hotel’s beach setting perfectly.

Situated on a 900-meter stretch along the Mayan Riviera, the barefoot luxury camp has an urban spirit that encourages visitors to come together and be inspired. The thatch-roofed cabañas are ecologically built with local materials, including palapa roofing, wood/plaster composite walls, and bamboo window coverings. Each possesses a rustic charm while celebrating the luxury of simplicity.

Interior design Emilio Heredia

The charming, no-frills interiors are characterized by natural wood, cream stone walls, and eye-catching colors.

The rooms encourage residents to soak in the warmth of the elements, both physically and mentally. The separation between man and nature diminishes in these rustic spaces and the absence of electrical outlets becomes a welcome reminder to truly unplug. The ultimate luxury in most of the cabañas is the private porch, where hammocks swing guests in-sync with Tulum’s laidback rhythm.

Papaya Playa Project Design in Tulum
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The Originals Emilio Heredia

“Most of our guests leave having had an experience that has awoken their awareness of nature.”

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Social center Rituals

Beachside yoga retreats, full-moon celebrations, top DJs, and beyond, make PPP a natural home for today’s global nomad.

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Sustainability Keeping an eye on our Conscious Hotel Principles

“We strive to create a hotel that respects nature by preserving 93% of our land as the original jungle.”

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Buildings use ancestral techniques like low thatched roofs to keep areas cool and walls finished in the ancient chukum technique. Facilities are elevated so as not to disturb roots and animal burrows.

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The hotel reuses and repurposes constantly. Towels and linens become cleaning rags, puffs are filled with reusable filling, wood and furniture are fixed and reused, and plastic is limited.

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Tulum uses highly polluting diesel generators. Papaya Playa Project installed the infrastructure to join Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission grid, avoiding the production of 1,164,070 tons of carbon dioxide per year.

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The hotel treats wastewater with an aerobic process treatment plant and has installed a reverse osmosis plant. In this way, it avoids transporting the equivalent of over 200 truckloads of garbage per month.

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Products & Produce

Whenever possible, products are sourced locally and the remainder is purchased from fair-trade Mexican manufacturers. On-site workshops produce 90% of the hotel’s furniture and sew textiles.

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The hotel collaborated with groups like Letras Itinerantes to benefit Mayan communities and LADLE (Los Amigos de la Esquina) to offer activities to kids to keep them off the streets.

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The hotel takes care of hundreds of turtle nests and sees thousands of baby turtles hatch each year. Guests are invited to be a part of the experience.


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Cocooned by the jungle on a pristine stretch of the Caribbean coast lies a communal playground for the creative community. Being linked to the best DJs in the world, Papaya Playa makes music a key component of the experience.




Papaya Playa Project
Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Km 4.5
Tulum 77780

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