Papaya Playa Project Mexico
Papaya Playa Project
Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km 4.5, Tulum Beach, Zona Costera, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., México
Date of Creation
Hotel General Manager
Maury Sanchez. With more than 15 years in the hospitality industry, she acquired a highly transferable experience and had the great opportunity to share projects in countries such as the Dominican Republic, Mexico and her native Venezuela. As Brand Ambassador, she learned that to cultivate loyalty we must care, surprise and anticipate the unspoken desires of our clients.
Its main objectives in Hamak hotels are to increase the performance of properties, including customer satisfaction and performance strategy, training and team development.
Papaya Playa Project as a local Tulum model, embodies the fusion of nature, leisure and spirituality. It offers physical, emotional, sensual and intellectual experiences and strives for a spirit and identity of its own.
PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT
History & Story
In December 2011, Design Hotels™ and Emilio Heredia ventured to conceive a destination in paradise along the Mexican Caribbean coast on what we call now Papaya Playa Project. They created a space for like-minded, creative individuals to unwind and connect with self and nature.
Papaya Playa Project has set out to discover a new form of hospitality, merging local culture, and sustainability to set the stage for original and aspirational hospitality experiences. Most importantly the Project is a cornerstone in the manifestation of our vision of a sustainable and responsible Tulum that can be an example of hospitality development around the world.
Date added extensions
Winter 2018 new Casas were added.
Main Strengths, Special Touch
Imagine a place that immerses you into the power and magic of nature, a place where community, creativity, passion, innovation, sustainability, and inner inquiry prevail all else. A place where the lush tropical jungle and turquoise waters meet the mysticism of the ancient Mayan culture.
Tulum, Mexico 1.5 hours from Cancun Airport and 4 km from Tulum Mayan Archeological site.
Ultimate Tulum beachfront hotel experience with 900 meters of a private beach.
Key sites/activities in the area
Our tour center is a cultural- Mayan tour center. It is the best place to get information on cultural excursions and water activities in the area:
Tulum – Maya Archeological site – 4 Kms
Coba – Maya Archeological site – 50 Kms
NATURE: Full Moon paddle-boarding, Free-diving Spearfishing, Xcalak adventure, Kite surfing, Local fauna immersion
BODY AND SOUL: Yoga, Tai Chi, Meditation.
Papaya Playa is a hub for various intercultural and community events in the region. Being linked to the best DJs in the world, music is a key component of the experience.
At Papaya Playa days become brighter and nights magical, making it the perfect venue for a wedding in paradise, any time of the year.
Children all ages are welcome.
Our totally unique rooms and houses are built with local materials and construction techniques. The design of the hotel evokes the traditional Mayan way of building called “Chukum.”Natural materials and local building techniques merge with organic architecture with spaces that seek aesthetic and energetic balance; merging traditional Mexican décor with avant-garde design.
CABANAS JUNGLE & OCEAN VIEW (34)
Low footprint impact Cabana, going back to classic Tulum, huts cocooned in the jungle with King bed, steps from the beach. All these units are equipped with air conditioning, natural handcrafted amenities, and an amazing jungle views.
CASITAS JUNGLE & OCEAN VIEW – LUXURY ROOMS (48)
Relaxing ocean and jungle views make these casitas especially unique, featuring an intimate dipping pool. Only steps away from the Caribbean ocean. In keeping with the Tulum vibe,its rounded walls allow positive energy to flow.
CASAS – DESIGN HOUSES (7)
Tucked away on the far north of the property, overlooking the Caribbean sea, seven breath-taking private beach houses.
CASA ARENA – 2 Bedrooms
CASA PALMA – 3 Bedrooms
CASA COCO – 4 Bedrooms
CASA ARBOL (Tree House) – 5 Bedrooms
CASA VIENTO – 5 Bedrooms
CASA MADERA – 5 Bedrooms
CASA PALAPA – 5 Bedrooms
The « beach houses » are the outcome of collaboration by several architects, engineers, landscape designers and interior decorators united in their vision of home as an organic continuum, living space intimately intertwined with nature and culture.
Number of rooms, (keys) in all: 89
Restaurants & Bars
The resort’s restaurant overlooks the azure waters, where diners can be enjoyed with locally sourced specialties.
The restaurant sources all its ingredients from within the Tulum area to keep the food local with a low carbon footprint.
Two spacious oceanfront palapas; 360° wooden tower rising above the property offering a vantage point private table area.
The menu is based on recipes largely influenced by the Mayan and Mexican traditions with a touch of experimentation. Ingredients are sourced in the local organic market. The kitchen is often the host to famous international chefs invited to introduce their signature and thematic menus.
We promote a more conscious way of living through each area of the hotel- through our food, music, spa and wellness programs.
Papaya Playa has a Juice Bar (PRANA BE WELL) dedicated to help people and enjoy their lives. Through wholesome, organic, and local products, the juice bar simplifies the healthy choices it takes to lead the lifestyle that guests desire.
Connecting body soul and mind. The Spa at Papaya Playa Project is based on a cosmic-vision concept that joins together holistic, therapeutic and medicinal properties by stimulating the senses, thereby evoking overall spiritual wellbeing and conveying emotional support, affection and respect.
Corporate & Celebration Events
Papaya Playa Project is to hosts some of the most sought-after events in the world. With world-class productions, the events go far beyond the norm. Each production we create transforms the property into a unique experience by combining high-level musical acts, live performances, shows, art, food, visual installations, unique spaces and experiences never seen before.
Papaya Playa Project is the ideal destination for weddings, corporate events, incentives and social gatherings.
Extra Notable Features
Extra experiences onsite:
CREATE: Art workshops, Pottery, Culinary classes, Writing workshops & Music classes
GIVE BACK: Community visits, Plant a tree & Sea Turtle nesting
Number of employees