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Papaya Playa

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

PPP definitely stands out from the other resorts on the Tulum strip. It caters to a younger demographic, has a DJ spinning at its restaurant (playing minimal house music) many times and has a good crowd. I stayed at the Ocean View cabana for one night. It was definitely on the pricier end for what you get. ~100$ for a... More

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Mexico City, Mexico
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have never stayed at the Papaya Playa Project because the place it's basically a joke. For a fraction of their rates you can find much better options to stay in Tulum (and with very much beautiful beaches). But I went once to their Beach Club just to spend a day at the beach, relaxing, trying to understand what's the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Sometimes you just need to get away from the craziness of the City. The Papaya Playa Project offered the perfect escape. At first we were a little nervous about leaving the T.V and Computer behind, but who needs those things when you can wake up to a view of the clearest ocean water in the World (My Opinion). We first... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fun experience, I call this glamping or glamourise camping, very relaxed laid back feel, our room was very clean, bed was fabulously comfortable, the style was warm minimalist very calming and serene , special views from our room and an outside bath. Right on the beach with the water steps away , day beds with shade on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Out of season in Sept 14 we experienced fantastic weather, wonderful staff, great hospitality and the perfect time! This is not a typical hotel, its a place to feel at home. And the team at Papaya does a lot to make it possible for you. From great and calm relaxation to one of the best parties ever - after two... More

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Monterrey, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I decided to go to a place were we can relax with nature in front of the see. We couldn´t choice a better option. It is by far the best hotel in Tulum. I highly recommend the rooms that are meters away to the see, this way when you wake up, first think you see and hear... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I spent 10 amazing days in this fantastic sea side hotel! The cabana was perfect and had an amazing view where I could sea the waves from my bed. I enjoyed long walks on the beach, and wonderful stargazing from the cabana rooftop. The staff was lovely and helpful. The food exquisite and the beach side bar end restaurant the... More

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New York CIty, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great time on the beach side huts with balcony. Waking up on the beach is amazing and would recommend to anyone. The restaurant on the beach is great for drinks. The rooms had wifi next to restaurant so I had no problem connecting to the outside world

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely loved our stay here, so much so we stayed longer than planned. Stripped back it allowed us to really appreciate life, nature and each other. Our cabana was great - not cheap but cute and quirky and everything we wanted, perfect location directly overlooking the sea with own bathroom etc. It allowed a true escape from busy city working... More

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Connecticut
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not Eco friendly. Prays on those seeking an authentic experience.. Shacks banged together with absolutely no amenities. No service. No electricity or Airconditioning. Alienating, while pretending to bring people together. Masquerading as a hippie sheik venue, but actually a down and dirty money grab. Don't be fooled. Go elsewhere. A pretentious dishonest ripoff.

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Address: Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Yucatan Peninsula > Quintana Roo > Riviera Maya > Tulum
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Papaya Playa 3*
Number of rooms: 85
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