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Papaya Playa

Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780, Mexico
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I was there in mid feb. had a simple but nice cabana with a beach view. they have some new houses, that look more luxerios, with ac etc. but I think the warm wind does the job, and you re not coming here to stay inside. the beach is private and big, the colors are amazing. The staff is laid... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This review is for the restaurant only! We did not stay here! We were walking by Papaya Playa and decided to stop in. We LOVED it. Our favorite restaurant in Tulum for sure! The setting is amazing - it's on the beach, but they also did a beautiful job with the set up and decorations. There are dim lights everywhere,... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I can't begin to express how great Papaya Playa is and how wonderful the staff were to me. The villatas are adorable in their simplicity and naturalness (inspired by the Mayan style). They seamlessly blend in with the terrain and do not disrupt the natural surrounding. Mine faced with the ocean (the morning view is breathtaking!). I had my own... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Although workers were friendly the service here was slow and borderline non existent. People in past reviews say know what you are getting into but nothing will prepare you for this. I felt as if I was paying $235 dollars a night to live like a bum. The oceanfront cabana with private bathroom was like a prison sell. The bed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Myself and a friend came here last week for a few days at the end of our trip in Mexico. I am a very difficult man to please but all I can say is that everything was perfect; the location, beach, amazing food in the restaurant and just an all round great place to relax and kick back for a... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

First off, this is a great beach - the swimming was great and the sand was soft. If you can ignore all of the garbage in the water, the beach location can't be beat. The restaurant area was nice enough, with a definite flashpacker vibe (e.g. a little bit funky, but also a little pretentious). The area is nice and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

I stayed at The Papaya Playa Project mid-February 2014 for a week on my own (friends were staying down the beach at Amansala). Here’s the short of my review (read full review for details): 1. Room types, quality, amenities are vast and varied so make sure you know EXACTLY what you’re booking and what that means. This review is for... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We didn't stay here, but came to spend the day in Tulum. Nice beach beds with shade, but lots of people pulled them out from the canopy to get sun (we had 2 babies - 12 & 14 months so stayed under canopy). The beach is incredible!! We ordered breakfast - chiliquiles for us and pancakes for the kids. So... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We didn´t stay at Papaya Playa, but came by multiple times for lunch!! The location and atmosphere of the restaurant by the beach is great and the food is delicious, also it is very good value for money!

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Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I loved My stayed there was amazing and they hace crear food and ver y relaxing. And TVE beach waoooooo wonderful i gonna come back soon to that place and TVE general manajer es very very friendly cesar eslava and service orientated waooo

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