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Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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#9 of 235 hotels in Tulum
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.4
Service
4.2
Value
4.0
Introducing, PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT , A MEMBER OF DESIGN HOTELS™ PROJECT a true sustainable project in Tulum. Having sought far and wide for a place to create an authentic, nurturing experience, the 900 meter stretch of oceanfront paradise cocooned on the Caribbean coast of the Mayan Riviera was the perfect spot. Together with the owners of of the existing Papaya Playa beach resort, Design Hotels™ is initiating the ultimate pop-up camp. Claus Sendlinger explains: “Our idea was to create a transitory, yet deeply culturally-rooted experience and we couldn’t have dreamed up a better place to make this happen. Capitalizing on the natural environment and multicultural character of Tulum, we quickly put together an international team of real visionaries, each enriching the experience with their own food, music, design or wellness concept. The enthusiasm and creative energy of everyone involved enabled us to renovate the camp and put together a holistic program within a very short period of time.” So come December, the authentic-pleasure seekers have a new raw-luxe camp they can sink and rub their feet into. Eighty-seven rooms have been renovated by the Design Hotels™ creative team. Integrating local materials and building techniques, they encourage its residents to soak in the warmth of the elements, both physically and mentally. The separation between man and nature diminishes in these rustic spaces while the perception of small indulgences – like high thread count sheets, flowing mosquito nets and thick towels – is heightened. The ultimate luxury in most of the cabanas, is the private porch, where hammocks gently swing guests into sync with Tulum’s laid-back rhythm.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Yoga classes
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Internet
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Plunge pool
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Nightclub / DJ
Conference facilities
Spa
Couples massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Massage chair
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Safe
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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39Car recommended
Grade: 39 out of 100
20Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
1Attractionwithin 0.75 miles
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Дмитрий К wrote a review Yesterday
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I come to the beach club with my sister and we enjoy a lot this place, we was all day here and is amazing because we had the opportunity to saw the full moon and we enjoy a lot the food and the chilling place, we also meet Alegria and she was amazing, she make a very good job with amazing energy!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Debra Aubol wrote a review Dec 2022
Seattle, Washington247 contributions22 helpful votes
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Absolutely love this property, everything about it is amazing! Have stayed multiple times in both the casitas and the cabanas. The casitas are incredible. Staff is amazing, all very knowledgeable and helpful. Luis, Christian, Alegria, Javier, and Jorge are some of the excellent staff members that made our stay very special! The food is delicious. Best aguachili I’ve had in Tulum! The yoga, the parties, all the special activities they have going on throughout the week. Everything is top notch at this resort. One of the most beautiful properties I’ve ever stayed at!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for your warm comments. My team and I believe hospitality is a path to connect the soul and are so thrilled to exceed your expectations and make your stay memorable. At Papaya Playa Project, we aim to deliver unique experiences for our guests, and receiving reviews like yours makes us feel so proud of the continuous work we do to create this magic. Our Project is constantly evolving, and new and exciting things are coming, hope you can come back soon. It will be a pleasure to take care of you!
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Irina K wrote a review Yesterday
I was in ppp and I get in love of the place, is perfect for chilling in the beach I will back because also is perfect for spend the day and the same time you can work a little bit in your computer, Alegria bring us a lot information about the party and some recommendations around. We love here!
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Mark B wrote a review Feb 4
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We visited PPP for the weekend and our potential wedding venue. We’re extremely impressed with the hospitality and first class service. We had Luis Antonio help us with our bags, and he went above and beyond. Also Paulina was very accommodating and gave us a thorough tour. This is a must to stay at!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Guest Experience, Atención al huésped/Recepción at Papaya Playa Project
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Mark B. Thank you for recommending us and for your excellent review! My team and I are delighted you had a fantastic time staying at Papaya Playa Project, enjoying our beautiful paradise and the warm service we love to provide, creating a connection from our soul to yours. I already shared your comments with the team. They are pleased to exceed your expectations and make you feel at home. Our ever-evolving Project always has something new, enticing, and blissful. We hope to welcome you again soon, to enjoy more time in our piece of paradise.
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MattF81 wrote a review Feb 4
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My stay with PPP was the most serene and unforgettable experience. It's incredible landscape on the ocean immediately takes your breath away as equally as the beautifully appointed and considered accommodation. These couldn't integrate nature, the ocean and comfort more perfectly. This is superseded by the personalised consideration given by each staff member. From Edgar, the most professional and delightful reservations agent prior to arriving, each of the reception, guest experience and concierge staff, all of whom have a genuine desire to improve your stay and time, through to every one of the sincere and attentive restaurant, cafe and housekeeping staff. A very special mention and thanks to main restaurant hostess, Alegria, who made it a pleasure and a joy to eat and drink at their restaurant by the ocean all times of the day - she gave each and every guest the most attentive, pleasant and considered service without hesitation whenever it may have been. A stay nothing short of perfect, strongly grateful and highly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Matt. Thank you for your warm comments. My team and I believe hospitality is a path to connect the soul and are so thrilled to exceed your expectations and make your stay memorable. At Papaya Playa Project, we aim to deliver unique experiences for our guests, and receiving reviews like yours makes us feel so proud of the continuous work we do to create this magic. Our Project is constantly evolving, and new and exciting things are coming, hope you can come back soon. It will be a pleasure to take care of you!
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jean N wrote a review Feb 3
Barcelona, Spain38 contributions30 helpful votes
Super nice service! The staff is so nice and attentive. Esther gave me lot of tips to move around in the city. I ask a lot questions questions about tje facilities and lucky me for the gave answer on everything. Super spot looking at the sea. Perfect afternoon
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Jean N. Thank you for your kind comments. At Papaya Playa Project, we aim to deliver a unique experience where music, food, nature, and service will merge to exceed our guests' expectations. My team and I are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful time with our great staff. Once again, thank you very much. We hope to have you back soon.
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Pavlos P wrote a review Feb 3
United Kingdom4 contributions3 helpful votes
The food and drinks were amazing and the rooftop sunset session on Thursday is amazing!! Esther, the resident dj and all the staff were extremely attentive! Will definitely visit again and go to the full moon party!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded 2 days ago
Dear Pavlos P. My team and I would like to thank you for sharing your kind review. It is a pleasure to know you had a great time during your stay with us. The beach club is indeed an exceptional part of our Project since nourishing and delicious food are a pillar of our experience. I am delighted our great staff made sure you enjoyed every aspect of your visit. I already shared your compliments with the team. Once again, thank you very much. We hope to have you back soon
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Andrew B wrote a review Feb 1
Alegria, Stefan, Luis, Luigi, Moises, Michel, Martine were amazing! Service was great and the experience is fantastic. Much different of an experience than you are probably used to and it is worth it. The animals around the property are a great touch as well!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Andrew B. Thank you for recommending us. My team and I are pleased to know our guests have a wonderful time in Papaya Playa Project. We are also pleased that all our staff did an excellent job taking care of you and your friends at the beach club. Our Project thrives on community and connection, and I am so happy you always feel welcome and liberated here. We hope you will be coming back soon. Our ever-evolving Project always has something new, enticing, and blissful. I would be happy to personally welcome you again, to enjoy more time in our piece of paradise.
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Jasmine B wrote a review Jan 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
When you pull up to the grounds you are greeted before the gate opens and check in with security. Once inside walking up to a what looks like a tree house is such a journey and your are greeted by amazing staff like Antonio the bell man. Followed up by Jorge or Christian to welcome you and explain the amazing space you’re about to adventure into. Everything about this place is calming and peaceful. With options on sight to eat and drink at a full bar area and dinning spaces, you can eat table style or in cabanas and couches by the water. The attention to detail all can take place in What’s App. Any requests we made we met within a 5 minute period literally. I literally slept on a cabana on the beach for hours and it was amazing. Our actual room was perfect. No television is present but you don’t need it. It’s so peaceful and listening to waves and the AC unit in your room literally put me to sleep. You can explore the grounds or head out and check out the strip of restaurants and bars in Tulum. But this was an amazing experience. Jorge and Christian made this such an amazing experience both at check in, check out, and during. How Antonio manages those hills and turns with our luggage I don’t know but he made it look so easy and was so helpful with all of our things. You will NOT regret staying here if you want a peaceful vacation.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Dear Jasmine B. A million thanks for your excellent, detailed review. Your thoughts are significant, and confirming you have enjoyed your stay makes us feel so proud of the continuous work we do to create Papaya Playa Project's magic. I already shared your compliments with all the team. I must say we are pleased to know that everything went above and beyond your expectations. Thank you for recommending us. I hope that we will have the pleasure of having you back soon! We will make sure you will have a wonderful experience once again.
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Ruben L wrote a review Jan 2023
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I spent new years here and Attended the event, had a great time there. Bartender Janet lit up the event with here guest services. Mixed drinks where amazing, and made me feel welcomed to the fullest throughout the event
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Dear Ruben L. Thank you for your kind comments. At Papaya Playa Project, we aim to deliver a unique experience where music, food, nature, and service will merge to exceed our guests' expectations. My team and I are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay and had a wonderful time with our great staff. Once again, thank you very much. We hope to have you back soon.
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PRICE RANGE
$449 - $823 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
papaya playa tulum, papaya playa hotel tulum
LOCATION
MexicoYucatan PeninsulaQuintana RooRiviera MayaTulum
NUMBER OF ROOMS
87
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PAPAYA PLAYA PROJECT - Updated 2023 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Tulum, Mexico)

Frequently Asked Questions about Papaya Playa Project
Which popular attractions are close to Papaya Playa Project?
Nearby attractions include Hilo Rojo Tulum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Papaya Playa Project?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Papaya Playa Project?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, blackout curtains, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Papaya Playa Project?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Papaya Playa Project?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Papaya Playa Project?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Pez Restaurant & Cocktail Bar, Mateo's Mexican Grill, and Potheads Beach Road.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Papaya Playa Project?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Papaya Playa Project?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Papaya Playa Project have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.