Photo courtesy of Papaya Playa Project
Papaya Playa Project
Papaya Playa Project, in keeping with its natural surroundings, is low-key and laid-back. Opened in 2011, the hotel's founders conceived of the property as a place where “like-minded creatives” could slow down and connect with one another. To foster such connection, staff encourages visitors to unplug—literally. Only a few rooms have power outlets, and while both charging stations and Wi-Fi are available in the lobby, the temptation to go device-free is strong. Papaya Playa Project's founders are also committed to the larger community; to this end, they created an initiative known as “United for Tulum” to encourage slow and thoughtful development in the area. Guests’ basic needs are met, without extra frills. Rooms are simple in design and decoration, featuring high, thatched-roof ceilings, mosquito-netted beds, and colorful Mexican blankets.
By Julie Schwietert Collazo, AFAR Local Expert
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Cabaña with a View
This "bare chic" hotel has an amazing ambiance. The views from the rooms are awesome, the employees are sweet, the food is yummy, and the music is chill. The perfect place to de-stress!
By Sofia Tome
...enjoying the sun and playing around on Tulum's beautiful beaches
QROO 15, 77780 Tulum, Q.R., Mexico