Papaya Playa Project Hotel - Tulum

Km 4.5 Carr. Tulum - Boca Paila, Tulum, Mexico, 77780  show map
 3 stars
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Papaya Playa Project Hotel - Tulum

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

On-site parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

A la carte restaurant

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Welcome drink

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Swimming pool

Plunge pool

Spa and relaxation

Facial

Body scrub

Reflex massage

Treatment room

Overview

The 3-star Papaya Playa Project Hotel boasts close proximity to Playa Paraiso, Parque Nacional Tulum and Cesiak just 3.1 km away. Renovated in 2011, the hotel combines ancient architecture with ultimate comfort.

Papaya Playa Project Hotel is located near by the stunning sandy beach. This designer venue is 7 km away from the center of Tulum.

Papaya Playa Project Hotel offers a panoramic view to its guests.

Rooms

The property comprises 85 luxury rooms equipped with individual climate control, free wireless internet, a safe, a mini-refrigerator and a work desk. Guests will admire views across the Caribbean Sea and White Coast from the rooms. They also comprise shared bathrooms appointed with a shower, complimentary toiletries and towels.

Eat & Drink

Restaurant Las Estrellas at Cabanas La Luna and BeTulum Restaurant and Lounge are situated in a natural area, about 50 meters away of the property.

Services

The hotel offers bicycles and cars for rent to explore the local sites.

Relax

Guests will relax indulging in beauty therapy, reflex massage and facial massage. On-site sport activities include windsurfing, snorkeling and diving.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   85.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • On-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • No pets allowed
  • 24-hour security
  • Children are welcome
  • Luggage storage
  • Private beach
  • No elevators
  • Currency exchange
  • Gift/Newsstand
  • Bicycle storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • Multilingual staff
  • Smoke detectors

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sailing
  • Volleyball
  • Golf course
  • Yoga class
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wedding services
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Welcome drink

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Beach bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby

Children's facilities

  • Paid babysitting/ Child services
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Beach club
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Night club
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Free cabanas
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Body scrub
  • Facial
  • Treatment room
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Ocean view
  • Beach view
  • Rainforest view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Sitting area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • In-room computer
  • HBO available
  • CD player

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

Km 4.5 Carr. Tulum - Boca Paila, Tulum, Mexico, 77780

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City Center
  • Tulum
    3.9 mi
Restaurants
  • Restaurant Las Estrellas at Cabanas La Luna (cuisine: Mexican, Moroccan)
    100 ft
  • BeTulum Restaurant and Lounge
    1000 ft
Beaches
  • Ana y Jose Beach Club
    3200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    85

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Rooms and availability

Papaya Playa Project photos Room Rustic Casita
Guest Room
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    650 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed and 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Storage space
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

Standard|Maya Jungle Experience Cabaña 2 double beds

King Room
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    9150 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 King-size bed and 1 Queen-size bed, 1 King-size bed and 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Safe deposit box
  • Private terrace
  • Terrace
  • Seating area
  • Storage space
  • Ceiling fan
  • Outdoor space
  • Computer
  • High ceiling
  • Speaker phone
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
  • Instant hot water
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen unit
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Bottled water
  • Barbeque grills
  • Media:iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Casita Oceanfront - 35sqm (377sqft) - King Bed - Oceanfront View - Plunge Pool - Terrace - Air Conditioning - Shower - Sleeps 2

Rooftop King Room
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Lounge area
  • Dining:Dining area
Room Description:

Casa Viento - 150 sqm(1614 sqft) - King Bed - Ocean View - Terrace - Wi-Fi - Air Conditioning - Shower - Private Dining Area - Cooking Area - Lounge Area - Rooftop

Papaya Playa Project photos Exterior Hotel information
Bungalow
Rainforest view
  • Room size:

    325 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Mosquito net
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Papaya Playa Project photos Room Jungle Cabana
Cabanas
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Storage space
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Room Description:

Standard|Cabana Ocean Front with 1 Bed with AC

Cabin
Ocean view
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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Room Description:

Standard|Cabin Ocean Front Two Beds with AC

Papaya Playa Project photos Room
Casita
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    650 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed and 1 Double bed, 1 King-size bed, 1 Super King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Terrace
  • Storage space
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Fan
  • Mosquito net
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Laptop safe box
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

Standard|Rustic Casita

Papaya Playa Project photos Exterior Hotel information
Family Room
  • Room size:

    650 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Mosquito net
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Papaya Playa Project photos Room
Family Quadruple Room
Sea view
  • Room size:

    650 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Balcony
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Safe deposit box
  • Terrace
  • Mosquito net
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Master Five-Bedroom Corner King Suite
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    9150 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Lounge area
  • Living room
  • High ceiling
  • Top floor
  • Butler service
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Dining:Kitchen unit
Room Description:

- 850sqm (9146sqft) - King Bed - Air Conditioning - Terrace - WiFi Papaya Playa’s most exclusive and luxurious accommodation and offering, the private Palapa House is located just meters from the oceanfront with direct access to the beach. Casa Palapa was created by a group of designers, engineers and architects with the knowledge of creating unique ambience, perceiving the environment and nature. The architecture of the stunning Beach House is based on the endemic Mayan materials which creates harmony and makes the energy flow like no other. The design combines wooden floors with an excellent taste of nature and modern high end world. At our ecofriendly beach house, you will also experience bare foot luxury with a primitive sophisticated atmosphere. The epitome of primitive sophistication, this compound features spacious living, commands breathtaking views of a quiet corner of the Papaya Playa beach and is surrounded by nature. It offers high ceilings and plenty of

Papaya Playa Project photos Room
Ocean Front Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom and Air Conditioning
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    305 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Double beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Non-smoking
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Storage space
  • Bathroom:Shared bathroom
Papaya Playa Project photos Exterior Hotel information
Private Casita
Ocean view
  • Room size:

    380 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed, 1 Double bed

  • Check Prices
  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private pool
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • High ceiling
  • Mosquito net
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
Room Description:

- 35sqm (377sqft)
- King Bed
- Spacious sleeping - High ceilings - Plenty of natural light - Air conditioning - Specifically designed to catch the breeze - Provides eco-friendly cooling Papaya Playa’s newest and exciting accommodation offering, the New Casitas are located just meters from the oceanfront. They are some of the Riviera Maya’s most unique accommodation offerings and should not be overlooked if natural luxury with sophistication is what you desire. The New Casitas with 35 square meters offer spacious sleeping with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Air conditioning is available however they have been specifically designed to catch the breeze, providing eco-friendly cooling. Bedding is 1 King.

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What's nearby

Places of interest

  • Parque Nacional Tulum1.9 mi
  • Cesiak2.5 mi

Local attractions

  • Mayan Beach3.7 mi
    TulumMexico
  • Ziggy Beach4.0 mi
    Road Tulum-Boca Paila km7, Tulum
  • Temple of Doom 4.1 mi
    Coba Road, Tulum
  • Playa Paraiso4.0 mi
    Near Tulum, Tulum
  • Dolphinaris Tulum4.0 mi
    At Grand Bahia Principe Tulum Hotel, Tulum

Near the hotel

  • Ana y Jose Beach Club3200 ft
    Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila Km 6, Tulum

    Restaurants nearby

    • Restaurant Las Estrellas at Cabanas La Luna100 ft

      Address: Carr Tulum Boca Paila km 6.5
      Phone: 984 146 77 37

      79% likes this, based on 139 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican, Moroccan
      Price Range: USD 15 - USD 30

    • Rosa del Viento1000 ft

      Address: Carretera Boca Paila km. 10
      Phone: 52 984 164 9903

      60% likes this, based on 29 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

    • Hardwood Bar Restaurant Tulum3100 ft

      Address: jungle side of Tulum's beach road 7.6km

      74% likes this, based on 313 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Mexican, Caribbean
      Price Range: USD 1 - USD 41

    • BeTulum Restaurant and Lounge1000 ft

      Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km.10
      Phone: +52-984-8032243

      66% likes this, based on 51 reviews

    • Hip Hotel Restaurant1500 ft

      Address: Boca Paila Km 8
      Phone: +52 998 880 56 29

      67% likes this, based on 48 reviews
      Cuisine: Mexican

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      85

    Hotel Awards

    MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTulumPapaya Playa Project

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Mexico

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    Papaya Playa Project Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Papaya Playa Project

    Average guest rating

    7.0out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 25 reviews

    Guest reviews

    • Couple
      3.2

      The beach where the hotel is located is great. Recommendation: pop in and relax with a few drinks on the beach for the day. Dont bother to stay at the hotel overnight!

      Booked for three nights, left after one sleepless night. "Hotel room" was just a filthy shack with a view. Before I get a response about the "ecological" nature of the place and about "turning off and going back to basics", I have spent many nights camping or staying in basic accommodation not costing $80 plus a night. But even though overpriced for what it is, there is no excuse for the disgusting state of the room - unclean pillows (we twice asked for replacements to no avail) and linen, stained towels, cockroaches, mosquito tent which didnt fit the bed (hence useless) which we still had to request, shower and toilet together, open bin for toilet waste..could go on and have pictures to prove the above..note their website says they turn off electricity at night, doesnt mention turning off the water as well, not great when having to use the bathroom at night..without overexaggeration, they tried to rip us off at the restaurant as well by charging $50 for the white house wine. When I challenged the price with the manager as on the menu the house wine was about $15, he put it down to "miscommunication" even though the bill clearly stated house wine in Spanish. All in all, when in Tulum do not stay here.

    • Couple
      7.4

      Scenery and beach.

      No daily clean up. Broken running water. No credit card. If they call themselves eco, they should know much more about their own environment scientifically and socially.

    • Single
      3.8

      The setting is superb but it was not worth it the arrogance of the staff and their inability to supply what one has paid for was outrageous, nor were they courteous enough to properly compensate their own errors. This place has a long long way to go before its worth what you have to pay, the accommodation is for backpackers only but they are charging mid- range prices for no facilities, it could be so much nicer if they just spent some money on hte poor run down place.

      Arrogant, unhelpful management with a few hardworking and embarrassed staff who did their best in a sinking ship

    • Couple
      8.8

      We stayed in a hut just up from the most amazing beach near the Tulum ruins. Great place to chill and get away from the main tourist trail.... Go there and completely relax!

      This is a back to basics hotel. So be ready!

    • Group of friends
      10.0

      the sound of the waves and wind through my cabana walls as I was falling asleep.

    • Couple
      5.0

      The staff was really really friendly, even if the service was really slow. Also, the location is gorgeous.

      You are definitely not paying for what you get. The cost is outrageous compared to the two-star hotel you get. If it wasn't in beautiful Tulum this hotel would definitely be a 2 star or less!

    • Older travelers
      7.8

      Hi, we stayed for 16 days at Papaya Playa and we loved it .It is no Luxury hotel, just individuel and you should like that.You can relax and visit very interesting Maya places. The stuff was very friendly and the cabanas beautyful.Good luck it is no party place!!!

      Moskitos....

    • Group of friends
      6.2

      I liked the ambiance and environment.

      The privé is too extensive compare to thé confort.

    • Couple
      7.0

      The bar area and reataurant are really cool and a great atmosphere, great as a couple not sure how it be if you were travelling alone. The bar was a little expensive. The staff were great, very friendly and helpful. I think we would go back as Tulum beach seems very expensive for other even 'partial sea view' cabins.

      Some of the garden rooms are very enclosed and have very little breeze and no fan of any sort. Some rooms are considerably better positioned than others.

    How to reach hotel

    hotel Papaya Playa Project Hotel - Tulum Tulum location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    Km 4.5 Carr. Tulum - Boca Paila, Tulum, Mexico, 77780

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Tulum
      3.9 mi
    Restaurants
    • Restaurant Las Estrellas at Cabanas La Luna (cuisine: Mexican, Moroccan)
      100 ft
    • BeTulum Restaurant and Lounge
      1000 ft
    Beaches
    • Ana y Jose Beach Club
      3200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  12 pm
    • Year renovated:
      2011
    • Number of rooms:
      85

    Hotel Awards

    MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedTulumPapaya Playa Project

    According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
    Best Family Hotels in Mexico

    Use Badge