Papaya Playa Project

Average rating by guests Papaya Playa Project: 3/5.0
Reviews 23

The eco-friendly cabins at Papaya Playa Project are modestly decorated, with high ceilings, a private bathroom and lots of natural light. Some have sea views or views of the tropical gardens.

This property is 9 minutes walk from the beach. Papaya Playa Project is a sustainable boutique hotel complex of beachfront cabins and cottages, located on Mayan Riviera in Tulum. Set on a 900 m stretch of private beach, it offers rustic accommodation with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. a 24-hour front desk is available.

The Tulum ruins are located 1 km from the Papaya Playa Project. Cancún International Airport can be reached by car in 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Papaya Playa Project organises full-moon parties and events and features music from international DJs at its beach bar. There is also a spa specializing in Mayan Shaman therapies. Water sports and fishing are all available on the nearby beaches.

Nightly rates from $165 to $475.

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Phone: +52 1 984 871 1160

Address: Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum Boca Paila, 77780 Tulum, Mexico


Number of rooms: 85


Online Reservation:

Available Rooms

Private bathroom

Villa size: 60 m²

Layout: Detached

Beds: 2 double beds

This eco-friendly beachfront villa has a terrace and modest décor with high ceilings and lots of natural light. There are 2 double beds and a private bathroom.

Reviews of Papaya Playa Project 3*

Pamela M.



We spent the day at the resort’s Beach Club today and received exceptional service throughout the day from Jesus. At least a dozen young men rake the seaweed daily, so they work hard to maintain their property. A great place to soak up the sun, or not, on a beautiful beach.

Brandon Y.



This place is a scam. Do not order any liquor here, it is all bootleg and watered down. I own restaurants and bars in the states and would not make this claim against anyone unfounded. I was there two weeks ago with a group of friends and we ordered, drank and paid for 33 shots of Don Julio and about 4-5 rounds of Havana Club 3 year and cokes etc (there was 5 of us drinking) and we all walked away unphased. Do not eat or drink here, they are scammers.

Tessa T.



Spent the day here (not a hotel guest, just for the beach club) and loved the atmosphere. If you aren’t a techno fan grab a chair or cabana further down the beach. The food is great and fairly priced. Whole resort is gorgeous to walk around. Took off one star because of the lack of waiter service on the beach — I was pretty far down and they never came over.

Walter S.



Made reservations, got us a table and then they never brought us a menu, got up and asked for one, another 15 minutes till the server to take a drink order, 30 minutes to bring drinks and my beer was warm, after another 20 minutes without seeing anyone we paid for our overpriced drinks and just left. Ask the while there's just employees lighting 1000 candles and smoking pot. I'm not exaggerating. I'm a pretty patient person but this place is a complete waste of time.

Valentinos S.



Worst place ever! AWFUL! If you are over 25 do not even consider it! They couldn’t even find our reservation. They got confused with the dates… they gave us an awful table somewhere in the corner of the club (covered) even though the club is outdoors. We ended up paying 6, 000 Mexican pesos for probably the worst night of our lives! They promised us a compensation which obviously we never got! If you are under 25 you could probably enjoy it! Organisation zero!

Delphine L.



We stayed there 4 nights. The room (beach view cabana) was tiny and had nothing special. The service was not great at all. There was a building site just nearby. The beach is beautiful (but it s probably the same in other hotels). Parties are surely great but I would recommend to stay in another hotel.

Owen H.



Excellent place. Lovely restaurant and bar. Messed up our order twice then overcharged us, but it was all sorted out nicely

Wesley G.



Tried going here to eat and enjoy the beach. There was a kiosk on the streets idea of the property guarding the entrance and taking admission fees. Free beach access is easy to get to by walking in either direction from this property. We went next door, had a delicious lunch and enjoyed lounging on the beach for free.

Tobias Z.



Went here for the woomoon party on January 2nd and was absolutely blown away buy the whole atmosphere during the event. There are still a few things to improve for the beach club like more bar staff and less narrow paths connecting the areas, but all in all the location, music and attention to detail were magical and definitely justify the rather high ticket prices. From what I've experienced this is a must-go party spot in Tulum :)

Robert M.



Here I am with my feet up playing back in the palapa as Christian hands me a beer without me having to lean forward! Papaya Playa is NOT the Ritz Carleton but that’s the whole point. Better service without the pretentious feeling. I can afford to stay where I want and I’d pick this “3 star” over a chain “5 star” hotel any day! Young crowd, great chill music that’s not overpowering, and a very hungry staff that makes this place a gem in paradise. Stay here! P. S. Christian (outdoor food services manager) is one of the best assets this hotel has. He is a great source of advice for local attractions but doesn’t try and sell you anything!

Ashleigh H.



This place is literally heaven on earth! Words do not even do justice in describing not only the incredible beauty of this resort but also the beautiful energy and UNBELIEVABLE service at Papaya Playa. There is this unmistakeable enchanting vibe here that is just infectious! The rooms are amazing and fit perfectly with the whole theme of the resort. Location is perfect! Beach is perfect! Food is perfect! The staff go OVER AND ABOVE to ensure all your needs are met and constantly check on you to ensure you are happy and see if they can do anything further for you. I visited in May 2017 with 6 of my girlfriends and every one of us were just blown away by this resort! A huge special thanks to Rafael who made our stay extra special! We will all certainly be back and cannot wait for the day!


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rental (surcharge)
  • Private beach area
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tour desk
  • Car hire
  • Safety deposit box
  • Shuttle service (surcharge)
  • VIP room facilities
  • Shops (on site)
  • Laundry
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Gift shop
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Air conditioning
  • Currency exchange
  • Concierge service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Daily maid service
  • Chapel/shrine
  • Garden


  • WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge

Room Amenities

  • Shower
  • Bathroom


  • Fishing
  • Massage
  • Diving
  • Private beach area
  • Children's playground
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (surcharge)
  • Snorkelling
  • Beachfront
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Plunge pool
  • Windsurfing
  • Beachfront


  • Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed)

Languages Spoken

  • Italian
  • French
  • Spanish
  • English
  • German

Policies of Papaya Playa Project

  • Check-In:

    From 15:00 hours

  • Check-Out:

    Until 12:00 hours

  • Accepted Credit Card Payments:

    American Express, Visa, MasterCard

  • Please note that if payment is made with American Express, an additional fee of 5% will be charged.

    All children are welcome.
    There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

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