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Papaya Playa Project

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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-five cabanas 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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Km 4-5 Carr Tulum-Boca Paila, Tulum 77780 Mexico
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Cozumel Airport65 km
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we were there for three nights a room was given to us almost on the beach facing the ocean with a good reasonable terrace. room was small but very clean and had tulle net covered over the bed avoids insects disturbs us. we had our lunch on the beach and has evening drinks on the
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Response from Fermin P, Guest Relations Manager at Papaya Playa Project
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Dear guest, Thanks for taking the time and writing this review on your experience at Papaya Playa Project. We are really glad that you had an amazing time. We hope you come back really soon! Sincerely,
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This is a tricky review to write because in my opinion, PPP has aspects to it that are amazing, and aspects that are poor. Understanding how it all hangs together is the key to having a good time there, but the staff don’t understand that themselves, so there’s no way you will
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Me and my husband spent a few days in Papaya. The food wasn't the best and still quite expensive although we were well taken care off by the hostess, Guadalupe who also gave us excellent suggestions of what to do and see in the area. Tulum was one of the highlights of or trip,
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We stayed for 3 nights to enjoy some escapism and Papaya Playa beach club did not disappoint. The food -breakfast, lunch and dinner were exceptional. The staff were very accommodating and friendly. Our Oceanfront beach hut, although I feel were slightly basic, this was mainly
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We enjoyed 3 days at PPP and the hotel was amazing! The location is beautiful with a stunning view and what is even more important: with the best waiter named israel! he really made the best out of our stay and let us feel welcome all the time. The rooms are basic but very
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Interior - Ocean Front Cabana
casita jungle private pool terrace
This is the absolutely BEAUTIFUL pool on top of our room! I LOVE THIS!!!
Will there be any New Moon celebrations/ceremonies here on April 5 2019?
Dear Krystal, Congratulations on your upcoming wedding! We have different tailor-made options for your special day. Our Weddings Team will be happy to answer this or any other of your concerns. You can find our Weddings Team contact on our website in the Events Program Section. (Please apologies, we cannot send you the email address through here) Thank you and have a wonderful day!
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How are the vegetarian and vegan food options?
Hi! Are kids allowed here? Apologies if this was answered elsewhere. Thanks in advance.
Yes! We are a family hotel.
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"The Jungle rooms are super basic, the beds are very small and the location is very loud."
"DO NOT take any of the bigger rooms by the reception/close to the beach!!!"
"the sea-side cabanas with private pools are definitely worth to try"
"We heard the beachside cabana had smaller beds and were smaller overall. The jungle casita ended up being perfect."
"Stay somewhere else."
US$ 249 - US$ 4,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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