Papaya Playa Project Hotel - Riviera Maya

Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Riviera Maya, Mexico, 77780  show map
 3 stars
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Papaya Playa Project Hotel - Riviera Maya

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Free parking
 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Early check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Plunge pool

 Sports activities

Golf course

Wind surfing

Diving

Snorkeling

Fishing

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Beach bar

Bar/Lounge

Overview

The eco-friendly 3-star Papaya Playa Project offers individual accommodation in a beach area of Tulum. Renovated in 2011, this hotel combines the modern with international architecture.

Rooms

Most of the rooms overlook the Caribbean Sea enticing guests to enjoy this stunning view.

Work

Parking, currency exchange as well as housekeeping, a turndown service and laundry are available at the hotel.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Year renovated:   2011.  Number of rooms:   86.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Early check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Adults only
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke detectors
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Private beach
  • Currency exchange
  • Luggage storage
  • Exterior corridors
  • No elevators

Guest Parking

  • Free private parking is possible on site.

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Children's facilities

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

Leisure facilities

  • Plunge pool
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Night club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Free cabanas
  • Garden area

Room view

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • VIP room facilities
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Bottled water
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • No rollaway/Extra beds available
  • Fan/Extractor

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries

Media

  • HBO available
  • In-room computer
  • CD player

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 am

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

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 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Riviera Maya, Mexico, 77780

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City Center
  • Riviera Maya
    2.7 mi
Airports
  • Cozumel (CZM)
    41.3 mi
Restaurants
  • Puro Corazon (cuisine: Mexican)
    400 ft
  • Restaurant Piedra Escondida (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
    1900 ft
Beaches
  • Ana y Jose Beach Club
    4800 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2011
  • Number of rooms:
    86

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Rooms and availability

Papaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom and Air ConditioningPapaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom and Air ConditioningPapaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom and Air ConditioningPapaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom and Air Conditioning
Garden Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom and Air Conditioning
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These solid structure cabanas are located slightly back from the beach front, therefore offer garden or partial ocean views. They have concrete flooring. Bedding is 1 Double bed, each with 300-thread count linens. All of these cabanas have a private bathroom and Air Conditioning.

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Perched atop the properties natural rocky ledge with stunning ocean views. All of these solid structure cabanas are perched atop the properties natural rocky ledge with stunning ocean views. All have immediate access to the beach via natural rocky steps. Bedding is 1 Double, each with 300-thread count linens. All are equipped with a private bathroom and Air Conditiong.

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Casa Madera
Bed type: King Size bed or King and 2 Single or Double Bed
Size: 9150 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Casa Madera, is the most exclusive accomodation, the private BEACH HOUSE is located at Papaya beach, just meters from the oceanfront. Its located only 15 minutes from the biosphere reserve Sian kaan and 10 minutes drive from the Mayan Archeological at Tulum. The Beach House is one of Riviera Maya´s best accomodation offering features of raw luxury, chef in house, butler service,espaciousliving and breathtaking views It offers high ceilings and plenty of natural light, air conditioning, natural ventilation, free WIFI and a fully stocked kitchenette with drinks and snacks.

Room facilities
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    Casa Palapa
    Bed type: King Size bed or King and 2 Single or Double Bed
    Size: 9150 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    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.

    Room facilities
      Papaya Playa Project Rustic Casita
      Rustic Casita
      Bed type: King Size bed or King and 2 Single or Double Bed
      Size: 9150 sq. feet
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      • Air conditioning
      • Private bathroom
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      Papaya Playa's spacious accommodation offering, the five Casitas are located just meters from the oceanfront with direct access to the beach via a natural staircase. They offer very spacious living with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Bedding is typically 1 King + 1 Double although our recently added Casita has two Queen size beds and two singles. All are located on the oceanfront affording them stunning ocean views from their oversized terrace. The Casitas have their own spacious private bathroom and are an average of 60 square meters in size, excluding the terrace. These are perfect for families and couples seeking more space and privacy. Several other cabana types exist nearby the Casitas, perfect for extended family or those travelling with nannies. For those familiar with the property, they are located north of the restaurant.

      Room facilities
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        New Casita
        Bed type: King Size bed or King and 2 Single or Double Bed
        Size: 9150 sq. feet
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        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.

        Room facilities
          Papaya Playa Project Jungle Cabana
          Jungle Cabana
          Bed type: Double Bed or Double beds
          Size: 305 sq. feet
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          • Air conditioning
          • Private bathroom
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          These round wooden cabanas are located one row behind the oceanfront cabanas providing them with jungle views. They are identical in size and structure to the oceanfront cabanas and are located around 20 meters back from the beach. The beach is a short walk through the properties garden paths. Bedding is either 1 or 2 x Doubles (full size). All of these cabanas have a simple private bathroom.

          Room facilities
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            Casita
            Bed type: King Size bed or King and 2 Single or Double Bed
            Size: 9150 sq. feet
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Casitas are located just meters from the ocean front. Papaya Playa's premier accommodation offering - all four (4) Casitas are located just meters from the ocean front. They offer very spacious living with high ceilings and plenty of natural light. Bedding is 1 King + 1 Double; each with 300-thread count linens. All have stunning views of the ocean. Each have their own spacious private bathroom.

            Room facilities
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              Garden Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom
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              These solid structure cabanas are located slightly back from the beach front, therefore offer garden or partial ocean views. They have concrete flooring. Bedding is 1 Double bed, each with 300-thread count linens. All of these cabanas have a private bathroom.

              Papaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 2 Beds - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 2 Beds - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 2 Beds - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Garden Cabana - 2 Beds - Private Bathroom
              Garden Cabana - 2 Beds - Private Bathroom
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              — Less information+ More information

              These solid structure cabanas are located slightly back from the beach front, therefore offer garden or partial ocean views. They have concrete flooring. Bedding is 2 Double beds, each with 300-thread count linens. All of these cabanas have a private bathroom.

              Papaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 1 Bed - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 1 Bed - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 1 Bed - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom
              Ocean Front Cabana - 1 Bed - Private Bathroom
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              Perched atop the properties natural rocky ledge with stunning ocean views. All of these solid structure cabanas are perched atop the properties natural rocky ledge with stunning ocean views. All have immediate access to the beach via natural rocky steps. Bedding is 1 Double, each with 300-thread count linens. All are equipped with a private bathroom.

              Papaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 2 Beds - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 2 Beds - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 2 Beds - Private BathroomPapaya Playa Project Ocean Front Cabana - 2 Beds - Private Bathroom
              Ocean Front Cabana - 2 Beds - Private Bathroom
              Check Prices
              — Less information+ More information

              Perched atop the properties natural rocky ledge with stunning ocean views. All have immediate access to the beach via natural rocky steps. Bedding is 2 Doubles, each with 300-thread count linens. All are equipped with a private bathroom.

              How to reach hotel

              hotel Papaya Playa Project Hotel - Riviera Maya Riviera Maya location
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              Hotel Address:

              Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Riviera Maya, Mexico, 77780

              Get directions
              City Center
              • Riviera Maya
                2.7 mi
              Airports
              • Cozumel (CZM)
                41.3 mi
              Restaurants
              • Puro Corazon (cuisine: Mexican)
                400 ft
              • Restaurant Piedra Escondida (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
                1900 ft
              Beaches
              • Ana y Jose Beach Club
                4800 ft
              Hotel information
              • Check-In:
                from  3 am
              • Check-Out:
                until  11 am
              • Year renovated:
                2011
              • Number of rooms:
                86

              Hotel Awards

              MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRiviera MayaPapaya Playa Project

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

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              Papaya Playa Project Location

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              Local Attractions

              • Mayan Beach - 2.4 mi
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              • Ziggy Beach - 2.9 mi
                Road Tulum-Boca Paila km7, Tulum

              Near the hotel

              • Ana y Jose Beach Club - 4800 ft
                Carretera Tulum - Boca Paila Km 6, Tulum

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Puro Corazon - 400 ft

                  Address: Km 5.5 Carretera Punta Alen
                  Phone: +52 9841151197

                  79% likes this, based on 127 reviews
                  Cuisine: Mexican
                  Price Range: USD 5 - USD 15

                • Posada Margherita - 2400 ft

                  Address: Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila Km. 4,5
                  Phone: +52 984 801 8493

                  73% likes this, based on 1030 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian

                • Restaurant Piedra Escondida - 1900 ft

                  Address: Carr. Tulum Ruinas - Boca Paila km 3.5
                  Phone: +529841001443

                  76% likes this, based on 75 reviews
                  Cuisine: Italian, Mexican
                  Price Range: USD 12 - USD 32

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 am
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  86

                Hotel Awards

                MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRiviera MayaPapaya 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

                Individual 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 - Riviera Maya Riviera Maya location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila, Riviera Maya, Mexico, 77780

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Riviera Maya
                  2.7 mi
                Airports
                • Cozumel (CZM)
                  41.3 mi
                Restaurants
                • Puro Corazon (cuisine: Mexican)
                  400 ft
                • Restaurant Piedra Escondida (cuisine: Italian, Mexican)
                  1900 ft
                Beaches
                • Ana y Jose Beach Club
                  4800 ft
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 am
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2011
                • Number of rooms:
                  86

                Hotel Awards

                MexicanHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedRiviera MayaPapaya Playa Project

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

                Use Badge