Winter is firmly upon us, soon decorations must come down, the Christmas tree will shed its last needles, the nights will grow longer and the temperatures colder. And if all you can think about are swaying palm trees and whooshing waves it’s time for a winter break. Papaya Playa Project is the perfect place to relax, commune and create. All you need are your swimsuits and suntan lotion, you can leave the coat, turtlenecks, and gloves at home.
The Papaya Playa Project is cocooned by the jungle on a pristine stretch of the Caribbean coast line. It’s a communal playground for the creative community. There’s an amphitheater on the beach where everyone can all come together to perform in whatever way they want with music, readings, inspiring lectures, whatever.
There’s also massages and beauty treatments, yoga, tai chi and meditation to complete the holistic circle. And it is one of the most sustainable and eco friendly design hotels in the world! Love!!
“Sustainability means life for future generations and integrity for the current one
— Emilio Heredia, Project Director at Papaya Playa Project
The Papaya Playa Project focuses on sustainability and social responsibility using solar energy, water treatment and recycling, gardening and plantations, local sourcing, fair trade, responsible construction, material recycling, and community involvement.
The design of the hotel is traditional in the Mayan way of building. The “Chukum,” a technique used by the Maya to cool the interiors of buildings made principally with the resin of a tree with the same name, is used as an insulation system. The architecture is functional and simple, using local design wisdom allowing people to interact more with Nature.
The food, crafts, decorations, furniture, fabrics, weaving, hammocks, and materials are all sourced from Mexican and Mayan artisans, and local providers.
The resort’s restaurant overlooks the azure waters, so you can enjoy locally sourced specialties; along the beach, drinks and snacks are served all day and night at the resort’s beach club.
Other adventures include water sports, cave tours, deep sea diving, and surfing!
Papaya Playa Project
Km 4.5 Carretera Tulum-Boca Paila
Tulum, Quintana Roo 77780