Alaya Tulum
Alaya Tulum
February 22, 2020

Papaya Playa Project is a sustainable boutique hotel complex of beachfront cabins and cottages, located on Mayan Riviera in Tulum. Set on a 900-metre stretch of private beach, PPP offers rustic accommodation with panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea.

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.

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.

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Number of Rooms: 84
Location: Tulum Beachfront
A/C in most rooms. Free WiFi
Private Beach
Onsite Restaurant, Beach Bar/Lounge and Events

Room Types

Oceanfront Cabañas

Overlooking the Caribbean, these eco-friendly rustic cabañas come with 1 or 2 double beds and terrace.

Jungle Cabañas

Set in Papaya’s gardens, these eco-friendly rustic cabañas come with 1 or 2 double beds and terrace.

Oceanfront New Casitas

Just steps from the Caribbean, these bright and breezy casitas have a king bed, private terrace and rooftop deck

Rustic Oceanfront Casitas

The oceanfront casitas are spacious and typically have 1 king, 1 double bed and a large terrace

Hotel amenities…

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Free beach cabanas
  • Beach towels & beach umbrellas
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Concierge services
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service and laundry facilities
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Beach yoga on site

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments.
Spa services include:

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Reflexology
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Facial treatments
  • Massages
  • Massages on beach
  • Body treatments

Daily events!

Tuesday through Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00. Live DJ sets at the Beach Club.
Thursday: 20:00 – 22:00 Movie nights.
Friday: 20:00 – 22:00 Live Bands.
Saturday: 20:00 to 02:00 Live DJ sets.
Monthly Full Moon Party (self-explanatory).


Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:
If you are planning to arrive after 4 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is Noon

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children under 12 years old stay free when using existing bedding.

Optional extras fees

The following fees and deposits are charged at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: USD 15.00 per person (approximately)
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Papaya Playa Project ~ Tulum, Mexico