Papaya Playa Project founder Emilio Heredia continues to develop his sustainably handcrafted arcadia situated along over half a mile of beachfront property that combines all the natural glamour of Tulum, Mexico, with a sophisticated bohemian attitude.
Twelve years ago, Heredia moved to Tulum with the vision of merging his passion for personal development and his background in finance and entrepreneurship. Said Heredia, “Our name Papaya Playa Project is congruent with our mission to constantly strive to better ourselves. It is a project that promotes continuous improvement toward the environment and a deep involvement with the community. Our goal is to achieve a totally sustainable project that is of true benefit to the area.”
Conceived as a space for like-minded, creative individuals to unwind and connect with nature and self, Papaya Playa aims to customize authentic, unique, and very personal experiences.
The property boasts some of the most beautifully appointed accommodations and amenities, now with the addition of the handcrafted Tree Houses, built at an eco-friendly workshop on the property, there is even more reason to visit this North coast nirvana where pleasure, travel, and natural well-being coexist in an eclectic and very stylish setting.
The new Tree Houses are crafted from local Zapote and recycled wood, while seamlessly integrating the beauty of the lush jungle landscape with spectacular, panoramic views of the sea. The sphere of the room gently hugs the jungle and projects just above the height of the trees, paying homage to some of the earliest Mayan structures. Sequestered stairways lead to the bedroom, an inner sanctum that includes a meditation chamber and a separate bathroom. The handcrafted wood interiors, textiles, and local art add just the right balance of tropical elegance with a playful nod to bohemian chic. Both accessible and private, each accommodation is a personal oasis with a soothing spirit and an authentically Mayan soul.
As the leading ecologically advanced property in Tulum, Papaya Playa Resort has maintained 93% of the original jungle landscape intact compared to only 5% that is kept in the regional industry and the 30% by local environmental regulations. The new Tree Houses are purposely raised so that the natural environment and its native wildlife remain undisturbed. All of the property’s furniture, supplies, and décor are sourced locally, promoting a genuine and ongoing relationship with the indigenous population.
In addition to the new Tree Houses, the property’s gorgeously appointed Casitas and Cabanas celebrate the luxury of simplicity fused with the natural glamour of the surrounds. Every room is unique, acting as an artful hideaway boasting minimal design with a focus on the benefits of interior-to-exterior living. For example, the property emulates “Chukum,” a technique used by the Maya to cool the interiors of a building, made with the resin of a tree of the same name. The property also includes Casa Palapa, a Private sea-front beach house, featuring unparalleled design, on the northern wing of Papaya Playa.
Located on a pristine beachfront setting, Papaya Playa’s Mayan-fusion Restaurant specializes in mouth-watering local and experimental fare. As well, there is a day-to-night Beach Club, the Sian Water Sports Center & Kite Boarding School, and a host of amenities and activities to keep guests well tended to. The Playa’s Spa cosmo-vision concept joins holistic, therapeutic, and Ancient Mayan medicinal practices through sensory stimulation and the promotion of an overall sense of physical balance and spiritual well-being. Receive a selection of customized treatments delivered by experienced local therapists, including the resort’s resident shaman.
Tree House rates start at $2,100 US per night and amenities include complimentary breakfast, bottle of champagne on arrival, bottle of wine second day, VIP bicycles, one complimentary massage during stay one per guest based on double occupancy. Rates for Cabanas start from $178.50 US a night up to $8,092 US for Casas based on double occupancy. For more information please visit www.papayaplayaproject.com and for reservations, email, email@example.com or call +52-(1)-984-871-1160.
About Papaya Playa
This natural preserve turned traveler’s nirvana is located on 900 meters of beachfront property where adventure and enchantment find harmonious sanctuary. Papaya Playa is a member of DESIGN HOTELS™ and features 85 idyllic beach-front and jungle-nestled Private Casas, Cabanas, and Casitas, a Papaya Mayan-fusion restaurant, an all season Beach Club, and Spa and Yoga offerings – all just within steps of the glittering Caribbean Sea. Blending authentic Mexican charm with laid-back luxury, Papaya Playa is the ultimate getaway for relaxation, revitalization, and natural well-being. Imagine dreaming with your eyes open – Papaya Playa is just that.
For everyone from the uninitiated voyeur to the seasoned traveler, Tulum speaks a common language: it’s an experience in adventure, relaxation, and the luxury of total escape. A visit here offers spectacular views of the Riviera Mayan beaches, Caribbean Sea, and surrounding coastal region. The area is a natural Elysium of uninterrupted pure white sand beachfront framed by unique jungle landscapes. Both a tropical hideaway and a vibrant town center, Tulum is a lively and exceptional place that will stay with you long after your journey.