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The Cabañas and Villas at This Tulum Hotel Are the Perfect Jungle Escape

Epic Stays
by Matador Creators Apr 10, 2023

Tulum is known for its all-inclusive resorts, but not if you think you know Tulum hotels — think again. Papaya Playa is one of the most stunning hotels not only in Tulum, but all of Mexico. The hotel was built into the landscape to honor the Mayan tradition, with nature and art a main focus, and the rooms are something we bet you’ve never quite seen before.

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Located on the Caribbean coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, just an hour and a half from Cancun airport, Papaya Playa is a luxury resort nestled between the jungle and the sea. The hotel offers guests suites and beach bungalows with private terraces that overlook either the sea or lush gardens. The resort also has two restaurants and two bars where guests can enjoy delicious meals and drinks while taking in the stunning views.

There are three types of rooms — villas, casitas, and cabañas. Villas are our chic houses with a 24-hour butler and direct beach access. Casitas are more rustic bungalows built with local materials and construction techniques, and come with pool ocean views private rooftops. Cabañas are the most traditional dwelling on the property, designed to blend seamlessly into the jungle. These huts are surrounded by jungle greenery and just steps away from the beach.

Papaya Playa is also known for the art that permeates the property’s aesthetic. From immersive installations and thought-provoking murals scattered throughout the property, to stimulating workshops and engaging performances, the artistic charm of Papaya Playa is everywhere. The resort’s ever-changing collection of contemporary art and its fierce commitment to nurturing talent guarantees visitors an enriching experience steeped in creativity.

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