A Sustainable Dream in Tulum, Mexico
The celebrated Caribbean coast is commonly known to boast some of the most mesmerising beaches on this planet earth, but there is one strip in particular that outplays the rest of them; the 'Riviera Maya' in Mexico. Endless stretches of white powdery sand and clear blue water mark the Eastern shoreline of the Yucatan Peninsula.
Along this coast lies an infamous little town called Tulum, a historic Mayan city turned bohemian hot spot. A place where the most pristine beaches are fringed with dense jungles and where the rich and famous flock to their luxurious beach abodes.
A perfect spot for a sustainable dream hotel, is what the owners of the Papaya Playa Project must have thought at the time. They could have not been more right.
The PPP hosts a variety of luxurious accomodation options, namely cabañas, casitas or beach houses, all constructed with natural materials and surrounded by tropical pools and palm trees.
Food comes from the organic gardens and is served in their restaurant or beach club, where DJ's pump out the laid-back background music while you order another fruit salad from your comfportable day bed.
With an in-house cold pressed juice bar, a Spa with Mayan healing treatments and yoga and meditation classes, PPP is putting emphasis on a holistic experience, where mind and body can be nurtured.
PPP's sustainable and social standards are admirable. This eco resort is powered by solar energy and the water is treated and recycled. Products used throughout the hotel are local and fair trade. While building Papaya Playa, the biodiversity and environment has been put first and disruption has be kept to an absolute minimum.
This place has it all, the design, the ethics and the vibes. Go find out for yourself!