Papaya Playa Project welcomes you to diverse happenings, from private guided visits to the Star Collector to Immersions that inspire body and soul; and sponsor a residence by artist David Troice to create The Wave, an installation created with steel in a base of concrete made from seaweed. A portion of the sale of the piece will benefit a local charity through Global Pledge.

Each work of art is a universe that allows us to interpret our world, to understand that there are as many realities as there are perceptions. Nature and art come together to inspire a more profound understanding, a connection with emotion, music, and each other in the sacred space between the sun and the sea.


Star Collector by Papaya Playa Project is inspired by a legend which speaks of a fisherman catching with his net an artifact that was shining under the seabed. He takes it into his boat and puts it on top of a tower. The light that shone from the artifact seemed to be fed by the light of a star.

Branches were born from the tower, and roots grew from those branches. Soon, the artifact began to release particles of light, and then, dancing, it communicated with the plants, the stars and each living being in the jungle. The fisherman danced along with them and came to the realization that the artifact was made to allow humanity to understand that everyone and everything was made in the same way: we are all stardust.


Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday from 7pm-10pm



Papaya Playa Project supports the Global Pledge to create sustainable opportunities for Tulum's local community and promoting a culture that protects the environment. Global Pledge and PPP will donate proceeds from David Troice's The Wave artwork to a local NGO.

We pledge to "plant the seeds of sustainability that will cause a ripple effect that will propel our collective conscious and begin the healing process for all humanity on our fragile planet."


Star Collector
Guided Tour

November 11 – 15th,
everyday from 7 to 10 pm

The Star Collector chose this special place in all of Earth to shine and allow humankind to understand a simple truth: We are all made from stardust.

See this moving installation by Cocolab that includes a sound and light discovery experience walking from the dark jungle into our Project's star-lit beach.

Scent & 360 Sound Meditation

November 11th, 8 pm

The smell is a subtle but powerful sense. Join us in an exploration of Stillness & the Senses under the night sky map.

Enjoy a horizontal Immersion with a 360 violin concert by Andrei Motorini and a scent meditation by Inara.


Amplified Yoga

November 12th, 10 am

Ancient yogic technology and Kundalini energy merge to recalibrate your entire system and encourage your authentic expression.

Donovan Mcgrath and Amplified guest DJ Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation will propel you through a physical, emotional, and mental experience unlike any other.


Sun Guardians

November 13th, 6 am

Join us in a Sun Rise awakening of Sound, Yoga & Water. Awaken to a sunrise ceremony with a live Amazonian sound journey by Herbert Quinteros, followed by meditation and a yoga class with Jasmy Russell and yoga DJ set by The Gypsy Wolf, finalizing with a pool & sea immersion.


Love Immersion, Energetic Intimacy

November 13th, 6 pm

Karina Velasco will provide tools for relating authentically and creating a space of connection through understanding and embodiment of your energetic signature.


The Art of Touch, From Pleasure to Healing

November 15th, 4 pm

Karina Velasco guides. You on a journey of touch. How do you like to touch and be touched? Learn the subtle nuances between softness and vigor and the possibilities of energetic intentions that the sense of touch can create among bodies.


Join us in the Book Celebration for Le K’INO’ TOOJ by David Tah Balam

November 15th, 6 pm

This is a selection of thoughts born in the Mayan lands in Southeast Mexico. There are poems, phrases, words and stories in my beautiful tongue, born out of love to my ancestral culture. All sort of moments come together translated or written in my Mayat’aan language. This work is dedicated to my people and my friends.



Papaya Playa Project, together with Design Hotels™, has set out to discover a new form of hospitality, merging local culture and sustainability to set the stage for authentic and aspirational hospitality experiences. It is a space for like-minded, creative individuals to unwind and connect with self and nature.The Project is a cornerstone in the manifestation of our vision of a sustainable and responsible Tulum that can be an example of hospitality development worldwide.