Tulum Jet Lag Journal: Papaya Playa Project
After a few days in Mexico City, we were ready to hit the beach and our second half of our planned Mexican adventures. While waiting for our plane’s departure gate (it’s like taking a train, you don’t know until 30 mins. before you leave what gate usually. . .), Elizabeth found it an opportune time to switch out her toiletries.
We arrived at our eco-boutique hotel, Papaya Playa Project, as fast as we could change out of our jeans into some shorts, we settled in for a drink and typical Mexican beach fare: chips, guac, and some fajitas (although Elizabeth ordered calamari, and it wasn’t up to par).
Check out that mosquito netting–that was a first for me and boy was it tricky to get into without creating a massive gap to which you prayed at night no bugs would get you. We did have some harmless geckos traverse the ceiling during our stay though–they’re kind of unavoidable when you stay in the midst of a rain forest atmosphere.
One of the cute parts of staying in an eco-boutique there’s not a lot of electric outlets to go around (our hut didn’t have any), so you go with air drying your hair, and take to charging your electronics up at the main restaurant with everyone else’s.
These were the oh so lush paths that you walk through to the beach and main hub of food at Papaya Playa–it made for an even more darling atmosphere being right in the middle of the forest.
This was the morning scene that greeted us at breakfast almost every morning (except the last one. . .).
A cute boutique store filled with accessories–except it never opened once while we were there for the entire 4 days. So it goes on beach and island time. . .
It was such a fun lil’ stop in Tulum, and I’d love to go back, but I will say, when I do go back, I’ll be paying for the extra ‘amenities’ and probably won’t skimp on them in the future. Stay tuned for the future Jet Lag Journal post on the restaurants, shops and cenotes!