Hey travelers! My name is Evandro Bueno and thanks for checking out my review of Papaya Playa Project. I grew up in a coastal city in the State of Sao Paulo, Brazil. I’ve got a degree in advertising and my interest in art has always been with me since I was a little child as I liked to draw a lot. It came natural to me to notice the different colors, shapes and designs of things.
I believe photography is a way of expressing a view of the world, capturing moments that register how a person perceives and observes things. Every photographer is a professional who has a gift of expression to showcase a unique viewpoint. Looking at images to understand what the person was observing at the moment of the click is an interactive experience.
Visiting Tulum for 18 Amazing Days
Recently, I went to Tulum to visit a good friend of mine, Lucas Pinhel, who is also a photographer. At that time I was already living in Mexico. I stayed in Tulum for 18 days, visiting cenotes, beaches and doing work for Papaya Playa Project. My friend Lucas recommended me to Papaya as I had a record of work with hotels in Brazil, and so they offered me some work.
Papaya Playa Project was certainly a place that was already on my list, but having the opportunity to take photos for them surpassed my expectations and I was happy that they trusted my work. This hotel really is a wonderful place. It just feels like it has always been there – a very natural resort that conveys the spirit of the area. Tulum’s soul is super strong there.
I actually had the pleasure of staying at two places at the resort: one was a cabin with a pool on top and the other was one of the houses. Papaya not only has some incredible rooms but the facilities all round are superb.
My Rating of Papaya Playa Project: 10/10
Overall, I would rate my stay as a 10/10! I believe the hotel represents a lot of that city and its Mayan essence. The service at Papaya was sensational and the professionals who work there were always friendly and helpful.
Papaya Playa Project is rustic yet comfortable. It was built in the middle of nature – so there are lots of trees, bushes and some outdoor lighting. Sometimes you see animals such as monkeys, possums and a few distinct looking insects on the paths throughout the hotel. The beach there is the cherry on top and the weather is warm, so bring sunscreen for protection.
To me, Papaya is the perfect place to enjoy the spiritual experience of the Mayan land and the underwater world. I loved spending some time in the water because Tulum is a fantastic destination for diving enthusiasts.