Set in a secluded, 900-meter stretch of the Caribbean coast of Tulum, Papaya Playa Project is launching its newest treehouse. Well suited for the adventurous green-minded traveler, the new Treehouse was eco-designed with sustainability in mind.
The Treehouse is just one addition to the resort’s 85 casitas and cabanas, all of which offer the rustic charm of the Tulum jungle and sophisticated luxury that is Papaya Playa Project. As with all accommodations at Papaya Playa Project, the Treehouse was made ecologically with indigenous materials and traditional Mayan construction techniques. The structure is set on wooden stilts, not only offering guests a spot in the middle of the jungle, but to ensure local flora and fauna remain untouched during construction.
Constructed by Emilio Heredia, the Treehouse’s location between the beach and the jungle was an important decision in designing the Treehouse. The Treehouse was designed to promote a holistic and spiritual life, which is also consciously responsible towards nature and the community. Heredia has spent the last 30 years of his life dedicated to his own spiritual development, studying yoga, karate, Tao and psychotherapy, much of which is reflected in his recent constructions.
“Sustainability means life for future generations and integrity for the current one,” Heredia said. “Elevating the structure encourages the growth of jungle plants around the treehouse and ensures the building does not interfere with nature. We wanted to show the utmost respect to all the wildlife living in the jungle when building the treehouse.”
The Treehouse’s interiors reflect the resort’s other accommodations and public spaces. Windows offer 360-degree views of the jungle meeting the Caribbean ocean. Locally sourced materials and recycled wood balance out no-frill furnishings. White macramé detailing gives guests a close look at how The Treehouse was put together with detail by hand.
Guests of the treehouse will have access to all of Papaya Playa Project’s amenities, including the on-site restaurant, spa, beach front amphitheater, community spaces and Beach Club.
The Treehouse is taking reservations now at www.designhotels.com.