Join Heather Archer in the land of pure white sand beaches and endless turquoise waters. Tulum is a colorful gem nestled on the coast of the Caribbean, just pulsing with a chic, cool, peaceful vibration. This is the ultimate place to relax, heal, and feed your Soul. We’ll be staying at the eco-chic Papaya Playa Project hotel that brings together principles of sustainable travel and total relaxation. You’ll have your choice between a jungle or an oceanfront room. All rooms feature the basics for your comfort including cozy beds, an A/C system and a feeling of being in your own little tropical paradise. Come enjoy six days of yoga, adventure and bliss in this historic Mayan land. Surrounded by ancient ruins and clear healing waters, immerse yourself in the present moment and connect with Self and other gracious Bliss-seekers.
After morning yoga, spend your day sun-bathing or exploring Tulum. We have two planned tours: experience a guided tour of the Mayan ruins and a snorkeling trip to a cenote. To help make our exploring eco-chic a 5-day bike rental is included – hop on your bike and experience the wonders and sites of Tulum!
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Included Excursions & Extras
Daily Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama | 5-day Bike Rental | Cenote Snorkeling | Guided Tour of Mayan Ruins | Continental Breakfast | Nightly Dinners
In addition to twice daily yoga taught by Heather Archer, this retreat features planned excursions/extras.
Mayan Ruins Tour: Enjoy a guided tour of the magical Mayan ruins. We will take our bikes from our hotel on a short bike ride to the ruins.
You will get a guided tour of the ruins site by expert guides, giving you an in-depth understanding of the significance of this city from centuries past, and the Mayan culture that it contained. See incredible buildings and temples and learn more about the Mayan influence in the Yucatan Peninsula.
Cenote Tour: We will head to a cenote – a magnificent and refreshing underwater cave – where you can enjoy a swim and experience these mystical taverns.
Sample Daily Schedule
AM Yoga Flow
Daytime Excursion, Massage or Free Time
1st and Final Evenings include Opening & Closing Circles
*Schedule subject to change
Lean More about Papaya Playa Project: Eco-Soul Accommodations, Gourmet Cuisine & Musical Vibe
Eco-Chic Accommodations: Inspiring & Transformational
In December 2011, Design Hotels ventured to conceive Temporal Hospitality Experiences in the Mexican Caribbean on what we call now Papaya Playa Project, a space for like-minded, creative individuals to unwind and connect with self and nature.
Claus Sendlinger explains: “At the heart of Design Hotels’ Projects are the compelling destinations and rich array of experiences that resonate with a diverse crowd of cultural travelers. Designed to be shifting hubs, they provide an open platform for the creative collective to gather, celebrate and shape meaningful moments.”
Papaya Playa Project in its raw form is not the standard Design Hotels Member Hotel in many of its offerings. However at Papaya Playa Project together with Design Hotels, set out to discover a new form of hospitality, merging local culture, and sustainability to set the stage for original and aspirational hospitality experiences. Most importantly the Project is a corner stone in the manifestation of our vision of a sustainable and responsible Tulum that can be an example of hospitality development around the world.
Check out Papaya Playa Project’s TripAdvisor reviews.
Gourmet Cuisine: Let’s Explore Tulum’s Hot Spots!
Delicious nightly dining is a big part of this trip. Tulum is a culinary HOT SPOT and we want to make sure our group experiences some of the best dinner eats.
This retreat also includes a daily continental breakfast. Lunch is on your own and gives you an opportunity to explore!
Is This Retreat For You? Do you…
- Enjoy yoga and cultivating holistic health & happiness?
- Seek out the guidance of intelligent & motivational leaders and a supportive community of like-minded individuals?
- Appreciate the pleasures of a soulful resort combined with a laid back vibe? (We call this our signature style, “Eco Soul” retreat.)
- Bask in the warmth of the sunshine, enjoy the rigor of immersion in the natural landscape, indulge in exploration of native culture, and feel at peace closing out the day with stunning sunsets & starry skies?
- Then, YES, this retreat is for you!
Book Now to Save! First 10 receive $100 off the price of the retreat!
- Jungle View / Double: $1,760 pp
- Jungle View / Couple: $1,760 pp
- Jungle View / Single: $2,095 pp
- Oceanfront / Double: $2,095 pp
- Oceanfront / Couple: $2,095 pp
- Oceanfront / Single: $2,500 pp
Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Book early to ensure the room and pricing you desire.
Discount will be applied to your final balance.
Traveling alone? Great! We will work to find you a roommate if you want a double room. If we are unable to match you with another solo traveler, you can upgrade to a single room.
Eco-Chic Rooms; Option for a More Luxurious Upgrade
Rooms in retreat package are simple and eco-chic and have A/C, power, and private bath. Wi-Fi is in common areas (see description below).
A more luxurious room upgrade is available upon request pending availability. Please email email@example.com to inquire about pricing and availability. We would be happy to help you select the best accommodations for you!
About the Rooms | View the Rooms | Booking Notes
The resort’s 80 cabañas are sprawled along the property’s 800-meter beach, all on the sea. A natural rocky ledge raises the oceanfront cabañas from the sand resulting in dramatic views of the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea. The beachfront faces directly east allowing incredible views of the sunrise each morning and gentle breezes in the evening.
Their simplicity and no-frills furnishings lend them their special charm. All make use of ‘double’ sized beds (equivalent to ‘full’ size). All are equipped with mosquito nets for those still nights when the breeze is not strong enough to deter our flying friends.
Oceanfront Cabaña: The most requested cabaña at Papaya Playa combines the luxury of being located on the oceanfront along with having a simple private bathroom. All are perched atop the property’s natural rocky ledge affording them stunning ocean views. All have a small outdoor terrace complete with two hammocks and lounge furniture. Immediate access to the beach is via natural rocky steps. Rooms have 1 Double or 2 Double beds.
Jungle View Cabaña: These round wooden cabañas are located one row behind the oceanfront cabañas providing them with jungle views. They are identical in size and structure to the oceanfront cabañas and are located around 20 meters back from the beach. The beach is a short walk through the property’s garden paths. Rooms have 1 Double or 2 Double beds. All of these cabañas have a simple private bathroom.
Luxury Casitas: Please email us if you would like a more luxury experience. There are limited luxury casitas available for our group. Please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Rooms Have:
- AC 24 hrs, electrical plugs & private bath
- 2 bottles of purified water, shampoo, shower gel & aromatic cream per room
- Complimentary and available in common areas
Terms + Conditions
By reserving your space with a deposit, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.
If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify DBY in writing by contacting email@example.com. Your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the chart in our agreement. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for ANY reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest, Zika virus, health changes, personal emergencies, or otherwise. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early.
You may transfer your reservation from one DBY Retreat to another DBY Retreat up to four months before the original listed Retreat Start Date without penalty, after which time our cancellation policy applies.
All prices are per person and are set well in advance of the retreat start date. Prices vary depending on a variety of cost factors, with peak travel times being the most expensive. You can always find pricing on the website. Prices include retreat costs only; they do not include airfare to and from the retreat and ground transportation (unless noted on the website). DBY believes in fair pricing for all retreat attendees – all prices are set and non-negotiable.
Deposit & Payment Terms (per person)
Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $500 deposit per person plus a booking fee. Please note the booking fee does not count toward your final balance. At two months final balances will be charged to the credit card on file. If you book within two months of the Retreat Start Date, you will be billed in full within 24 hours after putting down the initial deposit.