A thin, sleek, poured concrete cubist facade hides a fanciful inn that could have been created by an alux (Maya sprite). Native woods and rocks complement a tiny stream running beside a miniscule Maya na (wooden hut) in a manicured courtyard, while gathered objects from cartoonish lottery cards to antique typewriters and sewing machines decorate enchanting guestrooms. The owners both put in years at international five-star hotels before creating their pièce de resistance, where thoughtful, clever design complements comfortable, sensible accommodations. A gourmet breakfast is served in the ground floor lounge, and sunrise meditation is available on the rooftop deck. Bikes await guests by the front door, and Playa’s most popular beach is a block away.