OUR BRAND STORY
Christopher Columbus called papaya the "fruit of the angels” and we feel the same way. Mix papaya with milk and you have a decadent treat, and that is what we hope you enjoy with your shopping experience at Papaya con Leche. The metamorphosis from the little sewing machine in Kata’s home to the expansive retail space containing a custom-sewing workshop mirrors the transition of the Papay
a con Leche brand. Moving through various identities as La Sirena, Libelula, and The Bikini Factory, the recent name and identity, Papaya con Leche, came about with a favorite paint color name. The flower and lettering of “Papaya” show our playful, free-flowing side and the lettering of “con Leche” reflects a soberer streamline professional look.
PRETTY IS INSIDE
That is what we believe about ourselves and our garments.
Our dream is to encourage you to love the individual you are. Inspired by the vivid colors of the tropics, we have been creating flattering cuts since 1998 in Tamarindo, Costa Rica. After creating over 100,000 custom-made bikinis and casual beachwear we’ve chosen a few handpicked swimsuits and shoes to be available online that compliment any shape and size. Our attention is in the details, using the highest quality, durable materials, and each of our pieces will make you smile.
Embracing her playful inner child, Papaya con Leche was founded by creative director Kata Kis. Papaya con Leche is an extension of Kata’s world, inspired by the deliciously sweet flavors and color of our namesake drink. Both mix subtle undertones with vibrant textures to create the perfect indulgence. We invite you to visit the store in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and see for yourself.
LOCATED IN TAMARINDO, COSTA RICA
When you visit Papaya con Leche in Tamarindo you will feel the personalized customer service we are known for. In a comfortable shopping setting, we help you find what makes you feel pretty on the inside. Our curated assortment of products, including custom-fit garments and the most comfortable shoes you’ll ever wear, is just the beginning. With our in-house seamstress, we can custom fit any garment, and even replicate old swimsuits you used to love. Think of us as your old-school tailor in a modern setting.