Playa Viva

Playa Viva

Discover the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico

We all need wild places to regenerate our souls. You can enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the luxury of this environmentally-conscious resort. From farm-to-table cuisine and yoga retreats, to nurturing wild turtle habitats, Playa Viva treasures the environment as well as the guests for an unforgettable stay in harmony with nature.

 

Playa Viva believes in the simple luxury of nature. The property is situated on a mile of pristine private beach surrounded by lush green palms. You’ll fall asleep to the lullaby of the Pacific Ocean and wake to the warm breeze on your skin. Tour the on-site farm where we grow some of our food, including coconuts, mangos, cashews, tamarind, tomatoes, lettuces, cactus and many other delights. Visit the baby sea turtle sanctuary and explore our diverse coastal ecosystem.

 

With each passing moment at Playa Viva, you’ll feel more connected to the natural world around you.

 

Highlights & Activities

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Baby Sea Turtle Release
Witness baby sea turtles come to the shores of Playa Viva to lay their eggs
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Off-Grid Living
Visit local coffee and chocolate growers by ATV in the rugged Sierra Mountains
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Permaculture Farming and Reforestation
Explore the regenerative techniques, cycles and systems woven throughout your stay at Playa Viva with the Permaculture Farm manager
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Marine Biodiversity
Tour a major pacific wetland and pristine coastline to see birds, sea turtles, rays, dolphins and even humpback whales

Regenerative Impact

Playa Viva invites you to enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices.

With Promoting Meaningful Community as one of its core values, Playa Viva develops programs centered on health, education, and economic development that benefit the Juluchuca community.
Playa Viva defines farm to table using organically grown products and prioritizing local ingredients. The resort’s farm team focuses on nutrient-dense crops, including dark greens, nuts and seeds, fresh fruits and, most recently, farm- and forest-raised animal products.
Playa Viva’s permaculture team uses both local knowledge and scientific analysis to understand the landscape, set carbon sequestration goals for Playa Viva’s forests, and identify the most appropriate trees to introduce through reforestation. Using permaculture principles and reforestation through a lens of agroforestry design, Playa Viva works to improve the soil’s ability to retain water and begin to turn its sandy earth into microbial rich loamy soil that will benefit future generations.
With sustainability deeply embedded in its core values, Playa Viva was built from the bottom up with regenerative principles in mind. It runs on a 100% off-grid solar system, uses smart water design to conserve water and replenish the local aquifer with even cleaner water, and uses renewable building materials harvested on site as well as fixtures crafted by local artisans.

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We’re proud to share that our 
Co-Founder & CEO Amanda Ho will be participating at ITB Berlin 2024 on March 7, 2024. Amanda will be speaking in the panel, The Right Message in Tourism:
Making Genuine ESG Claims with: Hazel McGuire from Intrepid Travel, Victoria
Knauer Hansen from GreenSign, Rob Holmes from GLP Films and Tonya Fitzpatrick from World Footprint.

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Hotel Location

Playa Viva

Nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca, Playa Viva is situated on a mile of pristine and private beach. The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem, which supports an array of stunning wildlife. Playa Viva is close enough to the trappings of modernity yet still worlds away—providing immersion into the wonders of nature and escape to utter private relaxation.

Hotel Address

Juluchuca, Mexico

Closest Airport

Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH)

Travel Time From Airport

The hotel is a 50 minute drive from the Zihuatanejo Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH)

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Receive $99 travel credit towards a 3 minimum night stay

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