Playa Viva - Juluchuca, Guerrero, 40834, Mexico

Every effort has been made to maintain a balance between a commitment to the highest sustainability and a vacation of maximum comfort. When coming to Playa Viva for a few days or for a week, your visit will have all the conveniences you need while keeping your ecological footprint to a minimum. Below is some of what is included in the standard package rate as part of your stay at Playa Viva:

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Luxury to us is the attention to detail in service so that you can enjoy your stay to the fullest, allowing you to disconnect and reconnect. Playa Viva also maintains the delicate balance between private and group moments. We achieve a sense of community by attracting a wide variety of guests from all ages and walks of life who share a common set of values. Come stay and share in this community.

Ocean Champions
The only political voice for ocean health partners with Playa Viva in efforts to clean up oceans everywhere! is a growing global destination for anyone (Moms or otherwise) to share ideas about greener living, locally and globally. We provide a directory of member-recommended green products and services, discussion forums, blogs, and a green store. Our mission is to make greener living easier by providing the tools and support so anyone around the world can start their own local GreenMoms group.

Keep A Breast
The Keep A Breast Foundation™ is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. Its mission is to help eradicate breast cancer by exposing young people to methods of prevention, early detection and support. Through art events, educational programs and fundraising efforts, it seeks to increase breast cancer awareness among young people so they are better equipped to make choices and develop habits that will benefit their long-term health and well-being. Keep A Breast Foundation is partnering with Playa Viva to bring its surf ambassadors to Playa Viva and Casa Viva to promote the role of sustainable living to preventing breast cancer.

GreenAmerica Certified Business - Since 1982, Green America has been helping businesses succeed by going green. We offer one of the most authentic “trustmarks” for green shoppers, recognizing businesses that show deep commitments to social and environmental responsibility.

Lexus Hybrid Living
Lexus Hybrid Living celebrates the ethos of luxury eco design.

Good Clean Love
Don't forget to pack your Good Clean Love sustainable love products before heading off to Zihuatanejo. Make love sustainable at Playa Viva!

Women in Balance
The premier health resource for women who want to feel their best has teamed up with Playa Viva - offering wonderful adventures to balance your life even more.

Econscious Market
Playa Viva rolls with the internet's largest philanthropic eco marketplace, where 50% of net profits are directed to charities chosen by customers.

Surfers Without Borders

We have also identified trash and garbage disposal as a major environmental and health issue for the community (see video)and have begun to partner with larger corporations to provide recycling programs, recycling education in schools and an economic incentive to recycle and more responsible garbage management processes. The practice of burning garbage is common in Mexico. With the addition of plastics and PET bottles to the mix, burning garbage can contribute significant dioxins to the groundwater and air pollutants. These recycling and education programs will significantly contribute to increase health and well being of the community and ecosystem.

All of these projects take time, resources and commitment. We invite you to join us in supporting these activities, identify new activities and create your own programs for engaging and supporting the local community. As you return to Playa Viva year after year, you will enjoy the growing connection to the people and land surrounding the Playa Viva community.

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Common Areas

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START HERE _ DL ) The common area contains the kitchen, dining room, pool and yoga deck plus an outdoor theater for enjoying movies under the stars, a bon fire area for romantic evenings or ghost stories and smores. It is here that you will most likely spot a breaching whale, dolphins surfing the waves, play dominoes with Playa Viva team members and watch the pelicans dive for fish. 

The Common Areas also include the Observatory which has a dual purpose both serving as a "sleeping porch" to accommodate overflow sleeping capacity when rented by large groups or serving as the best place to get a massage. Playa Viva has hosted large groups for workshops and seminars, company retreats and special family occasions.

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Discover the plants and animals of Playa Viva's natural habitats by taking your family exploring in some of the most beautiful coastal forests on Earth. Playa Viva's rich surrounding land provides regenerative permaculture and organic farming for the community and your family, as well as over 160 acres of private nature reserve, for the benefit of visitors and the ecosystem. 

What To Expect

  • YOGA: We will have two yoga classes a day including stronger Vinyasa style classes, sensual hip openers, hatha yoga, and relaxing restorative classes, all with great attention to alignment and helpful adjustments.
  • MINDFULNESS: Aside from guided meditation time, we will be encouraging and supporting women to hold a continuous space of mindfulness throughout the retreat. This simply means holding themselves and all around them with great respect and compassion ~ always recognizing the Divine Feminine within.
  • EDUCATION: Through sacred ceremony and ritual and insightful lectures, we provide a deeply reflective and educational five days so that women can take the wisdom they gain home with them. On November 1st, we will take part in a very special Temazcal (native sweat lodge) ceremony.
  • FUN: Aside from a powerful week with amazing women, participants are surrounded by opportunities to surf, snorkel, hike, visit the nearby turtle sanctuary, swim and simply just enjoy being together.



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