When we explore other communities, we don't just learn about new and different ways to approach life - we further clarify our individual connection to the world, and to one another. Playa Viva honors this delicate connection to place, by protecting the land and surrounding culture. Come grow and explore through sustainable relationships to people and place.
"We could not have imagined a better vacation for ourselves and two 16 year olds girls. My daughter came home from her first day back at school yesterday, looked around and said "everything seems so pointless if you can't go to the beach." I think she was responding to the deep sense of purpose and commitment that is so present at playa viva. We were fortunate enough to be part of the release of 67 just hatched baby turtles to the sea. (LIterally be part of, hold them in our hands!) It was a connection to the greater scale of life that is ever present in the world, but that we generally perceive only superficially. Yes, it's an incredibly beautiful, peaceful, quiet place with the most welcoming staff and community one can imagine. Yes it has delicious food served in a lovely outdoor setting with pride and graciousness. Yes, its right on the ocean, with cool breezes and an open feeling that is immediately restorative. But in addition, it is a place that is actively involved in doing something important and something good for the guests, the community and the land. We weren't even to the airport when we each were wondering how we could come back."
The town of Juluchuca has about 500 residents, most of whom belong to the same four families. As part of the design process for Playa Viva, we interviewed the local community to learn about their dreams and aspirations, their memories of the place, how the town has changed, and the challenges facing them today. Read More
Juluchuca has a rich and lengthy history. Pottery shards found on the property tell us that people lived here at least 1200 years ago. The people inhabiting the Costa Grande, or the region around Juluchuca, were called the Cihuatecas. While little is known about these people, it is likely that they were influenced by both Olmec and Mayan civilizations, and later the Aztecs. Read More
For those of you lucky enough to have travelled to Mexico—or, better yet, Zihuatanejo, you know the effortless approach to life found in this special place. It is reflected in the colors, vegetation, water, and people. The cloudless sky. The breeze that both cools and warms. Most of all, it is reflected in the clear smile on your face the moment you arrive. Please join us in the protection of Mexico's rich cultural and natural heredity at Playa Viva.
Playa Viva is working to restore the land's flora and fauna, which has been squandered over the last century. Our long-term goal is to revitalize and nurture local natural resources and the community, so they thrive in harmony and continually improve. Read More
A key underpinning of economic sustainability is creating a self-reliant and sustainable resource base. To learn more about our community stewardship, please click here.
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