Playa Viva
Sustainable Resort & Residence Community
1 (800) 397-6093 US
+1 (650) 585 6770 US
+52 1 (742) 112 3000 MEX
Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco
Playa Icacos
40834 Juluchuca, GRO

US Business Office:
20 Melrose Court
San Mateo, CA 94402

"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."
Keith and Linda Copenhagen
Visited May. 2010

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Playa Viva: This all-inclusive inn, about 25 miles south of Zihuatanejo in the village of Juluchuca, opened its first phase of just five suites and studios in November 2009. Eventually to consist of 35 casitas, 23 home lots, a town square and a boutique hotel, it is being built with local sustainable woods and bamboo, while fixtures, utensils and linens are all handmade locally. Off-grid solar energy runs everything but the gas-powered stove and refrigerators. Community activities include organic agriculture, an artisanal salt co-op, programs promoting organic farmers and food co-ops, and local recycling programs and education. Travelers can get a price break by volunteering in the property's 200-acre turtle sanctuary.

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