Budget Travel Features Playa Viva as All Inclusive Dream Trip
Dare to Go Big! Playa Viva Studio starting at $98 per person
Opened in November 2009 on Mexico's Pacific Coast, the Playa Viva eco-resort feels more like a jungle hideaway than a typical all-inclusive. Its five thatch roofed casitas sit on nearly a mile of pristine golden-sand beach, accessed via a dirt road that winds through 200 acres of estuaries and Aztec ruins. The entire property was built with bamboo, palm fronds, and clay, and it runs entirely on solar power. Still, there are plenty of comforts to balance that earthiness: think hand-carved teak furniture and a house margarita made with organic tequila and basil. Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco, playaviva.com
, from $98 per person per night.
Click here for PDF of story in Budget Travel, March 2011