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

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