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

"Playa Viva was a PERFECT destination for our honeymoon. The whole week we were saying, "I can't believe this. This is exactly what we had dreamed." Everything about it was great and we are continuing to rave to others: the location, the architecture, the food, the activities, and your OUTSTANDING staff. We loved getting to know Johnny, Julia, and Aavi throughout the week; beautiful people. We also love the philosophy behind the place: locally grown food, local workers, and supporting local farms (the family up in the mountains). All of which are near to our hearts. Thank you for everything!"
Visited Jun. 2012

Every Day is Earth Day at Playa Viva
Playa Viva is featured in "Pitch Your Hotel" where hoteliers, general managers and other hotel execs tell on-camera what makes their hotels so different from all the rest.

April 22, 2010 at 3:19 PM | by Juliana Shallcross, Managing Editor of HotelChatter.com

Link to Article at HotelChatter.com here.

Happy Earth Day! In honor of this very important day, we decided to have David Leventhal, the proprietor of Play Viva resort in Mexico tell us what his new eco boutique hotel is doing, not just today but every day, to minimize the damage to the area's ecosystem and in fact, make it better than it was before by using several regenerative practices.

Playa Viva in the Juluchuca village near Zihuatenjo, is an all-inclusive resort situated on a mile of private beach and its 200 acres include an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, turtle sanctuary and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem that supports a wide variety of wildlife.

Yeah, this isn't your typical beach resort.

For those of you seeking a more meaningful type of vacation than just sitting poolside and sipping margaritas with dozens of other hotels, Playa Viva offers an escape that allows you to relax when you need it but also have more meaningful interactions with the surrounding area like volunteering at Playa Viva's own turtle sanctuary and accompanying Chef Alejandro to the local market and even assist him in making the meals (which is served at one big communal table to guests.) And of course, everything here is incredibly eco-conscious.

The hotel runs on 100 percent off-grid solar energy, the materials used to build the resort are the best in green technology, there is a comprehensive recycling and waste program and only natural and localized products are used for maintenance and cleaning. We were especially excited to hear that Playa Viva used bamboo to construct the frames of their guestrooms, called casitas, and that they planted bamboo on-site for future use. Additionally, the roofs of the casitas are made from palm fronds also found on the property.

Beyond helping out the local ecosystem, David puts great emphasis on honoring the surrounding community by hiring locally, using local businesses and incorporating their traditions into the hotel's experiences. This is truly a heartfelt and passionate eco hotel from the inside and out.

We'll let David explain more of the hotel's eco activities in the video above but to learn more about Playa Viva, hit up their website here.

There are currently only five guestrooms open now but more are being constructed. Rates from from $195-$795, depending on the room types. There is free WiFi but no TV, which is a good thing for you btw.