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

"David and Sandra have put together something above and beyond anything I have experienced before. You get a beach to yourself, the place is elegant and luxurious, the design is spectacular - and you also get an education in sustainability, reforestation, permaculture in a really pleasant way. The rigors of the nap schedule and fine meals suited me too - I feel like a human being again after having become a zombie from working too hard. "
Visited Nov. 2009

Family Vacations That Will Get Your Kids Into Nature
Inspired by 'The Lorax' to hug some trees? Check out these age-by-age vacation ideas that will get your whole family into nature

Family Vacations That Will Get Your Kids Into Nature

by Abbie Kozolchyk

March 1, 2012

With The Lorax fever turning ever more kids into tree-huggers, now’s the time to plan a back-to-nature family vacation -- and we’ve pulled together 10 of the best. While we can’t guarantee Bar-ba-loot or Humming Fish sightings -- nor acres of Technicolor Truffala trees -- the flora and fauna you’ll encounter on these getaways are kid-pleasers of the highest order. Think skyscraping sequoias, voice-throwing monkeys and birds of every imaginable size, shape and color (just for starters). So whether you’re hikers, boaters, swimmers, bikers, surfers, snorkelers -- or totally chill turtle trackers -- read on. Then take off.

Team Up for Turtles

When you stay in a Pacific Coast nature reserve that comes with its own turtle sanctuary, you can’t help but want to protect your four-legged, shelled neighbors. And the Playa Viva eco-hotel -- about half an hour’s drive from Zihuatanejo, Mexico -- lets kids do just that on routine beach patrols that involve turtle track-hunting, egg-collecting and hatchling-counting. Also on offer: surf lessons, snorkeling, kayaking, horseback riding -- and babysitting, should mom and dad feel like a massage or a free morning yoga class. From $295 for suites that sleep 4. Best for kids 1+

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