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Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco
Playa Icacos
40834 Juluchuca, GRO
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San Mateo, CA 94402
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"Best vacation ever! The resort and beach are beautiful. The staff is incredible, food outstanding, turtle sanctuary amazing! The hiking, 4x4 trip, coffee plantation, fishing and bicycling so much fun! We can't wait to come back!"
Nick and Julie Parker
Visited May. 2012
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Miller-McCune: Smart Journalism, Real Solutions
The Art of Restoration at Playa Viva

August 11, 2010
Artists of Restoration at Playa Viva

In the spirit of lighting a single candle rather than cursing the darkness, the innkeepers at Playa Viva are shining a light on ‘regenerative design.’
By Kristian Beadle

Location: Watching a tropical storm from inside a palapa in Playa Viva, just south of Ixtapa, in the state of Guerrero. I marvel at how the woven palm fronds that make up the roof keeps such vast quantities of rainwater out.
Conditions: Cool and windy, with occasional rain squalls. The ocean is a turbulent mess, the landscape swaying with the wind, even the mountains seem to move as the clouds roll around them. By afternoon, the sun burst into view, the wind died down and everything relaxed.

Discussion: I’m not much of a bird-watcher, but the colorful ducks at Yarumi lagoon made me stop.

“This used to be filled with invasive grasses. After we dredged and restored waterflow, the shrimp returned, which attracted the ducks " and many other birds,” Odin Ruz, head of permaculture at Playa Viva, told me. Although it sounds like a restoration project, this is a private hotel. “One of our business goals was to increase biodiversity,” said David Leventhal, the resort’s owner. “We wanted to enhance our guests’ experience besides just doing the right thing.”

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