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

Parents Magazine Features Playa Viva
DoGood While on Vacation

Beach Escape

Playa Viva Resort and Residence Community, in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

What you give: The whole family can go on fun night patrols to find eggs of endangered leatherback turtles (think an eco-friendly egg hunt) and carefully bring them back to the sanctuary to guard against night predators. Everyone will get an even bigger kick out of returning to the beach the next morning to release baby turtles that hatched.

What you get: Pretty beaches, a great pool, family kayaking, and a kid-friendly hike through a coastal forest -- need we say more?

Rates Start at: $395 per night for two adults and two kids, including meals, airport transportation, yoga classes, spa services, and a donation to the turtle sanctuary a (playaviva.com).