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

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Unplugging Family Vacations
Disconnect to Reconnect - at Playa Viva

April 11, 2012 - columnist Kerri Zane looks at the growing trend of family unplugging vacations and shares the top five tips for going offline when you travel.

Window Seat or Aisle Seat: Unplugging Family Vacations

It seems to me that our world of 24/7 connectivity, originally intended to ease our lives, has rather added a lot more stress and anxiety. Tamar Chansky, Ph.D, author of Freeing Yourself from Anxiety: 4 Simple Steps to Overcome Worry and Create the Life You Want and the leading authority on stress and anxiety disorders said, “We are glued to our technology and we are afraid to let go. If we are truly wanting to function optimally and have a sustainable lifestyle, we must cultivate the discipline to let go.”

So this month, I was on the hunt for a relaxing vacation that did not include TVs, phones, laptops, emails, texting, Wii, iMacs, iPhones or anything else starting with a small i. My goal was to spend quality time with my daughters connecting, exploring and engaging. What I found is a unique sampling of truly unique unplugged destinations, way off the grid.

2. Playa Viva, Mexico - Consciously Unplugged

Sustainable boutique hotel, Playa Viva, is a quick 35-minute ride south of Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The resorts motto is “Disconnect to Reconnect.” With 200 acres of pristine beachfront property, a mile of private beach, turtle sanctuary, hiking trails, organic garden and an outdoor theater under the stars. The owners guarantee your family will easily forget they have an email account let alone an office address.

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