1. How do I get to Playa Viva?
ZIH Airport is served by over 80 direct flights per week with half the flights from Mexico City and the other half of non-stop flights from major North American airports. The most direct flights from the US are from Houston, followed by Los Angeles, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Dallas. Direct flights from Canada originate in Calgary.
2. Does Playa Viva offer airport transportation?
Playa Viva guests enjoy complimentary airport transport (with stay of 3 or more nights). You will need to provide us with your airline arrival and departure information in a pre-arrival checklist. If you are driving your own vehicle or take a taxi, please visit Getting Here
to get directions.
3. Do I need a passport to travel to Mexico?
US and Canadian citizens need a valid passport when traveling between the United States and Mexico. For travelers from other countries, please check for rules related to visa and passport requirements. American travelers who want more on this subject, please see the U.S. Department of State Website
4. What is the electrical current in Mexico?
Electrical power throughout Mexico uses 110 volt AC, 60 cycles, the same as the US and Canada. Playa Viva is running 12 volt DC solar electrical and will offer conversion to 110 AC for you to charge and use certain small appliances (cell phones, laptops, iPods, etc.) during daytime/sunlight hours.
5. Should I use Mexican pesos or American dollars?
Most locations take both American Dollars and Mexican Pesos. We recommend using ATM (Automated Teller Machine) at the airport or other locations throughout Zihuatanejo Area. That way, you don’t carry a lot of cash, just your ATM card. Exchange rates from ATM’s are through your bank, please check with them on exchange rate and fees that are over and above fee charged by ATM operator.
6. What is the closest town?
The closest “town” is Juluchuca, which has about 450 residents at about 5 min (3 km), the next closest town is Petatlan which has about 30,000 residents at about 10 min (11 km), then Zihuatanejo with 70,000 residents about 40 min away. The Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa international airport is 30 min drive from Playa Viva.