Playa Viva is designed to help the environment by using alternative energy sources and strategies for waste management, as well as integrating the local people, customs, economic strategies, construction methods and materials. Keep reading to learn more.
"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."
Every aspect of our operations goes beyond low-impact. We'll continue to update as environmental technology advances and our understanding of our environment grows. We will be building to the highest environmental standards,but NOT pursuing LEED Certification, as the Regenerative Standard goes beyond LEED in many ways. Read More
Permaculture is a way of life that supports itself, the way natural ecosystems do. It relies on sustainable agriculture, and living each day without relying on the industrial systems of production and distribution.
Our techniques build an increasingly self-sufficient human settlement. Playa Viva, from Nature Preserve to Edible Landscaping, is built on these principles under the direction of a team of trained permaculture experts.
Playa Viva will use smart water conservation measures to not only ensure the minimal use of this precious resource, but to ensure that the water we do use is put back into the aquifer even cleaner then when it was removed. Read More
We investigated and debated many options and concluded that connecting to the grid and feeding back an equivalent amount of clean energy was the solution with the least environmental impact. Read More
Playa Viva is being created with a judicious and creative use of local materials which will be recycled, salvaged, and eco-friendly. Furniture will be created by local artisans using leftover wood. New woods will be harvested from local palm tree groves and sustainably-managed forests. Up to 75% of construction waste will be recycled.
Your children's health and wellbeing is paramount to our designs and every element of Playa Viva. Nothing provides more luxury than healthful and natural materials
Update from US State Department on Travel in Mexico
The US State Department recently updated it’s travel advisory for Mexico. While this is generally for US State Department employees, it also applies to US citizens traveling in Mexico.... Read this full entry
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