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A unique Eco Luxury destination, Playa Viva has something for everyone. You and your loved ones will enjoy the rugged, unspoiled beauty of Mexico in the guilt-free luxury of an environmentally conscious resort dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices. Choose from among 12 eco-luxury rooms, each with a beachfront view, including our award-winning oceanfront Treehouse. Immerse yourself in nature, attend our morning yoga practice or even host a beachside yoga retreat, volunteer in the turtle sanctuary, give back to the local community, engage in a workshop, or just relax completely in paradise. Reserve your stay today and experience the bounty of the local ecosystem while helping it to thrive.

Our Impact

Impact is integral to the Playa Viva experience. We run entirely off-grid — generating 100% of our energy from solar power. We work extensively with our local community to support health and education. And we labor year round to restore and revitalize our land. We provide a vacation experience that is in integrity with our highest aspirational values for how life should be lived.

sea turtle - Playa Viva founded La Tortuga Viva in 2010 to protect turtles from predators and poachers alike.

What Our Guests Are Saying About Us

Playa Viva
4.9
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Eve del Rosario
Eve del Rosario
03:42 04 Aug 20
A very private eco-resort. So private that you can leave your cellphone charging in the common sitting area by the pool... and will not worry it getting lost. It’s brings you back to nature and Her serenity.I went there for a yoga retreat and that just was cherry on the topping as Playa Viva IS a retreat in itself.Wonderfully prepared meals from their garden that feeds not just your tummy but your soul as well.I will definitely be going back.read more
Augustah Allen
Augustah Allen
21:53 23 Jul 20
Everything is perfection. From the place, the service, the food and lodging. It’ll meet your expectations and more !
Molly Vieira
Molly Vieira
15:22 19 Mar 20
I feel incredibly grateful that I was able to come and experience Playa Viva. So many smiles from the staff whenever... you crossed paths. Everything was always so clean. You can tell there’s so much respect for the land. Perfectly placed hammocks and loungers if you felt like you needed space, it was there for you. The food and refreshments were absolutely amazing. The variety of everything was impeccable. My deepest appreciation for everything and everyone who is apart of this place. Thank you for having me ***read more
Cyn Cooley
Cyn Cooley
22:02 06 Mar 20
I came to Playa Viva on a yoga retreat and could not have been happier with the experience. The staff made me feel like... they really cared about our experience and tried to accommodate all the needs of our fairly diverse group. The beach was pristine and gorgeous, no one but us as far as they eye could see and had the pleasure of seeing whales, dolphins and baby turtles on more than one occasion. The yoga platform had the most gorgeous views and was well stocked with high quality mats and props. For our evening practice they pulled down these translucent golden shades to prevent the sun from getting in our eyes while it set, creating an almost otherworldly experience. The food was fresh, healthy and abundant every day including fresh coconut milk for those who are dairy free, SOOO delicious. I also loved the small but beautifully curated boutique, they had a lovely selection of handmade items at reasonable prices. I visited every day, sometimes more than once! One other thing I loved about Playa Viva was they had a beautiful rescue dog named Mama on the property that had found them and then been adopted by a couple who visited there some months prior. It somehow added to the homeyness of it all. I would definitely come here again.read more
Tenli Yavneh
Tenli Yavneh
16:19 16 Feb 20
My four stays over five years have made Playa Viva is a touchstone for me -- when I can't sleep I imagine myself there,... the ocean pounding outside my room at night, the birds and crickets, the gentle air. The food is delicious and healthy, the staff attentive and friendly, and the environment is physically beautiful to the point of breathtaking. Playa Viva is a place to relax and restore your peace of mind.read more
Lika Banshoya
Lika Banshoya
17:30 29 Dec 19
Playa Viva is more than a luxurious resort with amazing beach views and beautiful and comfortable accommodations.It is... an experience, in tune with eco and social consciousness : farm to table delicious dinners and support to sea turtle conservation and various local projects. It also feels like a home thanks to the friendliest and warmest staff I've ever met.I stayed for 11 days and was heartbroken to leave all the beautiful people who work at Playa Viva. I will cherish this stay forever.Thank you Playa Viva !read more
Cassidy Johnston
Cassidy Johnston
17:23 11 Dec 19
This small, eco-friendly resort is a true paradise. Because it sits on 200 acres you feel like you have an entire... coastline to yourself. The staff are all so nice and helpful and want to make your stay truly amazing. I dream about the fresh, homemade meals cooked here! The work that Playa Viva does with La Tortuga Viva is so important and by staying here you're supporting an amazing cause, plus BABY TURTLES!! Do I need to say more?read more
Amy Walsh
Amy Walsh
17:42 14 Oct 19
Beautiful place with spirit. The staff is the heart of this resort. The food is unbelievable and the views will take... your breath away. Note: Be prepared for bugs in your room as they are not fully enclosed and I was not prepared. The beds are prepared for you in the evening with nets, which will help keep them out (thank goodness)!read more
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La Tortuga Viva and Youth Empowerment

Lazaro Nogueda Elguera and Tomas Landeros Joven are two young residents of Juluchuca who are passionate about marine conservation and protecting our three local endangered species of sea turtles. At the beginning of the year, they chose La Tortuga Viva (LTV) to conduct their internship with the program Jovenes Construyendo el Futuro, a government-run capacity […]

A Return Trip to Playa Viva: The Same but Different

“Back to Playa Viva? For the third time?” When my fiance (now wife) said she wanted to visit Playa Viva again for our honeymoon, I had my reservations. Not because we both don’t love it—we do—but we tend toward exploring new places. And I thought that would continue. Even the fact that we’d been to […]

Banana Circles: An Example of Permaculture Stacking Functions

Can permaculture reintroduce resiliency? Permaculture encourages us to focus on building resilient systems. And not just you and I, but everyone — from permaculture specialists to individuals working in the fields to everyone who benefits from those farming and land management efforts. We live in a community of the Pacific coast of Mexico that is […]

La Tortuga Viva and Youth Empowerment

Lazaro Nogueda Elguera and Tomas Landeros Joven are two young residents of Juluchuca who are passionate about marine conservation and protecting our three local endangered species of sea turtles. At the beginning of the year, they chose La Tortuga Viva (LTV) to conduct their internship with the program Jovenes Construyendo el Futuro, a government-run capacity […]

A Return Trip to Playa Viva: The Same but Different

“Back to Playa Viva? For the third time?” When my fiance (now wife) said she wanted to visit Playa Viva again for our honeymoon, I had my reservations. Not because we both don’t love it—we do—but we tend toward exploring new places. And I thought that would continue. Even the fact that we’d been to […]

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