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 […]

Lessons About Resilience & Regeneration as a Result of COVID-19

COVID-19 is like a major jolt to our systems. Unlike a fire, flood, hurricane or other natural disaster, what is being destroyed here are human-to-human connections due to social distancing and our health and economic systems. Ironically, one is protected and preserved from the same behaviors that deteriorate the other. We all know and understand […]

Find Peace at Playa Viva

Let Your Transformational Story Unfold Naturally

  Playa Viva has this way of creating growth in those who cross its path. This sustainable boutique hotel is filled with an incredible energy that flows through all different areas of the hotel, the farm, the community. This energy is one of the things that make this place so special. That’s how people evolve […]

What are Juluchuca’s Children Doing While School is Closed?

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, it is estimated that 9 out of 10 children around the world are currently out of school. For most students in the U.S., this means distance learning, with students studying online on tablets or laptops. Here in Juluchuca, school is also out of session, but with little technology to support […]

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