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Hotel Waste Streams and Permaculture Principles

We jumped feet first (literally!) into our own trash!    We decided that 2020 was high time for Playa Viva to revisit our own waste streams inside the hotel.  Using one of the most important permaculture principles, apply self-regulation and accept feedback, I spent three consecutive days sorting our waste with the intention of understanding […]

Renewal and Regeneration at Finca Luna Nueva

Amanda Harris is the Permaculture Manager at Playa Viva.  Originally from Maryland, she made her way to Juluchuca by way of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, and most recently, a beautiful, diversely planted “holler” in West Virginia.    The streets are alive on Sundays in Juluchuca. It’s a day to connect with extended families, to […]

Connect With Nature on New Permaculture Farm Tour

Exploring the 200 acres surrounding the hotel When you arrive to Playa Viva take a minute to settle in and enjoy the calmness that envelops the landscape. Connect with the land.  Take notice of the elements - wind, water, earth - as you move around the property. You will feel a sense of place. To […]

Food Systems at Playa Viva

The hotel at Playa Viva is situated between beautiful sunrises and sunsets by the ocean and a 200-acre landscape used for several generations for agricultural production. Today, a team of hard working local men and our permaculture specialist use agro-ecological practices to bring the land back to life and fill our kitchen with organic harvests. […]

What’s Next for Permaculture at Playa Viva?

Playa Viva Welcomes Amanda - Our New Permaculture Specialist Hi there! I’m Amanda (Harris) and I recently joined the Playa Viva team as a Permaculture Specialist. My family lives at home in Maryland and I made my way to Juluchuca by way of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, and most recently, a beautiful, diversely planted […]

The Why and How of Playa Viva’s Farm-to-Table Program

Change how we eat, and we change the world for the better During the past three years, the farm and food production team has turned the Playa Viva Farm from a seasonal operation into a year-round farm that plants and harvests even when the hotel is closed. Promoting a farm-to-table philosophy, increasing the volume of […]

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