A Sense of Place

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By Playa Viva on June 7, 2020

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 […]

By Playa Viva on February 26, 2020

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 […]

By Playa Viva on November 27, 2019

Contributing to more abundant water and energy sources is a Core Value at Playa Viva. We live next to the sea, and at times of the year the river here is so full it carves new paths in the landscape as water forces its way across fields and forests. During our two rainy months, you’ll […]

By odysys_admin on October 11, 2019

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 […]

By odysys_admin on June 4, 2019

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 […]

By odysys_admin on February 28, 2019

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. […]

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