What does being "regenerative" mean? Building "green" is about doing less damage and building "sustainably" means doing net zero damage. Playa Viva takes it one step further taking a "regenerative" approach aimed at improving the resilience of local and, ultimately, global ecosystems. We feel that to be truly sustainable everyone involved in the endeavor needs to think and act sustainably; it must be core to our DNA. We start with these values, now the challenge is to lead, to transfer this knowledge and to expand these values to the whole community that is Playa Viva and beyond.






100% con energía solar.

Construido y mantenido utilizando principios de diseño de permacultura.

El diseño inteligente del agua conserva el agua y repone el acuífero local con agua aún más limpia.

Utilice accesorios de diseño hechos por artesanos locales para reflejar lo mejor de la cultura local.

Construido con materiales de construcción renovables cosechados en el sitio.

100% Fuera De La Red Eléctrica

Playa Viva opera con un sistema solar 100% fuera de la red. Actualmente ejecutamos un sistema de 10,4 kWh que está conectado a inversores Outback y 2 bancos de 24 baterías de 2 voltios (48 voltios). Este sistema está respaldado por un generador de gas LP de 6kWh. Toda la iluminación es LED o CFL. La iluminación generalmente se limita al color ámbar para limitar el efecto de luz en las tortugas anidadoras.


Permaculture is a design principle that mimics nature to create self-supporting ecosystems. It relies on sustainable agriculture and living each day without relying on the industrial systems of production and distribution. Playa Viva is built on these principles—from nature preserve to edible landscaping, all under the direction of a team of trained permaculture experts.


Playa Viva uses smart water conservation measures to ensure minimal consumption as well as replenishment of the local aquifer with even cleaner water. We have a well on site that provides all water, except drinking water, which is bottled water. Water used in the kitchen to prepare food is UV-filtered. All grey water from sinks and showers flows to irrigate nearby gardens. All black water from toilets is processed with mini-living systems.

Natural y Local

Playa Viva has been built using natural designs and local craftsmanship. The goal is to create natural flow of air using the venturi effect to have cool spaces without A/C. We use fixtures made by local artisans; the idea is not to recreate a foreign environment but focus on the local vernacular. We also try to use renewable building materials harvested on site, such as palm fronds, bamboo and clay used in wall pigment colors.


Through our relationship with Verde Ventures of Conservation International and Root Capital, we obtained our GIIRS Certification. GIIRS is a rigorous comprehensive review of a company's impact. We are proud to have received a 4 star rating.


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