Host a Retreat in Paradise
Host a Retreat
When seeking to conduct a yoga retreat, meditation retreat, or similar meeting, retreat hosts look for locations that reflect positively upon them and offer an environment that meets their values. As someone interested in planning a retreat, there is little to no margin for error. Your guests have high expectations that must be met through a perfect combination of many elements which, thanks to many years of experience, we are experts in delivering in our regenerative wilderness.
Checking All The Boxes
The venue should be inspiring and enhance the overall tone, mood, and spirit that the retreat leader wishes to create for their group.
As a retreat leader and attendee, you don’t want to worry if a place can handle your special dietary needs, be them vegetarian, vegan, etc., but rather you want everyone to rave about how great the food is and how the kitchen exceeded your needs and expectations.
Facilities and Logistics
Retreat leaders and group participants need to know that the equipment, facilities and staffing at the hotel will be taken care of so they can focus on their retreat, and forget about the day-to-day logistics that make the venue run smoothly. This allows hosts and participants to be inspired by the moment-by-moment aesthetics of being present.
Your Playa Viva Retreat
Playa Viva is a favorite choice of wellness and other retreat leaders who want to provide their guests with the perfect combination of beautiful surroundings and eco-luxury living without the expense of a 5-star resort. Located just 35 minutes south of the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport (ZIH), Playa Viva is both easily accessible and a world away. Spread out over almost 200 acres, Playa Viva is the ideal place for your yoga, mindfulness, corporate or really any type of retreat. Playa Viva was constructed and is maintained as an eco-friendly facility. Our property blends in with the surrounding Sierra Madre Mountains, coastal mangroves and Pacific Ocean.
Playa Viva offers several locations for yoga/ meditation/ convenings including multiple ocean-front shalas, poolside stretch space, and Beachfront. Shalla One is our open-sided platform that can host groups both small and large (up to 60 mats with plenty of space). While our newest platform Shalla Two or the Tortuga Shalla as our staff have named it due to its palapa roof resembling a turtle shell, can also host up to 60 mats but is more cocooning with its curved palapa roof that hangs lower on the sides, hugging the space. We also have a smaller platform which we use as a gym space with natural weights but it can also double as another Shala for up to 10 people. All shalas benefit from front-row ocean views and the relaxing background music of waves crashing is complimentary.
Yoga props are all Manduka, top quality and in great shape including lifetime mats, blocks, straps and Mexican yoga blankets. Additional equipment includes 20 “back jacks” (portable backrests), a wireless headsets, and a sound system that you can easily connect to play your own music. There are 19 rooms in total which can all house multiple beds with plenty of space, perfect for groups. At the center of Playa Viva is the creation of “meaningful” community, which happens in the Common Area, host to the Communal Dining Room, Saline Pool, Lounge Areas, Boutique and Beach Palapas.
“From the very beginning everyone who visits Playa Viva feels at home, the staff is like family and they make sure you feel that way during your stay. The ocean view, the beach breeze, wide open space, yoga props & mats, surround sound system, you could not ask for a better place to practice!”
Anna Pao and Fernanda, We Are Young Souls
“The location is breathtaking, the accommodations and space exquisite, the food to die for, and the service second to none. At Playa Viva you are truly one with nature; between the intense pacific ocean and the Sierra Madre Mountains, and the symphony of birds, the connection with nature runs deep.”
Annabelle, Satya Retreats
“We have been conducting personal growth retreats around the world for the past twenty years. Of all the places we have taken our groups, Playa Viva stands out as being the most remarkable. Playa Viva creates a safe and sacred container that allows guests to access deep states of presence, while simultaneously nourishing their souls and bodies. There is nothing quite like it.”
Jake Eagle, Live Conscious
“As a retreat leader, it’s hard to go wrong. The yoga platform is the perfect place to practice yoga, the food is incredible, and the staff is so welcoming. You feel like you are part of a family.”
Michelle, International Yoga
Our Excellent Reviews
5 Stars | 210 Review
“Beyond the stunning beach front setting, exquisite natural architecture, and amazing healthy meals 3 times a day, what I loved was the quiet. No loud music, no kids screaming, NO ONE on the beach for miles. It feels like your own private paradise. The staff is incredible with professional yoga teachers and massage therapists at your beck and call. The chefs care about cooking exactly as you like it (there’s only a few cottages) Even though the offer plenty of activities and excursions my friend and I never wanted to leave and do anything but relax. The most unique part is the resort is part of a turtle sanctuary and every morning they safely release hundreds of baby turtles into the sea. Such an amazing experience. Worth every cent! Enjoy!”
4.9 Stars | 77 Reviews
“This is the ultimate get away from it all vacation. But what is most appealing is the idealism and vision for using the resort to improve the local community. We all went away inspired, and feeling that that our pampering was being put toward a higher purpose. What Amanda is doing to rebuild the land and food forest and to teach first her farm staff and through them, the whole village, is truly remarkable. And returning to the pampering, Anjuli and Alok are the best of yoga teachers, and their Thai massage is out of this world. The friendliness and attentiveness of all the staff is unequalled in any resort property I’ve ever stayed in. The water temperature is magical, and having an unspoiled beach to yourself (except for the turtles) is a precious gift. Seeing whales and dolphins playing offshore reminds us what a magnificent world we live in. Oh, and you have the best dogs ever!”
Playa Viva is an all-inclusive location. Authentic meals with local ingredients are prepared on site and can satisfy vegan or other diets. Accommodations range from our oceanfront Treehouse to a variety of casitas and suites designed to provide flexibility yet equivalency in sleep options for attendees. Playa Viva is the perfect location for your:
Review our availability calendar to see what dates are available for your retreat. For more information on how to book retreats with Playa Viva that can turn your beachfront experience into a beautiful lifetime memory, please fill out the short form below.
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