Playa Viva Checks All My Boxes – Even Some I Didn’t Know I Had

Playa Viva was recently host to a film crew from England who were producing a segment about Playa Viva for a show about some of the most incredible hotels of the world (stay tuned for more info about this). During my interview, the producer asked me, “What makes Playa Viva so different, so special, so…

Our Prescription For Nature Deficit Disorder

Disconnect to Reconnect By the time you arrive at your destination for a long awaited vacation, the chances are you are feeling pretty relaxed, at least compared to the hustle and bustle of your daily life.  But what you may not even notice is that as you arrive at most hotels, your senses are still inundated…

Step Into Our New Beachside Massage Palapas and Yoga Platform

 Slip into the natural world, remember you are connected. Do you know that you can actually watch bamboo grow? Or that if you hold your hand a certain way you can affect the breath that rises and falls within your chest? Connection to nature offers us an opportunity to slow down and become quiet enough…

The Impact of Our Travel

This holiday season (or any season), I challenge you to consider the impact your travel has on the planet, the communities you visit and on you (and your daily habits) far outweighs the carbon your seat(s) on that plane add. As a conscious consumer and thus a conscious traveler, I would argue, that where you…

Conservation Role Models

AFAR Magazine included Playa Viva in a list of “Conservation Role Models” in a round up of hotels where you can “Go for Good”, a listing of hotels where you can stay and help support great causes.  Playa Viva support of great causes starts with creating a positive social and environmental impact in the local ecology…

What To Do With Too Many Mangos

Ernesto Leon Sandoval, more commonly known by his nickname, Pato, lead a workshop at Playa Viva recently that included dehydration, chutney and frozen puree as methods to preserve excess mangos harvested at Playa Viva.  See photos below along with the comments, in Spanish, from Julia.  As sustainable and regenerative hoteliers, the best part of this…

2015 Mexico Peace Index

Reposted from Borderland Beat from content developed and distributed by Vision of Humanity’s Mexico Peace Index.  Playa Viva is located in the State of Guerrero which is rated as the Least Peaceful state. It appears that the factor contributing most to this rating is the high rate of homicide (most likely taking into consideration the…

Volunteers Come and Go….

The following is an article written by Samantha Orive as she completes her tour of duty as a volunteer at Playa Viva.   Mornings in the quiet town of Juluchuca Guerrero start with a morning concerto starring the local roosters. Although rehearsals go on all throughout the day, it seems that the five am showing not…