Our Message To You Regarding COVID-19

These are unprecedented times.  Below is an update on how Playa Viva is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, and how we can all help our community and ecosystem be resilient in our response to this crisis. We will be sure to keep you updated on the situation here To get the most timely future updates…

Prized Experiences at Playa Viva

What Will You Remember? When we first purchased Playa Viva, I remember distinctly walking the land and coming across the volunteers of the Turtle Sanctuary located on a corner of the property. The leaders of the group approach us and asked, “now that you own the land, will you be kicking us off?” Wow! The…

Playa Viva is more than a hotel. It is a project.

Creating Transformational Experiences at Playa Viva, as a Core Principle and what that means. Transformation is has become one of those buzzwords we hear so much today in travel, up there with Experiential and Immerse. At Playa Viva, the transformation is not just about the guest who comes in stressed and walks out relaxed. Transformation…

Playa Viva is Feeling the Love…

The word is getting out.   If you’ve been to Playa Viva, you’ve realized you were at a very special place, and in 2019 a few more major publications caught up to what you already know. We are proud to be a winner of Bride’s Magazine’s 2019 Honeymoon Awards and Fodor’s prestigious 2020 World Best Awards….

Coevolution: Growing Together

As we open for Season 11, a decade of co-evolution continues to Playa Viva a better, more impactful environment for all stakeholders. One of the core principles of regeneration is the concept of co-evolution. What does that mean in the context of Playa Viva and Regenerative Travel as a whole?   At Playa Viva, we co-evolve…

And the winner is…

Playa Viva is proud to announce the winner of our Season 10 Photo Contest, our guest Nirvana Nungaray! Nirvana Nungaray visited Playa Viva from her home in Jalisco Mexico in February 2019. You may have already seen her winning image on our Instagram feed or in our July newsletter.  It was so good we couldn’t…

Regenerative Travel – A Deeper, More Impactful Experience

Give of Yourself and Be Surprised By What You Get Back What is the difference between Transformative Travel, Experiential Travel and, now, Regenerative Travel? I was having a conversation with a friend in the travel industry recently. He told me, “I love the Regenerative Travel brand” and so I asked what he meant by that?…

We All Want the Same For Our Families

As Americans and as humans, we have all been shocked by the photo of the father and daughter drowned as they cross the border into the US.  No matter what your politics, we can all agree that we, as humans, strive for the same things for our families wherever we live and wherever we travel…

Open to All – Playa Viva Thrives on Diversity

Open to All Playa Viva is not the type of place that attracts or is of interest to everyone. No A/C, no TV’s in room, no MiniBars, that definitely sends a strong message of who we are, and we do get a certain “self selection” that happens as a result.  When Sandra, my wife and…

Playa Viva’s Delicious Coconut Ceviche at Home

Enjoy a taste of Playa Viva at home this summer with our delicious coconut ceviche recipe, taken from our cook book “Comida Viva”.  As with all our recipes, it is best enjoyed with family and friends!   ENTRÉES | Vegan, Gluten Free 2 Tomatoes, Diced 1 Onion, Chopped 1 Bunch Of Cilantro, Chopped Juice Of 1…