Adopt A Nest and Help Save Sea Turtles

Update: Dec 2019 – We Love Early Adopters! Adopting a nest is the best way to support our turtle sanctuary, and your giving makes a huge difference this holiday season!  The program is officially a hit!  Thank you for helping us surpass our goal of 50 adopted nests for 2019, and we are looking forward…

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…

Regeneration Training at Playa Viva

Practicing Our Core Values. Regenerative, sustainable, closed-loop systems… we hear these concepts tossed around in different circles, but what do they mean? The team of people who help our hotel, farm and kitchen run smoothly come from communities big and small, carrying their own understanding and interpretation of these terms used to describe responsible practices….

Contributing to Cleaner Water & Energy

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…

Plastic Pollution & Biodiversity

Preventing Plastic Pollution and Promoting Biodiversity in Our Community. As a coastal community, Juluchuca has a deep connection with the sea.  We, and I think I can now count myself among us, spend our evenings at the beach either fishing or just enjoying a nice sunset with our families and friends. We comment on the…

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…

Tourism can make a positive impact on the local community

Tourism, Playa Viva style, is a force for positive impact and change.  What is the proper role of Playa Viva in that change?  What are the most effective processes to create impact?  We are always learning and improving our understanding of how to positively impact our community. In May of 2019, I was invited to…

Juluchuca Limpio – A New Generation of Conservationists

Juluchuca Limpio In February a group of college students from the local university (UT) in Petatlan approached Playa Viva saying that they wanted to do community engagement and conservation work with La Tortuga Viva.  Adriana, one of the students, is a local resident of Juluchuca and she proposed to her classmates to do a trash…

Food Systems at Playa Viva

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….

What’s Next for Permaculture at Playa Viva?

Playa Viva Welcomes Amanda – Our New Permaculture Specialist Hi there! I’m Amanda (Harris) and I recently joined the Playa Viva team as a Permaculture Specialist. My family lives at home in Maryland and I made my way to Juluchuca by way of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, and most recently, a beautiful, diversely planted…