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…

Juluchuca Limpio is Thriving!

Juluchuca is home to one of the only recycling programs on the Costa Grande.    Why is that?  First, as with many services that many residents of modern cities might take for granted, the reality of a small community in rural Mexico is that local residents must come together to organize services for themselves that…

Inspiring Young Ocean Conservationists

Bringing Marine Conservation Workshops to Juluchuca’s Youth. It’s no surprise that Juluchucans love the ocean. Whether it’s fishing, swimming, or just hanging out, the local beach is a popular place on evenings and weekends. Residents have a deep knowledge of their local marine ecosystem. They easily recognize subtle changes that occur in the water over…

A Place to Come Together

Building A New Community Plaza In Juluchuca What unites a community? What brings us together? These are questions we all ask ourselves at holiday times, and something I’ve thought about often since moving to Juluchuca a little over a year ago. With roughly 500 residents, Juluchuca is certainly a small, close-knit agricultural community. Residents are…

A Season of Impact at Playa Viva

Playa Viva’s Season 10 Social Impact As 2019 comes to a close, it is a wonderful time for all of us to reflect on the past year and Season 10 of Playa Viva.  We want to take the chance to share with you some of our key achievements in the community in 2019 and thank…

The Secret Lives of Pets in Juluchuca

Update:  Dec 2019 – A Lasting Gift to the Community In May our first spay and neuter clinic was a huge success. We surpassed $3,500 in funds raised, and brought a group of volunteer veterinarians to Juluchuca where they performed 113 successful surgeries, and activated a new generation of animal advocates through a new local…

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….

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…

Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro

Helping Local Youth Build Themselves a Better Future In December 2018, Mexico’s federal government created a program, Jóvenes Construyendo el Futuro, to respond to an increasingly high number of unemployed youth in nearly every region of the country. The government program, headed by Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), seeks to create pathways to remove vulnerable…

Deeper Engagement Opens New Opportunities for Service

Get Your Hands Dirty And Make A Difference This past spring, we welcomed Anne-Lauren Graham, founder of Radiant Spiral Retreats, for a second year as a holistic host and retreat leader.  In each of those capacities, Anne Lauren found ways to deepen her connection with the local community.  The holistic host is a multi-faceted role…