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…

109 World + Playa Viva = A Priceless Experience

A Retreat That Prizes Service as Well as Mindfulness. This past December we were thrilled to welcome back 109 World to host a second retreat at Playa Viva and to continue their volunteer work with La Tortuga Viva.  109 World is dedicated to “Retreats that improve your happiness and fulfillment through caring for oneself and…

Nature is Awesome!

Experience the Humpback Whale Migration at Playa Viva! The word “awesome” is probably overused but sometimes there’s just no better way to say it.  Nature has a way of leaving us in awe, and never more so than when she makes us feel small in the face some natural wonder.  Getting up close to a…

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…

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…

Real Impact – Johnny Adventure Hangs His Own Shingle

Juan Carlos Solís, affectionately known as Johnny, has been part of the Playa Viva team almost since inception in 2009. Known for his big smile and infectious laugh, Johnny always seems to be on the move, whether at Playa Viva or in his hometown of Juluchuca. From creative mixologist to excursions leader extraordinaire to budding…

Real Connection, Real Mexico. Introducing Our CDMX Layover Packages

When booking your flights to Playa Viva, you might find that the best connections are via Mexico City and even those connections can require taking a dreaded “redeye” or an extra long layover.  Rather than suffering through terrible flight options, we have developed a partnership which provides our guests with an opportunity to take advantage…

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…

The Comedor – Making a Difference Through Food

The holiday season is often a time to reflect on the gifts we’ve been given, and to make an effort help those who are less fortunate than us. For a group of women in Juluchuca, that effort is not limited to the holiday season. They volunteer their time year round at the local Comedor (Soup Kitchen)…

El Taller Eco Vegana en Playa Viva mezcla Tradiciones, Recetas … y Bebidas

Contributed by Nick Wolf and Evan Silberstein Traducido en Español por María Luisa Quintero ESPAÑOL primero – English version after Spanish El Taller Eco Vegana en Playa Viva mezcla Tradiciones, Recetas … y Bebidas  Por Nick Wolf ¿Qué tal te parece un poco de canalones de berenjena, otro tanto ceviche de coliflor o un arroz de jícama? Sabroso,…