Meet Chef Daniel

Introducing Daniel Ramirez, Playa Viva’s New Chef. We are proud to introduce Playa Viva’s new Chef, Daniel Ramirez. A native of Guadalajara, Daniel has spent much of his professional career working in Baja California. With experience in vegan, vegetarian and Farm-to-Table dishes, he brings newfound energy and creativity to the Playa Viva kitchen. I recently…

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…

From the Sesame Fields at Playa Viva to Your Dinner Table

Introducing Gente Viva Sesame As part of our ongoing mission to support local farming communities in our home town of Juluchuca, we are proud to announce Gente Viva Sesame – direct-trade organic sesame seeds, grown on site and nearby, by farmers from Juluchuca and other local communities who have farmed their land for generations.  This…

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…