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…

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…

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…

Expanding our Education Impact to Rancho Nuevo

Ariel Arguedas Fernandez is Playa Viva’s Education Coordinator. He grew up in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. He is an educator, dreamer, and avid nature lover. He has been volunteering with Playa Viva since October 2018. As we open a new season at Playa Viva, it’s also the season for local students to head…

Renewal and Regeneration at Finca Luna Nueva

Amanda Harris is the Permaculture Manager at Playa Viva.  Originally from Maryland, she made her way to Juluchuca by way of Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, and most recently, a beautiful, diversely planted “holler” in West Virginia.    The streets are alive on Sundays in Juluchuca. It’s a day to connect with extended families, to…

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?…