Volunteers Come and Go….

The following is an article written by Samantha Orive as she completes her tour of duty as a volunteer at Playa Viva.   Mornings in the quiet town of Juluchuca Guerrero start with a morning concerto starring the local roosters. Although rehearsals go on all throughout the day, it seems that the five am showing not…

Green Detox Juice: As You Like It

When I ask one of Playa Viva’s cooks, Olga. for the recipe for the delicious green juice we’re serving the guests at breakfast, she simply responds ‘como tu quieres’ (as you like it). As my time here so far has proven, this phrase pretty much sums up the entire Playa Viva experience, in which each element is…

Calling all Volunteers – Farm, Community, Environment and Pastries!

Core mission of Playa Viva is to “Create Meaningful Community.”  Volunteers are becoming a larger and larger part of the Playa Viva community. We currently are at maximum capacity with 6 volunteers spending most of this fall with us.  Where do volunteers come from, how do they find us, what do they do and what…

La Casita de Permacultura en Playa Viva

La casita de permacultura se construyó con el propósito de contar con un espacio para guardar las herramientas, materiales y contar con un banco de semillas local para perpetuar la producción y sustentabilidad alimenticia, también es un espacio para cubrirse de la lluvia, comer y preparar los distintos preparados como el Caldo bordolés, que es…

Canasta Viva – The Bounty Just Begins

This is a photo taken by one of the members of the Canasta Viva CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). This is just the second basket delivered, and while it is a little heavy on tomatoes and limes (staples of the Mexican diet), our goal is to start adding leafy greens and other produce not readily available…

Earth Day, Juluchuca – Community in Action

This Earth Day the community of Juluchuca, where Playa Viva is located, were so engaged, involved and excited about the trash clean up, turtle release, tree planting and recycling endeavors that it could have also been called Community Day. This Community Earth Day started in the morning with the Playa Viva team working jointly with…

Painting Playa Viva’s Sense of Place

Playa Viva’s common area has been more colorful than normal while guest artist Kim Howard unpacked her paints and sketch book with the ultimate goal of creating a mural-size map depicting the landscape of Playa Viva.

Chez Panisse Comes to Playa Viva

Last week was a landmark moment in the culinary experience of Playa Viva. Zack Nishimura, a chef at Chez Panisse, came down to work on the Playa Viva menu and teach our team a few of his tricks for making the most of local food. After a night of soaking in the tranquility of Playa…