Playa Viva Est. 2009

Playa Viva, Petatlán, Mexico

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Ooooooooooommmmmmmmm! Get us out of the office, and onto the shore with this eco friendly jewel.
The Playa Viva has thought of everything! From solar power to a fully sustaininable organic garden, friendly staff, pristine beaches and morning yoga. Just what you need to reset your zen and focus your chi with your chickadees.
The Lowdown
Type
Bar / Club / Lounge
Beach / Lake / Waterfront Location
Boutique Hotel
Field / Forest / Orchard
Garden
Views
Coastline
Forest
Garden
Meadow/Field
Ocean
Style
Coastal
Eco
Elegant
Rustic
Tropical
BEST type of CELEBRATIONS
Anniversary / Engagement Party
Birthday Party
Group Getaway
LGBT Weddings
Retreats: Corporate, Spa, Wellness, Etc.
Reunion

Venue Setting

"Playa Viva is a luxury sustainable boutique hotel with eight rooms on one mile of pristine beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico, very private and secluded yet only a 30-minute drive from Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport (ZIH. It is located on 200 acres, 85% of which are in a Private Nature Reserve, and includes a turtle sanctuary, archaeological site, permaculture farm, forest restoration, estuary, 1.3 kilometers of beach front and much more. The resort is designed to provide an environment that will broaden your perspective, open your heart and remind you of the interconnection between all living things. Playa Viva provides all the luxury with none of the guilt, operating on 100% solar power, solar thermal water heating, grey and black water management systems and was built with local materials and craftsmanship. All rooms have ocean views, open-air construction using traditional techniques for constant ocean breezes, and are decorated with local materials to the highest standard of artistic craftsmanship. The resort specializes in farm to table cuisine, growing or sourcing locally much of its own food, and can specialize in handling a wide variety of dietary concerns from vegetarian and vegan to many types of allergies. Much of the food is organic, and all of it prepared and served with love. Meals are eaten family style and the resort’s common areas are designed to encourage connection with your fellow guests, while also providing plenty of private spaces for you to quietly enjoy. The property also hosts a sea turtle sanctuary run exclusively by local volunteers. Guests may sometimes accompany volunteers on their trips to monitor the beach for new nests, and volunteers regularly bring the newly hatched baby turtles to the property for guests to participate in the hatchlings’ transition to their ocean home. Playa Viva also offers fun and interesting excursions – from tours of the town’s salt farm and coconut candy factory, to surfing, scuba diving and sport fishing, to an unforgettable trip to an organic coffee and cocoa family farm high in the Sierra Madre del Sur rising behind Playa Viva to the east. Playa Viva is committed to preserving the cultures, traditions, communities, species and habitats that make this planet worth exploring; to a living social, economic and environmental legacy. Discover more about yourself, and the world, at Playa Viva."
Fees
(Prices listed here are estimates only & are subject to change)
Price Range

Does this include catering fees?

Yes

Estimated Price Per Head

from $150 to $300

Additional Charges

Taxes are 16% Federal VAT Tax (IVA) and 3% local occupancy tax on rooms. Tip is not included or required but always appreciated. Rates include airport ground transport (to and from arrival and departure flights based on 3 nights or more stay). No minimum booking of days or rooms required.

Insurance

Additional Insurance May Be Required Depending On The Event

Capacity

Seated
24
Buffet
24
Standing
50
Celebrations Hosted Here Since
2009
Curfew
No Curfew
Venue Spaces
Indoor & Outdoor Venue Spaces Available
Catering
Client Can Select The Caterer Of Their Choice
Alcohol
Provided By Venue For Fee – You Must Use The Venue For All Alcohol Services
BYO Permitted – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol
Corkage/Bottle Fee – You Can Bring Your Own Alcohol For A Fee
Music
Indoors & Outdoors
The Venue is Closed During
We close mid-July to mid-Oct for rainy season.
Smoking
Designated Smoking Areas Only
Accommodations
8 rooms - 3 are suites, 2 studios and 3 ecoCasitas.
Pet-Friendly Events
Yes
Kid Friendly Events
Yes
Inside Scoop

EcoCasita 8 has the best view as you open both walls to a 180 degree view of nothing but beach and nature, that's all you see. Johnny, the bartender will also create special cocktails based on the fresh fruits available on the farm that season

Amenities
  • A/V Equipment
  • Bridal Suite/Changing Rooms Onsite
  • Wifi
  • Ample Parking Onsite
  • Dining Tables
  • Onsite Restrooms
Venue Features
The Scene:
"Playa Viva is a luxury sustainable boutique hotel with eight rooms on one mile of pristine beach on the Pacific coast of Mexico, very private and secluded yet only a 30-minute drive from Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport (ZIH. It is located on 200 acres, 85% of which are in a Private Nature Reserve, and includes a turtle sanctuary, archaeological site, permaculture farm, forest restoration, estuary, 1.3 kilometers of beach front and much more. The resort is designed to provide an environment that will broaden your perspective, open your heart and remind you of the interconnection between all living things. Playa Viva provides all the luxury with none of the guilt, operating on 100% solar power, solar thermal water heating, grey and black water management systems and was built with local materials and craftsmanship. All rooms have ocean views, open-air construction using traditional techniques for constant ocean breezes, and are decorated with local materials to the highest standard of artistic craftsmanship. The resort specializes in farm to table cuisine, growing or sourcing locally much of its own food, and can specialize in handling a wide variety of dietary concerns from vegetarian and vegan to many types of allergies. Much of the food is organic, and all of it prepared and served with love. Meals are eaten family style and the resort’s common areas are designed to encourage connection with your fellow guests, while also providing plenty of private spaces for you to quietly enjoy. The property also hosts a sea turtle sanctuary run exclusively by local volunteers. Guests may sometimes accompany volunteers on their trips to monitor the beach for new nests, and volunteers regularly bring the newly hatched baby turtles to the property for guests to participate in the hatchlings’ transition to their ocean home. Playa Viva also offers fun and interesting excursions – from tours of the town’s salt farm and coconut candy factory, to surfing, scuba diving and sport fishing, to an unforgettable trip to an organic coffee and cocoa family farm high in the Sierra Madre del Sur rising behind Playa Viva to the east. Playa Viva is committed to preserving the cultures, traditions, communities, species and habitats that make this planet worth exploring; to a living social, economic and environmental legacy. Discover more about yourself, and the world, at Playa Viva."
Design:
Playa Viva is designed by notable Mexico architect Michel Lewis and featured by Autodesk as a notable green building design. It features locally and sustainably harvested woods, natural pigments used as paints/wall coverings, palapa style thatched roof huts, bamboo and other locally harvested building materials to create a natural setting that has been described by Whole Living Magazine as "Stunning." Playa Viva combines the best of eco and luxury to create the perfect balance of EcoLuxury including 100% off grid solar with plenty of power to go around, all hot water for showers is heated by the sun and then runs off to feed the nearby gardens. All details of sustainability are carefully planned to move beyond green, beyond sustainable to regenerative.
Standout Venue Features:
The onsite turtle sanctuary is a favorite among visitors who get to release baby turtles most mornings. Also a lovely outdoor theater to watch movies under the stars. What blows most visitors away is the vast stretch of uninterrupted and private beach, you can look up and down the beach as far as the eye can see and not see another living soul other than the occasional fisherman casting a net or line to catch that night's dinner. Plus 200 acres of gardens, orchard and coastal forest under regeneration. It all ads up to one private and off-the grip location that is still only 35-minutes from a major international airport.
Awards & Notables We have a 99% positive rating on TripAdvisor with over 150 ratings. The positive ratings we get from our guests is all that matters.
Eats & Drinks
Food, Restaurants, Cafes, Bars & Lounges
Food, Restaurants, Cafes:
On site restaurant serves healthy Mexican with an international fare complimented by our on-site garden-to-table program.
Bars & Lounges:
Marty's bar is tended by everyone's best friend, Johnny (Juan Carlos Solis). His specialty, he creates cocktails based on seasonal fruit. Johnny loves a challenge, ask him to make something with a list of ingredients and let him surprise you - he nails it 95% of the time, the 5% he misses he'll hit it on the second try. The house specialty, the Organic Basil Margarita - think margarita meets mojito.
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To you outdoorsy, but oh-so-chic bunch, we have found the place for you. This perfect gathering spot embraces all things outdoors, while still encouraging luxury. I think in today’s day and age, we call this fab trend glamping. This week’s #BirthdayBucketList is all about “Mehhicoo”! Find yourself, and your soul, immersed in nature at gorgeous boutique hotel Playa Viva, which as of recently has #blessed us by opening their first-ever tree-house found literally in the palm trees, while overlooking the ocean.

This is totally-Tarzan-meets-The Little Mermaid. Did we mention the tree house is equipped with all living amenities making it available to stay in over night? Playa Viva is situated between the glistening waters of the Pacific Ocean and the spectacular Sierra Madre Mountains and rests on a mile of gorgeous, private beach. So grab your best girls and head off the grid to this adventurous and glamptacular hotspot filled with yoga, moonlight beach bonfires and late night swims. 

 

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