Join Michelle at Playa Viva, one of the most unique and vibrant eco-centers in Mexico. Balance your body and mind with rejuvenating morning yoga sessions and restorative evening yoga weaving therapeutic energy work throughout. Nourish your health dining on fresh meals prepared with care, using organic and/or locally grown ingredients. With plenty of free time to explore the area or simply be still, you will have the space and freedom to absorb the healing benefits that only immersing yourself in nature can bring. Take this opportunity to unplug from today’s many distractions and connect to your intuitive, creative and vibrant being!
Combining simple elegance with natural beauty and a commitment to improving the environment and the local community, Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel located on the western coast of Mexico, just 45 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa Int’l Airport. Nestled between the sparkling water of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains near the village of Juluchuca, Playa Viva is situated on a mile of pristine and private beach.
The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife. Playa Viva is close enough to the trappings of modernity yet worlds away, providing immersion into the wonders of nature and escape into utter private relaxation.
Playa Viva is a 45 minute ride from Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa Int’l Airport (ZIH) This airport is served by over 80 direct flights per week with half the flights from Mexico City and the other half of non-stop flights from major North American airports. The most direct flights from the US are from Houston, followed by Los Angeles, Phoenix, Minneapolis and Dallas. Direct flights from Canada originate in Calgary.
Retreat deposits are non-refundable. All reservations must be prepaid in full within 60 days of the beginning of a retreat. All reservations, once paid, are non-refundable. We’re really sorry, but if you cancel a booking for any reason or you don’t turn up for your booking we will not be able to refund your money. The good news is that if for any reason you need to cancel after your payment has been received, Playa Viva will hold your payment as a credit toward a future stay for one year from the original arrival date. If your your long-term outlook is uncertain, don’t fret, we took a page from the Airlines playbook and will allow you to pay a $100 fee to extend any funds paid for an additional year.
*Pricing is per person at Double Occupancy, contact Michelle to confirm availability (Single Occupancy available at $2300)*: Studios have an unobstructed ocean view and include either two Single beds or a King bed upon request. Room also has a desk. Studios are part of the 4 bedroom Casita. These are moderately sized rooms that adjoin the Deluxe Suites, which can be rented separately. Private bathroom for Studios is downstairs from bedroom area. Studio has visual privacy from adjoining Deluxe Suite but due to the Casita's vaulted palapa ceilings, the room has limited audio privacy. Proximity to the ocean provides some noise coverage.
*Pricing is per person at Double Occupancy, contact Michelle to confirm availability (Single Occupancy available at $3000, Triple Occupancy $2200)*: Spacious Room with a King Bed and trundle bed that can sleep two more. Room has unobstructed view of the ocean. Deluxe Suites are part of 4 Bedroom Casita - larger structure - consisting of two Deluxe Suites each with an adjoining Studio. Studios rent separately or can be joined with Deluxe Suite to form a Two-Bedroom Suite. Deluxe Suites have private bath and share a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite that serves as a large outdoor living room containing couch, chairs and table. Balcony has unobstructed ocean view. Because rooms have vaulted palapa roofs, this room has visual privacy but not complete audio privacy from adjoining Studio. The sound of the ocean muffles much of the noise but for ultimate privacy choose the Private Casita or an EcoCasita.
Pricing is per person at Double Occupancy, contact Michelle to confirm availability (Single Occupancy available at $3100)*: Queen EcoCasitas are a one-bedroom self contained "Casita" (little house). This EcoCasita provides complete privacy as compared to Deluxe Suite and/or Studio Rooms which are adjoining rooms and thus can have some noise transfer. EcoCasitas are outfitted with a Queen Bed (we can add a single bed or crib if necessary, but this makes it a little crowded). These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view. EcoCasitas have a private bathroom on the same level and feature shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available.
*Pricing is per person at Double Occupancy, contact Michelle to confirm availability (Single Occupancy available at $3400/Triple $2300/Quad $2200)*: King EcoCasitas are a one-bedroom self-contained "Casita" (little house). This EcoCasita provides complete privacy as compared to the Deluxe Suite and Studio rooms which are adjoining rooms and thus some noise is heard from one to the other. King EcoCasitas are each outfitted with a King Bed (can be separated into two singles) plus two single day beds that serve as comfortable couches during the day. These rooms have an unobstructed ocean view. King EcoCasitas have private bathroom on the same level and have shutter doors to open for full ocean view or close for complete privacy. A small table and chairs are also available. One of the King EcoCasitas has a ramp rather than stairs and is outfitted for easier use by the handicapped or elderly. It is also conveniently located closer to the Common Area.
*Pricing is per person at Double Occupancy, contact Michelle to confirm availability (Single Occupancy available at $3800/Triple $2400)*: Our treehouse room is located in palm trees as living "piers" raised 6 feet above the ground. Room is outfitted with a King Bed, private bathroom, ocean view and small lounge area with in-floor hammock. Who doesn't want to stay in a treehouse by the ocean? King bed in the "perch" can divide into two singles, plus there is an additional day bed located in "bathhouse." Private bathroom located in bathhouse is down a set of stairs from the main "perch."
*Pricing is per person at Double Occupancy, contact Michelle to confirm availability (Single Occupancy available at $3800/Triple $2400/Quad $2300)*: This is our most private casita, with a large bathroom and dressing area, and a private balcony with couch, table and chairs. Perfect for a honeymoon suite, anniversary or special occasion. The room is outfitted with a King Bed and a trundle bed that can sleep two more, ideal for families traveling with children. Room is large enough to add another single bed if needed, and has its own Balcony with couch, table and chairs.
*Sunday, Jan 23
Arrivals throughout the morning/afternoon
6pm Welcome circle
*Mon – Fri
7am Continental Breakfast available, possible turtle release
8-9:30am Gentle Flow Yoga
Free time – swimming, massage, excursions
5:15 – 6:15pm Sunset Restorative Yoga
(possible off site excursions for one free morning and one free afternoon when yoga class will not be held)
*Sat Jan 29
7am Continental Breakfast available, possible turtle release
Departures… Hasta Lluego!