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Playa Viva

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved this place. We stayed in the treehouse and it has been one of the best experiences we had. You are very close to nature, you sleep and feel the breeze of the sea and hear the crickets. If you are afraid to bugs is not the place for you. We were not bitten by anything and we only...

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leventhald, Owner at Playa Viva, responded to this review

Thank you. You are right, this place is not for everyone and that's a good thing as we are lucky to have many guests like you who keep returning year after year. Thank you for all your praise of the place and especially of our team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Playa Viva is exceptional. The place itself is amazingly beautiful and laid back. The food is off the charts delicious. And the staff are second to none. We were a family of 5 with 3 small kids. It's was the best disconnected/reconnecting family vacation we could have imagined. The only thing I'd note is that the currents at the beach...

Thank Michael B
Patzcuaro, Mexico
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so quiet that hummingbirds visited the large hibiscus flowers blooming just off my front porch as I did yoga. If four little boys got into the hot tub and ran in the same direction, singing a silly song, the hot tub formed a perfect whirlpool. The tide pools were full of enough shells to satisfy the most enthusiastic...

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Beyond the stunning beach front setting, exquisite natural architecture, and amazing healthy meals 3 times a day, what I loved was the quiet. No loud music, no kids screaming, NO ONE on the beach for miles. It feels like your own private paradise. The staff is incredible with professional yoga teachers and massage therapists at your beck and call. The...

1Thank CrowdFundDiva
New York City, New York
Reviewed 15 November 2016

I went here for a long weekend with my husband and a bunch of friends and we all just had such a wonderful time. We felt welcome and home the first moment we walked in and were greeted by their wonderful staff (and their dog Viva) who told us about their environmentally friendly practices and activities in the area. All...

1Thank nandabear
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We stayed here in late March 2016, to celebrate 25 years of marriage. It is stunning. Don't expect every modern conveniences - it's not that kind of place. You come here to relax, recharge and get away from modern life. The location is right on the beach - the sound of the waves is pervasive. The beach goes on as...

1Thank Dunk539
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 19 April 2016

I booked a solo trip to Playa Viva for a yoga retreat through International Yoga. I was excited to escape the Chicago winter (I went in January) and take a week to zen out. It was about about a 35-40 minute cab ride from the airport, but the cab fare was covered by the hotel. I just tipped the driver....

1Thank tracema
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 March 2016

The first sight of the beach and the casita we would be staying in at Playa Viva for the next five nights was enough to make us forget the fact that it had taken us 24 hours to get there from our home in San Francisco. The travel nightmare can be discussed elsewhere. There are only 12 casitas on the...

2Thank Packer220
Reviewed 26 February 2016

Nestled on a long, otherwise undeveloped stretch of beach, Playa Viva provides a complete break from life's ordinary cares in a beautiful, rustic setting. The entire length of the resort is just steps from the ocean, the sound of which accompanies you day and night. The food is delicious, and much of it is grown on site; the sleeping quarters...

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Oakland california
Reviewed 23 February 2016

This is our fifth time to Playa Viva, and it's as perfect as ever. Fascinating guests to get to know, perfectly healthy food in great abundance, yoga and massage each day, and long walks along the beach. We are staying in the new tree house cottage, with the beautiful ocean waves crashing down just across the path from our room....

2Thank HarwoodCA

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Playa Viva is a sustainable boutique hotel with 8 rooms on a private beach located 30 minutes from Zihuatanejo-Ixtapa International airport. Play Viva is located on 200 acres with 1.3 kilometers of beach front. 85% of the property is in a Private Reserve for use of guests and includes a turtle sanctuary, archaeological site, working permaculture farm, forest restoration, estuary and much more. Come enjoy yoga, surfing or any of the many local activities. Playa Viva is off grid, operating 100% on solar power, solar thermal water heating, grey and black water management systems and built with local materials and craftsmanship. We specialize in farm to table, sourcing much of our food locally and can handle a wide variety of dietary concerns from vegetarian and vegan to many types of allergies. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Viva

Address: Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco | Playa Icacos Juluchuca, GRO, Petatlan 40834, Mexico
Region: Mexico > Pacific Coast > Guerrero > Petatlan
Price Range: RM1,354 - RM1,587 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Viva 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Ask for a room closest to the main dining area”
CrowdFundDiva, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Of course the Tree House is the signature room!”
nandabear, 14 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view. We liked our Queen Casita”
Dunk539, 1 May 2016 | Read review
“The studio room seemed scary for night pee-ers. You'd have to go OUTSIDE, down the stairs and into your bathroom.”
tracema, 18 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the "Tree House"”
  • The Tree House, two levels with a second sleeping area in back. Floor level hammock.
Packer220, 5 Mar 2016 | Read review
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