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Playa Viva

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Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco | Playa Icacos Juluchuca, GRO, Petatlan 40834, Mexico
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Playa Viva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tempe, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We love coming here. This is our fifth stay at Playa Viva and it is still fun and exciting. The beach and setting is beautiful, the facilities are very comfortable and open to the air. The focus on sustainability adds so much interest to the stay and part of that is their involvement with the local community. There are lots... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My brother in law chose this remote B&B for his wedding. He invited as many family members as could fit. It is not located in or near a city or town center. They have about eight palapa style casitas. Open air. You can see the ocean (and dolphins) all day and hear the ocean roar all night. The beds are... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We spent a magical week at Playa Viva with family and friends. The staff is very friendly and goes out of its way to make the guests feel comfortable and happy. The rooms are very comfortable, clean and are ecology-friendly. The meals are delicious, healthy and home-cooked, and are served at a community table that invites guests to meet, chat... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This was our first trip to Mexico and we wanted to avoid congested, glassed in and impersonal high-rise resorts. Yet we also wanted comfort. Playa Viva fit the bill and provided one of the most unique, rejuvenating, and personalized trips our family has taken. The accommodations are simply magical. There isn't a single pane of glass, key, or door, which... More 

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San Diego, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was my second trip to Playa Viva. Last time I was there in early November (still rainy season) for 4 days, but this time was highlighted by clear skies and less humidity. Surprisingly, even though December is the start of their high season, the resort was not full; in fact I was the ONLY guest for 3 nights of... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Like the last review from SLV2007 (well put SLV2007), our pick-up at the Ixtapa airport began the adventure into Mexico and to Playa Viva. Playa Viva exceeded our expectations and was a fantastic family trip with our 3 kids ages 10, 7 and 3. We arrived and were offered a cool hibiscus drink, and went on every adventure available at... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

From the first moment we arrived and were offered a cool hibiscus drink, to the last moments spent hugging their wonderful staff, who felt like old friends after just 4 days, Playa Viva far exceeded my expectations. We loved the staff so much. They were all amazing! Beyond amazing! Georgette is so wonderful as a yoga instructor/massage therapist/ gracious host!!... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Leigh, I want to thank you for the wonderful opportunity to visit PLAYA VIVA. It was one of the most wonderful times we spent as a family. The place the staff ...everybody and everything was beautiful. We just had the time of our lives. From Johnny , Armando, Georgette, Lu Lu and Wyla, Julia...everybody just made it a great time.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I spent a beautifully quiet four days at Playa Viva. As a solo woman travel, it was wonderful to have people to share meals with, but also had plenty of quiet walks on the beach and peaceful swinging in the hammock. The staff is helpful and invested in you having a great experience!

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Playa Viva has it all; over a four night stay we became completely relaxed, nourished, and reinvigorated. Meals by Abram and Olga and the kitchen team, where we learned how to make tamales (if you don't know the secret ingredient, you probably don't want to know), tortillas, and fruit flambes. Massages by Brooke that unwound all of the stresses. Walks... More 

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