Playa Viva - Four Bedroom Casita

Hotel • Private Room • Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico

Enjoy your stay on a 200 acre one of a kind remote beachfront eco resort with a turtle reserve
  • 12 maximum guests
  • 4 bedrooms
  • 12 beds
  • 4 bathrooms

The Property

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 35 minutes south of Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. Nestled between the sparkling waters 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.

Playa Viva provides an all-inclusive experience that combines simple elegance and natural luxury. Our hospitality philosophy is based on a simple principle - making you feel at home (except you have no chores). Our motto is "Where Your Vacation Meets Your Values" which is based on aspiring to and achieving both the highest level of sustainability and hospitality.

Nature is the first ingredient in our secret sauce. We start with the invisible force that comes from being immersed in nature and the resulting personal transformation. Next, we add an all-inclusive experience because we sincerely dislike the feeling of being “nickel and dimed” - charged for every little thing - when we travel. Lastly, we fold in a mix of private and public spaces balanced perfectly to generate a sense of community between our guests, staff and the local community.

When it comes to your health and wellness, what is more important than fresh produce harvested right from the garden? At Playa Viva, depending on the season, we have a thriving organic garden with a variety of vegetables, microgreens, and seeds. Come tour the "huerto" and pick your own salad fixings, or, take a stroll through our nascent orchard ripe with pomegranates, mangoes, jackfruit, and cashew nuts. We source as much as we can from our land and also support local farmers who provide milk, cheese, and eggs. We invite you to volunteer and join our work in food production and reforestation.


The Four-Bedroom Casita is made up of a pair of two-bedroom suites (Deluxe Suite and the adjoining Studio). The suites share a large porch with a couch and table. There are 4 bathrooms in all, with the studios having a downstairs bathroom.


The room has an unobstructed view of the ocean. Deluxe Suites are part of the 4 Bedroom Casita - larger structure - consisting of two Deluxe Suites each with an adjoining Studio. Deluxe Suites have a private bath and share a large balcony with the other Deluxe Suite that serves as a large outdoor living room containing a couch, chairs, and a table. The balcony has an unobstructed ocean view.


The studios are part of the 4 bedroom Casita. These are moderately sized rooms that adjoin the Deluxe Suites. There's a private bathroom for Studios downstairs from the bedroom area. The room also has a desk.

** Stay of 3 or more nights required for complimentary transport from ZIH Airport ONLY.

Amenities: - Unobstructed Ocean View - Airport Pick up and Drop Off (requires 3-night minimum) - All Meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (and Snacks) - All Beverages (excluding alcoholic beverages) - Yoga daily except Sun. - Free WiFi (Common Area) - Private Bathroom - same level - Private Bathroom - lower level - Large Porch - In-Room Safe

***10% service fee and 2% Donation to Regenerative Trust are included in nightly price

In 2013, Playa Viva instituted the Regenerative Trust. This is a 2% fee added to the total bill amount for all guests as a contribution to the environment and community of Juluchuca of which Playa Viva is a part.

About the Neighborhood

Playa Viva is located near the small village of Juluchuca, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico, in the State of Guerrero.

The property’s nearly 200 acres includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, a 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 to utter private relaxation.

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Sleeping Arrangements
  • Bedroom 1
    2 Twins
  • Bedroom 2
    2 Twins , 1 King
  • Bedroom 3
    2 Twins , 1 King
  • Bedroom 4
  • Common Space
    2 Twins
Nearest Break

La Barrita

Juluchuca, Guerrero, Mexico 0.7 miles from this house
Nearest Airport
Ixtapa Zihuatanejo International Airport (ZIH) 34 mins driving from this house

Amenities & Services

House Amenities
  • Essentials (Towels, linens, and toilet paper)
  • Toiletries (Shampoo, conditioner, and hand soap)
  • WiFi
  • Pool
  • Filtered water included
  • Desk/workspace
  • Closet/drawers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach chairs
  • Beach umbrella
  • Parking
  • Hot water
Safety Amenities
  • First aid kit
  • Hospital/clinic (under 1 hour away)
  • 24 hour security
  • Safety deposit box
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Exterior lighting
Surf Amenities
  • FREE Boards included (contact for more info)
Additional Amenities and Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Meals included
  • Airport pickup included
  • Babysitting available at additional cost
  • Cleaning services included
  • Yoga included

La Barrita

Nearest break at 0.7 miles

Also known as Playa Icacos. La Barrita is a powerful short river mouth break that offers rights and lefts. Shortboards are best here. Consistency is year-round with mainly summer swells; the best months being May through July.

General Details

  • Skill Level
  • Consistency
    Year round, Mainly summer swells
  • Wave Length
  • Wave Direction
    Right, Left
  • Board Type
  • Type of Break
    River mouth
  • Swell directions
  • Best wind directions
    N, NE
  • Crowd levels / week
  • Crowd levels / weekend
    Few to Crowded
  • Seabed
    Sand, Rocks
  • Best tides
    Mid, Rising, Falling
  • Power
  • Access By
    Public Beach, Paddle out

Other surf breaks near this property

  • Distance
    4.5 miles
  • Skill Level
Playa Viva - Four Bedroom Casita
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Hosted by Playa Viva

Playa Viva Joined in May, 2019

House Guidelines

  • Pet friendly
  • Suitable for infants (2 and under)
  • Suitable for children (2 to 12)
  • Outside guests allowed
  • Check in after
    15:00 hrs
  • Check out before
    12:00 hrs

Other Rules

  • No smoking on property.
  • Outside guests allowed to visit, but not to stayover as that ahs an extra fee.
  • No parties allowed.
You must also know
  • Must climb stairs
  • Some spaces shared

Cancellation Policy

50% refund to guests if they cancel at least 30 full days prior to check-in day and time. If they cancel with less than 30 days in advance, there is no refund.