Playa Viva

Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco, Playa Icacos, Juluchuca, Mexico

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Hotel Description

Take everything that annoys you about mass tourism on the Mexican coasts and put it out of your mind. Whatever your mental image, Playa Viva is more or less the opposite of that. A mere 12 casitas, for starters, is about as far as it gets from mass tourism in the first place. And this location, on protected land a half hour outside of Zihuatanejo, has a long, long way to go before it could be considered developed, much less overdeveloped.

The accommodations are perhaps more reminiscent of something you’d expect to find in Bali, or at least St. Lucia: these thatched-roof villas are open to the air, their walls absent in order to maximize the sea views. It’s all very low-tech, and it’s no surprise that Playa Viva is about as green as they come, its low-impact approach perfectly suited to the hotel’s low-key charms.

This means morning yoga, spa services and meditation classes, as well as a wide variety of outdoor explorations, on land and on the water. For a bit more human contact you’ll have to venture as far as Zihua, if not farther — there are any number of resorts elsewhere on this coast where a party atmosphere is easy to come by, but Playa Viva is where you go to get away from all that.

Please note: Playa Viva is a seasonal hotel and is closed from mid-July through early October.

How to get there: Playa Viva is located 35 minutes from the Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa International Airport. Transfers are included in regular room rates for stays of three nights or more.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 12 Rooms
  • Style: Contemporary Classic
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. A 5-night minimum stay is required during holidays (the weeks of Christmas, New Years, Easter and the week following Easter) .

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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  • Private Casita

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 1000 ft²/92 m².
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    Views: ocean, partial mountain or garden.

    This room includes:

    • 1 king or 2 singles, + 1 trundle bed
    • crib (on request)
    • hardwood floor
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • separate living room
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Studio

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 202 ft²/18 m².
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    Views: ocean.

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    • crib (on request)
    • hardwood floor
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • Queen EcoCasitas

    • Fits 3 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 Queen Bed or 1 Double & 1 Single Bed
    • 315 ft²/29 m².
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    Views: ocean or partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • crib (on request)
    • hardwood floor
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • Two walls can slide open for 180+ degree view
    • working desk
  • Deluxe Suite

    • Fits 4 people but not more than 2 adults
    • 1 King Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 480 ft²/44 m².
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    Views: ocean.

    This room includes:

    • adjoining room on request (charges apply)
    • crib (on request)
    • Flexible bedding: 1 king or 2 singles, + 1 trundle bed
    • hardwood floor
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • terrace
    • turndown service
    • working desk
  • King Ecocasita

    • Fits 4 people
    • 1 King & 2 Single Beds or 2 Single Beds
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
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    Views: ocean or partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • hardwood floor
    • rain shower
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • Two walls slide open for 180+ degree views.
    • working desk
  • Treehouse

    • Fits 3 people
    • 1 King Bed or 3 Single Beds
    • 500 ft²/46 m².
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    Views: ocean or partial mountain.

    This room includes:

    • hammock
    • hardwood floor
    • rain shower
    • Room is located in palm trees as living "piers".
    • safe
    • separate bedroom
    • stand up shower
    • turndown service
    • working desk
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • Adjoining rooms
  • Babysitting (on request)
  • Bar
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Yoga

Need to Know

Valid credit card required. A 5-night minimum stay is required during holidays (the weeks of Christmas, New Years, Easter and the week following Easter) .

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard

Check in:

3pm,

Check out:

12pm

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