The Dawn Project

  • Playa Viva Playa Viva
  • Carretera Zihuatanejo-Acapulco. Playa Icacos 40834 Juluchuca Mexico
  • May 30 - Jun 3, 2018 (5 days)
  • $770 - $910

About us

Life constantly takes us from one place to the next and sometimes we just need to take time to stop and reconnect.  This space is created to allow you to be you - no judgements, no "shoulds." During these 5 days and 4 nights you will relax, enjoy, and learn, because you are the most important thing in your life.

The Dawn Project welcomes you in any shape, size, age and situation. We are here to help and surround you with love and kindness. Open your heart and mind to genuinely connect with yourself and others. Throughout these 5 days you will be encouraged to honor whatever you need and desire. 

Our workshops will be full of intention, working with your soul, mind, and body. You will take workshops on yoga and cooking, and touch on topics like inner child, opening your heart to the universe, and dealing with loss and grief. This all inclusive holiday provides you with activities to help you be a better version of yourself. Stretch, cook, meditate, make new friends, swim in the ocean, bond with turtles. 

Event Highlights

  • 4 nights, 5 days accomodation at our Eco-Luxury resort
  • 3 daily delicious, healthy meals (chef cooks for all diets: vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, gluten free, dairy free, and most allergies)
  • All snacks, drinks, and filtered water
  • Yoga mats, towels, and props
  • Transportation to/from ZIH International Airport (35-40 min)
  • Daily morning and evening yoga classes
  • Cooking lessons
  • Guided meditation
  • Sea turtle bonding
  • Free time to hike, swim, explore, nap, play, or do whatever you please

Venue Highlights

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 is located near the small village of Juluchuca, on the Pacific Coast of Mexico.


  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Tour Assistance
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


Garden to table
Playa Viva has a thriving organic garden with a variety of vegetables.Come pick your own salad fixings and pick fresh pomegranates, mangoes, cashew nuts and pistachios from the orchard. They source as much as they can from the land and then local small farmers provide milk, cheese and eggs. All meals freshly made by in-house chefs. All your meals are lovingly made by the in-house chefs and cooks. You’ll quickly acquire an affinity for the open air kitchen and the friendly kitchen staff who are ready to teach you how to make their home-made salsas!

Examples of a day's menu might be: breakfast with oatmeal, local fruit such as papaya, melon, watermelon, pineapple with yogurt (store-bought and homemade), tortillas, fresh eggs, fresh orange juice, tea (from local herbs like mint, limon, etc.) and coffee (local and organic).

Lunch might be sopes (handmade thick tortilla filled with beans and topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, etc.) with a fresh salad of tomatoes, nopalitos, verdolaga (purslane), maybe a vegetable soup and aguas frescas to drink.

Dinner might include a tortilla soup, Caesar salad, fresh red snapper, a variety of vegetarian dishes and maybe some chicken taquitos.

Snacks during the day might include frozen grapes, paletas (fresh fruit popsicles), organic popcorn, jicama/carrot/cucumber slices with lemon/salt/chile, or a margarita pizza with fresh tomatoes.


Playa Viva has several rooms types including the iconic Treehouse. Some rooms are ideal for two people like the Queen EcoCasitas (Queen bed) or Studio's (only rooms with bathrooms on different level - downstairs). The King EcoCasitas fit 4 perfectly. Deluxe Suites are great for 3 and can fit 4 with pull-out bed. The Private Casita is the most roomy.


We'll pick you up and drop you off at the airport :) (35-40min drive)

Tags: meditation wellness yoga

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