Om Away From Home 

on the Beach of Long Life in Juluchuca, Mexico

 November 9-16, 2019

The Experience

 Our Om Away from hOMe retreat is an all-inclusive 7-night experience in Juluchuca, Mexico, where our private beach is nestled between the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains. Our casitas look out over the endless sand, water, and sky, where we will be sun-kissed during the day, and caressed by the breeze at night. Here we will play, practice yoga & meditation, and relax amidst the five elements of nature, re-grounding and re-connecting with our authentic self in a pristine environment where we eat organic meals, breathe fresh air, and interact with nature in the most conscious ways. 

Rise with the sun and enjoy an energizing morning yoga practice on the gorgeous open-air deck facing the waves, and watch the sun setting in the evening as we practice Yin and gentle yoga to soothe us into the rhythm of the night.

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Eat 3 beautiful organically-grown and consciously-prepared meals each day, largely cultivated on-site and made by loving hands in Playa Viva’s kitchen by the sea. Help, if you like, tend the gardens or visit the chickens, and take an excursion to the coffee and cacao plantations where our morning cuppa Joe comes from and where we will see the beans that become our chocolate confections!

Location & Climate

Our retreat sits on nearly 200 acres of private land that includes an estuary, an Aztec archeological site, turtle sanctuary, and a coastal forest and mangrove ecosystem which supports an array of stunning wildlife.  Even though we are just a flight away from the trappings of modernity, we will be worlds away from it all, immersed in the wonders of nature.

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The natural landscape and luxurious setting offers an escape from it all while providing a jumping off point to a host of adventures and experiences from hiking to scuba diving to deep-sea fishing to bird watching and kayaking. It’s all here waiting for you – do everything or nothing at all.

The retreat center enjoys a year-round semi-tropical climate with approximately 300 sunny days a year and temperatures ranging from 73 to 93 degrees Fahrenheit. The rainy season lasts from late July through to late September or early October, with an average rainfall of 12 inches per month. During the rainy season, the surrounding countryside comes alive with verdant grasses and fragrant blossoms. Here the landscape transforms itself from a semi-arid zone into a tropical forest busting with wildflowers, butterflies, birds and more. We arrive just after the rainy season, so the environment will be abundant with wildlife, plants, and produce, not to mention baby turtles!!!

Your hOMe Away…

Each of the twelve rooms at Playa Viva is pure magic. Simple, elegant, and comfortable, each casita is snuggled up near the beach and faces the sea where you can sit and watch the sunset and feel the cool breeze all night long.  There are individual eco-casitas, which are free-standing “little homes,” as well as deluxe suites where friends and family can enjoy rooms that share a common space and beautiful porch overlooking the ocean. All rooms have private en-suite bathrooms, except studios, which have a private bathroom downstairs from the bedroom. All rooms have the capacity for single and double occupancy, and a few rooms have space for 3-4 people. Room choices are limited, so register now to receive your first choice! 

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Included in your retreat package:

  • 7 nights eco-luxury stay in one of 12 gorgeous casitas
  • 3 beautiful meals each day, prepared from local and organic produce
  • Daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Group excursions TBA
  • Airport transfer from ZIH to the retreat
  • Staff tips & a generous group contribution to the turtle sanctuary

Not Included:

  • Flights to and from retreat center
  • Travel before/after the retreat
  • Trip insurance
  • Special beverages
  • Spa treatments and add-on excursions

Our Toes in the Sand Retreat Rates:


SINGLE Per Person: $2,295 ~ $3,395

DOUBLE Per Person: $2,095 ~ $2,595

Click here to Book Your Spot 

We strongly suggest you purchase travel insurance for your trip.  Our deposit is non-refundable. Cancellation policy and travel agreement is listed on our retreats page, and is noted on your registration form. Please read carefully before committing to this journey, as our policies are firm in order to be consistent with all of our many retreat guests. 

Playa Viva’s Mission

Playa Viva is committed to the natural landscape, the sensitive marine and land environment, all of its animals, and the people who live here, which is why the retreat is part of a Regeneration Trust initiative, a collective effort of socially responsible boutique hotels across the globe, to achieve a net-zero carbon footprint, create a positive social impact on local communities through permaculture initiatives, water conservation, and to sustain and enrich the natural environment. By the way, Playa viva is 100% solar powered, which means there is no air conditioning, just the cool Pacific breeze. To learn more about Playa Viva’s efforts in sustainability, visit here: Regeneration & Sustainability at Playa Viva

One of the big projects at Playa Viva is La Tortuga Viva, the on-site turtle sanctuary, where volunteers rescue green and leatherback turtle eggs secure in their nests, tend them during incubation, and release baby turtles, pretty much year round! If we are lucky during our visit, we might get to participate in the nighttime collection of nests to guard from natural predators and poaching, and also to release hatchlings to the sea. Playa Viva has released over 400,000 turtles in the past ten years, and the program is thriving!

pv turtle sunset

To learn more about La Tortuga Viva, check out this page of Playa Viva’s website to learn more! La Tortuga Viva!