As the snow refuses to call it quits here in Toronto, I'm trading it in for some Mexican sand and sun. In less than ten hours, my boyfriend and I are heading to Zihuatanejo, Mexico with Glamping Hub!
Our first stop is Playa Viva, a luxury eco-resort / sustainable boutique hotel on the western coast of Mexico, located on a mile of private beach between the Pacific Ocean and the majestic Sierra Madre Mountains.
There are twelve open-air rooms along the beachfront, including Playa Viva's award-winning tree house. The 200 acre property also has a sea turtle sanctuary, a coconut grove and sustainable farm where they grow their own organic food. I'm looking forward to learning more about their eco-friendly practices as well as their emphasis on wellness and self-care. Geoff's never done yoga before so I'm curious to see what he thinks of their daily morning yoga on the beach (hehe).
The second half of the trip we'll be staying at the Viceroy Zihuatanejo, along Playa la Ropa, the same beach that Andy dreamed of escaping to in Shawshank Redemption.
I'll be taking over Glamping Hub's Instagram so you can follow along while we're there if you like!
In the meantime, to pack for this adventure I partnered with Pura Vida Bracelets to accessorize with some funky wrist wear on the beach! I hate checking luggage so miraculously I managed to fit everything into a carry-on + backpack.
- Bathing suits: Missguided
- Clothes: Flynn Skye, Zara, H&M
- Adventure Hat: Brixton
- Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
- The Art of Travel Notebook is by Danielle Knoll from Anthropologie
I liked the story behind the company: all bracelets are uniquely handcrafted in Costa Rica and every purchase helps to provide full-time jobs for local artisans.
Pura Vida's philosophy is about living life to the fullest, slowing down to appreciate life's simple pleasures, and refusing to take anything for granted. I'm going to start implementing that mantra in Mexico by slowing down to appreciate a little thing called: the margarita.
If you're interested, they offered a discount code: LOUISECLAIREJOHNSON20 for 20% off everything on puravidabracelets.com