Located in Juluchuca, near Acapulco in Mexico, the Playa Viva resort is a tiny haven surrounded by palm trees on one side and the ocean on the other. The resort is also home to a stunning, cylindrical treehouse that boasts impressive eco-friendly credentials. Fashioned out of locally-sourced bamboo, the solar-powered structure features an unusual design that is intended to intrigue guests.
Constructed within six months of the design’s conception, the 700-sq-ft treehouse offers visitors a sort of open space to experience both indoor and outdoor living. The dwelling for three houses an expansive open air sitting area as well as a private bathroom on the ground floor. The latter is lined with huge windows that open up to the sky, thus ensuring easy availability of natural light. The firm’s aim, according to the spokesperson, was:
[To] visually intrigue and highlight sustainable strategies to deliver a natural immersive guest experience.
Situated on the upper floor, the sleeping area contains a king bed, providing guests breathtaking views of the ocean and surrounding forest landscape. A two-person hammock allows visitors to lie back and admire the natural beauty around them. The structure relies on solar power for electricity and hot water. Designed by the team from Deture Culsign, the treehouse was actually built by California-based firm Artistree.
A stay at the suite will cost somewhere between $445 to $620, according to the season. In addition to spectacular natural beauty, guests will be treated to delectable meals and relaxing yoga classes. Spread over an area of 200 acres, the Playa Viva resort houses an estuary, a turtle sanctuary, a coastal mangrove forest and even an Aztec archaeological site.