Giving Back to the Local Community Through Vivo Resorts Foundation


Sun, Sand and Compassion…

Who doesn’t love some me-time? Kicking back at your very own beachfront getaway. Soaking up the sun and all the other beautiful, fun and tasty rewards of your hard work. But here at Vivo, residents also find joy in another way — by giving back. (Just ask any of the 500,000 baby sea turtles they’ve helped rescue and release.)

Our thriving sea turtle conservation program is just one example of how Vivo residents make a difference in the community they’ve come to love.

Casa Hogar Orphanage is another. Over the past 20 years, Casa Hogar has raised a generation of Puerto Escondidians, from infancy to university graduation. Vivo employees, guests and residents have helped improve those lives by donating much needed furniture, books, toys, movie tickets and even a treehouse.

In fact, the orphanage was an original focus of The Vivo Foundation, established the moment Cary and Kristina Mullen decided to build the resort. “A huge part of my vision was to embrace the idea of being a good neighbour,” says Cary. “The essence of the Vivo Foundation is community development and supporting our wildlife and natural spaces.”  Along with direct financial aid and project work, the Foundation serves as a community liaison, making philanthropy an easy, integral part of the Vivo experience. (Resort sponsored Spanish lessons help smooth the way, too.)

Group standing in front of Vivo Resorts Foundation sign.

Vivo residents, guests and employees choose to contribute monetarily and with their time and talents. Some have even initiated their own projects. One resident founded a Centre for Learning English, which serves 40 local children — an activity that inspires passionate participation, and some very special friendships.


Three residents, volunteered their time to join the SnipSisters, tackling tackling dog and cat overpopulation by participating in spay and neuter clinics. (Their last one sterilized 200!) Other projects include improvements to local schools — a new roof and bathroom, soccer balls and team jerseys — and support for the Puerto Escondido Red Cross.

The rapid halt on travel resulting from Covid-19 forced many people to return from their warm winter retreats sooner than they expected. It also had a ripple effect on the many local businesses and service providers in Puerto Escondido and Chila that rely on visitors from abroad. Once finding comfort and safety back in their homes thousands of miles away, Vivo homeowners quickly turned their attention back to their Southern neighbours.  Thanks to leadership and monetary support provided by the Vivo Foundation, and the hard work of full-time residents and employees at Vivo, over 500 care packages were assembled and delivered to Chila families during the month of May.

Chila Residents with Vivo donated care package

Of course, what goes around comes around. It may not be the first attraction for prospective residents exploring beach communities but speak to those that have owned here for a while and many will tell you that their involvement with the Foundation gives them an additional sense of fulfillment they never expected.

All this good work creates a deeply rewarding bond between the people of Vivo and locals, which is truly rare among resorts. And even closer to home, it builds a strong sense of community as residents work side by side to make our little corner of Mexico healthier and happier.

This November 2019 article from CISIONS PRWeb, recognizes the ongoing efforts of the Vivo Resorts Foundation to give back to the communities of Puerto Escondido and Chila.

About Vivo Resorts

Mullen envisioned Vivo Resorts as an amazing beachfront resort in Mexico for all ages; a place where Canadians and Americans could come and vacation or retire (for part of the year or year-round).

Mullen also wanted to build a place where his parents could not only retire but would also be a vacation destination. Vivo is a place where three generations of family can go and have fun together and participate in programs through the Vivo Resorts Foundation.

About Puerto Escondido MX

Puerto Escondido Mexico is an incredible destination boasting the best weather in all of North and Central America. As a winter vacationer, you are all but guaranteed exceptional weather; it rarely rains during the winter months and the yearly average temperature is in the low 80s (27 degrees Celsius). Palmarito Beach, where Vivo Resorts is located, is part of an undeveloped 12-mile (19km) stretch of warm sandy beaches.

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Book A Vacation at Vivo Resorts

For more information about vacationing at Vivo Resorts in Puerto Escondido, visit the Vivo Vacations website.

To inquire about buying a condominium in Puerto Escondido MX, or to learn more about the Vivo Resorts Foundation, please call Vivo Resorts at 1-888-236-2876 (toll-free from Canada and the USA) or contact Vivo by email.


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