BEACH TURNS TURTLE
With its Vivo Foundation, Vivo Resorts seeks to be a good neighbour.
The foundation concentrates on ecological initiatives, including helping protect sea turtles that use the nearby beach to lay their eggs.
“We sponsor a turtle camp down the beach, where they incubate the eggs,” says sales and marketing director Chuck Ashton of Vivo Resorts. “With our help, they are going to be able to be saving 98,000 turtles this year.”
Right now, there are enough turtles coming up that a release of baby turtles takes place most nights, an event people are welcome to witness for a small donation.
Another project in Chila — a small town near Vivo Resorts where many of Vivo’s construction workers live —saw the foundation using the resort’s heavy equipment to establish a community garden.
Seeds were donated to create a huge harvest of corn.