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Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta: How this sprawling Mexican holiday resort is trying to feed its 3,000 guests sustainably

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta resort, just north of Puerto Vallarta on the west side of Mexico, is a sprawling vista of lush riverbeds peppered with impeccable landscaping of indigenous plant life. The half-dozen hotels on the property – connected via miles of wood-decked paths – provide luxury accommodation to more than 3,000 mostly American and Mexican guests.

Last December, Vidanta began a regulated farm on the same property just 15 minutes up the Ameca River. Almaverde, which translates as “Green Soul”, will be the largest hotel-sustaining proprietary farm in Mexico by the end of the year, when it will have grown to 50 acres.

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