This story appeared on the cover of the Edmonton Journal – Homes Section May 4th 2019
Edmonton Oilers executive Kevin Lowe and Karen Percy Lowe, a two-time alpine Olympic medallist, had to see what had finally inspired their friend, after searching those 30 different destinations
Less than a year after their first visit to the development, the couple had put down a deposit on a resort property.
“It was the healthy lifestyle you can have in an area with such great beauty, the comfort of the whole space being created and it is the weather, the weather, the weather,” says Lowe. And in the end, “it was the believability factor in (Cary) being able to pull this off .”
Lowe likes the hospitable people in the Vivo area.
“When you have done as much travelling as we have done, it’s nice to have a place to put down roots and be part of a community.” It is something Vivo and twotime Olympian Mullen himself has stressed, with the establishment of the Vivo Foundation — supported by resort residents — which helps fund education and sports for kids, a local orphanage, and is the main force behind a turtle sanctuary, releasing about 200,000 baby sea turtles into the ocean.
Vivo is a gated community away from Mexico’s crowded tourist areas and is about 15 kilometres from Puerto Escondido, a town of about 45,000 residents with new supermarkets, hospital and restaurants and cafes. The area has one of the most consistent weather patterns in the country (varying only about five degrees per season).