Positive Legacy has worked with Closer to the Sun since 2014, raising over $129,000 to support local nonprofit organizations in Mexico!


Funds raised at CTTS have supported:

  • Xcacel Sea Turtle Sanctuary for park improvements, beach cleanups and to build housing for biologists

  • Building a community center that doubles as a schoolhouse and medical center in Central Vallarta

  • Supporting the Flora y Fauna community garden

  • Developing a community space for Casa de la Cultura in Puerto Morelos

  • An urban garden initiative in Puerto Morelos


In accordance with these grants, Positive Legacy has led six Days of Service giving Closer to the Sun guests the opportunity to visit the project and get their hands dirty working on it themselves. 


(2019) Day of Service guest Brooke from Denver shared with us: “I look forward to this day of service every time I come to Closer To The Sun :) So grateful to be a part of such an amazing group of humans! Thank you for taking such good care of us when we are away from the resort. Sooo much love!”


Another highlight of Closer to the Sun is the annual Name That Tune BINGO, which has been hosted by the likes of SOJA, Thievery Corporation, Dirty Heads and Pepper. In 2019, Positive Legacy also hosted the inaugural Closer to the Pin Classic Golf Tournament, and was honored to be joined by members of Fortunate Youth. 


In addition to fundraising activities, Positive Legacy has collected donations each year from festival attendees to be distributed to small Mayan villages via our friends at Dreams for Mayan Children. Thanks to all the fans who have filled their suitcases with medical supplies, school supplies and sporting goods for the donation drive!