Positive Legacy, the 501(c)(3) not-for-profit arm of Cloud 9 Adventures, is committed to integrating live music and service by taking actions that positively impact the communities we visit. Positive Legacy’s mission inspires music fans and artists to collectively take action and build a better world. The goal is to develop service activities that people can participate in to bring a deeper sense of purpose to their travel experiences and the music surrounding it.

Day of Service

Positive Legacy would like to thank all the Closer to the Sun fans, musicians and artists for their support! Guests ventured outside the resort for our Day of Service and Community Action at Xcacel, a local turtle sanctuary and beach. Joining with our partners, Flora, Fauna y Cultura, we were able to pick up TONS of trash and paint signs encouraging beach visitors to keep it clean! The grant we gave Xcacel will support facility improvements to protect the ecosystem around the park.

After completing our morning projects, we celebrated with music and an authentic Mexican lunch then had the opportunity to go swimming in the Caribbean.

Charity Auctions

We are grateful to everyone who donated and placed bids supporting our charity auction, which raised over $21,000 for our turtle saving efforts in the Yucatan. Your contributions support all our environmental and sustainability projects throughout Mexico and beyond and we couldn’t do it without you!

If you’re interested in donating an item for a future Closer to the Sun auction, please contact Positive Legacy directly.

Donation Drive

Your donations were disbursed to Dreams for Mayan Children for community distribution. Thank you for helping us provide necessary materials for schooling and essential medical supplies – together we can make a difference!


Positive Legacy is always looking for a few good helping hands!

  • Collect and organize donations at events
  • Assist our team to prepare items for our Charity Auctions
  • Staff the Positive Legacy table on site and share the activities and great work we are doing
  • Participate in one of Day of Service events
  • Act as a Volunteer Captain for “Day Of” events and outings

If you are interested, please contact Positive Legacy.

Carbon Offset

Trees, Water & People make it easy to travel responsibly, by offsetting the emissions from your travel to Closer to the Sun. Starting at only $15, your generosity helps to fund tree planting and clean cookstove construction in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Cuba. Make your donation when placing your reservation or log in at any time to donate! Not booked this year? You can still donate online.

Take this opportunity to feel empowered and leave your own positive legacy during Closer to the Sun, because every party has an impact!