Floating above the Bay of Banderas and embraced by the mountains of the Valle de la Sierra Oriental rests VERANA.
This small, personal hotel and spa, is as unusual as it is remote.
Open November through June, VERANA never fails to enchant guests. Luxurious yet surrounded by unadulterated nature on all sides, it is an amazing destination for weddings, honeymoons and get-away-from-it-all packages that take advantage of the fine food, setting and spa.
VERANA has just 10 guesthouses that dot the 5-acre property, lush with tropical plantings and fruit trees. All the guesthouses are unique in concept and feel. As Architectural Digest's Kathryn Harris said, "The bungalows are part of an ongoing play between inside and out, past and present, privacy and community, nature and manmade."
Recently added are the V-house buildings that offer amazing rooftop views, while offering tiny building footprints that minimise ecological damage.
The Bar serves up sunsets, signature cocktails and a wine list featuring international and local producers as well as a good selection of top shelf tequila from the region.
Honeymoons & Weddings
VERANA's remote and romantic setting has always drawn brides and grooms for their ceremony or just honeymoon. Special packages and a gift registry are available. The VERANA spa is fantastic for all couples and while any of the guesthouses are perfect, the most recent addition, The Tea House is most popular, spacious, and has its own plunge pool.
The resort includes an indoor-outdoor spa designed to maximize its jungle setting. Enjoy the Watsu pool or Plain air Japanese style soaking tubs with a massage and fruit detox cocktail.
Despite the remote location, VERANA's kitchen led by Yelapan native, Chef Fabian, creates 3 sublime meals a day. Every other day the VERANA boat picks up supplies in Puerto Vallarta to help fashion the menu which is ingredient driven, organic where possible, and Regional Mexican in origin laced with international flavors and slickly finished with modern health consciousness.
Atop Yelapa located on Mexico's southwest coast, 30 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Accessed by air daily via Puerto Vallarta International Airport, then taxi to Boca de Tomatlan beach where VERANA's boat transports guests to Yelapa.
VERANA offers an extensive array of activities and excursions, including ocean kayaking, fishing, whale and bird watching, trekking jungle trails and to waterfalls, snorkeling and Yoga