Verana closes for the summer in June, but /div> your dream of a jungle getaway doesn't have to end with the season. The oceanside Blue House, the newest accommodation at Verana, is available as a vacation rental this summer for groups of up to 5 chic travelers.
Win 3 Nights at Verana
Got an eye for details? Put it /div> to good use and enter the Boutique Homes Detail Hunters contest to win three nights at Verana Hotel & Spa anytime during 2012. The contest runs through April 9th. Full details here. See you soon!
Last Minute Booking Special at Verana Hotel and Spa
Dreaming of Verana? It's your lucky day. Take advantage of our special rates for available dates in April 2012. Full details below the fold.
Yoga Workshops, Yelapa Mexico
VERANA YOGA / Escape to paradise / nature
Our workshops are designed to touch base with the self by practicing daily meditation and yoga while enjoying a restorative and relaxing vacation with access to all amenities Verana has to offer. In addition, well /div> balanced meals, dedicated time for nourishing the soul and well planned activities are essential elements within the Verana Yoga Workshops to eliminate accumulated stress and reconnect the spirit to the body.
All workshops are enjoyed by beginners and intermediate practitioners.
11 YEARS in the Making: Verana – Hotel & Spa, Mexico
VERANA is celebrating 11 years of simple luxury in the jungle.
As a Thank You to all of our guests, Verana is commemorating the occasion with very special rates on the original 6 houses for the months of November and December 2011. Check out the anniversary rates for the listed houses below and get a little background history about how it all started.
Stephan Zacapa, thanks.
Verana – I am a place imagined and then found. MORE >>
New Photographs of Verana
Jae Feinberg, our immensely talented in-house photographer, recently revisited Verana and took some photos. Above is a picture of our new pool house. Yes, you can get out of bed and dive straight into the pool without ever leaving your room. See more photos after the jump. MORE >>
Print this Maze out and give it a go.
By entering at one of the four corners and following open paths (crossing no lines) you will come upon the outlines of the animal who would be the biggest outsider in the Yelapa jungle. Have you seen one? You may wander around some before coming upon old Djin, but be patient. Try on entrance after another until you find the right one. Remember, cross no lines.
We’ll be back, in time, to revel the hidden animal within this maze.
Where The Jungle Meets The Ocean.
Please read our press release after the jump.
Let’s get Social… Network at Verana!
1. Jan 28 – Jan 31, 4 day weekend (Friday – Monday)
2. Feb 23 – Feb 26, 4 day (Wednesday – Saturday)
Entry Period until Dec 15 , 2010
More info on facebook .
Verana and La Costalegre
We had no idea that Verana is considered to be located on the Costalegre until we received this publication. (Revista Traversias, photo by Ana Luisa Solis) La Costalegre is the 220 km coastline between Puerto Vallarta and Manzanillo, along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Verana is located in the Bahia de Banderas which, officially, is not part of the Costalegre. But what the heck, in this case we won’t be too picky. Thanks for considering us a vital part of La Costalegre… what a surprise!
This new house is situated in the former jungle spa area and will be our most amazing house to date. Continuing the ‘TeaHouse’ – tradition, we created a complex area with garden, pool, living room and 2 bedrooms. From the secluded 16×16 pool you have the perfect ocean view as well as from the living room. Think private paradise on earth.
No interior pictures yet – we are still under construction but here are some ‘mood’ images to get you in the mood for this new addition.
Elle Decor UK , May 2010
Flip Flop Luxe meets History
V E R A N A finds an urban Angel in Puerta Vallarta.
Two Boutique Hotels in Mexico Unite for an Idyllic Escape. Experience the best of both worlds.
Hacienda San Angel located in the historical and charming Gringo Gulch of old Puerto Vallarta offers the ideal retreat within the bustling beach side town.
Verana and Hacienda San Angel would like to extend an invitation to our guests for the chance to enjoy the best of both worlds: a jungle escape at Verana, and a city retreat at Hacienda San Angel, two of the most unique hotels in Mexico. The combination you create to fit your style. Any combination of nights between the 2 hotels is possible and the rates you can find here.
A Match made in heaven.
Hobo Magazine , Nov 19th, 2009
No road. A thirty minute boat ride takes you from Boca de Tomatlan to the bottom of a hill near the small village of Yelapa. You then walk up the meandering path while the mules carry your luggage. Mules never fall. All day long they quietly negotiate the path’s thousand steps. Stone after stone, they helped build a Verana that wouldn’t exist without them. Scattered in the jungle on top of the mountain, eight hand-made bungalows. No names, no arrows. Purely organic, incredibly beautiful. Watsu pool, papaya and avocado facials, banana wash and carefully hand-picked objects. The pool is the colour of stone, constantly refilled by the source coming from the mountain. There is a coati hiding in the bushes. At night, candles light the tables overlooking the bay. Only a few candles. Verana is real.
Outside Mag March 2010, editor’s choice
Transcript: …….. Even when cash is tight, we need to check out from the world every now and then – and spare no expense doing it. At least I do. I’m a great advocate of the well-timed splurge. It’s not only necessary; it’s good therapy. By making money no object, we sign a contract with ourselves to stop sweating the small stuff. As Ray Charles put it, “ I you wanna have a ball, you gotta go out and spend some cash.”
For me, the best way to exercise this profligate impulse is to recharge in an outlandishly fine hotel. Once,Once, after recovering a weeklong ultramarathon in the broiling Sahara, I booked one blissful night in Marrakesh’s legendary La Mamounia, where Churchill wrote his memoirs. No regrets. In the Amalfi Coast town of Ravello, my wife and I blew our kids’ college nest eggs to stay just a few nights in a 12th-century palazzo with a restaurant headed by two star Michelin chefs. No regrets.
But the best splurge I ever had was last spring, at a magical place called Verana (verana.com), on a jungle hill 30 miles south of Puerto Vallarta. Created by two European set designers/builders, Verana is a triumph of primitive-chic minimalism crafted entirely by hand and maintained entirely by hoof. ( Everything in this roadless paradise has to be hauled up by burros, including your luggage – but not you.)
The total aesthetic manages to be both ragged and clean-lined, sumptuous and spare. There’s a fabulous library, a spring fed pool, a gourmet restaurant with a dead- serious tequila collection, and eight stylish suites open to the thrumming jungle. Call it flip-flop luxe. I found the place so inviting, so calming, so effortless in tune with nature, it actually repaired my soul. Of course, the bill was astronomical. But….no regrets.
by Hampton Side