Ride a Mule To a World-Class Spa: Verana, Yelapa, Mexico

Even though you have to ride a mule to get to one of the world’s most heralded spas on a remote patch of beach near Yelapa, Mexico, it doesn’t seem to hurt their reputation.

I was in Yelapa years ago. Its tropical setting, breezy weather and warm waters reminded me of Tahiti. But now it’s the locale of Verana, one of Conde´Nast’s most highly rated resorts, carved out of the Mexican jungle and situated on a hillside overlooking the Pacific that attracts jet setters.

Verana offers you:
• Bungalows, houses, palapas, and on up to the Jungle Suite and Casa Chica;
• A world-class spa with facials, scrubs, body wraps, yoga, and more;
• A wide range of activities, from jungle treks and mule back rides to day trips, whale watching, kayaking and fishing;
• Honeymoons, weddings, gift registry, or the fine art of doing nothing at all.

Rates range from $300 to $550 US per night and can only be made for five nights or more (seven nights or more during the holiday season). Meal plans are available for additional fees of $70 daily.

For info: visit Verana or call 1-800-530-7176.

Posted by Gil Zeimer on November 19, 2005 in Travel

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