Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Recharge, rejuvenate, relax… Wellness holidays in paradise on Mexico’s West Coast


 

With travellers increasingly seeking to escape the monotony of the daily grind through wellness experiences around the world, discover a destination that should definitely be on your radar…

Whether you want to soothe your mind, care for your body, or just seek rest and relief from daily stress and constant connectivity, in Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit, two idyllic, coastal resorts in Mexico it’s easy for your troubles to melt away.

Picture an unparalleled natural setting where tropical jungles blend with pristine, golden shorelines and imposing mountain ranges; a place where visitors are able to have direct contact with nature. This part of Mexico also has guaranteed year round sunshine, which has proven health benefits including increased Vitamin D, which supports the immune system.

Wellness retreats in the areas make the most of the beautiful natural environment, offering more than just traditional spa treatments. Surf lessons, fun beach games and yoga, are just a few of the activities that accompany world-class accommodation here. Check out the top retreats in each region:

In Puerto Vallarta, Xinalani Retreat (www.xinalaniretreat.com) is an exclusive, tropical eco retreat with a unique approach, sure to impress even the most discerning guests. The resort combines state-of-the-art yoga studios with beautiful, eco-chic accommodation, delicious, healthy and authentic Mexican food; relaxing spa treatments and warm hospitality. As well as stress reliving activities, guests can opt for an adventurous experience, such as the Temazcal Prehispanic Ritual, which takes place in a traditional sweat lodge. During this process a Shaman guides participants through antique protocol, invoking elements to purify the mind, body and soul.

In Riviera Nayarit, Haramara Retreat (http://haramararetreat.com/), which describes itself as a place “where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest”, is a secluded, tranquil hideaway in the picturesque surfing town of Sayulita. Offering a range of award-winning restorative programmes, from yoga to spa to hikes, as well as professional teacher trainings and workshops. The accommodation is also out of this world, with snug, thatched roof cabañas nestled into the hillside, offering mesmerising views of the Pacific.


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