Published on : Wednesday, January 6, 2021
This new year, travellers seeking “fresh beginnings” in the sunshine should look no further than Riviera Nayarit. Riviera Nayarit is an ideal choice for British travellers keen to explore Mexico’s Pacific coast, away from more traditionally crowded locations. Riviera Nayarit has earned global recognition from yogis and relaxation enthusiasts alike for its activities, stays and properties centred around wellness that can cater to every traveller’s mental, physical, and spiritual needs.
From healthy eco-retreats and jungle hideaways surrounded by nature, to luxury hotels offering sublime spa experiences, here are some suggestions of escapes in Riviera Nayarit, hand-picked by wellness experts of the region.
A fully immersive yoga experience in the hippie-chic beach town of Sayulita
Meaning mother of the sea, Haramara Retreat Sayulita was named one of the 10 best yoga retreats in the world by the Yoga Journal. Located in the hippie-chic beach town of Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit, this sanctuary offers travellers year-round yoga and meditation workshops on a natural stone platform overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can participate in private or group sessions in yoga pavilions with 360-degree views, positioned to get the most out of the panoramic lush mountain views and soothing ocean breezes.
Prices from USD 135 per person per night in a double cabin.
A weeklong retreat in the depths of the Mexican jungle
Tailwind Jungle Lodge is in Riviera Nayarit’s cultural capital, San Pancho. The first certified sustainable ecological hostel in Mexico, Tailwind is the vision of the Jacobi family, lifelong dreamers and adventurers offering creatively designed casitas perches amongst palma in tree-house style comfort. Promoting the opportunity to reconnect to the natural world, visitors can enjoy a cleansing weeklong retreat focusing on natural nutrition and including yoga sessions, outdoor activities, and workshops.
Prices from USD 250 per person per night in a Jungle Bungalow.
An all-inclusive wellness haven in a beautifully tropical setting
Nestled between the tropical jungle and a beach-town set in the Pacific coast of Mexico in the Riviera Nayarit, Mar de Jade is one of the most popular wellness retreats among health-conscious travellers. This haven offers everything from retreats inspired on ancient Mexican traditions, to meditation sessions. The most unique retreat and one of the most popular is the BodyMantra, an interactive, community-based practice that helps participants develop and strengthen self-trust and self-awareness.
Prices from USD 200 per person per night in a double Ocean Room.
Reconnect with the nature in a private eco-resort for just two
Spending time outdoors is crucial for health and wellbeing. Travellers can feel a deeper connection with nature in Mar al Cielo. There are only a handful of eco-resorts around the world as perfectly suited for a slow break escape as Mar al Cielo. This private eco-resort for just two guests has a beachfront setting and is surrounded by a lush jungle reserve in Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit. A paradise for nature lovers, the property is surrounded by 11 hectares of nature, as well as direct access to secluded beaches, with panoramic ocean views. Guests can relax in nature in this intimate setting or take advantage of a range of services such as a private chef, yoga classes, massage, the use of snorkels and kayaks or local whale watching excursions.
Prices from 215 USD per person per night.
Nourish the soul
It is common knowledge that food is one of the highlights of every wellness escape and a way to nourish and reenergize the body and soul. The community of Riviera Nayarit understands the importance of taking care of our health, and strengthening our immune system today more than ever, which is why the destination prides itself on its vegan and vegetarian offering.
Visitors can cleanse the body as these top three eateries in Nayarit:
Best for the vegan-curious
· Grand Velas – indulge further at Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit with their new, curated tasting menus thanks to a collaboration with Mexico’s leading Vegan chef, Miguel Batista.
Best for the immune system
· Hotel Cielo Rojo – boost the immune system and overdose on vitamins and antioxidants with Hotel Cielo Rojo’s pressed juices and shots of ginger, turmeric, and cayenne.
Best for a quick and easy health fix
· The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort – their Avocado Vegan Bar is the newest on-the-beach dining experience, ideal for those who delight in delicious organic and plant-based options.