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Verana Hotel Review: This secluded boutique resort and spa overlooks the Bay of Banderas just south of Puerto Vallarta and can only be reached by boat. Eight hillside guesthouses are perched within a lush Mexcian jungle and each feature custom-designed furnishings with a mid-century modern charm. While each semi-bare bungalow has its own private garden and terrace, the main attraction at this unique destination is its natural surroundings that are begging to be explored. Guests can relax poolside overlooking the ocean or venture down to the beach for kayaking around the coast, whale watching and guided fishing. Other unique activities include jungle trekking, guided mule tours, bird watching and horseback riding to Cathedral Falls. Perhaps the most exciting part about staying at Verana is the inclusive gourmet breakfast, lunch and dinner that are served in an outdoor terrace and the poolside restaurant. Guests are pampered with authentic Mexican and international fare made with the freshest local ingredients. Your lunch options for the day may include fresh watermelon and lemongrass chilled soup garnished with shrimp relish, coconut sweet sticky rice with fresh mango or homemade puebla style chicken molé with steamed chayote and rice.