Only POSITIVE ENERGY is allowed here on the hill!!! Say “Saludos" to the best vacation of your life. Elementāl is a specialty Eco-Retreat designed with the 4 elements in mind; consisting of 3 homes on a 3 acre property. We are located on the crest of a hill in the El Yunque Rainforest; which is part of the Green Triangle that includes the small islands of Vieques and Culebra, known for their pristine white sand beaches and incomparable glowing blue waters.
This truly unique, magical place is for for anyone who wants to live again, grow and thrive. There is music everywhere on the island, a constant cool breeze and stunning views where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. Puerto Rico is the place to rediscover yourself where we encourage motion, music, art and good vibes.
What we are: A charming, authentic local Puerto Rican experience! We are balanced and intentional. The villas are full of caribbean color, simple and relaxed. Life here is unplugged and perfectly harmonious with nature. Many people never leave the property because they need the rest. We conserve resources, we pick what we can eat, we reuse towels and linens and we let the cool mountain breeze flow through all the rooms Click here for the Photo Gallery
We are Rural Agriculture Bonafíde on a 3 acre fruit and vegetable farm, private creek and rainfall water collection; solar power is in the works. Yoga, Massage, Accupuncture and Reiki Healing are available with a few days notice. *Persons without a positive, happy, friendly attitude are simply not welcome here. We are a private retreat and reserve all rights including that of admission.
Puerto Rico is the Island of Enchantment & it has everything except snow skiing. Vacations are always better when you don't have to worry so that's why we've included this section to help :) We are on the US Dollar which is good, you don't need a passport and your cell phone will work great without roaming charges. Absolutely all beaches in PR are public by law; a BALNEARIO (is a publicly maintained, cleaner beach area with services provided by the municipality.) Puerto Ricans are very kind & helpful Most people can speak English. Its a fantastic island paradise with lots of charm! Most people who come here never want to leave!
The most popular, most fun & most sensible vacation
Its not physically possible to cram everything Puerto Rico has to offer into 1 week. Here's a list of what we recommend that you do, in no particular order. Keep in mind that we recommend you start every day with yoga or meditation and take a nap or have quiet time almost every day to be healthy & happy!
Day 1 - Plan your flight to arrive around 12:00 noon. Stop at beach, get wet.
Yoga at resort, have a drink, chill out & relax
Day 2 - El Yunque experience with zip lines (3 - 6hrs) Afternoon coffee. Luquillo beach dinner & relax party
Day 3 - Trip to Old San Juan, visit the Fortelezas, Isla Verde beach & Bacardi Rum Plant -or-
A west island tour including the Camuy River & Caves or even the Observatory
Day 4 - Vieques Island (Snorkel or SCUBA, & sightseeing guided tour) plus late evening Bio Bay
Day 5 - AM return to resort. Shut-In @ Elementál. Engage your senses, de-toxify & re-connect ALL DAY !!!
Day 6 - Yoga & Paddleboard in Ceiba, Hike & play at Charco Frio Waterfalls, Rest, Taino Indian Cultural Night
Day 7 - Amazing smoothie breakfast + hike or horseback tour. Plan a late day departure
Airport Transfer, Car Rental & Distances
From the airport our retreat is 45 minutes without traffic. You must rent a car for your stay up here on the mountain and if you come in the winter remember to book early. All of the usual car rental companies exist at the airport for your convenience as well as a place called Charlie Car, which has offered lower cost "island cars". Many guests also have luck using websites like www.PuertoRicoDay Trips.com
- Luquillo Beach & Equestrian Center
- El Yunque Visitor Center & Zipline Park
- City of Caguas
- SJU Airport
- Old "Viejo" San Juan
- Ceiba Ferry / Airport & Adventure Center
- Coamo Natural Hot Springs
- El Toro Verde Zipline Park in Orocovis
- City of Ponce
- Arecibo Radio Telescope
- Camuy Caverns
- Pueblo of Isabela & Giant Taino Face
- Guanica Wall Dive Site
- La Parguera, Lajas & UFO Highway
- Surfing Pueblo of Rincon
- City of Mayaguez
What you need to know about Puerto Rico
PR has approx 4 million people, 2.5 of which live in San Jan. We have almost everything that you have in the continental US; ALMOST. Finding valid information about the island isn't exactly easy and neither is getting around PR without renting a car. We are usually available to hire as your day guide (recommended).
We grow our own coffee here & its absolutely fantastic! You can take a plantation tour & learn all about the magic red bean pods! The island only produces 20% of its own food and most of that is plantains and mangos, so if you are a vegan / vegetarian, or if you have other dietary restrictions, you are going to need to plan your meals well in advance. You definitely want to ask us for help and consult the restaruant guide
Vieques & Culebra
There are 2 ways to get over to the little islands. Small planes leave out of the town of Ceiba and is faster at 10 minutes. The cost is about $32 each way. The ferry leaves out of the town of Fajardo. The cost is only $2 per person each way but the journey is approximately 90 minutes. It does have problems frequently.
Culebra is a small, sleepy island with about 1,300 people. It does have the beautiful Flamenco beach "best beach in America" with great snorkeling and 3 other great beaches but otherwise not much else to do. Flamenco is a mile or so of striking white coral sand is juxtaposed by turquoise waters and well covered hills. offering a completely different kind of solitude on a small island.
Vieques has 10 primary public beaches including the primaries Sun Bay & Caracas. Sun Bay is a beach that is not only extreme tranquil and beautiful but it has interesting things to explore as well. Other beaches were given color code names by the navy in addition to their Spanish names. The whole island is about the size of Manhattan at 59.2 sq miles, however over 1/2 of it is unusable to the public due to Navy restrictions. There are about 3,000 residents and 2 towns. Vieques does have a lot more activities. Public taxi vans charge about $10 to go from one side to the other but they don't go everywhere. Jeeps rent for $80 per day & they do sell out during high season.
There are 2 bays here. Technically 3 but 2 on our side. One in Fajardo & (the brightest one in the world) in Vieques. You do have to stay the night in Vieques to do that bay because there is no transportation off the island past 6pm. It is recommended that you book your tour in advance. **Currently the bay is completely closed for 3 days each month surrounding the full moon. Regulations limit the number of people who can go to the bays each night to 10 per tour and these tours sell out fast. Its literally a magical experience that should not be missed!
Food at the Retreat
We have 2 large, fully-equiped kitchens here. The number one question we get is "Can we pick fruit from the trees & are there blenders to make smoothies?" Yes & Yes!! We encourage everything that is healthy and organic. We can even give you some recepies. Giagantic Avocado season starts mid-August FYI and lasts until mid-January! Now we don't offer meals on a regular basis, however that is something that can certainly be arranged with about 1 or 2 days advance notice. Usually most groups are interested in a dinner following a highly active tour day. Its best to call and tell us directly what you would like. Dinner is included in the Taino Cultural Night experience.