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Relax and Restore With Wellness Among the Natural Wonders of Puerto Rico

Hike the national rainforest, kayak the bioluminescent bay, and experience some of the Caribbean Island’s best wellness retreats on this trip designed to refresh all your senses.

Courtesy of Discover Puerto Rico
Courtesy of Discover Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s many wellness centers and activities draw on the Island’s wealth of natural resources to help inspire and rejuvenate you. Bask in the lush nature of the El Yunque rainforest, start your day with yoga at a retreat center, and explore the island of Vieques for a trip that refreshes your mind, body, and soul. A short flight away from several major U.S. cities, Puerto Rico is the ideal destination for a reset within easy reach that also doesn’t require a passport for U.S. citizens.

Day 1-2 Welcome to Island Life

Upon landing, fill yourself with delicious Puerto Rican food in Piñones at Donde Olga Restaurant. You can opt for indoor or outdoor seating, frequently accompanied by live music. Enjoy seafood items like crab-stuffed fritters and octopus-filled arepas (which in Puerto Rico are made with coconut or wheat flour), or heartier options, including paella and asopao, a satisfying rice gumbo. Choose from premade options if you want to grab a quick bite to go. Next, head to Espíritu Santo River State Preserve, where you can experience an observation point with panoramic views, waterfalls, and even a boat ride. La Paseadora is a family-run company that operates boat rides by reservation only. (Typically, they rent out the whole boat for private tours to groups of 10 or more and offer individual spots on Sundays.) Afterward, check in to Casa Alternavida, an all-inclusive wellness retreat in Río Grande. You’ll need to stay a full day to take advantage of all the activities included in your room rate, so plan to be there for two nights. With no alcohol served on the property, and all included meals gluten-free, sugar-free, and dairy-free, this is the place for a full detox. Yoga takes place every morning on the rooftop. Daily nature outings are included and vary depending on the weather and the itineraries of other guests. Plus, massages, personal coaching, and cacao or fire ceremonies are available for an additional cost.


Casa Alternavida

Casa Alternavida was founded on the principle that there are healthier, “alternative” ways to balance life and work. This alternative is to stop the unconscious addiction to stress, overwhelm, and struggle to focus on a healthy, balanced lifestyle that yields better results. Our practitioners are trained to support you with unraveling those unconscious commitments so you can actively create the lifestyle you want to be living, take charge of your well-being, and reset bad habits. We are experts at creating playful experiences in nature that inspire deep personal insight and long-term positive behavior change. Teams walk away from our facility with new excitement for their projects, practices to work smarter, and a deep appreciation of their companies. If you are a business that cares about your employees and wants to enhance your workplace culture, we are dedicated to providing alternative ways of building resilient leaders and teams.




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