Welcome to Serenity and Peace in a Cloud Forest

Discover Five Elements, a refuge to disconnect and reconnect. Inspired by Ayurveda's 5 Great Elements, our home offers unmatched and exclusive views of Medellín and its natural surroundings. Our unique spaces allow you to escape from stress and enjoy special moments with your loved ones.

Located in a private forest community, with safe walking trails, we are very close to the southern entrance of Arví Park. Relax in our jacuzzi, enjoy a barbecue, admire the views from our rooftop terrace, or warm up by the fire pit.

Experience Colombia's biodiversity, designed for your peace of mind, a safe place with cameras around and high-speed Wi-Fi for those looking to work in a calm and stimulating environment. Five Elements, your home away from home in Santa Elena, Medellín - Colombia.

The Space

Located in a recently developed, off-grid area of Santa Elena, our property boasts 3,330 m² of forest land undergoing our native flora and fauna restoration initiative.

Our eco-villa is designed for nature's healing of the body, spirit, and mind, drawing inspiration from wabi sabi philosophy and tropical brutalist design. It includes spacious bedrooms and baths adorned with Colombian craftsmanship, four exterior decks and spaces, a rooftop terrace for yoga and meditation, and a panoramic firepit area.

We offer mountain bike rentals for exploring Arví Park and the surrounding forests. Our EcoVilla provides private, gated parking for 3-4 standard vehicles. *Please note that our home's water lines use water sourced and treated by a local Santa Elena aqueduct, which is suitable for cooking, cleaning, washing, and personal hygiene. For your safety, we recommend that all water for human consumption be boiled or adequately treated first. When in doubt, we recommend considering mainstream potable drinking water jugs.

With shared workspace, our eco-villa is ideal for those seeking to work in a calm and stimulating environment. Additionally, we offer a flexible cancellation policy for your peace of mind. Experience Colombia's biodiversity and enjoy unparalleled views of Medellín and its natural surroundings in our eco-villa, even with your furry little friends - we welcome pets!

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Our Neighborhood

Our peaceful community sits at the heart of a cloud forest, right on the doorstep of the acclaimed Arvi Park in serene Santa Elena, Medellin. Like a hidden gem amidst stunning Colombian biodiversity, this place is a true oasis of tranquility, safety, and cleanliness, maintained by us and our considerate neighbors. We invite all future guests to respect and enjoy the uniqueness of this space.

From the moment you arrive, you'll be captivated by opportunities for serene walks and mountain biking adventures amid nature. In our eco-villa, we not only offer advice on the best hiking routes, but we also provide local forest and wildlife guides for you to fully appreciate the astonishing biodiversity that Colombia has to offer.

If you're seeking the best eco-friendly vacations or simply a unique vacation rental in Santa Elena, Medellin, look no further. Come and immerse yourself in the tranquility of our community, and let us help you explore and savor Colombia's wonderful biodiversity

Getting Around

Our eco-village, a luxury oasis in the heart of nature, is conveniently located just a 5-minute drive on a partially paved road from the bustling Medellín-Santa Elena highway. During the dry season, we offer easy access for all types of vehicles, from family cars to taxis and Uber services. In the rainy season, our forest accommodation turns into a true mountain retreat, where it is recommended to arrive in an all-terrain vehicle.

The Medellín-Santa Elena road, known for its panoramic views and access to numerous local attractions, has reliable public bus services from El Centro and Santa Elena via the popular Santa Elena bus line. At our eco-village, we take pride in offering a stress-free accommodation experience and are delighted to help you coordinate your arrival, whether by organizing reliable private transport or by providing you with detailed instructions and assistance.

In addition, for those seeking a hassle-free travel experience, we offer private transportation (driver included) in our robust Toyota Hilux van to the picturesque valleys of Aburra and San Nicolás. Our transport service can accommodate up to four passengers with plenty of space for luggage and personal items.

If you're looking for a 'vacation rental near me' or a 'quiet place to relax', look no further. Our eco-village is the perfect accommodation for those looking to escape the city and immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature. For more information about our facilities, transport services, and availability, don't hesitate to contact us.


A very quiet place with a beautiful view, perfect to relax and be in contact with nature. Paul and Marta are very attentive and are always ready to answer questions or whatever may be required.


January 2021

The experience at the Ecovilla was unforgettable, Paul has definitely been the best host we have ever had and the accommodation is wonderful, both the interior and exterior, the details, the view and the location are perfect for a weekend. Arrival is easy and fast, the neighbors are very formal and helpful. Paul always answered our messages in the shortest time possible and was very attentive throughout the stay to our questions. We hope to come back soon!


November 2020

Thank you very much Paul and Marta for the hospitality and for resolving each of our concerns and being attentive to our well-being. We really liked the EcoVilla and we will be back for sure. What a spectacular place! A beautiful view and inviting weather.


November 2020
Great place with a spectacular view. Gets cold at night, but that’s half the fun.


November 2020



Free parking on premises


Indoor fireplace

Hot water

Security cameras on property


Hot tub

Sound system

Coffee maker


Fire extinguisher

First aid kit

Essentials (Soap, bed sheets, towels...)


Dedicated workspace

Dishes and silverware

Private entrance