The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in
beautiful Monteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals, Three-wattled
Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids, and a gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is
refreshing, many times referred to as "eternal spring". The views of
the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel's 1400 meter elevation are spectacular.
Monteverde is an ideal destination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders of the
tropics. A visit of at least two nights in Monteverde is recommended
Come visit the Hotel Fonda Vela and discover the beauty of Costa Rica's Highlands. If you are interested in transportation to or from the hotel, please ask for our rates. We offer a
chofer and a 15 passenger microbus ideal for traveling.
On the 35-acre property, you will find lush forests and verdant pastures that are excellent for birding and hiking. In this tranquil setting, you may see parrots and emerald toucans that come to
feed in the fruiting trees, occasionally. During certain months the Fonda Vela is excellent for seeing Resplendent Quetzal, Three-waltted Bellbird and Keel-billed toucans. Horses graze in the pasture below. A 15-minute walk away is the world famous 10,500-hectare Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The Santa Elena Reserve is a short drive away where you may observe the Arenal Volcano on
a clear day.
The Fonda Vela is an ideal hotel for birdwatching. We have more than one kilometer of private hiking trails and are within walking distance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Hummingbird Gallery and the Children's Eternal Rainforest
The Fonda Vela Hotel has nine buildings nestled in the landscaped property, designed with natural lighting, privacy and warmth. All have large windows with views of our forest allowing the outside
beauty to be a part of a cozy interior.
The Fonda Vela has 40 rooms in 9 separate buildings, this includes 20 standard rooms and 20 junior suites; 14 with TV's. All rooms have private bath, hot water and 2 queen-size beds or a
king size bed. We also have rooms with three beds, ideal for families.
Private hiking trails, guided horse-back riding, and laundry service are also available. We can arrange all local tours for you.
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Location and Directions
From San Jose, take the Inter-american highway north to the 149 km. road marker. turn right just before crossing the Lagarto river and continue for 39 km. to Monteverde, following the signs to the Monteverde Reserve.
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