The Hotel Fonda Vela is located in beautiful Monteverde, famous for its rare and gorgeous cloud forest and friendly community. The climate is refreshing, often referred to as "eternal spring". The views of the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel's 1,400 meter (4,200 foot) 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. Situated on the continental divide, the weather patterns from both the Caribbean and Pacific oceans contribute to creating our cloud forest. Monteverde is a wonderful example of a cloud forests ecosystem. On the Hotel property, you will find lush forests and verdant pastures that are excellent for birding and hiking. We maintain over a kilometer of nature trails. In this tranquil setting, you can often see parrots and toucans that come to feed in the wild fruit trees. During certain months, the Fonda Vela is an excellent place to see Resplendent Quetzals and Three-wattled Bellbirds. Two kilometers away is the world famous, 10,500-hectare (26,000 acres) Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. We can help you choose and book the local tours and attractions most suitable to your desires. The Fonda Vela Hotel has nine buildings nestled in the beautifully 35 acre landscaped property. Each is designed with natural lighting, privacy and warmth. All have large windows, with views of our forest, bringing the outside beauty into each luxurious, comfortable and cozy room. If needed, you can request wheelchair accessibility when you make your reservation.