Fonda Vela, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
Nestled in the tranquility of the mountains in Monteverde the Fonda Vela Hotel is 1,400 meters above sea level providing a refreshing climate, often referred to as "eternal spring".
The elevation of the hotel provides spectacular views across the Gulf of Nicoya - on a clear day - and the 35 acres of surrounding forests and pastures provide excellent birding and hiking. There are 40 rooms in 9 separate buildings which are quirkily but comfortably furnished with T.V, mini-bar and views to the rainforest or the Gulf.
The junior suites are slightly newer and more spacious with bathtub. The onsite restaurant has an excellent reputation and the hotel is one of the only properties in the cloud-forest region to have a swimming pool.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
This fascinating night tour allows you to see the wildlife around Monteverde quite literally in a different light. Spot a huge variety of nocturnal animals, including insects, tarantulas, snakes, sloths, sleeping toucans and bats.
See the Selvatura Cloud Forest Reserve from a totally unique perspective via a system of raised canopy walkways.
Explore the Selvatura cloud forest from a unique perspective. Follow the canopy walkways through each different level of the forest and traverse the exciting zip lines through the trees.