Fonda Vela enjoys a quiet location away from the main town and close to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. It offers excellent accommodation and plenty of wildlife-spotting opportunities.
Trapp Family Lodge
Trapp Family Lodge, Monteverde Cloud Forest, Costa Rica
The Trapp Family Lodge is a true rustic mountain lodge tucked away up a 300 metre steep hill, 10 minutes out of Monteverde town and the closest hotel to the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.
It is built in swiss chalet style offering rooms and mountain suites all with good views of the surrounding forest and its own private reserve. The mountain suites are newer and located away from the main building up a slight slope - please be prepared with your own umbrella or rain coat as the hotel do not provide them.
All 26 rooms are simply decorated but comfortable and there is a small bar and good restaurant attached to the hotel. There are few facilities here, so please bear this in mind, however, this is a lovely place to stay for a couple of nights for those that prefer to be more isolated to really enjoy the peace of the cloud-forest.
Should you wish to travel into town a taxi costs about $15 each way. Please note that there is no heating at this hotel so it can feel pretty damp and chilly up here due to the nature of the environment, and if the wind gets up, drafty too. Be sure to take extra layers and ask for extra blankets should you require them.
Please note no smoking is allowed on the hotel grounds.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite 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.
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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.