Fonda Vela Hotel - Mountain View in Monteverde Cloudforest,  North Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-


Fonda Vela Hotel - Mountain View in Monteverde Cloudforest, North Pacific, Costa Rica - Exploring Costa Rica-

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Fonda Vela Hotel
Fonda Vela Hotel

Fonda Vela Hotel

The refreshing climate and peacefulness of the Hotel's forested property allows you to enjoy one of Costa Rica's most beautiful locations.

General Information about Fonda Vela Hotel


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 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.

Hotel Fonda Vela has two restaurants. The elegant and spacious Galleria seats 100, and has walls of large windows with beautiful, tropical views. Sometimes, cute, wild animals come to the windows to watch the diners!

The cozy Fireside Room seats 40 and is accentuated by the crackle and dancing flames of a wood-burning fireplace.
Terrace seating on the balcony offer views of the Gulf of Nicoya. The sunsets are truly beautiful.



Our hotel has 40 rooms in 9 separate buildings nestled in the landscape property, all are designed with natural lighting, privacy and warmth in mind.
All rooms have large windows with views of our forest allowing the outside beauty to be a part of a cozy interior.

All Junior suites have a small refrigerator, table, king and queen-size beds, a comfortable sofa and television. The standard rooms have private bath (with hot water) 2 queen-size beds or a king-size bed.

Telephones are available in all the rooms of the hotel. There are 20 Junior Suites and 20 standard rooms.


- Private trails: On the 35-acre property, you will find lush forests and verdant pastures that are excellent for birding and hiking
- Restaurant: Elegant and spacious.
- Bar
- TV room
- Meeting rooms: Seat 50 people and have balconies overlooking the forest.
Every day at 6 pm we present a slide show of Monteverde Quaker history and secrets of the cloud forest ($5)
- Laundry service
- Transportation to the hotel: We offer a chofer and a 15 passenger microbus, ideal for traveling.

Monteverde Cloud Forest: A private biological reserve dedicated to the conservation of the rare flora and and fauna of this unique ecosystem. It is perfect for birdwatchers.

Horseback rinding tours: You will be able to see the area , the Gulf of Nicoya, waterfalls and the valley of San Luis with a local guide.

The Monteverde Cheese factory: They produce the tastiest cheese in Costa Rica. The cheese-making process can be witnessed through the observation window.

Santa Elena Rainforest Reserve: It offers beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano on clears days.

Butterfly garden: A sudy center and gardens ar full of many stunning butterfllies.

Sky Walk and Sky Trek: ziplines attached from one platfomr to another alow you to glide through the forest canopy with the use of special equipment.

Canopy tour: An opportunity to ascend into the forest canopy using modified techniques.

Orchid garden: More than 380 species are part of a unique research project.

How to get there to Fonda Vela Hotel


From San José, take the Inter-American Highway north for about 138km. 1.3 km after passing the restaurant Cuenca and Rio Aranjuez (Aranjuez River), use the right turn only lane to turn right onto the paved road to the small town of Sardinal. In Sardinal, turn left at the soccer field onto another paved road. Proceed to the village of Guacimal (the pavement ends about halfway between Sardinal and Guacimal). At the “T” intersection in Guacimal, turn right to Santa Elena. From Santa Elena, continue to Monteverde. Follow the Fonda Vela and/or Monteverde Reserve signs to the Hotel Fonda Vela. The Hotel is about 1km past the Monteverde Cheese Factory and 2km before the Monteverde Reserve. The entrance to the Hotel is on the right side of the road.

Note: Much of the road from the Inter American Highway to Monteverde is not paved and can be rough in spots. A dual range 4X4 is highly recommended for any mountain area in Costa Rica. While it isn't the most comfortable of rides, the scenery and views are spectacular. But please watch the road!!!

Rates at Fonda Vela Hotel

                                                                 2012 to April 30th  2013

ROOM Standard Junior Suite
Single $105  $140
Double $120 $160


The price is per Room per night in USD$ dollars.

Taxes Not Included (13%)




Selva Mar Tour Operator
Tel:+(506)2771-4582 - Fax:+(506)2771-8841


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  » Facilities Includes
√ Telephone
√ Mountain View
√ Room Minibar
√ Bar
√ Private bathroom
√ Refrigerator
√ Tour Desk
√ Car Rental Desk
√ Laundry Service
√ Internet service at the lobby
√ Restaurant
√ Cable TV
√ Meeting Facilities
√ Wheel Chair Accessibility
√ Horseback Riding Tours

Optional Activities in the North Pacific

-Volcanoes Tours
-Sport Fishing
-Jet Ski Tour
-ATV Tours
-Turtle Watching
-Horseback Riding


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