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 or more in Monteverde is recommended. Experience Hotel Fonda Vela's natural approach to life -- with style! Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens, the buildings are an attractive part of the lush, tropical mountainside. The rooms are cozy, yet elegant, spacious and comfortable. Each room is designed with the environment in mind. For example, large windows help to bring the outdoors inside. The Fonda Vela was built with the idea of being a nurturing experience, environmentally, culturally and spiritually. The guests play an important part in fulfilling this dream.
The Fonda Vela has luxurious accommodations. All Standard Rooms and Junior Suites have private bath, mini-bar, telephone, coffee maker and cable TV. Junior Suites have a king and a queen sized bed.
The Fonda Vela has luxurious accommodations. All Standard Rooms and Junior Suites have private bath, mini-bar, telephone, coffee maker and cable TV. Standard rooms have two queen sized beds.
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.The Canopy Bar is a full service bar offering our own exotic beverages. The bar’s TV, of course, brings you the current sports events. A separate TV Room and lounge also serves as a conference room, seating 25. Internet access for guests is available in the reception building. Laundry service and transportation may also be arranged in Reception.
The Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve is a private biological reserve dedicated to the conservation of the rare flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem. The reserve is 26.000 acres and is an important link in the growing network of protected areas in Costa Rica. It attracts birdwatchers from around the world. All entrance fees go to maintenance of this rare cloud forest reserve. Hotel Fonda Vela is one of the closest hotels to the Reserve
Visit the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve. The flora and fauna are similar to the more famous Monteverde Reserve. This reserve is located 12 km away from Hotel Fonda Vela. On clear days, there are beautiful views of Volcano Arenal. All entrance fees collected go to the improvement of regional education.
Try some Canopy Thrills. Ziplines, attached from one mountain top platform to another, allow you to glide through the forest canopy with the use of special equipment.
(San José, Arenal, Monteverde)
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