This is beautiful place is about 4 k from town and 2 k from the Monteverde reserve. The rooms are set close to natural vegetation which bounds the property so it is easy to spot local wildlife. I saw lots of birds and a number of agouti in the grounds. The dry river nature trail makes for a lovely early am or evening walk. My room took my breath away! Yes...the furniture is traditional - with a Spanish influence - but I found this a plus especially the polished wood. The artwork by previous owner provides some insight to his vision for Fonda Vela. How relaxing it was to enjoy a mug of local coffee and gaze through the windows overlooking the central clearing and waterfall. This was the first hotel I've been able to sleep (without ear plugs) with the window open! Oh and yes I enjoyed the meals and found the service excellent. It would have been nice to have wheels, but all the local tours include pick up & drop off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fonda Vela Hotel
- Fonda Vela Monteverde