Monteverde was our last stop in Costa Rica and we opted for the Fonda Vela, while other locations were more luxurious, Fonda Vela was a very nice hotel. Our room was gigantic, with it's own upstairs. Bathroom was clean but maybe slightly dated. The hotel went to great lengths to be eco friendly,which we both appreciated.
The best thing about this hotel was actually the location, we had a wide variety of animals very close by and were able to hike on our own to find monkeys (which everyone said was rather unusual) SLOTHS (my favorite) and a bunch of other wonderful creatures.
The staff was very friendly and the food in the restaurant was pretty good. (try the Tortilla Soup!)
We were able to also walk to a great restaurant down the hill (Italian place, I forget the name) and to the bio reserve up the hill.
If experiencing nature is your deal and not super fancy hotels then this would be a great place for you.
- 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