Fonda Vela is a hotel dedicated to the idea of ecoturism in harmony with nature.
The latin root of the word Fonda means a place for rest. Vela, or candle, for us represents service and hospitality.
The atmosphere here is peaceful and sensitive to the local enviroment.
The views of the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotelīs 1400 meters elevation are spectacular.
The climate is refreshing, many time referred to as "eternal spring".
The beautiful Santa Elena Reserve is a short drive away.
A visit of at least 2 nights in Monteverde is recommended.
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.
- TV room
- Meeting rooms: Seat 50 people and have balconies oerlooking 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.