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Hotel Fonda Vela

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Starting at $111 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 4 to 5 Nights

Enjoy being surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in Monteverde when you stay at Hotel Fonda Vela. This luxurious hotel is near to nature tours, cultural events, shopping and nightlife, and has plenty of its own amenities right on site to create the vacation of a lifetime.


Fonda Vela room building
Fonda Vela room building

Situated among the breathtaking natural beauty that is Monteverde, Costa Rica, Hotel Fonda Vela strives to blend right in. The naturally beautiful hotel offers 24 guest rooms and features hardwood throughout and provides large windows that lead to unparalleled views of the Gulf of Nicoya. Beautiful tropical gardens surround the immediate property.

Are you feeling hungry after a long day of experiencing local culture and wildlife? The hotel features two restaurants to accommodate nearly any palate. Galleria is an elegant establishment with seating for 100, and the smaller Fireside Room provides a more private dining experience with room for just 40 guests besides its crackling fire. Terrace seating is also available on the balcony.

Perhaps you're interested in even more entertainment after you've returned to the hotel for the evening. Hotel Fonda Vela features an upgraded indoor swimming pool complete with two Jacuzzis, a pool table and a perfect view of the forest outside. Lockers, dressers and showers are also available. Once you're done swimming or soaking in the hot tub, don't forget to stop by The Canopy Bar. The full-service bar serves up its own exotic concoctions and features plenty of televisions for catching up on your favorite local and international sports events. Hiking, biking and horse trails are available on the property as well.

A wide variety of other amenities are available at Hotel Fonda Vela as well. Staff members at the 24-hour front desk can assist you with airport shuttle services, finding local attractions, or receiving extra cribs or beds for your room at no additional charge. Coffee and tea are always available in the common area, and a free continental breakfast helps you fuel up for the day ahead. A computer station with free wireless internet, a picnic area and free parking are also available.

Hotel Fonda Vela allows guests to begin checking in at 2:00 p.m. and checkout is at noon. Guests receive airport shuttle service if they contact the hotel in advance to make arrangements. This hotel does not permit pets.

Key Features

Covered pool and bar area
Covered pool and bar area
  • Full Service Hotel
  • Ideal Hotel for Birdwatching
  • Walking distance to the Monteverde Reserve
  • Private Hiking Trails
  • Guided Horse-Back Riding
  • Laundry Service Available
  • Elegant and Spacious Restaurant
  • Bar and TV Room
  • We Offer Private Transfers to our Hotel
Starting at $111 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 4 to 5 Nights


Air Conditioning
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Family Friendly
Flat Screen TVs
Handicapped Accessible
Hotel near Forest
Internet Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Telephone in Room
Tour Desk
Wi-Fi Internet


Suite room
Suite room

Hotel Fonda Vela offers standard rooms and junior suites. Each room includes a mini-bar and a coffee maker so that you can relax with a morning or evenings snack during your vacation. Telephone service and cable TV keep you connected to the outside world when you want to be. Like the standard rooms, the junior suites offer a mini-bar, a coffee maker, cable TV and a telephone, but are larger in size so that guests can spread out more comfortably. All rooms have gorgeous, comfortable private bathrooms.

Each room in Hotel Fonda Vela is designed to allow you to experience the beauty that is right outside the window. Pull back the blinds to take in a bright and early sunrise or to relax and unwind with a drink as you watch the sun set on the horizon. When you are ready for privacy, simply draw the curtains to take your room back to its cozy, elegant and private environment.

Starting at $111 (USD) / night
Suggested Nights Stay: 4 to 5 Nights


Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve - Featuring 26,000 acres, this biological reserve is dedicated to conserving Costa Rica's native and rare flora and fauna. Guided tours are available by reservation only and begin at 7:30 a.m.

The Monteverde Cheese Factory - Cheese lovers won't be able to pass up a visit to the area's most popular cheese factory. Get an up-close look at the cheese-making process and grab a few bites for yourself at the same time. Tours are available between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

C.A.S.E.M. - What's a vacation without a souvenir? Be sure to stop by the women's artist co-op in Monteverde, open seven days a week. Here, you'll find hand-crafted jewelry, t-shirts and stationery, among many other local treasures.

Bridge Walks - Monteverde, Costa Rica is known for its beautiful bridges. Get the perfect photo op or just breathe in nature when you walk across the area's many suspended bridges and platforms.

Ficus Trail - Situated right next to the hotel, Ficus Trail provides a chance to view Costa Rica's native birds, flora and mammals in their natural habitats. Birdwatching tours are available at 6:00 a.m. Night tours begin at 5:30 p.m.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Family Friendly Tours
National Park / Reserve Tours
Wildlife Viewing


Prices Starting at $111 (USD) / night
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Location & Map

Monteverde / Santa Elena Map
Monteverde / Santa Elena Map
Hotel Fonda Vela is Located 2 Km from Monteverde Reserve.
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