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. More shades of green here than in a box of crayons!
Hotel Fonda Vela sits at close proximity to the reserve’s entrance and is known for its classic style and hospitable Costa Rican service.
Immerse in the beauty of Costa Rica's highlands. Situated on the continental divide, the weather patterns from both the Caribbean and Pacific oceans contribute to creating this cloud forest. Monteverde is a wonderful example of a cloud forests ecosystem. On the Hotel property, you will find lush forests and verdant pastures that are excellent for birding and hiking. You’ll find over a kilometer of nature trails. In this tranquil setting, you can often see parrots and toucans that come to feed in the wild fruit trees. During certain months, the Fonda Vela is an excellent place to see Resplendent Quetzals and Three-wattled Bellbirds. Two kilometers away is the world famous, 10,500-hectare (26,000 acres) Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. The Fonda Vela Hotel has nine buildings nestled in the beautifully 35 acre landscaped property.