Hotel Fonda Vela

620 Road Puntarenas Monteverde

Puntarenas Province, Monteverde, Costa Rica 60109

Set on a hillside in the Tilaran Mountain Range, Hotel Fonda Vela overlooks the valleys and mountains in Monteverde. This internationally-renowned hotel is known for its excellent customer service and elegant accommodations. The luxurious hotel is set on a 35-acre property located just minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. Guests can explore lush forests and verdant pastures that are excellent for birding and hiking. Each accommodation is designed with nature in mind—large windows let in natural light and offer beautiful views of the surrounding gardens and mountains in the distance.

Hotel Fonda Vela

Hotel Details


Featuring a convenient location nearby the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (1.1 miles), Hotel Fonda Vela is also nearby other Monteverde attractions, such as the Monteverde Cheese Factory (0.5 miles) and Curi-Cancha Wildlife Refuge (0.5 miles).

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Fonda Vela´s 35-acre property offers a variety of outdoor activities for hotel guests—from picnic areas to hiking and birdwatching, there is something for everyone. Bird watchers and nature lovers will be awed by the variety of animals that call Hotel Fonda Vela their home. There are over 260 species of birds, including the rare Resplendent Quetzal, Three-wattled Bellbird, the Blue Crowned Motmot, the Swallow-tailed Kites, and a great variety of hummingbirds. There is also variety of reptiles, frogs, and small mammals living in the surrounding cloud forest.

After a busy day, guests can enjoy the hot tubs or take a dip in the swimming pool. Relax and unwind at the pool bar, which offers happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and stunning sunset views. Hotel Fonda Vela also has two restaurants, Galleria and Fireside Room, as well as a full-service bar in the hotel, The Canopy Bar. In addition, the hotel has a coffee shop, a pool table, a terrace and a complimentary breakfast.

  • Gardens
  • Nature trail
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Swimming pool
  • Jacuzzis
  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Coffee shop
  • Free breakfast
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Free self-parking
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Computer station
  • Airport transportation (surcharge)
  • Rooms

    Hotel Fonda Vela has 24 guestrooms, divided into two categories: Standard and Junior Suite.

    Standard Room: These elegantly-decorated guestrooms feature partial ocean views and paintings by the hotel owner and his father, and other local artists. Each room comes with two queen beds and a private bathroom, as well as practical amenities, like a television with cable service and a coffeemaker.

    Junior Suite: These spacious accommodations are ideal for couples or families seeking additional and additional privacy. Each junior suite consists of a bedroom with a king and a queen bed, a large bathroom and a sitting area. Each offers a variety of convenient amenities, such as a television with cable service and a coffeemaker.

    Room Amenities

  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Television
  • Cable TV
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Room service
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dining

    Hotel Fonda Vela has two restaurants: Galleria, an elegant restaurant that specializes in international cuisine and features stunning views of the surrounding area, and the Fireside Room, an intimate restaurant with a terrace featuring sunset views and views of the Nicoya Peninsula.

    Nearby Things to Do

    Bat Jungle – 0.9 miles
    Children´s Eternal Rainforest – 0.9 miles
    Monteverde Butterfly Garden – 2.0 miles
    Monteverde Serpentarium – 2.1 miles
    Monteverde Ecological Sanctuary – 2.1 miles
    Monteverde Frog Pond – 2.3 miles
    Monteverde Orchid Garden – 2.4 miles
    Selvatura Adventure Park – 6.0 miles