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Situated very near to Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Hotel Fonda Vela sits in peaceful landscaped grounds, surrounded by private nature trails.

The 40 classy but unpretentious rooms and suites have modern amenities and large windows (suites have a sitting room and private balcony), and the terrace has a view of the distant Gulf of Nicoya. Due to the isolation and peaceful setting, the gardens are ideal for quiet contemplation and watching birds: both parrot and toucan feed in the wild fruit trees, and quetzal are sometimes seen.

Key info

This accommodation is located in:

Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve

This reserve is thought to be one of Central America’s finest protected areas. Weather from the Caribbean and Pacific create a cloud forest ecosystem that is home to over 100 species of mammal, 400 birds, tens of thousands of insects (including 5,000 different moths) and 2,500 plants (including 420 varieties of orchid).

  • Where: Puntarenas province
  • Ideal for viewing: bare-necked umbrellabird, swallow-tailed kite, keel-billed toucan, ocelot, resplendent quetzal
  • Excellent for: Birdwatching