Fonda Vela

1½ km (1 mile) northwest of Monteverde Reserve entrance, Monteverde, Puntarenas, 60109, Costa Rica

Steep-roofed chalets have large bedrooms with white-stucco walls, wood floors, and huge windows; some have views of the wooded grounds; others, of the far-off Gulf of Nicoya. A forest trail winds throughout the property and is frequented by coatis, squirrels, toucans, and hummingbirds. Two restaurants prepare local and international recipes with flair, served indoors or on the veranda. The place is owned by the Smith brothers, whose family was among the first American arrivals in the 1950s—their father's paintings grace the public areas. The indoor pool and Jacuzzis are inviting after a morning hike.

PROS

  • secluded location close to reserve
  • large rooms
  • indoor pool

CONS

  • far from town
  • rough road to get here
  • restaurant closed in low season

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Views
Casual
Remote
Local Flavor

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -2645–5125

HOTEL DETAILS

38 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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