Fonda Vela
Discover the beauty of Costa Rica's Highlands

We invite you to the Hotel Fonda Vela. A hotel dedicated to the idea of eco-tourism in harmony with nature, The Latin root Fonda means a place of rest or nourishment after a long journey. Vela, or candle, for us represents service and hospitality. To this we add a peaceful atmosphere that is sensitive to the local environment. FondaVela - Monteverde Rainforest

Fonda Vela Room The Fonda Vela Hotel has nine buildings nestled in the landscaped property, all are designed with natural lighting, privacy and warmth in mind. All have large windows with views of our forest allowing the beauty outside to be a part of a cozy interior.

The Fonda Vela has 38 rooms in 9 separate buildings, this includes 18 standard rooms, and 20 junior suites. All rooms have private bath, hot water and 2 queen-size beds or a king size bed.

Our junior suites have a small refrigerator, table, king and a queen-size beds, and a comfortable sofa. Television is available in all the junior suites. Telephones are available in all the rooms of the hotel. Most of the rooms are wheelchair accessible. In the case you need one please request it the time you are making your reservation. Fonda Vela Room

Fonda Vela - Swimming Pool Since 2010 Upgrade indoor swimming pool and two jacuzzis, bar and pool table was added to our facilities. Perfect for all ages, overlooking the green and abundant forest and enjoy bird watching.

The pool is perfect for a good excercise before dinner, also you can enjoy a drink at the bar overlooking the sunset. We offer lockers, dressers, showers and restrooms on the first level for the best comfort of our guest.


Other services include our elegant and spacious restaurant, a separate bar and TV room.

Our meeting rooms seat 50 people and have balconies overlooking the forest. We recommend Bobby's slide show every day at 6pm except Fridays revealing "more than meets your eyes of the hidden rainforest" the Quaker's history and Monteverde's nature talk slide show. Cost $5 per person.
Fonda Vela - Restaurant

Fonda Vela - Birdwatching The Fonda Vela is a ideal hotel for birdwatching. We have more than one kilometer of private hiking trails and are within walking distance of the Monteverde Cloud Forest, the Hummingbird Gallery, the Children's Eternal Rainforest. For night entertainment, we are approximately one Km from the local disco, La Cascada with salsa, merengue and international music for dancing, a place to meet the locals and make friends specially on Friday and Saturday.

Come visit Fonda Vela and discover the beauty of Costa Rica's Tilarán Highlands.

Monteverde Attractions

  • Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve
  • Monteverde Cheese Factory
  • Monteverde Butterfly Garden
  • Santa Elena Cloud Forest Reserve
  • CASEM-Artisans Shop
  • Guided Horseback trips
  • Hummingbird Gallery, featuring the work of world-renowned photographer Michael Fogen.
  • Unequaled birding opportunities in the home of the Resplendent Quetzal.

Fonda Vela - Monteverde Rainforest

How to Arrive from San José

Take the Inter-American Highway north to the 149 km. road marker. Turn right just before crossing the Río Lagarto, and continue for 39 km to the Fonda Vela.



Room Rates

Until Nov 30 / 2013
Single Double
Standard Room $105.00 $120.00
Junior Suite $140.00 $160.00
Children 0-3 years old free of charge.
Children under 7 years old $8.00 per night.
Additional person $15.00.
Rates do NOT include taxes.
Breakfast is NOT included.



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