Hotel Fonda Vela

Exterior view
Hotel Fonda Vela exterior
Hotel Fonda Vela
Apartado 12-5655
Santa Elena, Puntarenas, Costa Rica
Tel: (506) 2645-5125
Fax: (506) 2645-5119

The Hotel Fonda Vela is located in beautiful Monteverde, famous for its rare and gorgeous cloud forest and friendly community. The climate is refreshing, often referred to as "eternal spring". The views of the Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel's 4,200 foot elevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an ideal destination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders of the tropics.

Fonda Vela Hotel outdoor garden Hotel Fonda Vela captures 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 a 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. The hotel maintains over a kilometer of nature trails. Two kilometers away is the world famous 26,000 acre Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve.

Guest room
Hotel Fonda Vela guest room
The Fonda Vela Hotel has nine buildings nestled on this pristine property. Each is designed with natural lighting, privacy and warmth. All have large windows, with views of the forest, bringing the outside beauty into each cozy room. All Standard Rooms and Junior Suites have private bath, mini-bar, telephone, coffee maker and cable TV. Standard rooms have two queen sized beds. Junior Suites have a king and a queen sized bed.

Dining room
Hotel Fonda Vela dining room
Hotel Fonda Vela has two restaurants. The elegant and spacious Galleria seats 100 and has large windows with beautiful, tropical views. The cozy Fireside Room seats 40 and is accentuated by the crackle and dancing flames of a wood-burning fireplace. Terrace seating on the balcony offer views of the Gulf of Nicoya as well as beautiful sunsets. The Canopy Bar is a full service bar offering exotic beverages. The bar’s TV, of course, brings you current sports events.


Hotel Fonda Vela bar
  • Air conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Telephone
  • Coffee maker
  • Cable TV
  • Private bath
  • Internet access in TV lounge
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar