Reaching Monteverde after a long journey including a boat ride from Arenal, Hotel Fonda Vela was very welcoming. A huge room (look out for the insets though) overlooking the garden was a luxury. A bit away from the town Santa Elena, we decided to take a taxi for dinner. After a hearty meal, we decided to sleep early for we had to leave for the cloud forest next morning at 7am. With the jet lag still bothering, we were up by 4am. Had a delicious breakfast (best costa rican meal) and walked up to the cloud forest. Somehow we missed our guide but we were lucky to join another group. A beautiful place and a beautiful cloud forest. It was great fun even relaxing in the garden of Fonda vela where the monkeys pranced around.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Fonda Vela Hotel is located in beautifulMonteverde, famous for its Resplendent Quetzals,Three-wattled Bellbirds, an abundance of orchids anda gorgeous cloud forest. The climate is refreshing,often referred to as "The Eternal Spring". The views ofthe Gulf of Nicoya from the hotel’s 1400-meterelevation are spectacular. Monteverde is an idealdestination for relaxing and enjoying the wonders ofthe tropics. A visit of at least two nights inMonteverde is recommended. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Fonda Vela Hotel
- Fonda Vela Monteverde
- Hotel Fonda Vela Costa Rica/Monteverde