Hotel Fonda Vela, Monteverde

There are a few, very special, places in the world that are naturally invigorating. They make you feel better, simply by being there. Few of them, however, are as exhilarating and at the same time, as relaxing as Fonda Vela.

The hotel is perched high in the rare and gorgeous cloud forest for which the Monteverde region is famed.  So if you specify a visit as a part of your tailor-made holiday to Costa Rica, you’ll be treated to awe-inspiring views over the Gulf of Nicoya. You will be surrounded by verdant tropical gardens. You will be able to explore the natural wonders of the cloud forest. And you’ll be able to enjoy the cultural, environmental and spiritual nurturing that is the Fonda Vela experience.

Hotel Fonda Vela, at a glance

  • Boutique hotel set 1,400 m above beautiful Monteverde
  • Choice of standard rooms with two queen-sized beds and junior suites with king and queen-sized beds
  • All with private en suite bathrooms
  • Extensive views over the cloud forest or gardens
  • Stylish but simple furnishings and polished wooden floors
  • Gallery with forest views and Fireside Rooms restaurants, plus Canopy Bar

For leisure and pleasure

  • Great swimming pool with two Jacuzzis and a bar
  • 35 acres of tropical gardens
  • Over 250 species of migratory and non-migratory birds – hummingbirds, kites, quetzal etc
  • Large numbers of indigenous animals, reptiles and frogs
  • Cloud Forest reserve tours
  • Horse riding through the forest
  • Coffee plantation and cheese factory visits
  • Sugar cane plantation and butterfly garden visits
  • Cultural trips to the women’s art co-operative in Monteverde
  • Zip lining in the canopy
  • We would like to thank your team for all the wonderful journeys we have had in the past. Anything organised by Ultimate Travel has worked like clockwork.

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  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • Established for 25 years
  • ATOL, ABTA, IATA protected


  • First-hand experience to every destination
  • Only the best guides and local partners used
  • All holidays designed to suit individual needs


  • 70% repeat and referral business
  • Support local charities world-wide
  • Access to senior directors 24/7