Hotel Fonda Vela is dedicated to a natural approach to life. The buildings are an attractive part of the tropical mountainside, surrounded by beautiful and natural gardens.
Named one of Costa Rica’s seven wonders, Monteverde Cloud Forest is a popular destination for birdwatchers and environmentalists. Originally a small, humble destination in the cloud forest, Monteverde has seen a recent influx in eco-tourism. The reserve’s clearly marked trails and well-maintained natural attractions have kept tourists coming. In turn, a wider range of Monteverde hotels and lodging options are now available for travelers. Monteverde hotels are primarily eco lodges with a focus of environmental conservation.
Monteverde Lodge and Gardens is the most upscale lodge in Monteverde, located just 15 minutes from the cloud forest.
The relaxing El Establo mountain hotel is located in the heart of Monteverde, on 150 acres of Cloud Forest Preserve.
Hotel Belmar’s dedication to the environment is well-known: they have the coveted award for 5 levels of sustainability.
Trapp Family Lodge is the closest hotel to Monteverde Cloud Forest. This 20-room lodge has the style of a Swiss Chalet, with Costa Rican hospitality.
Nature-enthusiasts, especially scientists and bird-watchers, will find plenty to explore in this area of the country! In addition to the cloud forest, there are insect museums, butterfly gardens, and wildlife preserves. Whether you want to go hiking or zip-lining, Monteverde is a great destination. Return from your horseback ride through the cloud forest to an outdoor rain shower or to a Jacuzzi tub – it’s up to you!
Monteverde Hotel Options
Whether you want to sleep in the treetops among the birds or on 400 thread count sheets, there are plenty of Monteverde hotels to consider! Eco-tourists will adore the Hidden Canopy Treehouse, where the lodge is built around a massive tree trunk and a treetop balcony is the perfect location for bird and sunset watching! Hotel Belmar is renowned for sustainability. Their restaurant features stunning Pacific Ocean views on a clear day, their rooms hold locally crafted furniture, and their yoga and spa services are indescribable. Hotel Fonda Vela will give views you can’t believe from the 4,200 foot elevation. With the amazing tropical gardens, a swimming pool, two Jacuzzis, two restaurants, and much more, Hotel Fonda Vela deserves the 2014 Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor.
Monteverde Tip: If you’re traveling to Arenal before or after your stay in Monteverde, take the boat transfer across Lake Arenal. It’s faster than a standard ground transfer plus you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Arenal Volcano.