Hotel Fonda Vela
The property is located just minutes from the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve and is itself already perfect for bird watching and hiking, if there is a day in your schedule you would like to stay. The hotel is decorated with paintings from the owner's father and other local artists.
The hotel has nine buildings, that are located in mountainous terrain and are designed to give guests privacy and warmth while enjoying natural light through the large windows.
Over 350 avian species are to be found in Monteverde's Cloud Forest Reserve. Visitors to the area can choose between all kinds of activities to explore the beautiful environment. To enjoy the incredible views of the misty cloud forest, take a tour on the hanging bridges. Santa Elena also offers species exhibits: frogs, bats and butterflies are some of the animals you can come across in these exhibits. Local Quakers sell homemade cheese and ice cream, when you visit Monteverde Cheese Factory.