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Hotel Fonda Vela

Crta. a Reserva de Monteverde
Monte Verde , Costa Rica

Hotel Fonda Vela in Monteverde, open since 1990, is just a 15-minute walk to the Cloud Forest Reserve. At 4,200 feet, the steady supply of moisture-bearing clouds supports a diverse and extensive ecosystem that guests can enjoy on foot, zip line, or horseback before settling down into one of 40 standard rooms and junior suites. All rooms feature large floor-to-ceiling windows that allow the outside forest to become part of the interior decoration. The dining room in particular has a great sunset view and meals can be eaten inside or outside, although the aroma may attract guests like the gray fox.

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