At Fonda Vela you can hike on their private trails that border the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve. You will be able to see exotic bird species such as the quetzal and the three wattle bell bird. The private gardens invite you to take a short walk around the hotel area searching for new tropical images for your eyes.
In Monteverde you will also find the Santa Elena Reserve. A guided tour through this territory where birds welcome you and tropical mammals might offer you a glimpse of them is worth the time spent.