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2km Noreste de Catarata de Uvita, Uvita 60504 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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#3 of 14 hotels in Uvita
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Our boutique hotel includes 5 1,000 sq ft private air-conditioned villas, each with their own hot or cold infinity pool, a restaurant & lounge, and an ocean view salt water infinity pool with swim up bar, jungle yoga platform and a zen lounge. The pool features a waterfall and a jacuzzi on top. Our villas feature luxurious two person bathtubs, indoor and outdoor showers, a large ocean view terrace with an infinity pool, and a perfect blend of nature and modern furniture made out of recovered Costa Rican hard wood. The property stretches out over 5 hectares surrounded by pristine primary rain forest and lots of exotic fruit trees. Howler & white faced monkeys as well as Toucans and sloths are regular visitors on our property located above Uvita, Costa Rica on the mountainside 2000 ft above Costa Ballena with a direct view of the famous Whale's Tail and panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean.
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Mr. Z wrote a review Jun 3
19 contributions
I can’t explain how amazed I am from that place. First of all the location is amazing for those ho want to run away from the big city and take a deep breath in to the jungle. It’s short 10 min ride from Uvita up in the mountains. They have everything you need to make your stay unforgettable. We spend our nights at the restaurant and the food that we had there is the best we had so far in the hotels that we have stayed. Congratulations to the Chef that make those vegan dishes for us :) Send lots of love to all of the Vista Celestial staff. They helped us with everything and yes I mean everything that we need! May we meet again :)
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
kimberlee s wrote a review Feb 2020
Memphis, Tennessee10 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Just returned from my fourth year at Vista Celestial. We were there only 20 hours and had already sighted Toucans, lots of monkeys, coati, agouti, and many other birds and butterflies! This was all from the property! The staff is exceptional. They care about exceeding every one of your needs. The chef came to chat with us daily to make sure he was accommodating everyone’s food preferences. Isaac is the best! He helped me organize and plan each day so that the guests on my retreat were beyond happy. Esteban and his family are precious. We had an unbelievable day hiking and visiting his coffee plantation. His wife and mom cooked us a delicious typical Costa Rican meal at theIt home high up in the mountains. We took three excursions with Carlos by Whales Tail Beach. We loved every minute. The kayak and snorkel trip was a blast! The best part of every day was happy hour at sunset from the stunning pool on the property. We sat for hours talking, singing, playing games, taking photos and enjoying eachother and the staff. VC is my happy place. Thanks for the memories.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The villas are all amazing. I prefer Tropicale because it is closest to the jungle.
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Response from Jennifer Dunphy, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded Sep 16, 2020
We always love to welcome you and your amazing groups back each year. The fact that you have returned 4 years in a row is the best testimonial that we could ask for, You have become a part of the family and we love hearing that Vista Celestial is your happy place. It is our pleasure to make sure that everyone's food preferences and dietary restrictions are accommodated and we are happy that we are able to exceed your expectations with this. The team loves that you find them to be exceptional as they really do pride themselves in exceeding your expectations :) We look forward to welcoming you back again soon and creating new memories with you and your yoga students :). Until then.... Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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Anna Stoykova wrote a review Jun 3
Sofia, Bulgaria87 contributions2 helpful votes
I will forever remember our stay at Vista Celestial with the best possible feelings ever!!! During our stay I managed to release all the stress and anxiety from the everyday life, from work, from the current situation and I really finally got the chance to let go of all of this! I got connected to Mother Nature, surrounded by wild jungle, beautiful birds, cute animals visiting us every day, just to remind us that we are all one. The delicious healthy vegan food was on another lever here. I was so lucky to experience the gourmet kitchen of this property for breakfast and dinner every single day! I miss that delicious food so much! Every morning I started my days with yoga at the beautiful shala surrounded by the jungle, followed by a short meditation. I had this place all for myself and it was absolutely peaceful and wanderful! And after the delicious healthy plant based breakfast I was ready for adventures! You can choose to follow along the path starting from the property gardens and visit a beautiful waterfall, or go down to Uvita town and visit the famous Whale's Tale at Uvita Beach in Ballena National Park. Actually you will admire the views of this stunning piece of art created by Mother Nature from the infinity pool at Vista Celestial all the time! :) If you are visiting between July and October you can actually go on a boat trip and admire whales from closer because that's the perfect time to do it! We also enjoyed a full day trip to Corcovado National Park, which the lovely staff managed to organize for us and it was absolutely incredible! :) I can't wait to go back and host my own yoga retreats someday soon at this gorgeous location with incredible hospitality! No words about the kind and helpfull staff too! I really love these people and can't wait to meet them all one day again! HIHGLY HIHGLY RECOMMEND STAYING HERE FOR A WEEK OR EVEN A MONTH!!! :)
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Room Tip: yoga retreat vegan food permaculture great hospitality incredible views and nature
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Jordyn Schedler wrote a review May 2021
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This place is absolutely amazing. I can not say enough good things about this place. The hospitality when unreal, the food was out of this world, and the villas are the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. I absolute will be staying here when I come back to Costa Rica again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Vista Celestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 4 weeks ago
We are so happy to hear that you had an amazing stay with us and that you felt that our hospitality was "unreal", the food was "out of this world", and the villas are "the most beautiful things you have ever seen". We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the near future. Until then........ Pura Vida! The Vista Celestial Team
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Jenniek88 wrote a review May 2021
San Francisco, California4 contributions
I visited Vista Celestial with my family in March 2021 and had a fantastic stay. The location and views are unbeatable. We loved watching the Whales Tail shoreline dip in and out of the ocean with the tide each day. Every villa has a view of the ocean and the sunset experience from the pool and restaurant deck is one of the best I've ever experienced. The hotel is luxurious with spacious rooms, oversized bathrooms, and excellent food; but also provides a sense of jungle adventure with winding paths and wildlife right on the property. We saw toucans daily and were even lucky enough to spot a sloth! You can take a short hike / walk to what feels like your own private waterfall. The trails are well marked. Esteban, the general manager, and the rest of the team helped make the stay convenient and fun. They helped with everything from setting up car transportation to covid tests to waterfall repelling adventures. Excellent stay. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Response from Vista Celestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are thrilled that you had a fantastic stay with us and found the hotel and our views to be "unbeatable". The view is most definitely a jaw dropper. It's mesmerizing to spend your morning gazing out at the view and watching the ocean tides come and go. It's so peaceful! We'd have to agree with you that the sunsets from the property are amazing. We are so glad that you and your family were able to enjoy them together. We love that you were able to see so much wildlife while at Vista Celestial. The jungle animals make the experience even more special. Sloths sightings are the best. They are absolutely adorable creatures, so we are happy that you were able to see one on the property. We are also happy to hear that you had time to hike some of our trails and hike to our private waterfall. It sounds like you had the perfect balance between relaxation and adventure. We hope to have the pleasure of hosting you again in the future. Until Then........ Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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$384 - $548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vista Celestial
Which popular attractions are close to Vista Celestial?
Nearby attractions include Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge (2.8 miles), Uvita Waterfall (1.3 miles), and Uvita Beach (4.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Vista Celestial?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Vista Celestial?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Vista Celestial?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Vista Celestial?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vista Celestial?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bar Restaurant Los Laureles, Bagel Time Bakery, and Pizza Time.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Vista Celestial?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Vista Celestial have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Vista Celestial offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Vista Celestial have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.