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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
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 08/03/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 14 in Uvita
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4.9
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5.0
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5.0
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4.9
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Our boutique hotel includes five, 1,000 square foot, private air-conditioned villas, each with their own hot or cold infinity pool. Each villa has expansive ocean and jungle views. Guests can enjoy the restaurant & lounge, and an ocean view salt water infinity pool with swim up bar. The pool features a waterfall and an elevated jacuzzi. 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 spans over 13 acres surrounded by pristine primary rain forest and over 100 exotic fruit trees. There are walking paths throughout the property and a secluded jungle yoga platform. Howler & white faced monkeys as well as Toucans and sloths are regular visitors. Vista Celestial is located in Uvita, Costa Rica on the mountainside 2,000 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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Infinity pool
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Neil B wrote a review May 23
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We had the best stay at Vista Celestial. Jennie and her team went over the top to provide so many special details to make my wife’s birthday a memorable one. They were very accommodating traveling with our 1 year old son and provided a pack n play and even lined up a babysitter. Esteban was incredible and delivered on everything we asked for! Edgar at the restaurant was the absolute best and service was top notch. The property is fantastic and exceeded all expectations but the staff is what really impressed me the most. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Glenda wrote a review May 20
Islamorada, Florida1 contribution
We were so pleased with the staff and the service we received in our stay at Vista Celestial. The rooms were very clean and the service with a smile and were so very helpful. Esteban was there to greet us with a smile and was very helpful from beginning to end the staff went out of the way for us to make sure we were all set. we arrived and booked a massage that was so good .... my hip release from the pain and slept like a baby. I would go there again and again. the food there was yummy as well. Thanks to Esteban , Sofia , July and Edgardo were so helpful . THANK YOU!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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tcsvpf wrote a review May 1
Saint Louis, Missouri2 contributions2 helpful votes
I just ended a yoga retreat at Vista Celestial where the staff called me by name all week, The food was 5 star restaurant delicious and the presentation spectacular. The villas over look the Pacific with negative edge hot tubs on private patios with Toucans flying from one Secropia tree to the other. The staff arranged hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving, National Park tours, and Coffee Plantation interactive tour, all working seamlessly through our day. It was Paradise on earth. I shall soon return! Terry Fairchild
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Fran Gallo wrote a review Apr 2022
SeaTac, Washington2 contributions
Vista Celestial is perfect in every way! I'm a yoga instructor and have brought three groups here. And I can't wait to bring another group for the week of March 4, 2023! Next year can't come soon enough. Owner and host extraordinaire, Jennie Peterson, welcomed my group and me whole-heartedly and made us feel special in every way. Estaban, the manager is professional, kind, and thoughtful. He is so knowledgeable about this special property, a piece of heaven on earth. The entire staff, the food, the gorgeous villas, the vistas, the yoga platform, the infinity pool, and the setting is perfect for a week of deep relaxation and renewal. Thank you, Jennie, Greg, Gabriel, Estaban, and the entire staff at Vista Celestial for a beautiful week in paradise. I'll be back again and again. www.frangallo,com Namaste, Fran
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Ahall890 wrote a review Apr 2022
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Thank you for my second best yoga retreat! It was 5 years for me in between my two retreat stays and each time is even more of a dream. The owners and staff of Vista Celestial are welcoming, dedicated and put so much pride into the detail and hard work around the resort. Everything is immaculate. The resort is the most peaceful and serene place, you truly do not even need to leave the resort. I cannot wait to step foot again on the jungle yoga platform for practice. Pura Vida! <3
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you, Amanda, for taking time to share your experience!! We loved having you for your second retreat with us. Can't wait to have you back.
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Robert S wrote a review Apr 2022
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Our stay at Vista Celestial was a dream. Perfect for a romantic get away or just a memorable vacation in Costa Rica! The owner Jennie was very warm and welcoming, and came to our aid at any request. The staff was always kind and made delicious food as well as great drinks, always on the ready to prepare anything needed. Jennie helped us coordinate lots of activities such as horse-back riding, zip-lining, and an ATV Excursion. The hotel overlooks the ocean on the west providing the best sunset viewing, we never missed a sunset from our room, or the private cold/hot tub. Hands down Vista Celestial had some of the best food we have had in Costa Rica, be sure to order the breakfast burrito:) The chef knows what he’s doing! No complaints we loved ever second of our time there, and would come back in a heart beat.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Hello Rob - it was our pleasure to have you and Enes with us! We are so happy you were able to make the most of your stay and enjoy several of the local adventures, as well as our amazing food! We look forward to welcoming you back again.
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Bryanna D wrote a review Apr 2022
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The experience of staying at Vista celestial was truly amazing. We loved our time there!! I am so happy that my dad and I chose to stay at vista celestial since it felt like a family. Jennie and Greg, the owners, were extremely helpful and welcoming. Jennie helped us plan our whole trip and made an itinerary for us where we did not have to worry about anything (including transportation), which included surfing, zip lining, and seeing animals at Manuel Antonio park, a waterfall hike on the hotel grounds, a private massage, sunset yoga, and yoga on the jungle platform. Jennie and Greg made us feel at home and had dinner with us and played board games with us as well. Our highlight of the trip was visiting the general manager, Esteban’s, coffee plantation where we were able to spend time with his family, enjoy a local meal, and learn about the process of making our own coffee. They made us feel very special from the moment we entered their home. I can’t say enough wonderful things about this hotel with the beautiful view of the whales tale, the private hot tub, waking up to toucans and hummingbirds, the great food (we loved the flan so much and the fresh juices, and are looking forward to our next trip to return!!! We have traveled extensively, and it was one of our favorite trips we have had. The hotel rooms were very clean and we were able to fly out of quepos airport which is only a 45 minute drive from the hotel back to San José. Thank you to Juan, Esteban, Jennie, Greg, and family for making our time in Costa Rica so special!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you, Bryanna, for taking time to share these kinds words! We love having guests like you who take advantage of everything Vista Celestial and the Costa Ballena area have to offer. From the Tico Tour (Coffee Plantation) and Ziplining to Manuel Antonio National Park and private yoga lessons and massage, you did it all! We can't wait to have you and your family back! - Jennie, Greg, Esteban, and the entire Vista Celestial Team
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Ebtravel wrote a review Apr 2022
Brooklyn, New York2 contributions1 helpful vote
This hotel is incredible, you really have to see it for yourself. It's located up in the mountain of Uvita providing peace and solitude while you relax. The grounds are absolutely stunning with toucans, butterflies and wild life coming in and out. The hotel has beautiful trails you can explore while staying close by. I couldn't recommend it here enough. The staff is so accommodating and make you feel so special and cared for from the moment you walk in. Speaking of walking in, those first few steps into the hotel and looking out at the view will take your breath away. Each meal we had was thoughtfully prepared, delicious and fresh. If you visit, please ask for the passion fruit cheesecake - I live in NYC and this is the best cheesecake I've ever had. Vista Celestial is a magical place! I can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Thank you, Elvira, for taking time to share these kind words! I am so pleased you were able to enjoy all of the wildlife and trails at the hotel property as well as the passionfruit cheesecake! We look forward to having you back.
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Katie C wrote a review Apr 2022
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The baseline expectations of a high-end hotel were easily met - with gorgeous views, rooms, indulgent spa services and delicious food. But what makes this place special, and created a week I’ll never forget, are the people. Katie and Greg, Esteban and their amazing team exude warmth, care for their guests and are simply a joy to be around. The level of attention to detail is truly impressive - everyone made an effort to get to know each guest individually and somehow managed to do it without feeling intrusive on our time. I cannot recommend Vista Celestial enough - whether you want some time alone to reflect, are looking for a place to relax in between Costa Rica adventures or just want an incredible setting to deepen your yoga practice - you can’t go wrong.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Responded 5 weeks ago
Thank you, Katie! We loved having you and are so happy you felt cared for by our team.
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Bridget C wrote a review Apr 2022
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This is my second time staying at Vista Celestial, but my first time leading a yoga retreat here. I can honestly say that there is no better environment to gather as a group, practice yoga, and enjoy the beauty of Costa Rica. The morning sessions took place on the jungle platform, which makes you feel as if you are right in the middle of the jungle. The evening yoga sessions took place on the sunset deck, which gave us the perfect view of the ocean and sunset. Even though I could go on for hours about the beauty of Vista Celestial, the staff is what keeps me coming back. They are the kindest, most thoughtful people you will ever meet. Jennie and Esteban are such a pleasure to work with and made my job as a retreat leader so much easier. I'm very grateful for the experience and would highly reccomend!
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded Apr 8, 2022
Hello Bee, we loved having you and your group with us at Vista Celestial! We are so pleased you enjoyed the jungle platform and the ocean view deck and most of all the service provided by our team. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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$446 - $514 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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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 Bagel Time Bakery, Bar Restaurant Los Laureles, 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 airport transportation?
Yes, Vista Celestial offers airport transportation 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.