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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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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 hotels in Uvita
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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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Free parking
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Poolside bar
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kristinadavidson2612 wrote a review Feb 2020
San Antonio, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
From the moment we arrived at Vista Celestial we were greeted by staff members waiting with welcome drinks in hand and big smiles! As we rounded the corner we were blown away at the amazing view from the main entrance which houses the restaurant, bar, pool and lounging area. Breathtaking scenery and a clear view of the ocean and nature below us was amazing. Our villa, Casa Ballena, was spacious, light filled and was clean and modern. Everything about the room was comfortable and the all glass back portion of the villa gave us the option to look out over the ocean and nature should we choose to open the white linen curtains. Every single meal we had at the restaurant was unique and different. Every morning a new fresh juice was prepared using fruit from the property. We are breakfast, lunch and dinner at VC every day and every meal was prepared to perfection. It’s very clear much thought is put into every meal because they were all insanely delicious and like I said, no option from the day before was ever repeated- unless you wanted it. The staff are all beyond friendly, gracious, humble, professional and take their jobs very seriously. No request was ever too much. Anytime I needed anything it was bright promptly, with a smile and before placing it before me a gentle “me permiso” was said and upon leaving the table a “pura vida!” also. I can’t get over how sweet everyone was and so happy to serve! The weather was perfect and being so high up on the mountain it was cool and balmy (February) anytime we needed help with transportation, a tour, questions about flying puddle jumper back to San Jose the answers were provided as well as arrangements made on our behalf. The transport drivers were always on time and with a smile and professional service provided. If we wanted a special song played for us to dance to after valentines dinner they played it and it just made the trip all the more magical. I’ve never been to a place we’re we utilized the hotel services so much and every time was a 5 star experience. The one word I can choose to describe the experience and the employees here is happy. This is definitely the place to come if you are looking to recharge and feel happy again (and If your feeling happy already I guarantee you’ll feel happier) Another nice surprise is each villa even has its own hot tub! Our neighbor left her heater on too long and it got too hot. The staff even went over and drained her whole hot tub and refilled it with ice so she could enjoy it! This place is that accommodating. Anything you want or need, they handle it- with a smile too! I give only one word of caution- if your not pretty fit and with good knees the walk up the stairs to the restaurant each day may be a little difficult for you. This resort is geared toward yoga groups so they’re pretty much already fit type people who come here and can handle it no prob. If your one of the lucky ones to get a chance to stay here while a yoga group isn’t here just keep in mind the steep steps on the way up. Our last day here was today and staff ensured our car was waiting for us promptly at 6am and they even packed us a breakfast burrito and some fruit in a brown bag. From start to finish the experience just made us so happy and I want nothing more than for everyone out there looking for an amazing place to stay in Costa Rica to know this is THE place. Best accommodations, view, staff, food, reliability, and ambience in all of Costa Rica!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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kimberlee s wrote a review Feb 2020
Memphis, Tennessee10 contributions2 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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nrvproperties1 wrote a review Feb 2020
West Palm Beach, Florida1 contribution
This boutique resort was an amazing place. Everyone did their best to make sure all the guest got what they needed. My wife was pregnant and they made sure to take extra care with her food and whatever else she needed. The managers were wonderful and even took us on a hike to the top of the mountain. The food was wonderful from all the chefs and the staff was extremely pleasant. If you are looking for a resort in Costa Rica I strongly recommend this one. We will be returning next year for another week in this jungle paradise!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: Everything was wonderful
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Response from VistaCelestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded Feb 10, 2020
We are so happy that you had a wonderful time with us on your yoga retreat. It was our pleasure to take extra special care of your pregnant wife. We hope that you will come back soon and bring your new little one. Costa Rica is a wonderful place for children and we love kids at Vista Celestial. Until Then....... Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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Keana K wrote a review Feb 2020
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Another amazing stay here at Vista Celestial! The staff is amazing, friendly and attentive! They do an amazing job getting you to where you need to go, assisting you with any questions or recommendations, and making you feel like home there in Costa Rica.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from VistaCelestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded Feb 4, 2020
We are so happy that you you returned to Vista Celestial again and had a blast at your yoga retreat. We always look forward to hosting you ladies . We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future at another one of our luxury yoga retreats or simply for an unforgettable tropical getaway. Until then .... Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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jam0rris0n wrote a review Feb 2020
Overland Park, Kansas1 contribution
Was a wonderful facility and even more delightful staff! Facilities were wonderful with great views. The common pool area was exclusively used by our group and very high quality and picturesque! Highly recommend this place for a wonderful retreat with a staff who became family. Very much miss this paradise and the people who made this a trip that will be very high in my memory to share with others. Cant wait to go back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from VistaCelestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded Feb 4, 2020
We are so happy that you had a blast at your yoga retreat here at Vista Celestial. We hope to have the opportunity to host you again in the future at another one of our luxury yoga retreats or simply for an unforgettable tropical getaway. Until then .... Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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PRICE RANGE
$384 - $548 (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 Beach (4.0 miles), and Uvita Waterfall (1.3 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, Pizza Time, and Sibu Restaurant & Coffee Store.
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.