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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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Breakfast available
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Poolside bar
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Jordyn Schedler wrote a review 13 May
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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: Travelled with friends
Response from Vista Celestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 3 days 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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kimberlee s wrote a review Feb 2020
Memphis, Tennessee10 contributions3 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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 16 Sep 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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Jenniek88 wrote a review 11 May
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 yesterday
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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Greg wrote a review 10 May
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We had an incredible stay at Vista Celestial. It is a beautiful boutique property where we really felt like we had a tropical paradise to ourselves, with beautiful large and secluded rooms that had large windows and private terraces and hot tubs. We frequently saw monkeys and toucans right on the trees overlooking our terrace. We thought the dining experience was also great, with a fresh and changing menu every day, and fresh fruit from the garden available all the time. The terrace is beautiful, exclusive to the guests of the hotel, with breathtaking views of the iconic Whale's Tail. We will certainly be back!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Vista Celestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded yesterday
We are so happy that you had a fantastic stay with us in paradise. With our spacious open-air and outdoor setting, along with our many hidden spots on the property, it is easy to feel as if you have the entire hotel to yourselves. We love to hear that you were able to see our little jungle animals from your villa. They make the stay all the more special. We are glad that you found the property to be beautiful and the view breathtaking! We would have to say that we agree with you. This view is unforgettable :) We look forward to you returning again soon. Until Then......... Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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JL wrote a review 10 May
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My girlfriend and I stayed at Vista Celestial for four nights. The only problem I had was that we couldn’t stay longer. This property is absolutely incredible. From the private hot tubs with views of the ocean, to the secluded waterfall that’s a short hike away - it really doesn’t get any better than this. Our bed was a dream. All the furniture looks custom and is very well appointed. We had great meals at the restaurant every day. The staff are very nice and accommodating. Jen the owner was wonderful. Our stay here was a highlight of our 25 day trip in Costa Rica. My girl and I can’t wait to get back to Vista Celestial!!!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Vista Celestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 3 days ago
I am glad that you had such an amazing time with us and that Vista Celestial was the "highlight of your 25 night stay in Costa Rica". That means the world to me to hear :) I am happy that you found the property to be absolutely incredible, with great meals, amazing views, a bed that was a dream, and a stunning view. I am glad that you enjoyed the furniture as well. All of the furniture in the hotel is all actually custom and comes with a unique story as well. We'd love to tell you about it on your next stay :) 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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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 (4.4 km), Uvita Waterfall (2.0 km), and Uvita Beach (6.3 km).
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 any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.