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5.0 / 5Exceptional
6 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Catarata uvita
    11 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Uvita Beach
    18 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Punta Uvita
    18 min drive
  • Airport
    Palmar (PMZ-Palmar Sur)
    52 min drive

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Book online or call:

  • Luxury Villa, Private Pool, Ocean View

    Room Amenities

    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
    More details

About this area


Located in Ballena, Vista Celestial is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita Beach.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Catarata uvita - 11 min drive
  • Marino Ballena National Park - 18 min drive
  • Uvita Beach - 18 min drive
  • Arco Beach - 18 min drive
  • Punta Uvita - 18 min drive


  • 9 Degrees Lounge – Poolside fine-dining restaurant with a bar offering international cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare, happy hour available. Kids' menu available.

About this property

Vista Celestial

Luxury hotel with 6 spa tubs and full-service spa
This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a restaurant, and an outdoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include 2 bars/lounges, a swim-up bar, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 5 rooms boast private pools and private spa tubs, while conveniences include dining areas and sitting areas. Guests will also find kitchenettes, free WiFi, and furnished patios.
Vista Celestial offers 5 air-conditioned accommodations with private pools and private plunge pools. Rooms open to furnished patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Pillowtop beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding. Accommodations at this 4.5-star hotel have kitchenettes with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, separate dining areas, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers with deep soaking bathtubs and rainfall showerheads. Bathrooms are also outfitted with bathrobes, designer toiletries, and complimentary toiletries.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include private spa tubs and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include in-room massages.
6 spa tubs are on site along with an outdoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Tree of Life Spa has 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, Swedish massages, and facials. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology.
The spa is open daily.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking
24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Beach shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–9:30 AM: USD 12.00 for adults and USD 6.00 for children
1 restaurant
2 bars/lounges, 1 swim-up bar and 1 poolside bar
Room service available
Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

6 spa tubs
Children's pool
Full-service spa
Hiking/biking trails
Outdoor pool
Yoga classes

Family friendly

Children's games
Children's pool
Dry cleaning service
Free cribs/infant beds
Free rollaway/extra beds
Full-sized refrigerator
Laundry facilities
Outdoor pool
Separate dining area


Front-desk safe
Gift shop/newsstand

Guest services

Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry cleaning service
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service
Wedding services

Languages spoken



Free pool cabanas
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Pool sun loungers


2 treatment rooms
Body scrubs
Body treatments
Body wraps
Couples treatment room(s)
Detox wraps
Manicures and pedicures
Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - sports
Massage - Swedish
Massage/treatment rooms
Outdoor treatment areas
Spa open daily


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Beach towels
Romance packages available
Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Egyptian cotton sheets
Free cribs/infant beds
Free rollaway beds
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding


Deep soaking bathtub
Designer toiletries
Hair dryer
Rainfall showerhead
Separate bathtub and shower

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Dining room

Outdoor space

Furnished patio


In-room massage
Private plunge pool
Private pool
Private spa tub
Separate sitting area
Turndown service



Check-in between 2:00 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Property payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: USD 12.00 for adults and USD 6.00 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 220 per vehicle (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Vista Celestial Hotel Uvita
  • Vista Celestial Hotel
  • Vista Celestial Uvita
  • Vista Celestial
  • Vista Celestial Hotel Ballena
  • Vista Celestial Ballena
  • Hotel Vista Celestial Ballena
  • Ballena Vista Celestial Hotel
  • Vista Celestial Hotel
  • Hotel Vista Celestial
  • Vista Celestial Hotel
  • Vista Celestial Ballena
  • Vista Celestial Hotel Ballena

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5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

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Beautiful private location with an amazing view. Tough road up mountain especially when it’s being worked on.

Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

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I’ve stayed at many places all over the world and this is my favorite. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable, and offer impeccable service. The property is heavenly. From the beautiful view to the waterfall and animals, you will love this retreat! Great food too!

Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2018

5/5 Excellent

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Honeymoon in Paradise

My wife and I enjoyed an amazing 1-week honeymoon here. A beautiful place operated by wonderful people. I came across VC through searches for resorts that provide gluten-free dining options, so it wasn't a factor for us (Celiac) during this special week. They were responsive to my queries beforehand and all the staff were extremely attentive. At one point, the food was so good we began doubting that it actually could be GF. They noticed and graciously had the chefs describe their recipes/ingredients. Above and beyond! The pictures are true. The clean villas have a spectacular valley and ocean views (of Uvita's Whale Tail). We ventured out for snorkeling (Cano Island) and nature-watching (Rio Sierpe), which were both fun and run by good operators. VC covered all of the arrangements, which made things easy. For NYE, they brought in two fantastic salsa dance pairs. We otherwise lounged at our villa, in the private hot tub, sipping champagne, listening to the birds, and staring at the stars. We flew into SJO and had planned to connect on a regional flight to Quepos to trim the travel time. Be aware that the immigration line at is long, and that Sansa Air will give your pre-booked/paid seats to others and tell you the flight is closed for maintenance. We had to take a 3-hour van at night to connect to our 1-hour taxi to VC, which made for a very long travel day. But at the end of a very steep and bumpy road is paradise, well worth the journey!

Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2017

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