We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
2km Noreste de Catarata de Uvita, Uvita 60504 Costa Rica
E-mail hotel
COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this property is taking.Read more
View all 10 deals
Prices are the average nightly price provided by our partners and may not include all taxes and fees. Taxes and fees that are shown are estimates only. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (306)
Room & Suite (78)
Videos (2)
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
Read more
Updated 20-08-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Vista Celestial
Updated 20-08-03 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#3 of 14 hotels in Uvita
Travellers' Choice
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Hot bath
Infinity pool
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Show more
Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
285Reviews10Q+A77Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 278
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
Time of year
Traveller type
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Flor and Michael wrote a review Jun. 2021
3 contributions
The staff at vista Vista Celestial made sure we had the most perfect honeymoon we ever could have asked for! Juan, Luis, Gary, and Esteban are gold! We were sad to leave the vacation because by the end they felt like friends. They treated us like family and nothing was compromised even though we were the only guests at the time. It was always 100% service and the best they could give. We also received very quick responses before our trip which made the planning process such a breeze. The referrals they gave us made us feel like they catered to who we were as guests, because they took the time to get to know us to make sure that our excursions were personalized to us. And that was just the service and doesn't even begin to touch on the facility. Everything was always clean, ready for us, and the views were just breathtaking. You will be blown away by the view from the moment you walk onto the property. It overlooks the jungle canopy and ocean from each room and from the main common area. The private jacuzzi was such a dream surrounded by so much nature. The food was also phenomenal! We only ate out for dinner twice out of the 7 nights we were there because it was just that good. We will be recommending Vista Celestial to everyone we know planning a trip to Costa Rica.
Read more
Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
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.
Read more
Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: The villas are all amazing. I prefer Tropicale because it is closest to the jungle.
See more room tips
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
Read more
Vicky Romano wrote a review Jun. 2021
Sao Paulo, SP15 contributions
We had an amazing experience at Vista Celestial! The room was superb, with an surreal view, private Jacuzzi, lots of nature! We even became friends with a cute coati that came multiple times to visit out porch. We also saw many tucans and other beautiful birds. The room was luxury, very beautiful and confortable and if you are looking for some privacy this is the place. internet worked super fine, we were able to work and do international calls with no problem. The hotel also has this amazing yoga plataform in the middle of the florest wich is so cool and some private hiking trails. The pool area is amazing and as an vegetarian let me just say it was the best place/hotel with options for me. You must try the Veggie Patacones if you are there!
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tim Scott wrote a review Jun. 2021
Santa Monica, California21 contributions1 helpful vote
My girlfriend and I spent 3 nights in one of the villas and had an amazing time. The Villa is high up in the mountain and has all glass wall that faces the ocean. The view is amazing! We saw toucans every day in the trees right outside our room. The bathroom is huge and also has the same amazing view. The villa felt very private and it was very clean (no bugs inside) The restaurant and pool area also have amazing view. I highly recommend this hotel, it was one of my favorites, not only in Costa Rica but out of everywhere I’ve ever stayed all over the world. Just make sure to have a 4x4 for the drive up (but honestly you should have a 4x4 if you plan on driving anywhere in Costa Rica lol I’m hoping to return some day! (Videos on my IG @tim.scottt)
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Mr. Z wrote a review Jun. 2021
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 :)
Read more
Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$384 - US$548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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.