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What We Love

  • Private infinity pool outside every villa
  • Stunning views from the rainforest down to the shore, right outside your window
  • The freshest of local ingredients at the on-site restaurant — and in your cocktail at the swim-up bar
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What To Know

  • The hotel can arrange private van transfers from the airport in San Jose or Quepos
  • Vista Celestial is perched 2,000 feet above Costa Ballena, so it’s just minutes from 13 beaches
  • Daily afternoon rain during the “green season” (May to November) only makes for more magical views as you watch the clouds roll in


  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Secluded Costa Rican retreat with a swim-up bar, an organic restaurant and just five villas, all with private hot/cold infinity pools and ocean views

The Lowdown

Situated on 12 acres of rainforest 2,000 feet above Costa Ballena, Vista Celestial truly lives up to its name, with heavenly views in every direction. The five spacious villas have floor-to-ceiling windows, and each comes with a private terrace and infinity pool that doubles as a hot tub. But try to drag yourself away from your private lodging, as the main pool features a swim-up bar with tropical cocktails and a waterfall hot tub. Vista Celestial’s restaurant makes good use of fresh-caught fish and local produce like mangos, papayas and avocados. Take your relaxation even further with an in-room beauty treatment, scrub or massage.

In the Area

Head over to Marino Ballena National Park for a host of sea-based adventures including whale and dolphin watching, as well as various gorgeous landscapes, from mangrove estuaries to sea cliffs to coral reefs. More than 310 bird species have been spotted at Rancho La Merced National Wildlife Refuge, where you can take a guided hike or horseback riding tour. For a heart-pumping flight through the rainforest, nearby Hacienda Baru offers zipline tours that include eight cable rides.

How to Get There

Vista Celestial
2km noreste de Catarata de Uvita
Uvita, 60504 Costa Rica


5.0 Excellent 230 Reviews
A yoga retreat & so much more!
Reviewed 4 days ago

A very “first” for myself and family. I would recommend a stay at Vista Celestial with Family and/or friends. The owners, staff, accomadations were simply outstanding. I am ready to go back! I left the stressors of life and returned without them. An absolutely wonderful experience!

Absolute Paradise
Reviewed 7 days ago

Everything about Vista Celestial was absolute paradise. From the beautiful views and luxury accommodations to the staff who made you feel like royalty and part of the family at the same time. The chef is phenomenal - every single thing we had was perfection. The area is outstandingly beautiful, and there are so many wonderful things to do. We enjoyed a coffee plantation tour, horse back riding on the beach, a beach sunset cocktail hour, waterfall hike and swim, trips to local beaches, etc. But even just spending the day chilling out a the resort was amazing, and the massage services in the jungle are incredibly relaxing with the wonderful sounds of the rainforest surrounding you.

Best resort in Uvita!
Reviewed 1 week ago

VIsta Celestial goes above and beyond to make you feel like part of a family from the moment you arrive! Beautiful villas, gorgeous views, amazing staff, and tons of activities close by! I have been going for 3 years now and every time I am sad to leave! Pure bliss!

Everything and More!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for our honeymoon and Vista Celestial was the absolute perfect place. The staff was above and beyond helpful and insightful. I have traveled all over the world and been many different hotels. Vista Celestial is at the top of my list of places visited. The views alone are worth the visit. The hotel as whole is the cherry on top. It is small, so you get exclusive attention but also the ability to feel like you have the entire place to yourself. The perfect place for a Honeymoon.
This is definitely a place I would come back too! I also recommend this to everyone I know traveling to Costa Rica. I definitely recommend the all inclusive packages. This place was PERFECT. the Food was incredible. the wine list was

Magical Week at Vista Celestial
Reviewed 1 month ago

Vista Celestial is an exceptional small resort. The staff is top notch. The facilities are five star. The food is outstanding. I am a vegan and they offered me delicious options at every single meal. I love this resort and staff so much, I do not even want to share this review to preserve it's uniqueness!