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1 room, 2 adults

Vista Celestial, Ballena

4.5-star4.5 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Beach nearby
  • Free WiFi
2km noreste de Catarata de Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas, 60504, Costa Rica

Mountain hotel in Ballena with 2 bars/lounges and spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Children's pool
    • Beach nearby
    • Free WiFi
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  • Beautiful private location with an amazing view. Tough road up mountain especially when…Dec 27, 2018
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Vista Celestial, Ballena

  • Luxury Villa, Private Pool, Ocean View

What’s around Vista Celestial, Ballena


  • In a national park
  • Punta Uvita - 4.3 mi / 7 km
  • Arco Beach - 7.5 mi / 12.1 km

Getting around

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) - 64.4 miles/103.7 km
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 5 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking


  • Beach shuttle *

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • German
  • Polish
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Things to enjoy
  • Private pool
  • Private spa tub
  • Private plunge pool
  • In-room massage available
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area
  • Furnished patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


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.


9 Degrees Lounge - This poolside fine-dining restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered.


On Site

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Ecotours nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby

Vista Celestial, Ballena’s small print

Also known as

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


Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 12.00 for adults and USD 6.00 for children (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 220 per vehicle (one-way)

Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Vista Celestial, Ballena

  • Is there a pool at Vista Celestial?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Vista Celestial?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • Is parking offered at Vista Celestial?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Vista Celestial?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 220 per vehicle one-way.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Vista Celestial?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • What is there to do near Vista Celestial?
    Recommended spots to visit include Punta Uvita (4.3 mi) and Arco Beach (7.5 mi).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Vista Celestial?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that serves international cuisine.

Recent reviews

Exceptional 10.0 From 6 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
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!
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Vista Celestial, Ballena

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