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Luxury Room, Private Pool, Ocean View | Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, in-room safe
Outdoor pool, an infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, an infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, an infinity pool, free pool cabanas, pool loungers
Luxury Room, Private Pool, Ocean View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Vista Celestial

Vista Celestial

4.5 star property
Luxury hotel in Ballena with 2 bars/lounges and spa

10.0/10 Exceptional

7 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
2km noreste de Catarata de Uvita, Ballena, Puntarenas, 60504
Main amenities
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Beach towels
  • Children's pool
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Full-service spa
  • Near the beach
  • Outdoor pool and 6 spa tubs
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • Room service
  • Swim-up bar
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Private hot tub
  • Separate bath and shower

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)


  • Sibu Cafetería y Chocolate - 9 min drive
  • Pizzeria La Fogata - 10 min drive
  • Restaurante Marino Ballena - 10 min drive
  • Le French Café - 10 min drive
  • Pizza Time - 11 min drive

About this property

Vista Celestial

Vista Celestial offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 220 per vehicle one-way. You can visit the spa to indulge in deep-tissue massages, body wraps or aromatherapy, and international cuisine is served at 9 Degrees Lounge, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are 2 bars/lounges and an outdoor pool at this luxurious hotel, and in-room conveniences such as fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.


English, French, German, Polish, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available.

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

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


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Poolside bar
  • Restaurant
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Swim-up bar

Travelling with children

  • Children's games
  • Children's menu
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Beach nearby
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby
  • Zip-lining nearby


  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach towels
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services


  • 6 hot tubs
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Garden
  • Infinity pool
  • Library
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Picnic area
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Polish
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Dressing gowns

Sleep well

  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Turndown service

What to enjoy

  • Furnished patio
  • In-room massage
  • Private hot tub
  • Private plunge pool
  • Separate dining area
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


The on-site 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 specialises 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.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • 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

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (third-party expert - Global).


<p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Vista Celestial Hotel Uvita
Vista Celestial Hotel
Vista Celestial Uvita
Vista Celestial
Vista Celestial Costa Rica/Uvita
Vista Celestial Hotel
Vista Celestial Ballena
Vista Celestial Hotel Ballena

Frequently asked questions

Does Vista Celestial offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Vista Celestial does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Vista Celestial?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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 on site at Vista Celestial?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an 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 - 10 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
What is there to do at Vista Celestial and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in one of the 6 hot tubs. Vista Celestial also has 2 bars, private plunge pools and a picnic area, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near Vista Celestial?
Yes, 9 Degrees Lounge offers international cuisine, ocean views and poolside dining.
Does Vista Celestial have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a private hot tub and a deep soaking bath.
Does Vista Celestial have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and cookware.
Does Vista Celestial have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a private plunge pool and a furnished patio.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Villa Celestial is aptly named, beautiful
An absolute gem of a property. Amazing views, amazing staff, awesome food and privacy prevails. Whether it is lounging in your own plunge pool/hot tub overlooking the Whales Tail, or doing your own exploring in the vast jungle, you can do as much or as little at Vista Celestial. In some places you can take the statement, "4x4 a most" to get to the property, with a grain of salt, not here. YOU NEED A 4 wheeled drive vehicle to transverse up to the property over some very steep terrain. But don't worry if you don't, they will come get you, but it is a really fun drive up and down. Also, getting from main house to villas is a nice climb/descent.
Garrett, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

5-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful private location with an amazing view. Tough road up mountain especially when it’s being worked on.
4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Jessz, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
7-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lovely place!!!!!!!
Ett fantastiskt litet hotell som levererar utmärkt service och trevlig personal, underbar mat, fantastisk miljö där man är mitt i regnskogen och kan uppleva djur och natur på nära håll. Passar människor som vill ha en lugn och skön semester! Martin och Cecilia Sweden
Martin, 7-night romance trip
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