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Vista Celestial

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Travellers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Mountain View
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Vista Celestial is an amazing place to stay. Everything was beautiful and the staff took excellent care of us. The views from the villas and from the main pool/restaurant area were breathtaking. This was the most relaxed, wonderful, full-of-content moments trips I have ever
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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
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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
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Response from VistaCelestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 1 week ago
It sounds like you were really able to take advantage of all that Vista Celestial and the surrounding area has to offer. I am so happy that you had such a wonderful vacation with us and that we made you feel "like royalty and a part of the family at the same time". We would love to have you back again in the future. Until Then................ Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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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!
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Response from VistaCelestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 1 week ago
Hola Michelle, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Reviews from repeat guests such as yourself are very helpful to us. As always, we really enjoy having you and your retreats. Each year your retreats just get better and the team loves having you all. Thank you for being an amazing guest and bringing such lively groups to us every year. We look forward to hosting your 2020 retreats as well. Until Then..................... Puras Vida
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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.
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Response from VistaCelestial, Owner at Vista Celestial
Responded 1 week ago
Congrats again on your recent nuptials. We are honored that you chose to spend your honeymoon with us. We always love hearing that "Vista Celestial is at the top of my list of places visited" , especially when you are an avid world traveler. That means the world to us! We are so happy that you enjoyed your honeymoon and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you back for your 1st anniversary. Until Then............. Pura Vida The Vista Celestial Team
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There are a few options to get to us. First you would fly into San Jose (SJO) , the international airport. From there you can either rent a car ( we can help you with getting quotes) or we can arrange a shuttle for you. The drive is 3.5-4 hours on well maintained roads and highways. It is a pretty and scenic drive. Your other option is to fly from SJO to Quepos/Manuel Antonio/ Boca Naranjo on either Costa Rica Green Airways , SkyWay , TAC Airlines , Sansa Regional or Nature Air . It is a 22 minute direct flight and then from there it is only a 45 minute drive to us. The puddle jumper flight is a nice option and is almost like a quick aerial tour. The fares are generally pretty affordable as well. Sometimes it can be difficult to coordinate your international flight times with the regional flight times. A private car/shuttle from SJO is $220 each way ( with an additional $40 fee for late night/super early morning fares ) . From Quepos it is $110 each way ( with an additional $40 fee for late night/super early morning fares ). We will gladly assist you with arranging your ground transportation needs.
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do you accept children? ( 10 years old)
Yes, we allow children of all ages :)
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How far is the resort from the beach?
It is approximately 4 miles to the nearest beach from our property. The downhill drive is roughly 15 minutes and then the drive to the beach from the base of the mountain ( depending on which beach you go to ) varies. In total to the closest beach it should take no more than 20 minutes. There are many options for beautiful beaches along our coast. Hope this is helpful.
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Are meals included in the nightly rate?
No they are not.
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The hotel is 3.5-4 hours from the San Jose Airport , on well paved roads, however a 4x4 is required to get up the mountain road to the hotel, as well as many of the Costa Rican back/side/mountain roads. We are only 45 minutes from Quepos/Manuel Antonio, so you also have the option to take a puddle jumper flight from SJO to Quepos. You can check out either Sansa Regional or Nature Air for the regional flights. It is only a 22 minute flight from SJO to Quepos :) Jen
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"All five villas are amazing. I like the one closest to the jungle for more animal sightings."
"Every bungalow has an amazing view"
"The rooms are well appointed, lots of outlets available."
"There are only 5 villas, all with great views."
"Go during the green season."
US$347 - US$548 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasUvita
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