Enjoy the nice weather Atenas offers while having all the convenience of being close to everything. One hour to the beaches, 20 minutes to the capital, 3minues to the international airport, The town of Atenas can provide all life needs. It is a very charming small pueblo with a good mixture of expats. It is very popular for those seeking to retire in Costa Rica. The home rental market is excellent which is very favorable for vacation home investment.
What you need to know about Atenas
Best Known For: National Geographic deemed “World’s Best Weather”, central location, coffee plantations
Location: Alajuela Province, Central Valley, Costa Rica
GPS Coordinates: Latitude 9.97806 / Longitude: -84.3803
Population: 7,014 – city proper / 17,000 – including surrounding area approx.
Land Area: Approximately 9 sq.km.
Elevation: 698 meters / 2,290 feet above sea level
Landscape: City, mountains
Avg. Annual Temp.: 74.2 F / 23.4 C
Avg. Annual Rainfall: 5.2 in. / 124.4 cm.
Attractions: Zoo Ave wildlife rescue & breeding center, botanical gardens, coffee plantation tour
Activities: Mountain biking, Spanish studies, volunteering
Demographic: Mostly Costa Ricans, with many Americans, Canadians, and Europeans
Who Goes There: Day trippers, families, independent travelers, Retirees, Snowbirds