LIFESTYLE OVERVIEW: Atenas is a small town located half way between San Jose and the Central Pacific Beaches on the western edge of the Central Valley. The Juan Santa Maria International Airport (SJO) is less than 30 minutes away.
Here you will get a little more of the Costa Rican flavor where more focus is on the family, tradition and a small town friendly atmosphere. Enjoy the Friday farmers’ market, local events or just hand out with all the other expats at some of the favorite restaurants and bars.
DEMOGRAPHIC: Atenas is a flourishing agricultural region with green rolling hills covered by coffee, sugar and fruit plantations. For this reason it is typically a blue-collar working town with retired expats and beautiful homes scattered about.
CLIMATE: According to National Geographic, Atenas has one of the best climates in the world year around with daily temperatures in the 70’s to 80’s and cooler evenings in the 60’s. This zone also experiences less rainfall then other parts of the Central Valley or Caribbean Coast.
REAL EASTE: The pleasant climate and small town welcoming atmosphere has been attracting North Americans and Europeans for years. Real estate prices in Atenas vary based on view, altitude and proximity to the center of town. Homes for sale range from simple Costa Rican homes to luxury homes in gated communities.