Atenas is one of the first towns that expats turn to in their real estate hunt around the Central Valley of Costa Rica. And with good reason. Considered one of the best climates in the world for the past 20 years, temperatures in this area of the Central Highlands climb to the mid to upper 80s by day and fall to the mid 60/70s by night.
Quintessential mountain views lead straight into the Central Valley with beautiful nighttime panoramas of the city’s lights; some areas even have glistening ocean views of the Pacific with amazing sunsets. A mix of typical tico sodas and new expat cafes, a picturesque palm tree lined park and friendly neighbors make this area of Costa Rica a continuous destination for expats to both live and explore.
As a resident, the area has specialty food markets, pharmacies, doctors - every amenity you need and close proximity to San Jose and the private and public hospitals of that area. Families will enjoy parent groups as well as several schooling options in Atenas and the nearby areas of San Jose. Art and music classes for all ages, a myriad of outdoor activities, and just an overall sense of community surrounds Atenas.
If you are looking to retire or just enjoy life, this is a wonderful place to live and is considered one of the warmer areas of the Central Highlands. With the new highway passing along the outskirts, be at the beach in 25 minutes or head the other direction into the capitol and enjoy San Jose’s museums and cultural centers. Relax knowing you have so many things at your fingertips in Atenas - you can simply enjoy the Pura vida!