Atenas, Costa Rica

The Best Place to Retire Abroad

Atenas is located in the Alajuela province in Costa Rica. Atenas’s name is Spanish for Athens, in homage to the capital city of Greece, which, in turn, is derived from the ancient Greek goddess Athena (goddess of wisdom, war, and arts).

Home to 27,000 people, this peaceful and friendly town is located approximately 38 kilometers from San Jose, the country’s capital.  The city lies at an elevation of 700 meters above sea level, and this elevation is one of the reasons that Atenas enjoys some of the best weather in the world.  Atenas enjoys crisp, spring-like weather conditions year round.  Depending on the time of day, the temperature throughout the year ranges between 65 and 85 degrees Fahrenheit

Properties in Atenas

Atenas is a growing community, and one will be able to find different prices depending on the location of the area desired and the type of home wanted.  Since the city has become an ideal spot for retirement, several communities are under development, offering condos and houses and providing all major services and commodities.   Other properties that are often bought in Atenas include large territories, which serve not only as a location for the buyer’s  home, but also as a location for the buyer’s respective businesses (in tourism, agriculture, etc.).

Things  to See

The Atenas Park, located in the heart of the main village, is a perfect place to relax in the afternoon. It is surrounded by tall palm and mango trees, which gives the place a fresh, tropical environment. Nearby, visitors will be able to enjoy the architectural jewels of the Catholic Church, the old school of Jose Carlos Umaña, the antique Daisy Theater, and the Municipal Palace.

Atenas is home to the Escuela Centroamericana de Ganadería (“ECAG”). Created in the early 80’s, this 525-acre farm has a secondary forest occupying a bit less than half of its territory. This institution is one of the few universities in Central America, North America, or South America that offers careers and education in Forestall and Wild Life Management, Food Technology, Agro Ecotourism, and Animal Production. ECAG serves as a shelter for species such as crocodiles, snakes, and butterflies. ECAG also produces and markets its own beef and milk byproducts.

Other places of interest include the Museo Ferriovario de Rio Grande (Train Museum), the Municipal Market, and the Monumento Nacional al Boyero, where visitors and locals can learn a bit more about the history of Atenas and Costa Rica.

All Properties For Sale in Atenas, Costa Rica

House For Sale in Atenas

House — Residential Sale

Atenas, Atenas, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

This house with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms is located in Atenas, Alajuela Costa Rica, in the county of Atenas. This property with mountain and greenbelt views is situated in this part of Costa Rica. The land area of this house is 0,95...

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 0.95 ha (2.34 acre)
  • $979,000

Beautiful, well-appointed home features spectacular views

House — Residential Sale

Atenas, Atenas, Atenas, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Beautiful, well-appointed home features spectacular views, and five-star amenities, just minutes from downtown Atenas Completely renovated and up to date, this spectacular property offers over 5,000 s.f. of living space on a lushly...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 0.78 ha (1.93 acre)
  • $749,000