About Atenas

If you are looking for a place in Costa Rica that is resplendent with undisturbed beauty, Atenas checks all the boxes. It is recognized by travelers the world over as being biodiverse as well as having options for luxury living. As with everything in Costa Rica, developers work with the environment instead of harming it when adding new living options.

The temperate climate is a near-perfect setting for any activity you enjoy. And because this climate is perfect for growing coffee and sugar cane, the surrounding fields are filled by local organic farms. The scene is both relaxing and calming as you drink your locally-grown coffee, some of the best in the world. The fresh air around Atenas is filled with seductive fragrances from coffee plants and sweet cane stalks.

The volcanic soil together with the mild climate provides ideal growing conditions for local farmers as well as relief from bothersome insects. The city's altitude keeps humidity at bay and offers breathtaking panoramic views over the landscape, making outdoor activities quite popular here.

Atenas was one of the cities located along the old oxcart trail where coffee beans were taken to ports along the coasts. Oxcarts can still be seen in the region which adds to the local color of this charming town.

Only an hour away from the international airport in San Jose, Atenas offers a place to get away from it all but is still close enough to transport options for world travelers. Once you’ve found your villa or condominium in Atenas, making your way to the airport or coastal beaches is accessible by car or public transport.

Exploring the city center is another popular pastime and always a delight for tourists and ex-pats alike. Shops, cafes, and restaurants offering local cuisine line the streets. Grab lunch from a vendor and sit on a park bench beneath ancient trees as birds serenade you. Locals gather here as well so making new friends is as easy as saying hello to passersby.

Venturing around town you’ll find amazing examples of flora and fauna. The Botanical Orchid Garden is a wonder to behold. Native species of orchids are nurtured here before being planted into area habitats. Zoo Avenue is the place to go for animal lovers. Wildlife rescues rehabilitate and breed over 130 native species for preservation right here on the avenue.

Day trips from Atenas offer even more discovery and chances to explore the Costa Rican forests. Take a trip to Las Minas Waterfalls, a secluded wonder near an abandoned gold mine. Hiking in nearby hills offers the reward of shimmering pools beckoning you to dive in. other activities include hiking along the ridges into the treeline, fishing in nearby lakes, or picnicking on the side of a volcano.

Discover the unique opportunities in Atenas, Costa Rica today! Surfing Nosara has partnered with Coldwell Banker to present the most desirable luxury villas and condominiums. Our listings are carefully selected to meet your discriminating tastes. Contact Surfing Nosara for more information and let your new adventures begin!

99 Properties For Sale in Atenas


Ideal location for an investment in one of the best areas of Atenas.

Atenas, Alajuela
15023 Listing ID | 15.35 Acres

Unique Property with 7 Rental Units and Spectacular Mountain and Valley Views

Atenas, Alajuela
16586 Listing ID | 10 Bed | 10 Bath | 2.12 Acres

Boutique Hotel Bar & Restaurant in Atenas ON SALE!

Atenas, Alajuela
14610 Listing ID | 12 Bed | 12 Bath | 0.25 Acres

Spectacular home with breathtaking view

Atenas, Alajuela
15461 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 2.2 Acres

Amazing Home with beautiful pool and everything you could ever want!

Atenas, Alajuela
14496 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 1.24 Acres

Panoramic Views Tuscan Inspired Villa in Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
11208 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 1.3 Acres

La Ecovilla Casa #30

Atenas, Alajuela
13528 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 0.38 Acres

New House Under Construction in Barrio Jesus

Atenas, Alajuela
17863 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 4.5 Bath | 1.98 Acres
Sale Pending

Sale pending - Luxury estate with swimming pool, guest home and rental homes

Atenas, Alajuela
16576 Listing ID | 6 Bed | 6 Bath | 1.74 Acres

Multi-use 30 acre property less than a mile from Highway 27 and near Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
12061 Listing ID | 30 Acres

Beautiful house in the mountains of Atenas with ocean views

Atenas, Alajuela
13967 Listing ID | 8 Bed | 8 Bath | 12.36 Acres

Beautiful Property For Sale

Atenas, Alajuela
14067 Listing ID | 15.53 Acres

Magnificent Home with 4 Bungalows and Breathtaking Views

Atenas, Alajuela
16504 Listing ID | 6 Bed | 6 Bath | 1.73 Acres

Transcending Masterpiece Villa with Panoramic Views

Atenas, Alajuela
17063 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 5 Bath | 1.98 Acres

Luxury Villa with Million-Dollar View for Sale in Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
15464 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2.18 Acres

Unmatched Three-Bedroom Home with Unsurpassed Ocean and Mountain Views

Atenas, Alajuela
17869 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 3.5 Bath | 2.97 Acres

Ranch for Sale in Escobal de Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
14042 Listing ID | 84.02 Acres

Premium Home with Excellent View in Hacienda Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
16064 Listing ID | 5 Bed | 5 Bath | 1.73 Acres

UNDER CONTRACT - Truly Modern Tropical Masterpiece

Atenas, Alajuela
17242 Listing ID | 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1.74 Acres

Exotic Balinese style Home with Majestic Ocean and Mountains Views

Atenas, Alajuela
16990 Listing ID | 6 Bed | 4 Bath | 5.27 Acres

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