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!

167 Properties For Sale in Atenas

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Unique Compound Property Offering Lifestyle and Investment Opportunities

Atenas, Alajuela
21440 Listing ID | 11 Bed | 9 Bath | 1.39 Acres
$975,000

Rare Gem in Atenas: Versatile Property with Expansive Potential

Atenas, Alajuela
21382 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 4.62 Acres
$950,000
Sale Pending

Views, Peace and Privacy? This is Your House

Atenas, Alajuela
21029 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 4 Bath | 1.11 Acres
$875,000

Serene Luxury Home with Stunning Views in Green Surrounding

Atenas, Alajuela
20169 Listing ID | 5 Bed | 6 Bath | 1.48 Acres
$875,000

Unmatched Three-Bedroom Home with Unsurpassed Ocean and Mountain Views

Atenas, Alajuela
17869 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 2.97 Acres
$865,000

One of the biggest jewels in Roca Verde

Atenas, Alajuela
18279 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 5 Bath | 1.24 Acres
$825,000

Prime investment opportunity in Atenas!

Atenas, Alajuela
21423 Listing ID | 5.19 Acres
$822,000

Exclusive Estate: Two Stunning Gated Community Homes on 1.75 Acres

Atenas, Alajuela
20920 Listing ID | 5 Bed | 5 Bath | 1.73 Acres
$790,000

Beautiful Extra Large 2 Ha Lot with Amazing View

Atenas, Alajuela
18275 Listing ID | 4.94 Acres
$780,000

Atenas Bliss, Discover Your Private Paradise in Lomas del Paraiso

Atenas, Alajuela
21186 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 2.25 Acres
$750,000

The Hidden Paradise of Costa Rica" The New Invest for Development

Atenas, Alajuela
19199 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 5.53 Acres
$750,000

Cap Rate 14% Hotel for sale in Atenas, Alajuela CR ID 18824

Atenas, Alajuela
18824 Listing ID | 8 Bed | 10 Bath | 2.59 Acres
$740,000

Exquisite Mountain View Home with Pool, Guesthouse and Spectacular Scenery

Atenas, Alajuela
21300 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 1.48 Acres
$697,500

Splendid Spanish Style Villa with Amazing Views

Atenas, Alajuela
18386 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 1.98 Acres
$695,000

Stunning Property with Renovated Home and Upgraded Features

Atenas, Alajuela
21330 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 4 Bath | 5.83 Acres
$675,000

Wonderful views from this Balinese-style house

Atenas, Alajuela
19314 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1.03 Acres
$660,000

Tranquil Haven with Captivating Ocean Views in Gated Community

Atenas, Alajuela
21544 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1.69 Acres
$650,000

Beautiful colonial style house

Atenas, Alajuela
18546 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 3 Bath | 1.83 Acres
$649,000

Tranquil Elegance: Luxurious 3-Bedroom Retreat in Coveted Gated Community

Atenas, Alajuela
21003 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1.77 Acres
$649,000

Property in Santa Eulalia

Atenas, Alajuela
20601 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 1.03 Acres
$649,000
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