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!

123 Properties For Sale in Atenas


Property in San Jose Sur

Atenas, Alajuela
18671 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.97 Acres

Commercial Property in Atenas.

Atenas, Alajuela
14239 Listing ID | 0.62 Acres

4 Lots + 16 Hectare in Escobal Atenas - 100% FINANCING

Atenas, Alajuela
15436 Listing ID | 49.42 Acres

Serene views in this Beautiful Home

Atenas, Alajuela
18691 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 0.15 Acres

Majestic Home Nestled in a Quiet Neighborhood Overlooking Phenomenal Views

Atenas, Alajuela
17467 Listing ID | 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.5 Acres

Spacious house near Atenas town

Atenas, Alajuela
18277 Listing ID | 5 Bed | 3 Bath | 0.32 Acres

Unique Bamboo Home Surrounded by Nature in Gated Community

Atenas, Alajuela
15228 Listing ID | 4 Bed | 4 Bath | 1.98 Acres

Gorgeous two-story Home with Mountains and Ocean Views

Atenas, Alajuela
16716 Listing ID | 2 Bed | 2.5 Bath | 0.31 Acres

Brand-New Home with 3 Bedrooms, Sparkling Swimming Pool & Panoramic Vistas

Atenas, Alajuela
18295 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.17 Acres

Imagine "PURA VIDA" in this Happy Home

Atenas, Alajuela
18688 Listing ID | 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.3 Acres

House for sale Atenas Alajuela CR ID 18689

Atenas, Alajuela
18689 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 0.71 Acres

Peaceful Coffee Farm 4.7 hectare ready for your Home

Atenas, Alajuela
18059 Listing ID | 11.61 Acres

House for sale in Atenas, Alajuela CR ID 18628

Atenas, Alajuela
18628 Listing ID | 5 Bed | 4 Bath | 2.29 Acres

7.100 square meters property with million-dollar view in Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
16263 Listing ID | 1.75 Acres

Brand New House in Los Angeles Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
18623 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.09 Acres

Beautiful house in North Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
13986 Listing ID | 2 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.6 Acres

Gorgeous Two-Story Home with Beautiful Landscaped Gardens

Atenas, Alajuela
18089 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 3 Bath | 0.44 Acres

Land for sale in Atenas

Atenas, Alajuela
14151 Listing ID | 1.85 Acres

Family Home with 3-Bedroom Main House and Adjacent Two Apartments and One Studio

Atenas, Alajuela
15189 Listing ID | 6 Bed | 5 Bath | 0.39 Acres

Splendid property with great views

Atenas, Alajuela
18307 Listing ID | 3 Bed | 2 Bath | 0.49 Acres

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