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Flora and Fauna

There is so much wonderful flora and fauna in our community as well as on these trips we recommend and on our property. Depending upon the time of year you visit you may see some of these guys.  

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About US

Judd & Liz – Owners Many people ask Liz and I how we came to build a second home in Costa Rica so far from our apartment in Hoboken, NJ. Our story starts back in 2005 when we were traveling to the Osa Peninsula in the southern part of CR. We had a six hour layover so we decided to visit property outside of Atenas. … Read More About US

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Maps that may be of use

Here is a google maps screen grab of Atenas that I marked up for visual ease, so that you might be able to begin getting your bearings. Atenas is a small town, but it’s always easy to get lost in a new place.    

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What to bring

Packing Reminders Of course it all depends on how you plan to spend this vacation, but here are some of our recommendations for what to pack Hiking/walking shoes with socks, flips flops, shorts, long pans – especially the ones with zip off legs, swim suits, hat with a brim, SUNSCREEN, binoculars, bug spray (I don’t often need it at the house – but it … Read More What to bring

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Need a map or some Directions ??

While we always recommend the use of a GPS, which can be rented along with your car – WAZE works quite well in Costa Rica on your phone – often more accurate than Google Maps. You’ll want to have an international plan on your phone for that – OR rent a WIFI hotspot at the car rental company. It’s never easy getting around Costa … Read More Need a map or some Directions ??

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Great Day trip ideas

Paos Volcano, La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Doka Coffee Estate, Chubascos El Toledo Coffee Farm, Los Chorros Zarcero, Bajos del Toro cloud forest , el silencio Carerra National Park , River Ride, Beaches Turu Bari Park, Playa Esterillos, Escantada cottages White Water rafting on the Pacuare river adventure park – horse back riding , waterfall repelling , Lands In Love    

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Monkey neighbors

                                        Every now and then if you are the house you might see our family of white faced monkeys fly through the trees. Sometimes the alpha male comes up to the house to check things out before signaling to the rest of the crew. He looks … Read More Monkey neighbors

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Spectacular Night Blooming Cactus Flowers

  This year has gifted us a whole new kind of excitement and level of beauty here in Costa Rica! We have watched a cactus grow on our dead tree in the front of the house (which we have turned into a botanical sculpture of sorts) for several years now. These cactus are fairly common in Costa Rica and look like nothing more than … Read More Spectacular Night Blooming Cactus Flowers

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Welcome

Welcome to our home in the Atenas Costa Rica nestled among rambling coffee plantations, sugar cane fields, and protected forests. Atenas is a lovely little town with all the modern conveniences you might need, but far from touristy development. It is part of the province of Alejuela and is close to so many wonderful sights and amazing adventures. Often times the first question people … Read More Welcome