So many people ask us a lot of good questions about the house and the town of Atenas, so this page and list of menus is designed to help with clarify some info.
“El Mejor Clima Del Mundo” – The best Climate in the World !!
This is the prideful title given to Atenas by National Geographic some years ago because of its wonderful weather. It’s truly eternal springtime here. Daytime temps range 70º-89º F (20º-32ºc) daily, with lovely cool nights which don’t require air conditioning. The sun is strong, but the air lacks the heavy humidity you’ll find at the beaches, and we often have breezes passing across the ridge our home is perched on. Atenas, for much of the green season, is often spared of the heavier surrounding area rains, just receiving beautiful clouds rolling through the gully below us and perhaps a late afternoon rain.
It is not a touristy town and you’ll get the sense of how Costa Ricans or “Ticos” really live. You might also see a lot of expats in the area since it has been listed as a great choice for foreign retirement due to the climate, lifestyle and availability of shopping, services and healthcare. There are good doctors and clinics in town, plus a highly recommended masseuse and chiropractor as well. The town is home to several grocery markets, plus a large farmer’s market and a bus station market with lots of offerings. The food and dining scene has evolved over the past several years and the offerings just keep getting better. Here are some of our favorites.
Leticia, our wonderful property manager, will meet you in town upon your arrival, take you to the house and show you around. The house has sliding doors throughout it, so just be sure to make sure all the doors are locked when you leave and the lights are turned off please 🙂 . Also – if you happen to rent during the green season (our favorite time) and a thunderstorm is coming through, we recommend that you unplug your electronic devices to avoid any issues.