Atenas has the Best Climate in the World, according to National Geographic.
For almost 150 years Atenas has been drawing international visitors from all over the world to experience their wonderful weather.
The towns rugged terrain of mountains and valleys that ranges in elevation from 2,200 to 4,000 feet, offering residents wonderful spring like weather all year long, stunning mountain landscapes, and breathtaking panoramic valley and coastal views. The daily lows are in the 80’s during the day and in the 60’s at night during most of the year.
Atenas is located in the Central Valley Mountains west of Costa Rica’s capital city of San Jose. Atenas is located about 45 minutes from San Jose to the east and under an hour to some of the best Pacific Coast beaches to the west of our town. It is also only about a half-hour drive from the Juan Santamaria International airport in Alajuela. The town is surrounded by rolling green hills, speckled with rows of coffee plants and sugar cane. Our scenic Central Park is the heart of our Town and here is where you will find our beautiful Saint Raphael Catholic church as the focal point along with many restaurants, grocery stores, a variety of shops, several National banks, pharmacies, and other conveniences.