Applies because of its strategic location and because of its mild, spring-like climate, as one of the prime residential areas of the country. Atenas is in the province of Alajuela and is a small, idyllic, clean city about 35 km north-west of San Jose at 600 to 800 m asl In Atenas you can find numerous shops, doctors, Red Cross, pharmacies, and öffentlche private school, banks, hardware stores, gas station, and many other service industries. In the middle of the church is small, clean place next to a palm-lined Central Park. The people are very friendly and open to foreigners. Here are some attractive, tropical and multicultural oases have formed in which to settle families, retirees, world travelers seeking tranquility, as well as individuals and feel good. climate:
One of the main arguments to settle in the area of Atenas, is the climate. National Geographic magazine: "The best climate in the world." Usually one can feel a slight breeze. It often rains in Heredia, San Jose or Santa Ana, while the sun shines in Athens. The average temperatures vary during the night between 19 ° C - 20 ° C during the day and between 27 ° C - 29 ° C. Atenas is situated on 700 meters above sea level and is practically during the whole year with a perfect spring-like climate blessed.
The new highway San José - Caldera passes at Atenas, and significantly reduce travel time to San Jose and to the coast. San Jose and the sea, are reachable in about 30 minutes.