Costa Rica, Atenas Real Estate
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A World Legend
A often repeated local legend boasts that National Geographic once recognized Atenas as having "the best climate in the world"
Atenas in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. The district of Atenas covers an area of 8.93 km², and has a population of 25,716. Its name means Athens (Αθήνα) (Spanish name).
The city lies at an elevation of 698 meters above sea level on the western edge of the Central Valley (Valle Central), 25 kilometers southwest of the provincial capital city of Alajuela, 20 kilometers from Juan Santamaria International Airport, and 35 kilometers from the national capitol city of San Jose.
The town is surrounded by mountains and coffee plantations. It is located in a prosperous agricultural area which hosts a weekly farmer's market. The town center features an immaculate, white church and a picturesque park lined with palm trees. There is a community health center, pharmacies, doctors, dentists, tennis court, fitness center, swimming pools, parks, banks, shops, bed-and-breakfasts, and restaurants in the village