Is Atenas, Costa Rica an affordable place to live for an expat? Decide for yourself. Find out the real cost of living in Atenas, Costa Rica.
Central Park in Atenas, Costa Rica
Much has been written about the cost of living in Costa Rica, and its affordable benefits of excellent medical care, modern conveniences, and good quality of life for expats. However, there also is a lot of misinformation.
In Costa Rica – one of the world’s most popular expat destinations – the town of Atenas is a favorite place for international living. Find out what makes expats in Atenas, Costa Rica so happy.
Costa Rica is one of the most popular international expat destinations, and has become one of the world’s safest places to visit and to live. This year, Costa Rica once again topped the Happy Planet Index rankings as the Happiest Country in the World.
1. Bali Style Home ‘In the Clouds’ Atenas, Costa Rica
Comprised of several pavilions with the main living areas being separate from the sleeping quarters. The main living areas are oversized with wall to wall windows and doors taking advantage of the stunning ocean and mountain views. The spaces are impressive with high, rustic beam and cane ceilings, cozy fireplace, and rustic tile floors.
August 2016 is time for big celebrations in Atenas, Costa Rica, including the town’s 148th birthday, and the 47th anniversary of Atenas’ oldest and largest business, CoopeAtenas.
CoopeAtenas logo in Atenas Costa Rica
August is full of big birthdays and celebrations in Atenas, Costa Rica. On Aug. 7, the town and county of Atenas celebrated its 148th birthday.
Founded officially on Aug. 7, 1868, Atenas was once the strategic meeting and resting point for Costa Rican merchants traveling by oxcart with goods and coffee from the fertile Central Valley to the Pacific coastal port of Puntarenas. The town and region have grown over the years, but still retain their small-town country charm. Atenas’ oxcart history is remembered by the famous Oxcart Monument in town, by sculptor Manuel “Manolo” Torrecillas Lopez.
Costa Rica Realtors Chamber
Tours in Costa Rica
Pure Life Development of Atenas is a full service tour company. We feature full vacation packages and day trips for the family. Our tour director Nelson Conejo is very experienced and provides a personal service and attention to detail second to none in Costa Rica. Please write Nelson or give him a call to arrange your next Costa Rican vacation at (506)2446-0447 or
Retirement Living in Atenas
Interview with Pure Life Development co-founder and certified realtor Dennis Easters, about Costa Rica ranked by AARP as "one of the best places to retire abroad".