If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Atenas, Costa Rica, you’ll find a variety of home options to choose from to fit your lifestyle, budget and needs. Once again, Costa Rica is the best country to retire and also ranked highly for a healthy, comfortable retirement, according to the 2016 Best Countries rankings and Annual Global Retirement Index. Atenas, Costa Rica is not only a top place for international living, but also a popular vacation destination for its ideal location, halfway between the capital city of San José (near the SanJose/Juan Santamaría International Airport) and Pacific Coast beaches. For more information about Atenas, check out the Guide to Living in Atenas, Costa Rica from Pure Life Development of Atenas real estate agency.
If you are undecided about where to buy a home in Costa Rica, the five most important things to consider are: lifestyle, climate and geography, infrastructure, community, and pricing.
All of these are very personal, just like choosing the kind of car you want to drive. Your best strategy is to rent a place for a few months to see how you like living in that area.
Maybe you’re planning to retire in Costa Rica or simply have a Costa Rica vacation home. You’ve bought a beautiful property in Costa Rica and now you’re building your dream home. The most important time for planning is the beginning stage of construction. This is when you need to thinkahead about all of the features you would like in your new home – music system, alarm system, air-conditioning, appliances, aesthetic details, etc. Rather than wood framing and drywall, home construction in Costa Rica is mostly solid concrete walls and floors. So, all of your electrical and plumbing planning has to be done at the outset of construction when the conduits are being prepared. Even if you’re not sure you are going to want a certain feature, plan for it in the beginning so you’re prepared when you decide later that you do. Breaking concrete walls to install wiring or piping is not only labor intensive, it can be terribly expensive.
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".