Atenas, Costa Rica

Just west of San Jose, located only 24 Km from the International Airport Juan Santamaria and a mere 30 Km away from Jaco beach on the pacific coast; Atenas, in the province of Alajuela, is a small traditional town that boasts the award of “Best climate of the world” since 1994 with temperatures oscillating between 80 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and in the 60s during the night. Situated 698 meters above sea level, on the Central Valley’s western edge, surrounded by green pastured mountains and coffee plantations.

Summary: Rated one of the world’s best climates; home to Coffee Plantations
Landscape: City, Mountains
Attractions: Botanical Gardens, Zoo Ave
Activities: Mountain Biking, Spanish Study Programs, Volunteering
Caters to: Day Trippers, Families, Independent Travelers

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