Atenas is most famous for being voted as having the best weather on earth. Its medium-level tropical elevation give it a huge number of sunny days that are the perfect temperature.
In addition, it’s fairly close to the Central Valley (San Jose) area and main international airport, and not so far from the beaches of Jaco, Puntarenas, and Caldera, plus the ferry to Santa Teresa, Montezuma, and Tambor.
As a result, it’s become a favorite spot to live for both Ticos and foreigners, who enjoy its laid-back culture and great weather.
For gardeners, it’s also a great place for growing just about anything.