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Atenas expats went kayaking in the Nicoya Peninsula

by Isabelle Jones I like to keep my Atenas real estate blog with a variety of articles and this time I want to tell you about this great adventure we had. Howard and I won a 2 night kayak weekend via the Atenas Chili Cook-off raffle last February which benefits the Hogar de Vida, an orphanage in Atenas.We, two of our great friends as well as 3 other wonderful folks spent 2 nights camping and...

What is so special about Atenas real estate?

by guest blogger Ivo Henfling A standard question I get from future retirees and expats is “what is so special about Atenas real estate”? I know Costa Rica very well, because of my job, my background and the time I have lived in Costa Rica: 34 years. I think I can make a quite honest comparison with real estate elsewhere in the Central Valley of Costa Rica.When I started the American European...

An Atenas Expat Visa Run

by guest blogger Tina Rodriguez Diego and I have been in Atenas for 10 months and we love it! Initially things were a bit stressful learning to function in a new culture but for the last 3 months we have been feeling pretty relaxed. We are enjoying everything Atenas has to offer; great bakeries, nice boutiques and frequent town gatherings such as the annual chili cook-off.So, just when things...

Atenas has its own Bomberos!

by guest blogger Carole Connolly Ever since the raging fire in Roca Verde last March I had been meaning to bake something for the firefighters that saved our neighborhood. I wanted to thank them with a gesture that came from the heart. What better qualifies than food? Chocolate cake is food, right?I wasn’t even sure where the fire department was until one day last week when I parked my car on the...

Rural developments in Costa Rica should form aqueduct to secure water supply

by Ivo Henfling Costa Rica is trying to secure the water supply for the next generations, a commendable task and a great initiative. Unfortunately, this has everyone running around trying to find out what is going on and what to do.The unofficial association of Hacienda Atenas, a beautiful community in the Atenas hills, organized a meeting for their members, inviting attorneys Henry Viquez and Mr....

Su Espacio – a Community Center in Atenas

by guest blogger Carole Connolly Su Espacio, which means your space in Spanish, is a non-profit organization founded by Tina Newton, native Oklahoman, moved to Atenas in January of 2000. This adorable bundle of energy saw a need in her newly adopted town and put her extensive knowledge and expertise to work. And yours it is! There is something for everybody.I clearly remember the first time I...

Why does having AC in Atenas homes not make ANY sense?

by guest blogger Ivo Henfling You will see very few AC units in Atenas homes, so when you are in the market to look at Atenas homes for sale, you will know what to look for. After the Costa Rica real estate boom, many investors mistakenly stopped building spec homes in Atenas, so the inventory of good homes on the market is small. Atenas homes still sell as well as ever because Atenas is such a...

Yoga in Atenas

15 friends, a beautiful resort, Lake Arenal and a snake bite… Yes, you read that right a snake bite!Leah, has been yoga-certified for over 8 years, has a yoga studio in Atenas and she loves sharing her passion for yoga. In her classes, everyone is welcomed, nurtured and inspired. Leah hosts annual retreats and she works hard to provide amazing locales at incredible prices. They include everything...

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