Real Estate for Costa Rica's Best Climate

About Atenas Real Estate – A unique way of treating my clients

My name is Marian Veltman, I have lived in Atenas, Costa Rica since January 2008. When vacationing in Costa Rica in 2007, my husband and I fell in love with the small town of Atenas. That’s when we decided to quit our jobs and move to Atenas. We have been living here ever since and there is not a single day that I don’t praise myself lucky to be living in this piece of Paradise.

I was born in Suriname (a former colony of the Netherlands) but basically grew up in the Netherlands. I speak Dutch, English, German, and Spanish.

After a few years, Isa Jones, real estate agent in Atenas, told me she wanted to retire. She asked me to take over her job as a real estate agent in Atenas for GoDutch Realty, a well-known real estate office that covers the west side of the Central Valley. GoDutch Realty is a member the American-European Real Estate Group, with agencies from coast to coast.

Being the real estate agent in Atenas for GoDutch Realty is a great pleasure, and I am proud to be a member of such a wonderful and professional team. I specialize in the Atenas and surrounding areas stretching to San Mateo, Orotina, and LaGarita.

Atenas is a small mountain town located in the famous Central Valley. We have the most breathtaking Central Valley and Mountain Views, and the climate is simply known to be the best in Costa Rica. There is a large expat community that mixes perfectly with the local citizens, great interaction, creating a peaceful, friendly, and welcoming community.

Several facts have made Atenas real estate a prominent option for those who choose to retire or live in this fine location.

  • Location, location, location. Atenas is located almost exactly halfway between San Jose and the beaches of the Central Pacific, about 40 minutes each way. Highway 27 and highway 1 are only minutes from Atenas. The International Airport is only a short 30-minute drive away.
  • The best climate in Costa Rica, or maybe even in the world, who knows. Come and find out for yourself. A popular town for those who want to retire, invest, and live the Pura Vida life style.
  • Easy access to major shopping areas and International hospitals in Alajuela, Escazu and San Jose. An easy-going lifestyle. No need to bring more than shorts, a t-shirt and flip-flops. I promise you’ll feel comfortable in Atenas in no time.
  • Almost all Atenas real estate offers the most incredible valley and mountain views you can find anywhere in the Central Valley and some locations even offer ocean views!
  • Great schools for your children, if you have any.
  • Good size and well stocked grocery stores, many delicious bakeries (local, German, French), a great variety of restaurants, and a weekly farmer’s market.
  • For those who are interested, in Atenas you can practice Yoga, Thai Chi, Karate, Pilates, Zumba, and there are several Gym’s. Charges are very reasonable, and you can join when ever you feel like it.

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