Welcome to Atenas
Atenas County is located in the west region of the Central Valley. It is of the Tárcoles Valley: placed from the angle that Grande de San Ramón River and Virilla River form where they cross each other to the Montes del Aguacate, west.
Atenas belongs to Alajuela province, just 21 kilometers from Alajuela City.
Our County is the neighbor, at the North, of Grecia, Palmares, Naranjo, and San Ramón counties, at the South, of Turrubares and Mora counties (San José Province), at the East, of Grecia and Alajuela counties, and, finally, at the West, of San Mateo, Orotina and San Ramón counties.
Atenas extends from East to West on the Old National Road: from La Garita bridge (Grande de San Ramón River) to Concepción River bridge (Cuesta del Monte del Aguacate, San Mateo border); the lenght between these two points is 130 kilometers. That is 127 Km2.
Atenas has eight districts: Atenas, Jesús, Mercedes, San Isidro, Concepción, San José, Santa Eulalia, and Escobal.
Its climate was declared to be one of the best climates worldwide since most of it is in warm and dry lands; in fact, it is one of the warmest regions of the country such as Guanacaste and Puntarenas Provinces and Orotina County. The dry season lasts 4 or 5 months, from December to April, approximately.
Atenas town enjoys a moderate climate due to the humid winds which come from San Ramón and go through the Aguacate Mountain Chain. So, we can conclude that the climate is very warm during the day time but temperature goes down deeply when the night shows up.
We will give a brief view of Atenas for you to enjoy the process of knowing our town, a very beautiful and tourist zone.