If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Atenas, Costa Rica, you’ll find a variety of home options to choose from to fit your lifestyle, budget, and needs.

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Atenas, Costa Rica is not only a top place for international living, but also a popular vacation destination for its ideal location, halfway between the capital city of San José (near the SanJose/Juan Santamaría International Airport) and Pacific Coast beaches.

Average housing prices in Atenas, Costa Rica and what you get for your money US$400,000 to US$500,000.

The most popular price range for homes in Atenas at present is between US$400,000 and US$500,000. For the past six years, 80% of the homes that we have sold by have been in that price range.

What sort of homes for sale can you expect to find in Atenas

2 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with a separate 1-bedroom, or studio, guest house. Or a 3 bedroom, 3.5 bath home without a guest house. Square footage range: 2,500 to 3,500 square feet of “under roof” construction, including covered terraces.

Property lot size from 0.5 acres to a full one acre with nice views of mountains and valleys, or possibly some ocean views. Location in a gated community or on a mini-estate.

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Nice finish work like hardwood cabinetry, artisan wood ceilings, high-grade ceramic or porcelain tile floors, granite countertops, porcelain bathroom finishes, double vanities in the master bath, walk-in shower and maybe a bathtub.

Big terraces around the house, swimming pool, single to double car carport (no garages due to the humidity). Upgraded roofing such as tile roofs, basic landscaping including sod and a few shrubs. ADD-ONS: Lighting and fans, and additional landscaping.

US$150,000 to US$250,000.

The second most popular price range for residential homes in Atenas, Costa Rica is US$150,000 to US$250,000.

What you can expect to get for your money?

2 bedroom, 2 bath home, or a 3 bedroom, 2 bath home. You can expect a duplex or town-home, as well as single family homes. Square footage range: 1,000 to 1,800 square feet of “under roof” construction, including covered terraces.

Property lot size from 1/4 acres to a half-acre. Views are not guaranteed, and you can expect your neighbors to be closer. Location in a residential neighborhood.

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Nice finish work with tile floors, vaulted wood ceilings, simple wood cabinetry, entry-level granite or ceramic tile counter-tops, ceramic tile finishes in bathrooms, single vanities, shower but no tub.

Small terrace, a small swimming pool may be possible at the higher end of the price range.

Single car carport, roofing of metallic aluminum sheeting, and basic landscaping including sod and a few shrubs. ADD-ONS: Lighting and fans, and additional landscaping.

US$750,000 to US$1 Million.

The highest end of the residential housing spectrum in Atenas, Costa Rica is between US$750,000 and US$1 million.

What you can expect to get:

4 to 6 bedrooms all with ensuite bathrooms, and a separate guest half-bath. Square footage range from 3,500 to 6,000 square feet of “under roof” construction, including covered terraces. Guest house with 1 to 2 bedrooms and 1 to 2 baths, as well as high-end finishes just like the main house. Live-in caretaker quarters in the house, or on-site caretaker house is common.

Property lot size from 2 to 15 acres with spectacular views of mountains and valleys; possibly some ocean views. There could be interesting natural features such as waterfalls or a river. Location in a gated community or on a mini-estate.

High-end finish work like hardwood cabinetry, artisan wood ceilings, high-grade ceramic, porcelain tile or marble floors, marble or granite countertops, unique features like stone sinks and marble finishes in the bathrooms, very high-end bathroom fixtures, double vanities in the master bath, walk-in shower and maybe a bathtub, his and her walk-in closets in the master bedroom, formal and informal sitting and dining areas.

Big terraces around the house and possibly ranchos with outdoor kitchens and BBQ areas.

Custom swimming pool with possible features like waterfalls or a Jacuzzi. Double car carport, beautiful architecture and tile roofs or modern material roofs. Elaborate landscaping and gardens, luxurious upgrades like an extensive alarm and video camera system, sound system, high-end lighting and fans.

Written By VIP Member Shannon Farley.

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What Sort of Home Do You Get For Your Money in Atenas, Costa Rica?

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