About this listing
#1 B&B in Atenas as reviewed on TripAdvisor
Lovely rooms nestled in extravagant tropical gardens
Friendly Canadian hosts with insiders travel advise
Large well maintained pool
WiFi throughout property
Centrally located to be near the airport and many of Costa Rica's best attractions, yet a world away from the tourist bustle, Eden Atenas is the perfect headquarters for your Costa Rican visit. Here you will be tempted to just relax by the pool, enjoy spectacular tropical gardens (the work of tropical horticulturist Jan and design enthusiast Avtar), watch Toucans or Mot Mots, and be wowed by the best breakfast in the country. Whether you are helping yourself to a mango off the tree, lounging amongst the hibiscus, bougainvillea, gardenia, and jasmine, or watching sunrise over the volcano, you will have no trouble understanding why we call this place Eden.
The only complaint we ever hear, is "If I'd only known, I would have stayed longer"
Contact us even if the calendar shows not available because we have other rooms, cabin, or apartment that may fit your schedule.
Hammocks, rockers, zero-gravity lounge chairs and secret benches - Eden Atenas has literally dozens of ways and places to kick back and chill. From a hammock for three, looking out over the valley, to wooden loungers tucked in the secret orchid garden, to zero-gravity chairs by the pool which let you forget anything but the stars above, to traditional Costa Rican rockers lining the veranda outside your room, to a simple plank bench beneath an orange tree, why not spend a day just moving from one spot to another - then try and pick a favorite!The Skies - No matter the time of year, the skies of Eden Atenas are life changing. Whether it is watching the dawn illuminate iconic volcanoes, being enchanted by the unique tropical cloud colors painted by sunsets over our valley forest, being thrilled by tropical storms in the distance (or overhead!), or simply falling in love with the southern stars laid across a velvet cloth of night, you will never forget the skies.
Interaction with Guests
Avtar and Jan, the hosts are available for help with questions and travel advice
The Weather - Listed by National Geographic as "The World's Best Climate", Atenas, Costa Rica is a mecca for warm weather lovers who wish to avoid the scorching heat and humidity of the beaches (they are still close enough to visit). Feel free to leave your sweaters at home.
Jan, Avtar, Suzen and Community- In addition to offering a guest house, Eden Atenas is a small community of resident and non-resident members dedicated to sustainable practices, creative expression, and holding a small piece of this planet for Peace. Whether you choose to join us for Sunday meditation, grab your mat for some yoga, spend and hour helping out in the organic food gardens, or just hang out and chat about the "deeper" things in life, the community or Eden Atenas welcomes you.
Central, yet off the track, location - Only 25 minutes from Costa Rica's main airport, Eden Atenas is both central and a world apart. While many of Costa Rica's top attractions are less than an hour away - La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Poas Volcano, the Capital City of San Jose, the beaches of Jaco, Zoo Ave Wildlife Rescue Center, and two National Parks - Eden Atenas is a world removed from the tourist crowds and hustle. Staying at Eden Atenas lets you see the sights while allowing you the experience of a private vacation villa.
Other Things to Note
Please contact us even if the calendar shows not available, as we may have other options for you in our other guest rooms, apartment, or cabin.
Our stay at Eden was very tranquil and relaxing. We loved the hammocks and the view from the top balcony. Their gardens were beautiful and we loved being surrounded by trees and greenery. Views of the valley were spectacular. Bed was very comfortable. Jan's breakfast was so delicious and they made us feel very welcome!!
This was a very cool bed and breakfast. It's about 5 minute drive to the center of Atenas. We stayed here before heading to SJO.
The rooms are very clean, bathrooms had hot water, and they provide other amenities like hot tea, coffee throughout the day. There is no AC, but we had a ceiling fan that worked great. There are 5 or 6 other units in the property so expect interaction with other guests during the busy seasons.
Jan makes awesome breakfasts and is very accommodating on dietary restrictions. It was definitely the best breakfast we had in Costa Rica.
Jan also has an amazing garden on the property. They have a huge range of fruits, medicinal plants, cacti, and flowers. I'd highly recommend chatting with her about them.
We did not try the pool, but it looked clean.
There are 2 friendly German Shepards that live on the property.
If you don't want to wake up at 5 am I'd recommend earplugs. The property is basically in the jungle. Mornings are filled with birds, roosters, and dogs barking.
Jan and Avtar provided us with a beautiful place to stay in Atenas. We relaxed in the hammocks and pool (pool towels provided) taking in the sights of the beautiful gardens buzzing with hummingbirds. We skipped the day trip to hang out at Eden with our hosts, sharing music and conversation. The homemade breakfast was phenomenal, large, and different each morning.
The bedroom is extremely roomy, with a shared balcony. Shower and bathroom is nicely decorated, and we were given bath robes (what is it Four Season). Everything was exceptional, and Max and Lilly added a nice furry touch to our trip.
When we are back in CR, Eden is most definitely a place we will visit.
A hidden tropical retreat. Jan and Avtar have created the perfect escape. We were using Eden as an overnight stopover before our flight out of Costa Rica the next morning. My only wish, is that we had dedicated more time to enjoy the lush gardens, the quaint balconies and the company of their sweet pups. The breakfast on the patio the morning we left, situated overlooking the hills and gardens, was an unimaginable finale to our trip to Costa Rica.
Don't stay at Eden, unless you want to stay in Eden.
Notre voyage s'est terminé sur 1 très bonne note avec notre séjour à Éden Atenas. Endroit calme et magnifique. Réveillés par le chant des oiseaux et accueillis par un succulent petit déjeuner. Jan notre hôtesse à été fantastique et à l'écoute. Que dire de plus...que du bonheur !!! A découvrir sans hesitation
Eden Atenas is even better than described! It is beautiful, peaceful, cozy, and exhilarating all at the same time. Jan, Avtar, and Nathan were excellent hosts, making me feel welcome even before I got there. They arranged for a driver to be waiting for me at the airport so that my first experiences in Costa Rica would be less daunting. It also made me feel quite special!
Every moment was a treasure... relaxing by the pool, playing with canine kids Max and Lily, visiting around a fire on the beautiful rancho, struggling to get out of a hammock (!), walking through the extraordinary gardens, and having Jan's delicious and beautiful breakfast among the butterflies and hummingbirds, just to name a few. Seriously! I can't make this stuff up! It's THAT amazing! Each day I recorded a minute or so of the early morning and evening sounds so that I could relive a little bit of paradise from time to time. No other souvenirs are necessary!!!
I WILL go back. It is quite possibly the most beautiful place I've ever been.
Thanks for an amazing time. It was all I had hoped for and more!
The host was great! The place was very beautiful! My wife and I highly recommend it!
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About the Host, Eden
Eden Atenas is a small community of resident and non-resident members dedicated to sustainable practices, creative expression, and holding a small piece of this planet for Peace. Whether you choose to join us for Sunday meditation, grab your mat for some yoga, spend and hour helping out in the organic food gardens, or just hang out and chat about the "deeper" things in life, the community of Eden Atenas welcomes you.