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.
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!
Our stay at Eden Atenas was everything we hoped it would be. My husband and I were traveling with my parents, and we spent the first three days of our vacation with them. Jan and Avtar were very welcoming and their property was BEAUTIFUL! We felt like we were tucked away in paradise, but only had to drive down the road 5min into Atenas to explore or grab some yummy Tico food. Waking up in the mornings to fresh coffee and Jan's breakfasts' is something we will be talking about for a long time. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and Jan, Avtar, Max and Lily were wonderful hosts! If we are ever in Costa Rica again, we would love to stay again.
This place was scoop lovely and hospitable. We would love to stay here again. The breakfast was fresh and delicious!
We really enjoyed our stay with Jan and Avtar, they were so helpful with directions and things to do in the area. Especially considering gps didn't know anything about most of the places we were going (website hidden) property is absolutely gorgeous!! The gardens are the nicest that we have seen in Costa Rica with Jan's careful attention to them. As our fellow travellers before have mentioned, the breakfast was fantastic with fresh fruit and yummy main dishes. Definitely a highlight!!
The rooms were very well designed and very clean and best part was waking up to the sounds of the birds and having our coffee in e rocking chairs overlooking the beautiful gardens.
It was a little challenging at first finding the road of the property, however with their assistance, we found the blue gate and it was easy to navigate afterwards.
Jan and Avtar were wonderful hosts and very understanding and down to earth. Definitely recommending this place to any who are visiting CR.
Eden Atenas was simply a little piece of paradise. From the strikingly beautiful botanical garden down to the delicious homemade breakfast, it was luxury at its best at a more than affordable price.
Our experience at Eden Atenas could not have been better. We thought, having read the other online reviews, that we fully knew what to expect going into the experience but it was really so much better than words can describe. Just a few highlights:
- Jan and Avtar were awesome hosts. So welcoming and helpful when we had questions about getting around town, recommending restaurants, providing fresh aloe plants when we had bug bites, etc.
- The grounds are absolutely beautiful. Jan planted nearly everything that surrounds Eden Atenas and it really makes you feel like you're in a private oasis. Each morning, as we ate breakfast outside, hummingbirds flew from flower to flower just a few feet from us.
- Jan's cooking is out of this world! We looked forward to breakfast each morning because it was always so incredibly delicious and so creative! We especially loved her fresh fruit smoothies and breakfast pizza.
- Max and Lillie, Jan and Avtar's German Shepherds, made our stay so fun as well! They are the best guard dogs and the sweetest animals. Max would sleep outside of our room every night and they both enjoyed splashing with us at the pool - we miss them so much!
Thank you, Jan and Avtar, for an awesome time in Costa Rica!
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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.