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50% OFF Summer Special (available from now until end of October 2014). Stay more than 5 days and get the daily rate discounted by 50%. Only $95/day until September 1st (normally $190/day), and $65/day from the 2nd of September to October 31st (normally $130/day).
This stunning and unusually spacious house is located on the hills surrounding the town of Atenas. It offers the peace and tranquility of a home away from home, as well as a perfect base for touring the beautiful landmarks of Costa Rica. Villa Madrugada is nestled on a large one acre lot surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and the beautiful, rolling mountains of the Central Valley. The property has amazing views of the surrounding mountain ranges, creating a tranquil atmosphere for the ultimate in relaxing vacations in Costa Rica! This luxury Pica Flora neighborhood house features many of the wonderful benefits of living in the mountains, including the eternal spring weather and spectacular mountain views dotted with the vibrant colors of Costa Rica’s rainforests. From a spacious deck you can see many fabulous birds including the toucans that visit in the mornings. During the green season, when it generally rains in the afternoons, you can see monkeys, sloths hanging out in the trees in the jungle below and many other types of wildlife too. There is so much here you never know what you may see! Enjoy a peaceful morning in Costa Rica while watching the sunrise over the mountains from the spacious half covered terrace. The spectacular deck offers stunning 180 degree views and is ideal for entertaining guests. The exotic garden is full of bright, vibrant flowers and tropical fruit trees. Enjoy a romantic walk through the garden at dusk while strolling along paved walkways lined with twinkling garden lights. Stretch out tense muscles by swimming a few laps in the open view swimming pool.
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Atenas is located in a peaceful, non-industrial part of the Central Valley, halfway between San José and the Pacific Ocean. Great base for sightseeing trips in all directions due to its central location. You can easily make day trips to go zip-lining in the treetops, hiking in the mountains, cruising in the jungle or surfing on the Jaco beach.
Atenas is typical Costa Rican small town. Charming and full of nice surprises. With just 5,000 inhabitants (17,000 including the suburbs), Atenas is famous for having one of the best climates in the world, according to National Geographic. The words “El Mejor Clima del Mundo” are emblazoned on every bus in Atenas. Temperatures: daily averages 75 to 86°F (25°C – 30°C) and evenings vary from 60 to 70°F. Altitude: around 2380 feet above sea level (725 m). The weather in Atenas is ideal - warm and breezy by day, low humidity, and comfortably cool at night. Air conditioning or heating are never needed!
Atenas has 3 bigger supermarkets (Pali, MegaSuper & Co-Op) and a Farmer's Market on Friday mornings where you can purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, flowers and homemade baked goods. There are also a number of nice restaurants, 5 pharmacies, a number of sodas (little restaurants that serve breakfast and lunch), and 2 favorite gringo hangouts,
‘[El Balcon]’ (a European style cafe with breakfast, lunch and wonderful pastry and bread) and ‘[Kay's Gringo Postres]’ (breakfast or lunch, a piece of cake or pie).
[Villa Madrugada] is approximately 30 minutes from the Juan Santamaria International Airport ([SJO]) and around 45 minutes from downtown San Jose.
Many easy day trips include: Volcanos & National Parks ([Poas Volcano Nat'l Park] - 22 miles, about an hour; [Arenal Volcano Nat'l Park] - 50 miles, 2 ½ hours), Beaches (Jaco - 38 miles, one hour; tiny Esterillos - 40 miles, 1 ¼ hrs, Manuel Antonio – 84 miles, about 2 ½ hours), Coffee plantations ([Doca] – 25 miles, 50 minutes; [El Toledo] – 3 miles, 10 minutes) Towns (Cartago - 43 miles, one hour; Sarchi - 9 miles, 20 minutes). Talk with our property manager Andrew or our driver Oscar about local sites or for arranging these tours for you. You are also just over 30 minutes from Escazu (by the new highway) and its posh restaurants, wonderful shops and the MultiPlaza shopping mall. San Jose, the capital of Costa Rica, has many cultural and historical sites, and is about 45 minutes away.