Our location is perfect for all your vacation plans. There are many tours from Atenas you can partake in, we are just an hour from the Pacific coast and close to all the quintessential Costa Rican experiences. In addition to the incredible climate, Atenas is one of the most sought after areas to retire. Staying in Atenas gives you a unique opportunity, an authentic Costa Rican town that is off the tourist radar, but still close to all the nature and adventure the country has to offer.
Atenas is a friendly and very safe town, voted by National Geographic as having the 'best climate in the world'. Expats and retirees are discovering this very special haven of Costa Rica and find they are very much welcomed in their new town by the Costa Rican people and friendly expats.
Whether you are looking for somewhere to retire, take a sabbatical, or come to learn Spanish or study nature, we can help you get oriented and show you the ins and outs of living in Costa Rica.
There are many one-day trips easily accessible for the Orchid Tree Bed & Breakfast.
- Volcan Poas National Park
- Los Chorros Waterfalls
- La Paz Waterfall Gardens
- Los Angeles Cloud Forest Reserve
- Sarchi artisan village
- Jaco Beach (Pacific Coast)
- San Jose (the capital)
- Butterfly, orchid and tropical gardens
Activities that are easily accessed from the Orchid Tree include:
- Mountain Biking
- Hiking and horseback riding
- Zip-lining and canopy tours
- Whitewater rafting
- Bungee jumping
- Touring coffee plantations
- and much more!
Many guests decide to rent a car with GPS. For more adventurous travelers we recommend a 4-wheel drive vehicle and can help you with your reservations.
If this is your first time visiting Costa Rica or if your plane is arriving after 5pm, we strongly advise that we arrange your airport pickup. You can have your rental car delivered to the hotel the next morning.
We will be happy to arrange a rental with a reputable and competent agency.
Some guests choose not to rent vehicles and instead hire a car with an English speaking driver. We will be able to set you up with a driver who will be able to show you things you may not find on your own. There are also excellent bus services just a short walk from the inn.
If you wish, we will be happy to share with you our experiences of relocating and living in Costa Rica.