Having the best time in the world seems to be a condition much too pretentious, but in Costa Rica the people who are experts in the subject and international magazines such as National Geographic do not hesitate to confirm this, to confirm that the weather in Atenas is something that you would only find in your wildest dreams, it is the perfect weather, it is the best weather in the world.
During the day even inside the same country in other regions of Costa Rica, their places that have great weather conditions, some of the best you will ever find anywhere you go, places like San Joaquín de Flores. Alajuela, Pavas or Ojo de Agua, but when time hits the afternoon and then night comes around the climate in Atenas exceeds any expectations and goals from being great to excellence.
In the criteria of experts, a good weather is the one that allows the human being to recover from fatigue during sleep and rest and this is exactly what happens in Atenas, is the perfect weather for these conditions to take place.
You don’t only have to take in account factors such as temperature, hours of daylight, rain or wind, but there are other phenomena that are important to this reasoning such as topography, altitude and the type of demographic density of the place you are studying.
In this last aspect, Atenas is better than the other places we mentioned, because for example Alajuela and Pavas are highly populated and San Joaquín and Ojo de Agua are over 2000 years over sea level which makes their time it’s colder than the one you will find in Atenas.
Atenas is at an altitude of 698 m above sea level and it receives a good 2500 hours of daylight every year. In other words this means that Atenas receives almost 7 hours of daylight in average per day, which is over the national average which is of almost six hours of daylight per day.
The climate in Atenas is classified as sub tropical, tropical and sub humid and the whole country of Costa Rica there is only one region that has the same characteristics and it is called San Joaquín de Flores. This basically means, among other things, that the region has six months of dry season and six months of rainy season, while there are other areas in Costa Rica such as Golfito, the northern part of San Carlos or the Atlantic region, but only have barely 2 months of dry season.