Atenas Services & Facilities
Supermarkets, pharmacies, banks, shops, Internet cafes and restaurants are plentiful in downtown Atenas.
Cell phone reception is reliable throughout the town. Pay phones are located in central park; prepaid phone cards can be purchased in pharmacies or supermarkets for local and international calls.
Several restaurants and Internet cafes in downtown Atenas offer high-speed connections for around $1 per hour, or free WiFi service to paying guests.
Atenas has three state-run banks: Banco Nacional, Banco Popular and Banco de Costa Rica. Each has ATMs that dispense both dollars and colones. Typical banking hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Linea Vital offers private English-speaking medical care for the Atenas community. Clinic staff provide home visits, emergency care and general medical services 24/7. Additionally, the local Red Cross has ambulance service. For major injuries and comprehensive care, patients may visit CIMA hospital in nearby Escazu or Hospital San Rafael, located in Alajuela.
Atenas Red Cross (24 hours) 2446-5161
Linea Vital (24 hours): 2446-7440
CIMA Hospital (24 hours) 2208-1144
Atenas' only gas station is on the main road that bypasses the town. It is located adjacent to a Banco Nacional ATM machine.
The Atenas post office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.