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The Mountain Jungle Estate is located only 5 minutes from the center of Atenas but feels as if you were in the middle of the jungle. The property has a strategic topography that gives it the unique feel of being far away from civilization. The home was built by the team efforts of 3 well known architects from Costa Rica and Europe. The kitchen has been recently updated with all high end appliances and dark high quality wood. The property boast 3 separate buildings totaling in 7 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. The main house with 5 bedrooms, the guest house with 2 bedrooms, and the tree top cabin with 1 bedroom.
The property is massive and has over a $100,000 in gardening. There are 67 palm trees, tons of palmeras, endless supply of orange, lemon, coconut, mango, and mandarin trees. There are a few Ylang Ylang trees that give off a perfume fragrance when they bloom. Hundreds of short and tall colorful exotic plants all around the property and houses. It is truly a paradise to walk the grounds during the day or at night thanks to over 35 solar paneled lights that have been installed throughout the driveways and walkways of this gorgeous property.
The house was built for entertainment, with its large outside spaces and deck around the pool. Upstairs your find a large patio with sitting areas and a 7 person jacuzzi. Enjoy breathtaking views from any part of this property especially in the master bedroom. This room was designed for those who love to stare off into the mountains of Costa Rica while watching the many different species of birds that visit this estate, like Toucans, Gray Hawks, Crested Caracara Eagle, Red Crested Woodpecker, Blue Crowned Mot Mot, White-Throated Magpie-jay bird and so much more.
If you continue the driveway towards the back of the property you will find a very cute and cozy guest house with two bedrooms that fit 5 people. Recently built, this house is also equipped with all new appliances and handmade custom furniture. After that you will find a lighted staircase that leads to the tree top cabin which overlooks the forest. This cabin is visited weekly by the neighborhood monkeys both the Spider white faced monkeys and the Howler monkeys.
The property backs up against the largest river in the surrounding area called the Rio Grande. The property has a hand built trail with hand rails that leads to a deck half way down its path. If you continue to the bottom you will come to the edge of the river and find a few swimming holes to enjoy and watch the water pass. This is truly a one of a kind property with the feel of the jungle while having all your modern and luxury needs.
Atenas (Spanish pronunciation: [a’tenas]) is the fifth canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 127.19 square kilometers (49.11 sq mi) and has a population of 27,112 (estimate as of 2013). The origin of the name dates back to 1833, when the area was known as “Sabana Larga”, and the then Head of State, Don José Rafael de Gallegos, admirer of Greek civilization, proposed that the new population be called Athens. It is popularly said that Atenas enjoys the ‘best climate in the world’; the reason for this attribution is that climatic factors like temperature and humidity are stable all year round, with temperatures ranging from 19 Celsius at night to 34 Celsius during the day with a yearly average of 26 Celsius. It is a fairly compact canton, mountainous for the most part. The Río Grande (Great River) forms the border on the canton’s north and east sides. As the river moves south, it is joined by two other large rivers, the Río Poás and the Río Virilla, before turning west again and forming the canton’s southern border under a new name, the Río Grande de Tárcoles. The western border of the canton is established by a series of quebradas (canyons) that cut through the Coastal Mountain Range.