Atenas Chili Fiesta

Atenas Chili Fiesta

Mission: "Volunteers working in partnership with our community to seek funding that will provide for the needs of the children of Hogar de Vida in Atenas, Costa Rica"

Check Out Our Video Capturing a Very Eventful Day


Thank you for visiting our website!

We've been under construction recently because we have some fabulous things happening with the chili cook-off and want to share them with you.

First thing is our new name! We will no longer be the "Atenas Charity Chili Cook-off" but wanted a more inclusive name for Ticos and everyone alike. SO, our new name is "Atenas Chili Fiesta"!

Secondly, we're changing our location to Sabana Larga on Highway 3 in Atenas!

This venue is beloved by the Ticos and everyone will love the many convenient venues, spacious salon where the chili contest will take place, convenient expanded parking, and much more. It's conveniently located on the Highway 3 bus line and taxis are plentiful.

But wait, there's more! We're expanding our hours of operation. We will now be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with many new things planned for that day. The committee is extremely excited about all the fun things happening and we can't wait to share them as we finalize plans. Have an itch to volunteer for this wonderful charitable event?

Contact our volunteer coordinator at Mark your calendar now for the 2015 Atenas Chili Fiesta on February 8, 2015!

See you there!! FTK!!!


We are proud and pleased to donate the proceeds from this marvelous event to the kids at Hogar de Vida.

Thirty-five Costa Rican children live on the property of Hogar de Vida in a children's home founded by Tim and Dena Stromstad in 1995. They range in age from birth to ten years and were abandoned, orphaned or came from abusive situations.

This wonderful organization meets their daily needs in a stable home environment where they receive good nutrition, clothing, an education, spiritual training, and are surrounded by trustworthy authority figures.

The 2014 funds were used to provide a security gate for the property and help feed and care for these special little people. By attending the Atenas Charity Chili Cook Off you are benefiting these precious children in need


We’ve got a fun new promotion to raise “koins” for the Hogar de Vida kids. Start saving your koins and bring them with you on event day. We will be showcasing an exciting way for you to drop in your koins – it’ll be noisy and entertaining!!! See the promotion detail to the right.


We look forward to seeing you at the Event. If you are interested in being a sponsor, a donor, a chili team, or a volunteer, we would love to hear from you. Just click any of the headings above for information and contact details.


Premier Sponsors - $2,500

Platinum Sponsors - $1,500

Gold Sponsors - $1000

Silver Sponsors - $500

Bronze Sponsors - $250

Other Sponsors