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Alajuela Costa Rica

Alajuela is an inland province and does not have a coastline; it makes up for it with beautiful sceneries, and dazzling flora and fauna, thanks to its volcanoes.


Alajuela Costa Rica

Alajuela Costa Rica: Land of Coffee, Volcanoes, Lakes, and Waterfalls

The province of Alajuela, marked by extraordinary natural beauty with a chain of spectacular volcanoes that form the Cordillera Central. One of the main attractions of Alajuela Costa Rica is the Arenal Volcano. Arenal Volcano is an active volcano that guarantees a nightly show! Arenal Volcano also has a lake, one of the best places for windsurfing! Lest we forget about La Fortuna waterfall, the top waterfall of Alajuela area.

Alajuela Costa Rica ZarceroThe City of Alajuela

Alajuela is a typical laid-back Costa Rica town, the second largest of Costa Rica. Your visit to Costa Rica would not be complete without learning about its history and culture! Another attraction is Volcano Poas, looming on the horizon. In the city center is a big domed church, close to the lush and green Parque Central, the daily hang out the place for locals. There is also the central market located on the western side of the park. The outskirts of Alajuela have shopping malls, fancy restaurants, bars and cinemas and more! The Juan Santamaria International Airport is a quick drive away. While in town, try and see the Juan Santamaria Cultural Historical Museum. Located near the Central Park. The museum exhibits Costa Rican artifacts, portraits the Battle of 1856 and historical maps.

The Juan Santamaria Airport, Alajuela Costa Rica

The Juan Santamaria Airport has located a few minutes away from the city of Alajuela. The airport is about 20 km away from San Jose. The airport name came from a Costa Rican hero. He was a  drummer boy who died while defending his country against the US forces. This airport is a hub for Taca/Lacsa airline, and the domestic Sansa Airlines, as well as focus city airport for Copa Airlines of Panama.

Juan Santamaria used to be the only International Airport in Costa Rica until another the International Airport of Liberia, Guanacaste was opened. The airports have direct flights to North and South America, and to Europe. The main runway of Juan Santamaria can take large wide body aircraft, and presently welcomes scheduled flights with A330, A340, and Airbus, as well as Boeing 767 and 747. Juan Santamaria was once the busiest airport, but today it is ranking second according to the Tocumen International Airport in Panama.

Where to Stay in Alajuela

Among the fine Hotels in Alajuela, you will find the Hampton Inn, the Doubletree Cariari, and the Adventure Inn. These aAlajuela Costa Rica volcanore close to the airport and the Cariari Golf Course. More specifically, they are luxury hotels, with pools, restaurants, and bars. They serve as extremely convenient for travelers due to their proximity to Alajuela, and San Jose. If you want to explore the province of Alajuela, the Hotel Asclepios Wellness, the Vista del Valle and the Tabacon Resort in Arenal are other comfortable options!

From: $200 - $300

Xandari Resort

Xandari Resort and Spa Hotel

Xandari Plantation encompasses 21 expansive villas on a 40 acre coffee and fruit plantation overlooking Costa Rica’s Central Valley – the masterpiece of architect Sherrill Broudy and artist Charlene Broudy, who visualized a paradise reflective of Costa Rica’s incomparable beauty.

Type Boutique Nature Health & Wellness Off The Beaten Path

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From: Under $125

Courtyard Marriott Alajuela Two Bed Bedroom

Courtyard Marriott Alajuela

The Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela offers style, convenience and value close to downtown San Jose and just 5 minutes from the Juan Santamaria San Jose International Airport, ideal for those with early or late connections. This modern hotel features 127 sophisticated and spacious rooms and suites, an indoor pool, 24- hour Fitness center, Market and GoBoard information center, plus plenty of areas to work and relax with complimentary high-speed Internet, safes, LCD TVs and desks with ergonomic chairs and multiple outlets.

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From: Under $125

Chayote Lodge

Chayote Lodge

Chayote Lodge- A Hidden Jewel in the Central Valley Chayote Lodge rests high in Costa Rica’s mountainous central valley. Only 50 minutes away from San Jose Airport in Llano Bonito de Naranjo. At an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level in the mystical cloud forest. It hosts 12 spacious bungalows with large terraces to enjoy the breathtaking views. So many, […]

Type Boutique Nature Adventure Off The Beaten Path Volcano

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From: $125 - $200

The Retreat Costa Rica

The Retreat Costa Rica

The Retreat Costa Rica is a luxurious space to find the peace and relaxation that you are looking for. Its breathtaking views of the hills and the Pacific and also its amenities like spa, yoga house and teaching kitchen will make this a unique experience all will give you the tools to continue living a healthy and happy life.

Type Boutique Health & Wellness Luxury

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From: Over $300

Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

Hotel Asclepios Wellness & Healing Retreat

Asclepios, a small intimate and well executed wellness retreat over the slopes of Poas Volcano in Costa Rica, caters to guests who wish for some quite time.

Type Boutique Family Friendly Romantic Health & Wellness Luxury

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From: Over $100

Costa Rica Highlights Tour

To begin this recommended tour, which should really be called Ten in One, we take the Pan-American road to Alajuela.

Duration: Full Day

Activity level: Moderate

What to bring: Camera Binoculars Jacket

What is included: Guide Drinks Meal Transfer

Type Adventure Educational Nature Family Friendly

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From: Under $50

Morpho

Butterfly Farm Costa Rica

The Butterfly Farm was opened in 1990 as the first live butterfly exhibit in Latin America.

Duration: Half Day

Activity level: Easy

What to bring: Camera

What is included: Guide

Type Cultural Family Friendly Romance

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From: $75 - $100

Costa Rica Waterfalls

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

La Paz Waterfall Gardens, located on the slopes the Poas Volcano, are one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Costa Rica.

Duration: Half Day

Activity level: Easy

What to bring: Camera Sunscreen Insect Repellent Jacket Raincoat

What is included: Drinks Meal Entrance Fee

Type Educational Nature Family Friendly

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A Trip to Alajuela’s Zoo Ave Costa Rica

Zoo Ave Costa Rica, or “Bird Zoo” in English, is an incredible place with so much more than birds, and is a far cry from your typical zoo. This is a wildlife refuge that rehabilitates and cares for many of the country’s injured, orphaned and abandoned animals, and through its parent foundation, The Nature Restoration Foundation, works to conserve Costa Rica’s wildlife. Zoo Ave Costa Rica is truly a great place to visit and a fun way to give back to Costa Rica and support conservation.

What to bring: Camera Binoculars Sunscreen Insect Repellent Shorts

Type Educational Nature Family Friendly

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