Alajuela

Alajuela

Things to do - general

As the second largest province in Costa Rica, Alajuela is home to a vast variety of both man-made and natural attractions. The province is the site of one of the most pristine mountain ranges, the Cordillera Central range, in addition to several volcanic national parks. Travelers seeking a cultural experience will also enjoy this region, as it is home to Alajuela, a laid-back metro area located just outside of San Jose. Sitting on a gentle slope, Alajuela is also slightly warmer and smaller than the neighboring capital. Best of all, Alajuela is home to Juan Santamaria International Airport, which provides flights to a number of domestic and international destinations. The airport makes it easier for travelers to get to and from the most remote of travel destinations.

City of Alajuela

The small urban center of Alajuela often serves as a base for many travelers in the area. Boasting many lodging and dining options, the city is ideally located within arm’s reach of the province’s top attractions, and features many group tours and cultural amenities. There is a movie theater, shopping mall and cafes as well as one of the largest farmers markets in the country. Every Saturday morning, locals and visitors gather to purchase fresh produce, handcrafted items and listen to local music. It’s a great way for people to experience the true Tico lifestyle.

From Alajuela is easy to get all the other important destinies in Costa Rica. Some of them are: La Fortuna(2 hours), Manuel Antonio (2 hours), Jaco (1.5 hours), Tamarindo or Flamingo (4 hours), Monteverde (4 hours) and Puerto Viejo (4 hours).

CountryCosta Rica
Languages spokenEspañol e Ingles.
Currency usedDollars and Colones.

Sports & nature

Zoo Ave
Home to a variety of wildcats, monkeys and other native Costa Rican fauna, Zoo Ave is most well known for housing more than 100 different species of vibrant birds. This animal park is always lively, with feathers, scales and fur all heightened by the beautiful music of each species' unique voice. While Zoo Ave is a great place to learn more about native Costa Rican wildlife, the park's main mission is to breed animals that can be reintroduced into the wild. With such a great mission, you know your admission fee is going toward something worthwhile!

Arenal Volcano National Park
As one of the most beautiful parts of the Costa Rican landscape, the Arenal Volcano, is an ideal spot for any traveler to visit. Its symmetrical shape makes it a true sight to see, while the storied history of the volcano has kept it at the top of traveler's lists for decades. Horseback riding, hiking and wildlife viewing are all available here. In addition, the area offers opportunities to go white water rafting down the Toro River, take a dip in one of the several hot springs, or go on an exciting canopy tour or a trek across hanging bridges. Less adventurous travelers can get a sprawling view along a sky tram canopy tour or go for a horseback ride to the stunning La Fortuna waterfall.

Poas Volcano National Park
Poas Volcano may not be as sought-after of a traveler destination as the Arenal, but this towering volcano is just as magnificent. Stretching up 8,885 feet tall, Poas is one of the most active volcanoes in the country. The raid-fed main crater is nearly a mile in diameter and descends nearly 1,000 feet. Besides the area around the main crater, the park features dense vegetation and is a great place for travelers to catch a glimpse of native wildlife. There are also several different life zones, including a cloud and mountain rain forest.

Doka Estate
Noted for its unbelievable coffee, the Doka Estate is a must-see for any caffeine fiend. The coffee tour takes visitors through the process from seed to cup and teaches all coffee lovers about the entire production process . The family-owned coffee plantation began in the 1940s, and the family has perfected the craft of making the perfect cup of Joe. At the end of the tour, visitors will get to taste the rich blends that they learned about along the way.

Arenal Paraiso

Arenal Paraiso

La Fortuna, Alajuela
Price from $ 55
Arenal Paraiso Resort and Spa Arenal Paraiso resort and spa has an ideal location to bike around the More info
Chayote Lodge

Chayote Lodge

Llano Bonito, Alajuela
Price from $ 155
Chayote Lodge Chayote Lodge lays in the outskirts of the mountainous central valley, located only 50 More info
Hampton Inn

Hampton Inn

Costa Rica, Alajuela
Price from $ 120
Surrounded by the Central Valley mountains, and conveniently located just two minutes from the Juan More info
Hotel Tilajari

Hotel Tilajari

Costa Rica, Alajuela
Price from $ 48
Hotel Tilajari Originally constructed to provide local families with country club style recreation f More info
Jardines Arenal

Jardines Arenal

La Fortuna, Alajuela10 / 10
Price from $ 50
Hotel Jardines Arenal Hotel Jardines Arenal is a quiet place, surrounded by beautiful wildlife, loca More info
Magic Mountain

Magic Mountain

La Fortuna, Alajuela
Price from $ 63
Hotel Magic Mountain Hotel Magic Mountain a Colonial Modern Hotel, located in La Fortuna facing the More info
San Bosco Inn

San Bosco Inn

La Fortuna, Alajuela
Price from $ 30
San Bosco Inn Hotel Hotel San Bosco is a wonderful, two-story hotel set in the heart of La Fortuna. More info
Arenal ATV Tour

Arenal ATV Tour

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 74
Arenal ATV Tour- Fourtrax Adventure We start at La Pradera Hotel, after a little explanation of how More info
Arenal Canopy

Arenal Canopy

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 63
Arenal Canopy An authentic adventure in the rainforest that is full of adrenaline and in harmony wit More info
Arenal Hanging Bridges

Arenal Hanging Bridges

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 58
Arenal Hanging Bridges This is an ideal tour for those who love the different heights of the rainfor More info
Baldi + lunch + dinner

Baldi + lunch + dinner

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 50
Baldi Hot Springs + lunch + dinner included Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa is located in the heart More info
Baldi + lunch or dinner

Baldi + lunch or dinner

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 40
Baldi + lunch or dinner included Baldi Hot Springs Hotel and Spa is located in the heart of Costa Ri More info
Canyoning

Canyoning

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 85
Canyoning in the Lost Canyon Go where very few have had the privilege to roam in the Lost Canyon of More info
Celeste River Waterfall

Celeste River Waterfall

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 99
Celeste River Waterfall Hike through the lush Costa Rican rainforest through well maintained paths t More info
Eco Termales Arenal

Eco Termales Arenal

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 37
Eco Termales Arenal At Costa Rica´s Eco Termales Arenal Hot springs, we know that there is no better More info
Horseback to the Waterfall

Horseback to the Waterfall

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 58
Horseback to the Waterfall This is a combination of horseback riding and hiking. Our horses are trai More info
Jeep Boat Jeep

Jeep Boat Jeep

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 22
Jeep Boat Jeep service between Arenal and Monteverde This daily transportation service  service take More info
Kalambu with Lunch

Kalambu with Lunch

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 46
Kalambu with Lunch or Dinner Water Park Kalambu with lunch or dinner is the only one of its type. Fe More info
Kayaking on Lake Arenal

Kayaking on Lake Arenal

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 48
Kayaking on Lake Arenal Kayaking on Lake Arenal – Arenal Volcano Costa Rica. Bring your camera More info
Night Walk

Night Walk

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 57
Night Walk This tour is ideal for those who want to take advantage of every minute in Costa Rica, di More info
Rafting Class 2-3

Rafting Class 2-3

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 60
Rafting Class 2-3 Whitewater + Wildlife near Arenal Costa Rica Whitewater and Wildlife Rafting Class More info
Rafting Class 3 / 4

Rafting Class 3 / 4

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 75
Rafting Class 3 / 4 Get ready to enjoy one of Costa Rica’s most exuberant rivers! Rafting on t More info
Safari Float

Safari Float

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 54
Safari Float Don’t miss this outstanding tour on the quiet waters “Peñas Blancas” River, More info
Sustainable Safari by Raft

Sustainable Safari by Raft

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 65
Sustainable Safari by Raft Our sustainable safari will take us to see the best landscapes along the More info
Tabacon and feeding

Tabacon and feeding

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 100
Tabacon and feeding Tabacon Hot Springs with Lunch and Dinner included There are five different spri More info
Tabacon and Lunch

Tabacon and Lunch

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 85
Tabacon Hot Springs with Lunch included There are five different springs at Tabacón. Temperatures wi More info
Unique Caño Negro

Unique Caño Negro

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 60
Unique Caño Negro Unique Caño Negro is one of the most amazing trip for incredible bird watching and More info
Venado Cave Spelunking

Venado Cave Spelunking

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 70
Venado Cave SpelunkingThis 2,700-meter stretch of limestone caves is thought to have formed some 1 More info
Volcano + Baldi + Dinner

Volcano + Baldi + Dinner

Alajuela
Price per person from $ 90
Volcano + Baldi + Dinner This is the quintessential Arenal Volcano tour to do when you’re in La Fort More info

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