Alajuela is about 11 northwest of San Jose and a short drive from Juan Santamaria International Airport in Costa Rica. Alajuela sits on a gentle slope and is slightly warmer than neighboring San Jose, and thus attracts city dwellers in the summer months.
This inland region is marked by natural beauty, a temperate climate and a series of spectacular volcanoes that make up the Cordillera Central mountain range. Those visiting Alajuela are there for the volcanoes. The famous volcano Arenal erupts regularly and on clear nights visitors can see the orange lava flow down the mountain, and with molten lava fireworks lighting up the sky, it is the most spectacular volcano in Costa Rica and possibly the world. Arenal is next to Laguna de Arenal, Costa Rica’s largest inland body of water, which covers 48 square miles.
Alajuela’s town center and market is much like the hectic streets in most Latin American cities. It is a bit smaller and more laid back than San Jose, and there are several nearby villages which are even more slower-paced and are popular with tourists.
Costa Rica is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire and has five active volcanoes within its boundaries. An excellent volcano to climb has to be the dormant Volcan Irazu, which has a stunning green lake in its crater.
A magnificent eco-friendly country known for its pristine beauty, amazing culture and friendly people, Costa Rica offers you an abundance of places to see and things to do. One thing is for sure though, you will never be bored; with beaches, national parks, rainforests, volcanoes and wildlife, this tiny country is packed tight with natural beauty, unlike any other place in the world. In fact, once you visit Costa Rica, a piece of your heart will remain!
Accommodations for every kind of traveler can be found throughout Costa Rica. Varying from region to region, you will find accommodations for all pocket books from elaborate villa rentals to family friendly accommodations, sprawling hillside villas and condo rentals.
If you wish to vacation in the lap of luxury, there are plenty of villa rentals, vacation rentals and boutique lodging across Costa Rica that can be sourced to meet your every need and whim.
Costa Rica is a small country but the activities are endless. Starting with Canopy Tours and hiking in the rainforest and ending with one of the many water activities like surfing and sportfishing, your choices are endless.
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