"Alajuela and Central Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Alajuela by theo1006

Alajuela Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 174 photos

Alajuela town

We found Alajuela a convenient base from where to make excursions before setting out with a rented car to explore Costa Rica. The town is close to the airport, has a choice of budget and medium-priced accommodation and frequent bus services to San José and other destinations.

Day trips from Alajuela

The most popular trip from Alajuela is to Poás Volcano. Special tourist buses leave only once a day at 9:15am. The rate of CRC 2100 includes the return journey leaving at 2pm.

We made several other day trips by bus. Buses frequently leave from the south-western corner of Alajuela to neighbouring towns and they are cheap. As an example Alajuela to Grecia (13 km) costs CRC 540 (about one US dollar). A ride to San José costs even less. (February 2012)

See all bus schedules from Alajuela.

  • Last visit to Alajuela: Feb 2012
  • Intro Updated Jul 21, 2012
  • Add to Trip Planner (?)
  • Report Abuse

Reviews (13)

Comments (1)

  • starship's Profile Photo
    Jul 16, 2012 at 8:24 AM

    Nice page. Thanks for sharing your experiences in Alajuela and the surrounding area!


“To travel hopefully is better than to arrive”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 6 1 4
Forum Rank:
0 0 1 3 4

Badges & Stats in Alajuela

  • 13 Reviews
  • 52 Photos
  • 0 Forum posts
  • 747PageViews

Have you been to Alajuela?

  Share Your Travels  

Latest Activity in Alajuela

Travel Interests

See All Travel Interests (9)