"Alajuela and Central Valley" Top 5 Page for this destination Alajuela by theo1006
Alajuela Travel Guide: 60 reviews and 174 photos
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.
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)
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While we stayed at the 1915 Hotel in Alajuela we brought our laundry to a little shop a few blocks from the hotel. The... more travel advice
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