Alajuela Tourism

Visit Alajuela - Best of Alajuela

Regarded as one of the best places to begin your Costa Rican foray, Alajuela is the most popular city of Costa Rica after San Jose, of course. The San Jose International Airport is in fact closer to Alajuela than San Jose, making it one of the first destinations travelers visit.

A quaint little town, Alajuela is a world apart from the rest of the Costa Rican cities. Best experienced foot, you needn’t spend a lot of time here as all the major attractions can be seen in a day. The ideal way to see Costa Rica is to make Alajuela your base and take trips from here to the nearest towns.

Alajuela Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Alajuela tips for your visit

  • Given how popular the destination is, travelers are recommended to exercise the regular caution.
  • Don’t leave valuables in your car or leave them unattended elsewhere. Carry just the essentials for the day and nothing more.
  • It’s common to be flagged down by people when you’re driving; don’t stop because chances are, they might be out to rob you.
  • Change your currency only at the hotel, bank or airport. Don’t change them anywhere else.

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Facts and Stats for Alajuela*

  • Living in Alajuela - Quality of Life

    • Climate Index 98.81 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Alajuela

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Alajuela

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.06 USD
    • International Movie per seat 6.05 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 43.83 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 95.25 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 52.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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