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Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Alajuela

Take a vacation to Alajuela and enjoy the area's festivals, theater scene and live music. This city's shopping, restaurants and architecture draw many visitors. Museum of Costa Rican Art and National Theater are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Alajuela

Are you hoping to discover attractions to see during your stay? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Alajuela a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Spirogyra Butterfly Garden (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • ARA Project (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Zoo Ave (4.3 mi / 6.8 km)
  • Valle del Sol (4.5 mi / 7.2 km)
  • Doka Estate (5.6 mi / 9.1 km)
Natural features

Exploring the gardens and other natural features in Alajuela

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Alajuela is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are some of the area's noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • La Paz Waterfall Gardens (11.1 mi / 17.9 km)
  • Parque Nacional (11.2 mi / 18.1 km)
  • Central Park (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Ojo de Agua Spa Park (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Peace Park (8 mi / 12.9 km)
  • Sabana Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Alajuela

The nearest airport is in San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.), located 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you can also fly into San Jose (SYQ-Tobias Bolanos Intl.), which is 6.5 mi (10.5 km) away.

How many vacation rentals are available around Alajuela Province?

Our 2020 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 426 house rentals around Alajuela Province. From 202 Houses to 75 Condos/Apartments, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Alajuela Province is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Alajuela Province?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alajuela Province. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Fortuna: 348 vacation rentals
  • Atenas: 106 vacation rentals
  • Peñas Blancas: 152 vacation rentals
  • Concepcion: 145 vacation rentals
  • Barrio Pilo: 62 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Alajuela Province! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Alajuela Province?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Alajuela Province:

  • La Fortuna: 348 rentals
  • Atenas: 106 rentals
  • Peñas Blancas: 152 rentals
  • Concepcion: 145 rentals
  • Jesús: 115 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Alajuela Province?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Alajuela Province are:

  • Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO): 472 home rentals
  • Arenal Airport (FON): 349 home rentals
  • Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR): 905 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Alajuela Province?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Alajuela Province. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Poas Volcano National Park: 250 vacation homes
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures: 388 vacation homes
  • La Fortuna Waterfall: 359 vacation homes
  • Rio Celeste Waterfall: 124 vacation homes
  • Ecoglide Arenal Park: 367 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Alajuela Province listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Alajuela Province

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