Located just a short drive from San Jose and lying in the shadow of the Poas volcano, is Alajuela. The city is known for its history and heritage, as well as its proximity to some of the country’s top tourist attractions, making it an excellent base for anyone seeking an urban adventure on a trip to Costa Rica. From the park in the city's centre to the historic buildings and colonial-style architecture, the city seamlessly blends urban living with the beauty of Costa Rica’s nature and the nearby Poas Volcano National Park is just a short hike away and offers various routes to the crater of one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
If you fancy something a little more sedate, the La Paz Waterfall Gardens feature a series of cascading waterfalls and lush tropical gardens and the Pacific Beaches aren’t too far away either. So, if you’re looking for a taste of Costa Rican history, culture and adventure, make sure to add Alajuela to your itinerary.

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