Destination guide

Take in the majestic beauty of Alajuela

Take a holiday to Alajuela and enjoy the area's festivals, theatre 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-see attractions in the area. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


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 holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Alajuela a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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

Transport 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 centre. 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 holiday rentals are available around Alajuela (province)?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 431 holiday lettings around Alajuela (province). From 69 flats & apartments to 198 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Alajuela (province)?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Alajuela (province). From travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • La Fortuna: 319 holiday homes
  • San Ramon: 131 holiday homes
  • Atenas: 105 holiday homes
  • Quesada: 35 holiday homes
  • Grecia: 453 holiday homes offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Alajuela (province)! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Alajuela (province)?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Alajuela (province) with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • La Fortuna: 319 holiday lettings
  • San Ramon: 131 holiday lettings
  • Atenas: 105 holiday lettings
  • Quesada: 35 holiday lettings
  • Grecia: 453 holiday lettings

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Alajuela (province)?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Alajuela (province) are:

  • San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.): 491 self catering accommodations
  • La Fortuna (FON-Arenal): 325 self catering accommodations
  • Tambor (TMU): 428 self catering accommodations

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Alajuela (province)? offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Alajuela (province). From travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Grecia: 453 holiday rentals
  • Quesada City Park: 203 holiday rentals
  • Costa Rica Sky Adventures: 364 holiday rentals
  • Arenal Eco Zoo: 363 holiday rentals
  • Arenal Adventure World: 325 holiday rentals

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

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