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Make A Holiday Rental Villa in Alajuela Region, Costa Rica, Your Home Away From Home

Alajuela region is actually the largest province in the whole of the country of Costa Rica. It stretches right up to the border with Nicaragua in the north and is situated only a few kilometres from the national capital, San Jose, in the south. Your holidays in Alajuela region will be spent in a climate that is reputed to be one of the very best in the entire world and there are ample activities and places to visit to keep you entertained for the duration of your trip, too. All of which are definitely best enjoyed by staying in a self catering villa as your holiday base.

Things to Do on Holiday in Alajuela Region, Costa Rica

Your holidays in Alajuela region will be spent in a part of the world that is very different from what you are used to: Costa Rica has some of the most abundant rainforests on the planet, offering you the chance to see species of flora and fauna that you may never have dreamt of. Do try your best to join some organised tours of the nearby rainforests, it would be sacrilegious to come to Costa Rica and ignore the country’s most valuable ecosystems. Other popular activities to enjoy whilst staying in your self catering accommodation in Alajuela region include swimming, tennis, amazing golf courses, cycling and mountain biking and awesome nature walks.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Alajuela Region, Costa Rica

Whilst enjoying your holidays in Alajuela region, there are a few attractions that you should try your best to visit in the main city of Alajuela itself. The Alajuela Cathedral is an amazing architectural delight and a building that will quite simply leave you speechless. You may also be able to visit the crater of an actual volcano in this part of Central America - The Poas Volcano. You really ought to try your best to visit the national capital of San Jose, as your self catering accommodation in Alajuela region is likely to be situated so close. San Jose offers some great attractions for the whole family: for the younger ones, there is The Happy Hollow Park and Zoo and The Children’s Museum which they will absolutely love. There are an amazing number of museums for the adults, too, covering a very diverse range of artefacts: there is an Egyptology museum, a museum devoted to textiles and some great national museums and art galleries proudly displaying the history and culture of this Central American country.

Weather in Alajuela Region, Costa Rica

As we have already stated above, your holidays in Alajuela region will be spent enjoying one of the best climates on the planet. This is because the general climate of Costa Rica is sub-tropical. In this area, the lowest average temperature of the year will be in January when it falls to a still very pleasant 15 degrees Celsius. This rises to a peak of 30 degrees in August. If you prefer completely dry holidays, the best time of the year to travel is between May and September, when there is an average rainfall of zero - now you cannot argue with that statistic!

Travel to Alajuela Region, Costa Rica

Travellers on their holidays to Alajuela region will need to rely on the country’s largest airport - San Jose Juan Santamaria (SJO). Unfortunately, as with much of Central America, this part of the world is very poorly connected with the United Kingdom. The only way of getting to Costa Rica from the UK is to fly with Iberian Airways to Madrid and connect with the direct service to San Jose.

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                                                                                                      living on a cloud

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                                                                                                      "I have the difficult task of explaining what it feels to live on a cloud, literally, because the clouds swiftly surround this piece of land from time to time for just a few moments and you exist for a small time with the sky. The rolling hills that extend into the horizon from the property's backyard spoil your appetite to taste other adventures Costa Rica has to offer...why visit a cloud forest when you live in one? And, the beauty of this home absolutely ruins your patience to stay in any other vacation home less exceptional than this house. This house sits furthest out on the best slice of land in the community so no other rooftop adulterates the view of the magnificent Atenas mountains. You feel like you are the only person in the world with the safe satisfaction of a small, friendly community of home-owners right behind you. The decor of the house is minimal and craftful and every turn offers another opportunity to enjoy the goodness of life. And that's all before leaving the house! The drive from Atenas to San Jose offers panoramic views of Costa Rica Pura Vida and you find yourself downtown in less than an hour. The drive to the Pacific side (Jaco/Manuel Antonio) provides equally impressive views ending in beautiful beaches and national parks less than 90 minutes away. Local fruit and vegetable stands abound in either direction, so there is always a chance to buy the best avocados on your way to and from home. The location of this house gives you the best chance to experience Costa Rica's coasts, volcanos, and local life and still be home to grill yourself a nice steak and take in the gorgeous city lights from a far, far distance. The stars and moon at night, are of course unparallel. I should stop here for fear of seeming unauthentic, but it's all true. Come experience it for yourself. You'll leave a different person." Thanks so much for opening up this sweet serenity to my family Diana, and best of luck with future renters.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2010
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2009