Rental Car Alajuela
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Alajuela short guide
Alajuela is a city with a central location in Costa Rica in Central America. The city belongs to the province of the same name, where it also is the capital. The province is situated in the Valle Central, nearly 1,000 meters above sea level. It is only 20 km to the nation’s capital San José located slightly further south, and Alajuela is the second largest city in the area. In 2007, the population of just under 50,000 within city limits.
In the fertile area there are many parks and the most popular here is the Parque Central which is right in town. In the surrounding area is the zoo Ave and a butterfly farm. One of the main attractions is the active volcano Poás which last erupted in 2009 and which is surrounded by a breathtaking scenery. In April it carnivals and parades in the streets when it is celebrated Juan Santamaria Day, and in July held Mango Festival with various stalls and processions.
Juan Santamaría International Airport is the main airport in the country and is located 3 km outside the city center.