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Alajuela Map, Costa Rica

If you feel like you need some help to find your way in your destination city, you are in the right place. This Alajuela Map will certainly help you to seek out the best restaurants, clubs and sights in town. You want to know what is the best place for a walk? Or what you should be watching out for during your visit? Learn more about the best things to do in the city reading our travel tips and then get around in Alajuela with Travelgrove's map. While searching for places, you can also check some cheap flights or deals or you can take a look at our user's galleries about the city. We hope you will find our city map of Alajuela useful. Enjoy your trip and come back to share your travel experience about Alajuela!

Alajuela History

Alajuela is home to Costa Rica’s national hero, Juan Santamaría.  Juan Santamaría fought for Costa Rica when William Walter and his mercenary army came to Costa Rica in 1856 in order to take it over.  In 1857, Walker and his troops retreated to Rivas in Nicaragua where they hid out in a wooden fort.  Juan Santamaría and his troop from Alajuela decided to burn down the fort.  At the time, Santamaría was only... read more

Alajuela Sightseeing

You should then stop by one of the various homages to Juan Santamaría, Costa Rica’s national hero.  There is the Juan Santamaría Park and the Museo Juan Santamaría (the Juan Santamaría Museum).    read more

Alajuela Travel Guide

 One of the most beautiful attractions in the area is the Poas Volcano National Park.  You’re able to drive to the top and can look across the world’s largest active volcanic craters.  This is one of the most beautiful areas in all of Costa Rica and is recommended to all.  You will have access to walking trails that can lead you to other sites inside the national park. You can also look at an extinct crater,... read more

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