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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 Sightseeing

In terms of natural beauty, you will have to visit Poás Volcano National Park.  You can drive all the way to the top of the volcano.  It is 8,800 feet high and is still active.  There is an exquisite blue green colored crater lake with a 1,000 foot deep crater which also happens to be one of the world’s largest active craters.  There is also a forest with various walking trails that will lead you to various... read more

Alajuela Travel Guide

There are several things to do and see in Alajuela, including the Juan Santamaria Museum.  This small museum is actually housed in what was the old city jail.  There are some interesting artifacts on display here.  April 11th each year is celebrated in memory of Juan Santamaria and his sacrifice to Costa Rica. read more

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

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