What to see in Alajuela

Over this section you will find everything that is worthwhile visiting en Alajuela, a charming city placed in Rica’s northern plains

The province of Alajuela, in Costa Rica, is waiting for you. It wants to show you all the history that lays inside its borders. This beautiful region hides the story of one of the country’s most important independence war’s battles, the Riva battle. In addition, if you finally decide to come to this region, you will be able to experience and go deep into the incredible surrounding nature, meet its people and their culture and taste the best cuisine in the area.

The most representative places in Alajuela are listed below:

Parque General Tomas Guardia ParkParque General Tomas Guardia Park
Visit the pleasant Parque General Tomás Guardia and relax under the shadows of mango trees

Parque Juan Santamaría ParkParque Juan Santamaría Park
Visit the peaceful Parque Juan Santamaría and admire the lush nature of Alajuela in first person

Cathedral of AlajuelaCathedral of Alajuela
Visit the cathedral with the biggest and tallest dome of Costa Rica in Alajuela and admire its beauty

Iglesia Santo Cristo de la Agonía ChurchIglesia Santo Cristo de la Agonía Church
Experience the Costa Rican passionate religious feeling at the Iglesia Santo Cristo de la Agonía Church

Teatro Municipal TheaterTeatro Municipal Theater
Discover Costa Rican arts and culture’s essence in the magnificent Teatro Municipal in your visit to Alajuela

Culture CenterCulture Center
Try some cultural activities while discovering and living Costa Rican culture in the Culture Center of Alajuela

Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto StadiumEstadio Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium
Feel the Costa Rican soccer atmosphere of Alajuela in the Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto.

Visit the village with the best weather conditions on Earth: the charming Atenas, in the north of Costa Rica

Monumento al boyeroMonumento al boyero
With this monument you will learn about Grecia’s tribute to one of the most rooted tradition.

Discover Costa Rica’s craftwork center, Sarchi, where you will be amazed by the decorated ox carts

Jardín Botánico Else Kientzler Botanical GardenJardín Botánico Else Kientzler Botanical Garden
Visit Jardín Botánico Else Kientzler, in Alajuela, and enjoy a pleasant day surrounded by vegetation

Come and visit Costa Rica’s cleanest city, Grecia, and observe Costa Ricans’ particular way of life

Iglesia de las Mercedes ChurchIglesia de las Mercedes Church
Learn the history of the Iglesia de las Mercedes Church, in Alajuela, and admire its singular facade

La Paz WaterfallLa Paz Waterfall

Poas VolcanoPoas Volcano
Visit the Poas Volcano, in Costa Rica, and admire the world’s largest geyser crater

Discover one of the most traditional villages of Costa Rica, Zarcero, and walk along its precious topiary park

Parque Evangelista Blanco Brenes ParkParque Evangelista Blanco Brenes Park
Visit the Parque Evangelista Blanco Brenes, in Zarcero, and delight yourself with the fantasy topiaries

Catarata del Toro WaterfallCatarata del Toro Waterfall
Visit the Catarata del Toro and admire the highest waterfall of Costa Rica

San RamónSan Ramón
Come and visit San Ramon, one of the most important agriculture-devoted cities in Costa Rica

Ciudad QuesadaCiudad Quesada
Discover the famous saddleries and its precious handmade objects of all kinds in Ciudad Quesada, Costa Rica

Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco National ParkParque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco National Park
Visit Parque Nacional Juan Castro Blanco and enjoy one the of the least altered natural settings in Costa Rica

La Fortuna de San CarlosLa Fortuna de San Carlos
Visit the amazing city of La Fortuna de San Carlos in Costa Rica and get to see the impressive Arenal Volcano

Catarata del Rio Fortuna WaterfallCatarata del Rio Fortuna Waterfall
Do not miss the incredible Rio Fortuna Waterfall, in Alajuela, and enjoy a refreshing bath into its waters

Arenal VolcanoArenal Volcano
Come and visit the incredible landscapes of the Arenal Volcano (‘Parque Nacional Volcan Arenal’) in Costa Rica

Reserva indígena Maleku ReserveReserva indígena Maleku Reserve
Visit the incredible Maleku Reserve and discover this Costa Rican tribe’s curious way of life

Cano NegroCano Negro
Visit the immense Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge, located in the most uncharted area of Costa Rica


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