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Make Alajuela Province your next getaway—choose from 16 great vacation rentals

Home to lush, tropical rainforests, scenic volcanoes, and amazing wildlife, the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica offers endless outdoor attractions and local culture. When you stay at one of our Alajuela vacation rentals, exciting adventures in the picturesque landscape of northern Costa Rica await!

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Casa Cielo 3D Tour
4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 9

Casa Cielo - Pocosol, Al

From $182
Casa Norman 3D Tour
4 Bedroom | 4 Bath | Sleeps 12

Casa Norman - La Fortuna, Al

From $150
Villa Arenal Dreams #2 3D Tour
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 2

Villa Arenal Dreams #2 - La Fortuna, Al

From $40
Villa Arenal Dreams
4 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 11

Villa Arenal Dreams - La Fortuna, Al

From $100
Villa Arenal Dreams #1 3D Tour
0 Bedroom | 1 Bath | Sleeps 3

Villa Arenal Dreams #1 - La Fortuna, Al

From $40

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Recent Alajuela Province vacation rental reviews

Cool has created an entire universe in the forest. It’s super cool and we really enjoyed ourselves. I had been worried about the lack of AC but that ended up fine. Curt, and the housekeeper Helen are super amenable and generous. The road is a bit bumpy, but we managed that as well. It’s 30 min from anything we wanted to do, which we knew, and worked for us. All in all, a great stay. If we’d come back, we’d stay there again.
SARAH G. | Aug 2021
La casa nos encantó, muy limpia y con todas las comodidades.
Rodolfo C. | Aug 2021
Todo estaba perfecto, la propiedad es hermosa y muy grande. Definitivamente volveremos.
Twice &amp . | Aug 2021

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Where is Alajuela Province?

The Alajuela Province is located inland in northern Costa Rica, bordering Nicaragua to the north and the nation's capital, San José, to the south. The coastal Puntarenas province of Costa Rica is southwest and Guanacaste is directly west, where you'll find even more beautiful beaches and coastline.  

Natural Sights in Alajuela Province

Several volcanoes throughout the Alajuela region provide amazing outdoor recreation and natural scenery. Arenal Volcano, Poás Volcano, and Tenorio Volcano are the top three in the province. Visit the Poás Volcano National Park and discover the Laguna Caliente - an acidic geyser-filled crater at the summit - and try to snag a photo before the clouds roll in.

Arenal Volcano is one of the most active in the world, providing once-in-a-lifetime sights of lava flowing toward the base when you visit the surrounding area. The nearby town of La Fortuna features a score of geothermal springs perfect for a relaxing natural soak.

For an off-the-beaten-path excursion, head to Juan Castro Blanco National Park about 50 miles north of San Jose. This newly protected area features a stunning mix of wildlife and natural scenery. With more than 40 species of amphibians and over 100 bird species, this picturesque landscape is home to many rare animals in danger of extinction in Costa Rica. 

Cities in Alajuela Province

You'll find plenty of urban activities and cultural heritage throughout Alajuela Province. The city of Alajuela is Costa Rica's second largest city about 12 miles north of San José in the Central Valley. 

From the military history at the former barracks to the Juan Santamaría Historical Museum, there's plenty to explore in Alajuela. The city's Central Park features lovely towering mango trees and royal palm trees. Take a stroll through the park, watch a local concert, then head over to the must-see Alajuela Cathedral. This stunning piece of architecture was built in 1854 and showcases Neoclassical construction with a beautiful dome and white marble. 

About 15 miles west of Alajuela and San José, the small town of Atenas offers an inviting, laid-back feel surrounded by scenic coffee plantations. Atenas is famous for having one of the best climates in the world with an average daily temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the 60's at night. From small cafés serving up local favorites to the beautiful tree-lined paths of the central park, this charming town offers an ideal place to stay in one of Costa Rica's most scenic regions.

About 10 miles from Atenas, Zoo Ave is another must-see spot. This wildlife refuge rehabilitates and cares for Costa Rica's injured and orphaned wildlife. See the stunning animals for an unforgettable outing and support a good cause at the same time. 

Stay in one of our Alajuela vacation rentals for an amazing Costa Rican retreat!

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