Alajuela Province Vacation Rentals

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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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Popular amenities for Alajuela Province vacation rentals

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Casa Aqua Vida
4 Bedroom | 4.5 Bath | Sleeps 12

Casa Aqua Vida - La Fortuna, Al

$674 avg / night
Casa Cielo
4 Bedroom | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Casa Cielo - La Fortuna, Al

$584 avg / night
Finca San Tocuar
3 Bedroom | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Finca San Tocuar - Grecia, Al

$234 avg / night
Arenal Lake House
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Arenal Lake House - San Carlos, Al

$337 avg / night
Casa Pacotilla Tereciana
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Casa Pacotilla Tereciana - El Molino, Al

$247 avg / night

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Recent Alajuela Province guest reviews

Home was as pictured. Secluded and a beautiful property. As other reviews mention, Curt is a great host and he loves to share his experiences with his guests. It was convenient to have breakfast served to us each morning and they were delicious. Chef Vielka always prepared multiple dishes and much more food than we could eat. We opted for two dinners during our stay as well, and enjoyed both.
Gregory C. | Jun 2024
Por donde podría empezar? El lugar en si es espectacular, espacioso, lleno de vegetación, algo increíble para relajarse La casa tiene todas las comodidades esenciales y hasta más, el aseo era OMG, desde la cocina hasta los baño Bolsas de basura para no dejar la cocina desordenada, trapos para platos, ollas para todo tipo de personas, desde cocinar para 2 hasta cocinar para 10 Gilberto super especial y servicial, lo mejor de todo es que él vive en la propiedad pero uno nunca lo nota. Las camas deliciosas y super cómodas la, todo está cubierto con cedazo para evitar que los bichos hagan un festín contigo La piscina super bien, la terraza de la piscina perfecta para un BBQ, en fin solo maravilla la puedo decir de este lugar TAN INCREÍBLE, espero volver pronto por que sin lugar a duda se ha convertido en uno de los lugares favoritos
Sharon C. | May 2024
Caca Cielo is amazing!! We didn't want to leave. We had 2 adults and 6 kids and we all were very comfortable with our sleeping arrangements. The setting is stunning and waking up to the sounds of nature was so very peaceful. We had rain each morning, but it cleared up for us to enjoy all of our excursions. Yoga and coffee each morning on the deck was awesome. Curt was a phenomenal host. Very informative and helpful throughout the entire process. Extremely responsive to any questions before and during our stay. We rented a car and headed into La Fortuna for all of our excursions. I bit of a drive, but well worth it. We ziplined, hiked to & swam in La Fortuna waterfall, white water rafted, and took a twilight tour on hanging bridges. Had a few meals in town, but preferred our meals at Casa Cielo. The chef was outstanding. Breakfast each morning was amazing and we had her cook our first dinner. Overall, we loved our time at Casa Cielo and would return if ever in La Fortuna again!!
Marcy L. | Mar 2024
Alajuela Province vacation rental FAQ

Yes. 9 of our Alajuela Province vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Alajuela Province team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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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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