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As the second largest city, Alajuela is situated 20 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the gorgeous Central Valley. It has an important place in Costa Rica’s history, for its role in the independence from Spain and being home of the country’s national hero Juan Santamaria, a drummer boy, who sacrificed his life to save the country during the battle of the Hacienda Santa Rosa, in 1856. With a slightly warmer climate than San José, Alajuela is a pleasant escape from the hustle-and-bustle of Costa Rica's capital. It is a great cultural center and base for exploring the sights nearby such as the Poas Volcano, the small villages of Zarcero known for its well-manicured shrubs, Grecia famous for the hard-to-miss metal Catholic Church  and Sarchi with its handcrafted oxcarts and all type of wooden handcrafts. 

Buena Vista
Perched high above Alajuela, Hotel Buena Vista, offers a relaxed atmosphere and the ¨good view¨ it is named for. It is located 4200 ft above Alajuela and surrounded by ample green gardens, a fresh water po...
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$146
Hampton Inn & Suites
The Hampton Inn & Suites Airport San Jose Costa Rica is surrounded by the Central Valley Mountains. It is designed with a tropical atmosphere to make you feel like you are in the Costa Rica Forrest. Exotic a...
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$176
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express in San Jose, Costa Rica, sits one mile from Juan Santamaria International Airport and 10 miles from downtown San Jose. The hotel offers complimentary transportation to and from the ai...
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$158
Xandari Resort & Spa
Xandari Resort & Spa is a piece of art spread over a 40-acre coffee plantation, overlooking the Central Valley. Conveniently located just 20 minutes from San José airport, the resort offers a luxurious expe...
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$215