San Jose is a significant city in Costa Rica. It has a nice range of interesting areas, including Alajuela, which is about 12 miles to the northwest of central San Jose.
San Jose's many fabulous visitor attractions include the Parque Nacional, the National Museum and the Jade Museum.
Alajuela Cathedral, this area's largest Catholic church, is a very significant cultural landmark. When you're done exploring, bunk down at a comfortable hotel nearby. The Hampton Inn and Suites San Jose Airport and Holiday Inn Express San Jose Costa Rica Airport are two excellent options. Sit on the soft, green grass and watch as the world goes by, run around with the kids and leisurely lounge under the open sky at Parque Juan Santamaría. Accommodation choices to look into near here are the Hotel Catedral Casa Cornejo and Hostel Alajuela Backpackers.
If you are interested on spending a little more on more upmarket places to sleep in Alajuela, be sure to check out the amenities and rates at the Asclepios Wellness and Spa.
Playcafe Costa Rica is one of the best local places for a morning caffeine fix or afternoon tea. When you start feeling particularly hungry and need something a bit more filling, grab a table at Pollos Mi Casita. There’s no better way to wind up a day than with a relaxing drink at Soda y Bar Cruseiro.