Located just north of San Jose and up to the border of Nicaragua, the province of Alajuela
is one of the most frequently visited regions in the country. Home to the famous Arenal
volcanoes, Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge
and many small, historic communities, Alajuela is one of the best places to travel, especially for those who have never visited before. If you're planning a trip to the region, consider opting for an all-inclusive resort where you can pay for all of your food and amenities in one lump sum. Here are two of the best all-inclusive resorts to check out in Alajuela:
Located in San Carlos, this hotel features plenty of services and accommodations to ensure that you are cared for and happy throughout the duration of your stay. With a stunning view of the San Carlos River, the Tilajari resort is near plenty of outdoor amenities, including the Arenal Volcano, hot springs and river rafting. Adventurous travelers will be able to go on a canopy tour, hiking through the rainforest, go on a safari river float and more. But those travelers who are here just to relax will find the on-site spa to be the best place to spend their time. When the time comes to enjoy a tropical cocktail or delicious meal, venture over to the Katira Restaurant or lounge bar, both of which are casual and offer great views. The Katira Restaurant offers typical Costa Rican fare with local ingredients in an extensive list of menu items.
Located on a certified organic biodynamic farm, the Finca Luna Nueva Lodge is considered a living classroom where guests are able to learn about the various aspects of farming while staying on the stunning property. If you enjoy all things sustainable, this lodge is the perfect option. By blending nature and tourism in one place, the owners of Finca Luna hope to spread the word about eco-friendly practices. The on-site farm, Sacred Seeds Sanctuary, boasts more than 300 tropical medicinal plants along 200 acres. The hotel restaurant features fresh squeezed juices, organic produce and healthy meals made from local ingredients.
Map of Alajuela
There is also an on-site spa for guests to relax and unwind with services like a Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, acupuncture, Chinese cupping style massage, hot stone massage and much more. There's quite literally no better way to distress on your trip than with a visit to the spa.
While you're at the lodge, you can do on the Cavalonga trail hike, help out in the reforestation project, go on a walk to discover the rainforests most unique creatures or go on a mountain bike ride along the foothills of the Arenal Volcano.
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