Costa Rica is a great place to spend an extended location. Alajuela
is a great location to consider for your stay, since it is close enough to the city life in Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, but secluded enough that you’ll get a nice slice of the quiet life that locals enjoy. A short trip from the Juan Santamaria Airport, Alajuela is a tranquil and peaceful place for families, traveling groups, newlyweds, and singles.
For those looking for accommodations for their extended stay in Costa Rica, there are options beyond hotels. While hotels are one of the more streamlined ways to stay in Costa Rica, you might be looking for something more authentic and less touristy. If you’re looking for a vacation rental instead of a hotel, there are plenty of options for you in Alajuela.
The best places for you to look for your Costa Rica vacation rental are in the towns of Alajuela City, Atenas,Grecia, Palmares
, Sarchi, Zarcero, San Ramon,Turrucarres, Cuidad Quesada (San Carlos)
and La Fortuna. These towns have peaceful, retreat-like environments, and offer any traveler some serenity.
Whether you are traveling alone or in a group, or looking for just the necessities or the lap of luxury, these Alajuela cities can accommodate you. The villas and condos are a great, private option for newlyweds, while the cabins and lodges are perfect for larger families and groups. There are also apartments and houses available for short term leasing for groups of any size. Another perk of renting a vacation home in Costa Rica is that the place will come with furnishings and with the basics that anyone needs daily, including linens and dishes.
You may or may not have access to laundry, so you should check on that ahead of time. There are plenty of things to do in Costa Rica that may leave you with dirty clothes, so laundry might be mandatory for your long-term stay!
Better than Hotels
Ones of the many perks of vacation rental or short term leasing in Costa Rica is that it is just as affordable as staying at a hotel. If you stay at a hotel, it is likely that you’ll need to eat out often, since you probably won’t have access to a kitchen. You’ll also only have a small fridge, which limits the amount of food that you can store at your home base. With a vacation rental, you’re more likely to have access to a kitchen (with dishes) and to a full fridge. You can shop a local market, or even bring leftovers home to eat later!
Map of Alajuela
It’s so great to stay in this area, not just for the variety and versatility that allows you to kick back and relax, but also because of the convenience of these locations – they are all near exciting recreational facilities! If you are the type of person that loves the outdoors, then Alajuela is definitely a good pick as your base camp. Poas Volcano National Park
, Carara National Park
, and the Los Angeles Cloud Forest are all close when you’re on this province. The province is also home to the Arenal Volcano National Park
, which is known for its fun fireworks each night. If you stay on Alajuela, you don’t want to miss seeing this volcano in person.
There are also some great spots for unwinding and relaxing during your stay in Alajuela. One of those places is La Fortuna
. This location is known throughout Costa Rica for its hot springs, which are set against beautiful gardens. The soothing waters and the tranquil backdrop offer a great retreat for any traveler.