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Alajuela is the second largest province of Costa Rica located in the central mountain range of the country. The province is home to two of the most famous volcanoes in the country including Arenal volcano located in the fortune of San Carlos, and the Poas volcano. 

The climate is varied as you can find dry tropical climate towards the north of the region and tropical climate in the rest of the province.

In Alajuela is the Juan Santamaría International Airport, which is the country's main airport and provides international and domestic flights.
Among the most visited activities by tourists is the Poás Volcano National Park, the city of Zarcero known for its park, Sarchi site for the manufacture of typical oxcarts and handicrafts, La Paz Waterfalls, the indigenous reserve Maleku, and Caño Negro among others.

One of the holidays celebrated by the province is those of Palmares in January.

Alajuela has many lodging options and restaurants, as well as movie theatres and shopping centers as well as one of the largest farmers markets in the country. Every Saturday morning locals and visitors gather to buy fresh products, craft items and listen to local music. It is a good way for people to experience the true lifestyle of the Costa Rican.


Alajuela  (356)

Alajuela-District of Alajuela


Alajuela  (162)

Alajuela town is located in the Alajuela Province.


Alajuela  (1)

Alajuela is located in the Province of Alajuela


Atenas  (35)

Atenas is the fifth canton in the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica


Grecia  (67)

Grecia is the third canton of Alajuela Province, located near the center of the country.


Guatuso  (7)

Guatuso is the 15th canton in the province of Alajuela

Los Chiles

Los Chiles  (2)

Los Chiles is the 14th Canton of Alajuela Province and lies along the border of Nicaragua


Naranjo  (16)

Naranjo is the sixth canton in the Alajuela Province, Naranjo is surrounded by Rivers


Orotina  (16)

Orotina is the 9th canton in Alajuela province.


Palmares  (15)

Palmarés is located between the Avocado mountains and the Río Grande river.


Poas  (17)

Poas is the eight canton of Alajuela province, it's well known by locals and tourists for the Poas Volcano.

San Carlos

San Carlos  (189)

San Carlos canton is the 10th canton in the Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica, in San Carlos you will find Arenal Volcano and lake.

San Ramon

San Ramon  (59)

San Ramon is the second canton of Alajuela.


Upala  (7)

Upala is the 13th canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica


Sarchi  (10)

Sarchí is the 12th canton in the province of Alajuela in Costa Rica


Zarcero  (3)

Zarcero is the 11th, Canton of Alajuela

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