Most tourists skip this town near the San Jose International Airport, but we think it's a great place to spend a few days.  Here is why...

7 Reasons Why  Alajuela, Costa Rica Is Worth a Visit

Alajuela is located in the Central Valley. You can enjoy sweeping mountain and valley views here. It actually feels a lot like Switzerland.

#1 This Area is Beautiful

You can see this impressive waterfall for free on the side of the road.

#2 You Can Visit the La Paz Waterfall

There are several coffee farms in the area including the only coffee farm in the world owned by Starbucks.

#3 You Can Visit the World's Only Starbucks Farm

Poas Volcano is an active volcano that you can visit up close.

#4 You Can Visit an Active Volcano

The Alajuela farmers market is the perfect blend of cultural experience and delicious produce. We suggest buying some fruits you've never seen before.

5. You Can Try Unique Fruits

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