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Alajuela Destination Guide

Explore Alajuela in Costa Rica.

Alajuela in the region of Alajuela with it's 47,494 inhabitants is a town in Costa Rica - some 11 mi (or 17 km) North-West of San José, the country's capital city.

Interactive map of Alajuela

Current time in Alajuela is now 10:20 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "America / Costa Rica" with an UTC offset of -6 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Masaya, Managua, León, Chinandega, Tuetal Norte or Urb Silvia Eugenia. Since you are here already, make sure to check out . We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Weather Conditions Today & Next Days Forecast

23°C / 74 °F Moderate rain
Morning Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 67 °F
Chance of rainfall 7%
Air Humidity 71%
Air Pressure 1012.5 hPa
Wind Speed Calm with 2 km/h (1 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 80% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Wednesday, 20th of March 2019
Moderate rain, calm, broken clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 24°C (74 °F)
Night: 19°C (66 °F)
Thursday, 21st of March 2019
Light rain, calm, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 25°C (77 °F)
Night: 18°C (65 °F)
Friday, 22nd of March 2019
Light rain, calm, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 24°C (75 °F)
Night: 15°C (59 °F)


Costa Rica : Hymne national et défilé ...

04:46 min ( September 15, 2012 by Vincent Varenne)
Views: 63 - Rating: 5/5 - Pour la journée de l'indépendance du Costa Rica, le 14 septembre à Alajuela à 18 heures commence l'hymne national chanté solennellement par les Costariciens puis en famil...

Poas Volcano Alajuela Costa Rica (Part...

01:21 min ( March 25, 2009 by ChrisMx54)
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Lauren and I are narrating the way down

Province of Alajuela Costa Rica and sur...

02:05 min ( December 07, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOW)
Views: 64 - Rating: 0/5 - Tour of Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica created at TripWow by TravelPod (a TripAdvisor company) TripAdvisor TripWow Slideshow of Province of Alajuela by TravelPod. Cities vi...

For sale Hotel/B&B Alajuela Costa Rica

02:26 min ( September 05, 2011 by cjschoo)
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A good runnig Hotel/B&B for sale in Alajuel,Costa Rica With 4 aparments each with 2 bedrooms and 1 bath,fully furnished and with own website. $60 OBO call; (506) 8801-4112 email; ww...

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Alajuela during the next days.


Speaker Series - La Ruta Para El Ingreso De Costa Rica A La OCDE En El 2020

Beginning: 07:00 pm (19:00).
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Puertas Abiertas, Tu Primera Experiencia ULEAD

Beginning: 10:30 am (10:30).
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SELLO VERDE: Conferencia Sobre El Programa Macroeconómico 2019-2020

Beginning: 06:30 pm (18:30).
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Clase Modelo: Tecnologías De Información

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Debates Inteligentes - Costa Rica Requiere Una Nueva Constitución Política

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SELLO VERDE: ¨Retos Y Reflexiones Para Favorecer Una Cultura Publicitaria Respetuosa De Las Mujeres, Que Promueva La Igualdad De Género En Costa Rica

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Interesting facts about this location


Alajuela is the second largest city in Costa Rica after the capital, San José. It is also the capital of the namesake province. Because of its location in the Costa Rican Central Valley, Alajuela is nowadays englobed in the conurbation of Great Metropolitan Area (GAM). The city is the birthplace of Juan Santamaría, the national hero of Costa Rica and the figure who gives the name to the country's main international airport, which is located south of Alajuela downtown.

More reading: Alajuela homepage
Located at 10.02, -84.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Alajuela, Populated places in Costa Rica

Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto

Estadio Alejandro Morera Soto - Scotiabank is a football stadium in El Llano neighborhood of Alajuela, Costa Rica which is the home of Liga Deportiva Alajuelense. The stadium holds 17,895 people. Named under Alejandro Morera Soto, known as "El Mago del Balon", notable former player of LD Alajuelense, FC Barcelona and Hércules CF.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 10.02, -84.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Costa Rica, Multi-purpose stadiums in Costa Rica

Estadio Carlos Alvarado

This stadium was established in 1993 with the help and influence of d. Luis Hernandez Salazar C.c. cova. Who also founded the Sporting Machado Deportivo F. C and was an active member of the C.S. Barbareño between 1970 and 1980. In this room you have played several finals of the second B (ANAFA) and Second Division of Costa Rica where the majority of the times the local club has won. It´s a multi-use stadium in Santa Bárbara, Costa Rica.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 10.02, -84.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Costa Rica

Santa Ana, Costa Rica

Santa Ana is a city in the Central District of Santa Ana, Santa Ana Canton, San José Province, Costa Rica. It is located at around {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:9|56|N|84|11|W|region:CR-SJ_type:city(34507) || |primary |name= }}. The city acts as seat to the municipal government of the Santa Ana Canton. Since the Central District is mostly comprised by the city of Santa Ana, they are often treated interchangeably.

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Located at 10.02, -84.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Costa Rica


Barva is a small city and canton in Costa Rica, located 3 km north of Heredia. It was named in honor of Barvak, an indigenous chief who ruled the area before the arrival of the Spanish. It is divided into six political districts: Barva, Santa Lucía, San José de la Montaña, San Pedro, San Roque, and Puente Salas. The city is known for having a nice mix of rural and metropolitan landscape. The patron saint of the town is Saint Bartholomew.

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Located at 10.02, -84.22 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 6 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in Costa Rica

Quote of the moment

To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world.

Freya Stark