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Alajuela in the region of Alajuela with its 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 .
Current time in Alajuela is now 01:58 AM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " America/Costa Rica " with a 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, and Tuetal Norte. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Masaya . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Alajuela ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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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.
Located at 10.02 -84.22 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
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.
Located at 10.02 -84.21 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Belén is the name of the seventh canton in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 12.15 km², and has a population of 21,085. The capital city of the canton is San Antonio. The area is well known locally for its inland chalk cliffs. The compact canton is on the western side of the General Cañas Freeway (Autopista General Cañas) midway between the national capital city of San José and the Juan Santamaría International Airport.
Located at 9.98 -84.19 (Lat./Long.); Less than 5 km away
Festival Imperial is a major Costa Rican music festival organized by Cerveceria Costa Rica and their flagship beer: Imperial. The first festival took place in April 2006 and brought world-known performers such as Sting, Jamiroquai, Diego Torres, and The Rasmus. The second edition of the festival was held on April 2008 and featured: Duran Duran, Incubus and Smashing Pumpkins among others.
Located at 9.97 -84.25 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
Santa Bárbara (canton)
Santa Bárbara is the name of the fourth canton in the province of Heredia in Costa Rica. The canton covers an area of 53.21 km², and has a population of 31,152. The capital city of the canton is also called Santa Bárbara. The elongated canton begins midway between the cities of Alajuela and Heredia, where the Río Segundo marks its southern boundary. It climbs through foothills northward to the Río Desengaño high in the Cordillera Central (Central Mountain Range).
Located at 10.04 -84.16 (Lat./Long.); Less than 6 km away
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