Introducing Alajuela & the Northern Valley
Volcanoes shrouded in mist, undulating coffee fincas (plantations), bustling agricultural centers. The area around the provincial capital of Alajuela, 18km northwest of San José, seems to have it all – including Juan Santamaría International Airport, just 3km outside the city. The proximity to the airport makes this area a highly convenient transit point if you are entering or leaving the country here. For travelers seeking to avoid San José, it offers a good selection of local restaurants and accommodations.
Combo Tour - Best of Costa Rica from San Jose
Take advantage of your time in Costa Rica on this exciting full-day guided tour from San Jose! Enjoy an exhilarating mountain hike and tour impressive sites like the breathtaking Poás Volcano and Doka Estate's coffee plantation. Witness an amazing waterfall and explore one of the world's largest butterfly observatories at La Paz Waterfall Gardens.
Poas Volcano, Doka Coffee Estate and Sarchi Arts and Craft
Take a full day to explore the natural and cultural attractions of Costa Rica! Visit a still-active volcano at Poas Volcano National Park and a family-owned coffee plantation at the Doka Estate before stopping in the historical artisan city of Sarchi.