Iglesia La Agonía
A Renaissance-inspired structure, built in 1941, houses the Iglesia La Agonía, a popular local spot for Mass. The columned interiors are...
Museo Juan Santamaría
Situated in a century-old structure that has served as both a jail and an armory, the Museo Juan Santamaría chronicles the life and...
To the east of Parque Central is the 19th-century cathedral, which suffered severe damage in the 1991 earthquake. The hemispherical...
Ceviche del Rey
It’s worth the trek to the outskirts of town, north of Río Alajuela, for Peruvian food at this favorite family outpost. Expect Andean...
Xandari Resort Hotel & Spa · interesting places nearby
If you want to impress a date, you can’t go wrong at this elegant restaurant with incredible views. The menu is a mix of Costa Rican and international, with plenty of vegetarian options. The restaurant utilizes the resort's homegrown organic produce, supplemented by locally grown organic produce whenever possible – making for tasty and feel-good gourmet meals.