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Best hotels in Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Alajuela’s claim to fame is Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and the surrounding hotels. If you’re departing early – or arriving late – this is a very convenient place to spend the night. Alajuela is located 20 km (12.4 miles) northwest of downtown San José. But because rush hour traffic is often an issue between Alajuela and downtown San Jose, it often makes sense to book a hotel in Alajuela.

Unfortunately, downtown Alajuela offers little for tourists. But the outskirts of town are home to two of the Central Valley’s most popular attractions: Poás Volcano and the La Paz Waterfall Gardens. If you’re willing to stay on the outskirts of town, there are some terrific, peaceful ecolodges surrounded by nature — and just a 20 – 40 minute drive from the airport.

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Alajuela Hotels – Luxury

Peace Lodge


Marriott Costa Rica

Alajuela Hotels – Moderately Priced

Poás Volcano Lodge

Pura Vida Hotel

Quinta Don Fernando

Tacacori Ecolodge

Courtyard by Marriot

Vista Linda Montaña

Hotel Robledal

Hotel La Rosa de America

Hotel Buena Vista

Hampton Inn

Villa San Ignacio

Holiday Inn Express

Hotel Villa Dolce

Alajuela Hotels – Budget

Casa Maria B&B

Hotel Your House

Alegria Bed and Breakfast

Vida Tropical B&B

La Villa Río Segundo B&B

Hotel Aeropuerto

Melrost Airport B&B

1915 Hotel

Hotel Mi Tierra

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