- Place or Historical Monument
Though San José didn't leave us with an everlasting memory, Alajuela gave us a glimpse of the sweetness of living in Costa Rica. It's a simple city, not lacking in charm. To fully enjoy the city's atmosphere, don't miss strolling in the central park where the inhabitants come to feed the several squirrels and pigeons who are far from being shy.
The city does not have spectacular sites, but some places like the cathedral, the Juan Santamaria Museum (a national hero) and the parks are nice monuments away from the crowd that other tourist spots of the country experience. This city allows you to immerse yourself in the daily life of Costa Ricans and that's why we advise you to choose it as a base for visiting the surroundings.