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Customer Travel Tips for Alajuela

67% Avg. city rating Rated by 76 customers

Activities / excursions 64%

Restaurants / eating out 73%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 62%

Getting around / public transport 81%

Sightseeing 61%

Culture 62%

Nightlife / partying 59%

Value for money 73%

Customer Travel Tips for Alajuela

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69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


27 Jan 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: None

Liked: Small town next to the airport

Disliked: No

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Shop here rather than San Jose. And take the tours to volcano, ect.

Liked: Small and quiet, close to the airport and to buses

Disliked: Not very much to do. But that keeps it quieter.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


18 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: make sure you have your wits about you as it can be fairly easy to get lost. Also, don't expect to be able to make it from one side to the other by car. It is much easier to walk around, although you might bump shoulders many times.

Liked: The energy of this small town was very attractive.

Disliked: the constant activity made it difficult to get a rest. also the lack of signage on the streets made it rather difficult to get around.

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


13 Feb 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: Close to the airport.

Disliked: Not too much to see, perfect if you need to stay close to the airport

64% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
64% Avg. rating


24 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Use public bus to get to alajuela and have a dinner at marisqueria junior

Liked: Good seafood restaurant marisqueria junior

Disliked: Noisy

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


21 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: Stay next to airport couple extra dollars but worth it

Liked: Just passing through

Disliked: no

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


03 Dec 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Only need a few colones.. no major USD exchange needed. USD are accepted everywhere as long as the bills are in good condition with no tears.

Liked: Interesting city center with lots of culture, food and shopping. The people are very friendly and willing to help out a struggling tourist.

Disliked: Everything was great.

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


16 Oct 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Nio I just love it so maybe i will stay an extra day, Cheers

Liked: Shopping and the squrells

Disliked: yes

100% Avg. rating
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


30 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: /

Liked: /

Disliked: /

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Romantic getaway Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Come to backpackers hostel

Liked: Nice city view at night

Disliked: No

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
82% Avg. rating


18 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: Be open to interacting with locals. They are very hospitable and friendly. They love their culture and enjoy sharing it with visitors.

Liked: Local residence were very friendly.

Disliked: No

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Business / conference

Customer Travel Tip: Tones of tico owned hotels if you wak around and look. If coming for dental work it is possible to find a good dentist and start the work quickly instead of using the more expensive ones on the internet

Liked: It's a real Costa Rican town where you can see everyday life how they live Nice layout great market great Central Park for people watching, green parrots that are flying all over the place. Excellent coffee shops nice people. Good place to get your teeth fixed lots of dentists if you walk around and look

Disliked: No beach

36% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
36% Avg. rating


29 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: To spend just the night before getting a morning flight

Liked: Close to the airport

Disliked: Felt not secure, like San José

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


27 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Business / conference Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: go to the park, it's quite relaxing there

Liked: the park

Disliked: only small supermarkets in the center

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


26 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Family Holiday

Customer Travel Tip: It´s a very good pick, if you have to get a flight from San José.

Liked: Nice atmosphere, city has a good vibe.

Disliked: No

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


24 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: We recommend you stay the night here if you have an early flight the next morning.

Liked: We did not arrive in Alajuela until late in the evening after a tour we did in Comical, and we had a 6 am flight so we did not experience what Alajuela had to offer'

Disliked: We did not have time to explore.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


07 Mar 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Family Holiday Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: great for a nights stay when travelling from the airport

Liked: it is close to the airport

Disliked: no

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: -

Liked: -

Disliked: -

56% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
56% Avg. rating


23 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the Zoo. I didn't have time, but it sounds great.

Liked: I didn't experience enough of the area to answer.

Disliked: Same as above.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Use it as you base for catching early flights out or landing late

Liked: Close to airport; public busses are great for getting around cheaply; safe but didn't feel any different in downtown San Jose other than it being busier (don't believe people/guidebooks that there's little of interest there or unsafe)

Disliked: No

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67% Avg. city rating Rated by 76 customers

Activities / excursions 64%

Restaurants / eating out 73%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 62%

Getting around / public transport 81%

Sightseeing 61%

Culture 62%

Nightlife / partying 59%

Value for money 73%

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