Sights & landmarks in Alajuela

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  • hcred25
    Milford, MI16 contributions
    We really enjoyed our time at Hacienda Alsacia. We chose not to do the tour, as we have two children. But just enjoyed a light breakfast with delicious coffee and an amazing view!
    Written December 21, 2021
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  • JA
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    Our favorite San Jose activity. What a great organization. Very ethical practices, I'm so glad we went even though it was a bit far from downtown San Jose. Don't miss it!
    Written March 24, 2022
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  • COLETTE B
    Rueil-Malmaison, France15 contributions
    very nice place quiet
    beautiful church
    it is free and visit is short

    the place is green and quiet

    easy for children
    Written January 16, 2021
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  • Jeffrey M
    Williamsburg, VA303 contributions
    Football is the world's favorite sport and the stadium in Alajeula is where medium-sized crowds enjoy. There is nothing fancy about this stadium, but if you get there early you can get a perfectly decent general admittance seat for $10, Take local currency for drinks and snacks in the stands. If you cannot get a ticket in advance, get there early since the ticket booth lines are long and slow.
    Alajuela is a Costa Rican powerhouse, so you will probably see a victory by the home team.
    Written January 29, 2018
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  • chrisallen611
    Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada6 contributions
    There is a beautiful beach view and the Savachi is out of this world, and the fish is the day's catch.
    Written April 27, 2016
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  • Michelle M
    72 contributions
    We stayed in Atenas over the Christmas break and this off-the-beaten track waterfalls was recommended to us by the owner of our Airbnb. So glad we chose to take their advice. First of all, it is free to go here. Secondly, I recommend going here with a 4x4. Most of the road to the waterfalls is not paved and can sometimes get bumpy and steep. Make sure you bring a waterbottle, snacks, a swimsuit, watershoes and towel and prepare to spend the day hopping from one pool to the next. Our teens enjoyed exploring for hours and dipping in to cool off. Respect the land and clean up after yourselves. Do not leave garbage. If you're in the area or just happen to be passing by, I guarantee this will be worth your time. Skip going here on a wet, rainy day. We were told the road may be too slick to drive.
    Written January 7, 2020
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  • Chris M
    Vancouver, Canada271 contributions
    We had the pleasure of meeting this handsome gentleman during an evening stroll. A striking pose with an air of grace and commitment (was that a twinkle in his eye?) Worth a look.
    Written May 11, 2017
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  • Carrick F
    Abilene, TX81 contributions
    We only went into the lobby with the tour we were with. But it is very beautiful. It was built with some controversy. The people were very poor, lacking even basic necessities while government levied taxes to build this beautiful theatre. In the lobby there are elaborately carved statues and gold leafed carved door frames, chandeliers etc. But there is beautiful and poignant statue of a mother holding her child and holding out her hand begging illustrating the peoples suffering. This was added at a later date with some controversy.
    Written July 25, 2016
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  • Karen H
    Orem58 contributions
    Located in a quaint city square of Alajuela, this large bronze monument celebrates the young soldier/drummer Juan Santamaria, whose heroic actions became a symbol of Costa Rican independence. Not sure where the story in another review of "switched statues" came from. This sculpture clearly depicts Santamaria holding the torch he used to destroy the enemy's quarters in Rivas. Around the base of the monument are bronze friezes representing other details of the event. Also, the French sculptor Aristide Croisy only completed this one bronze in 1891.
    Written April 16, 2022
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