We're flying in to SJO and I believe that's closer to Alajuela. We (2 people) have a few hours before we head out to Arenal, so we were wondering if it would be better to walk around Alajuela or go to San Jose? Are there any cool things to do/see in a few hours? I thought about going to the Central Market in San Jose, but we will have all our luggage with us, so I'm not sure if it's the safest place to go in terms of pickpocketers.
Thanks for any tips!