We have spent many years exploring Costa Rica and have complied information about the best Costa Rica vacation destinations to make your vacation planning easier. We can help you decide where to stay in Costa Rica. Costa Rica is a beautifully diverse country with so much to see and do. We can also suggest the best places to visit in Costa Rica. In fact, many people decide to travel throughout the country, choosing 2 -3 destinations for a 7 to 10 day-long Costa Rica vacation. Others decide to stay in one place to get to know the area and culture. The choice is up to you! Once you know where you want to go, we can help you choose activities, hotels and transport. Our well-traveled Adventure Specialists will help you plan the perfect Costa Rica vacation and you the best places where to stay in Costa Rica!
Alajuela is a small city located just outside of Costa Rica's capital city, San Jose. It is home to Costa Rica's largest airport, Juan Santamaría International, and the starting point of many people's vacations. While there are many nice hotels and restaurants to visit, most visitors choose to explore them on their arrival or departure days, and choose to spend a majority of their time in Costa Rica enjoying more natural locations outside of the metropolitan area.
San Jose is the capital city and largest metropolitan area in Costa Rica. In the city center, there are a variety of museums and city tours offered, and also many hotels and restaurants to enjoy. One important thing to note: while called the San Jose airport, SJO is actually located 30 minutes from the city-center in the adjacent city of Alajuela. If you are just looking for somewhere to stay on your way into or out of the country, try looking in Alajuela for a hotel that is closer to the airport.