Alajuela basically is a suburb of San Jose and closer to Poas Volcano and has some nice small B&B's and hotels.
From the Alajuela Travel Guide
Average cheapest prices by month for budget accommodation in Alajuela
Great hostel for great value and most importantly very secure place. The employees here are very friendly and helpful, the best place to spend your last day before you fly back, since it's really close to the airport and they provide a free shuttle service! ... more
This hostel left me stranded at an airport and then charged my credit card despite never spending a night there. Before my trip, I made a reservation with them based on their advertisement that they offer a free airport shuttle to and from the San Jose airport. ... more
We stayed overnight and we choose it because it is very close to the airport. The taxi is only 10$. The owner hs reserved us a very warm welcome. We liked the place though our room (#10) was next to the highway (at the back of the property) and it was very noisy during the night. We could't kept the window open and it was a llittle bit hot. ... more
Accomodations in Alajuela/Heredia area
I would appreciate input/opinions on any small independent/B&B's in the Alajuela/Heredia area. I am planning a trip for July of 2005 and want to stay in a small place with hopes of getting a better feel for the local culture and people. ...
Need lodging in costa rica!!
Budget accommodations can be found in Alajuela, which is closer to the airport than San Jose. You don't indicate your budget, but you can use the accommodations link at the top of this page to find places in Alajuela. Greg ...
San Jose Aiport
There are plenty of hostels and hotels very near the airport. The twon of Alajuela is 2 km from San Jose (COSTA RICA) airport. ...
Met 2 fellow travellers, Rob and Eva, who had come down from Vancouver with snowboards in tow. We explored Alajuela's downtown together and it was nice to have some amicable comanions along while we acclimate to being strangers in a strange land. Not that Costa Rica is especially strange, but anyway ...
Posted in Sinusoidal Planetary Circumscription by olin
One last windy drive back to Alajuela with more adventures on the road. Yikes! We stay near the airport to settle in for the night before our early departure home. Lots of great memories created in the last 20 days from this beautiful country. Knowledge of the country that we've aquired includes ...
Posted in Costa Rica by rjjrb
A few delays later...WE´RE FINALLY IN COSTA RICA! It's nice being enwrapped by a blanket of heat and humidity after the long winter. There is a nice breeze that makes the 28C completely bearable, even pleasant! We arrived in Costa Rica in the early afternoon and took a quick taxi ride to Alajuela, a small ...
Posted in Astray in Costa Rica by gfied