Alajuela Province Vacation Rentals

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Make Alajuela Province your next getaway—choose from 18 great vacation rentals

Home to lush, tropical rainforests, scenic volcanoes, and amazing wildlife, the Alajuela Province of Costa Rica offers endless outdoor attractions and local culture. When you stay at one of our Alajuela vacation rentals, exciting adventures in the picturesque landscape of northern Costa Rica await!

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Alajuela Province vacation rentals for every getaway

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Casa Cielo + studio
5 Bed | 4.5 Bath | Sleeps 11

Casa Cielo + studio - La Fortuna, Al

$648 avg / night
Casa Cielo
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 9

Casa Cielo - La Fortuna, Al

$616 avg / night
Finca San Tocuar
3 Bed | 3 Bath | Sleeps 10

Finca San Tocuar - Grecia, Al

$325 avg / night
Casa Aqua Vida
4 Bed | 4.5 Bath | Sleeps 12

Casa Aqua Vida - La Fortuna, Al

$814 avg / night
Morgan House
4 Bed | 3.5 Bath | Sleeps 8

Morgan House - Atenas, Al

$222 avg / night

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Recent Alajuela Province vacation rental reviews

House was great. Curt was great. We will definitely be back.
Garron M. | Nov 2022
James D. | Aug 2022
This is a beautiful villa with a perfect view of the volcano from the porch. Beds were comfortable and clean and kitchen is spacious.
Mayra L. | Aug 2022
Alajuela Province Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 5 of our Alajuela Province homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 12 of our Alajuela Province vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Alajuela Province vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Alajuela Province team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Alajuela Province, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where is Alajuela Province?

The Alajuela Province is located inland in northern Costa Rica, bordering Nicaragua to the north and the nation's capital, San José, to the south. The coastal Puntarenas province of Costa Rica is southwest and Guanacaste is directly west, where you'll find even more beautiful beaches and coastline.  

Natural Sights in Alajuela Province

Several volcanoes throughout the Alajuela region provide amazing outdoor recreation and natural scenery. Arenal Volcano, Poás Volcano, and Tenorio Volcano are the top three in the province. Visit the Poás Volcano National Park and discover the Laguna Caliente - an acidic geyser-filled crater at the summit - and try to snag a photo before the clouds roll in.

Arenal Volcano is one of the most active in the world, providing once-in-a-lifetime sights of lava flowing toward the base when you visit the surrounding area. The nearby town of La Fortuna features a score of geothermal springs perfect for a relaxing natural soak.

For an off-the-beaten-path excursion, head to Juan Castro Blanco National Park about 50 miles north of San Jose. This newly protected area features a stunning mix of wildlife and natural scenery. With more than 40 species of amphibians and over 100 bird species, this picturesque landscape is home to many rare animals in danger of extinction in Costa Rica. 

Cities in Alajuela Province

You'll find plenty of urban activities and cultural heritage throughout Alajuela Province. The city of Alajuela is Costa Rica's second largest city about 12 miles north of San José in the Central Valley. 

From the military history at the former barracks to the Juan Santamaría Historical Museum, there's plenty to explore in Alajuela. The city's Central Park features lovely towering mango trees and royal palm trees. Take a stroll through the park, watch a local concert, then head over to the must-see Alajuela Cathedral. This stunning piece of architecture was built in 1854 and showcases Neoclassical construction with a beautiful dome and white marble. 

About 15 miles west of Alajuela and San José, the small town of Atenas offers an inviting, laid-back feel surrounded by scenic coffee plantations. Atenas is famous for having one of the best climates in the world with an average daily temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit and lows in the 60's at night. From small cafés serving up local favorites to the beautiful tree-lined paths of the central park, this charming town offers an ideal place to stay in one of Costa Rica's most scenic regions.

About 10 miles from Atenas, Zoo Ave is another must-see spot. This wildlife refuge rehabilitates and cares for Costa Rica's injured and orphaned wildlife. See the stunning animals for an unforgettable outing and support a good cause at the same time. 

Stay in one of our Alajuela vacation rentals for an amazing Costa Rican retreat!

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