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  Alajuela, Costa Rica
Climate: Many associate Alajuela with the warm and sunny climate that characterizes the city of the same name and the various towns in the western end of the Central Valley that also belong to this large and populous province.
History: Following the establishment of the city of Cartago in the latter part of the 16th century, the incipient population began expanding westward.
Located one block north of Alajuela's Central Park (across the street from the Credomatic office), this museum is dedicated to the historic events that occurred in the mid-1850's when William Walker attempted to gain control of much of Central America.
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 Alajuela Costa Rica Destination
The sunny city of Alajuela is one of those places that pass unnoticed most of the time by visitors, but charms anyone that passes through by chance.
The name of Alajuela doesn’t refer exclusively to the city: it is also the name of the province located to the north of San Jose and extending all the way to the Nicaraguan border, with different types of Alajuela hotels depending on the region you visit.
Alajuela city is a central point from which you can explore different and diverse areas of Costa Rica by staying at Alajuela hotels, but the town itself also deserves a bit of attention.
www.vacationcity.com /costa-rica/destinations/alajuela   (569 words)

 Learn Spanish in Alajuela, Costa Rica - Spanish courses in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Alajuela is one of the most extensive and varied provinces of the country, with altitudes that vary from the 2,704 at the Poás Volcano to 92 meters at sea level; in relatively short distances, there are drastic changes in the flora and the fauna.
The city of Alajuela was the capital from 1834 to 1835, in fulfillment of the Law of the Ambulance.
The origins of the Alajuela name vary much according to the interpreter, but the most common version dates from the beginning of the small town of Guadalupe surrounded by two rivers, in which the stones were something well-known like lajas, so somebody suggested the name Lajuela to him.
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 Alajuela - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Alajuela is the capital city of Costa Rica's Alajuela province.
Located in the San José metropolitan area, 220,000 live in this important city.
Juan Santamaría International Airport (main airport serving San José) is located about 3 km outside the city.
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 Alajuela, Costa Rica
Built on a gently sloping hill, the elevation of the city ranges from 920m/3,018ft to 970m/3,812ft.
While 18th C architecture has not survived in the city, the city enjoys an unhurried pace and warm climate.
Alajuela is famous for being the birthplace of Juan Santamaría, the national hero of Costa Rica.
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 Travel to Costa Rica: enjoy costa rica vacation
Alajuela delights visitors with splendid visits to the Central, Tiliran and Guanacaste mountain ranges, coupled with the exuberant and fertile plains of San Carlos.
The original core of the city was just a village known as Villa Nueva de la Boca del Monte del Valle de Abra, and its population antecedents hark back to the late 16th century when the first colonizers settled down.
The city is dotted by a multitude of museums, like the National Museum, the Museum of Pre-Hispanic Gold, the Museum of Costa Rican Arts and the Museum of National Sciences, among many other options that will be waiting just for you in one of the loveliest cities of the Western Hemisphere.
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 costa rica alajuela
During the heat of the afternoon the park is the perfect place to sit and hang out, as the thick shade and cool breezes tend to draw a lot of locals.
Alajuela is famous for it's cattle ranches to the north and it's production of sugar.
With it's slightly higher temperature and close proximity to the international airport, Alajuela is an attractive central valley alternative for travelers.
www.worldheadquarters.com /cr/destinations/alajuela   (528 words)

 Goodlight Books - Only 10 minutes from SJO Airport
The city of Alajuela is the closest town to the airport, only 10 minutes away.
Being the national hero of Costa Rica, Juan Santamaría was precisely born in Alajuela.
This city is preferred by more and more tourists, as it is nearest to the airport, there is well-priced accomodation, and has good connections to anywhere you wish to go in Costa Rica.
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 AllRefer.com - San JosE, city, Costa Rica, Costa Rica (Costa Rican Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
San JosE is the economic, political, and social center of Costa Rica, dominating the Central Valley and the nearby towns, Alajuela, Cartago, and Heredia.
During colonial times, the main industry of the region was tobacco raising; by the mid-19th cent., the city had become the center of a coffee-producing area.
San JosE was founded (c.1738) at the beginning of the westward expansion from Cartago; with independence from Spain (1821), it became the center of the country's liberal element and, in 1823, the capital.
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 Costa Rica tourism and travel bureau - Central Valley - Alajuela
Alajuela, home to Juan Santamaria International Airport, is most visitors first view of Costa Rica.
Alajuela's mango tree-lined Central Park gives visitors a feel for town's laidback atmosphere.
Nearby Church of La Agonia, built in 1941, is an architecturally interesting melange of styles amid traditional adobe of surrounding structures.
www.costaricabureau.com /costaricainfo/alajuela.htm   (383 words)

 Alajuela Costa Rica International Airport San jose Airport
Alajuela Costa Rica is one of the most important cities in Costa Rica.
Alajuela makes a more logical home base for most travellers than San Jose as it is much safer and much closer to the airport, beaches, Guanacaste, Arenal Volcano and most destinations than is San Jose.
The average temperatures of the Costa Rican Province of Alajuela is between 22 and 24 Degrees Celsius.
www.alajuela.co.cr   (903 words)

 City of Dothan Sister City Program
The Sister City Agreement between the City of Dothan, Alabama, and the City of Sakado, Japan, was formally entered into on January 19, 1988.
Sister Cities International was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to involve people and organized groups at all levels of our society in personal citizen diplomacy with the hope that people-to-people relationships, fostered through sister city, county and state affiliations, would lessen the chance of future world conflicts.
April 2000, a delegation consisting of City of Dothan representatives and Dothan Sister City Committee members traveled to Alajuela for a dedication ceremony of a new middle school to by named in honor of Dothan.
www.dothan.org /depts/admin/sistercity.htm   (1385 words)

 Alajuela Province Costa Rica Information
The city is on a gently sloping hill that has an altitude of 920m on the southwestern side of town, rising to 970m on the northeastern side.
Alajuela's town center is a slightly scaleddown version of the busy market areas in San José, but it generally enjoys a more unhurried pace of than the nearby capital.
The city is the second-Iargest city in Costa Rica.
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 Costa Rica: Exploring the Central Valley Cities
Generally speaking, it's the josefinos (as the city's residents are known) who help to give the city a character and charm that is not apparent as you negotiate your first traffic jam on the way to your hotel.
The city's hub is the Plaza de la Cultura, a large paved area between central and second avenues which is a magnet for street performers and pigeons.
The city itself is fames as the birthplace of national hero Juan Santamaria, the little drummer boy who sacrificed his life in the 1856 Battle of Rivas (Nicaragua), helping to bring about a decisive defeat for the North American "adventurer" William Walker.
www.nvmundo.com /travelinfo/costarica/cities-sanjose.htm   (1212 words)

 Travel to San Jose-Costa Rica-History-WorldTravelGate.net®-
When the surprise news of independence from Spain came by mail to the Meseta Central in October 1821, the councils of the four cities met to determine their fate, and a constitution - the Pacto de Concordia - was signed, its inspiration derived from the 1812 Spanish Constitution.
The city was the third in the world to install public electric lighting.
Uncontrolled rapid growth in recent years has spread the city's tentacles farther a field until the suburban districts have begun to blur into the larger complex, and neighboring towns such as Heredia and Alajuela are threatened with being engulfed.
www.americatravelling.net /costa_rica/san_jose/san_jose_history.htm   (871 words)

 Costa Rica Hotels and Tours Information
When you are visiting beautiful Costa Rica and especially Alajuela, we know that you have a variety of options in regard to your hotel accommodations.
We are across the street from the, "Supreme Court of Alajuela" and close to the Alajuela Hospital.
Whether you are here on vacation or on a business trip, whether you are looking for investment opportunities or real estate property, we provide a place for you to stay at reasonable prices which can serve as a convenient starting point for all of your activities.
www.visitcostaricahotels.com /pension_alajuela_budget_hotel-o250-en.html   (394 words)

 ISLS: Destination Costa Rica: Alajuela
Home of the country’s national Hero, Juan Santamaría, Alajuela has a busy downtown area and barely warmer climate than nearby San José.
Taking up an entire city block the market is much less crowed than that of San José’s and the prices are better.
Every year on April 11th the town celebrates Juan Santamaría day with a large parade through town and a public carnival and dance in and around the central park.
www.isls.com /costarica/destination/alajuela.html   (489 words)

 Week 1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Alajuela is the airport feeder city, it is the closest city to the airport.
The taxi to Alajuela from the airport is only $2 and the hotel "Hotel Mi Tierra" is only ~$32/night (rough estimate because we paid in colones).
On the carribean side of CR they have an interesting mix of people who came from jamaica and speak jamaican style english as well as people from the rest of costa rica that speak spanish.
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 Travel and Leisure, Hotel Pacande
From the central park of Alajuela, 200 mts North 50 West.
Alajuela is 20 km Northwest of San Jose and 2 kilometers North of Juan Santa Maria international Airport, near of the most atractive volcanos of South America.
Alajuela's average temperature is 23 ºC during day and 13 ºC during night.
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 Page 14
This province, located north west of the city of
The capital city of the province is also named
Alajuela has to its north several quaint and growing
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 Teenager Program Abroad in Alajuela, Costa Rica
Alajuela, a sizeable city with a population of around 100,000 is Costa Rica's third largest city.
In contrast to being the third largest city Alajuela offers the language traveler of all ages a relaxed and more traditional "tico" way of life.
School Facilities: The school campus is located a short bus ride outside the city of Alajuela, and is contained on a large property on a hill surrounded by tropical flowers and fruit trees.
www.amerispan.com /teenager_programs_abroad/Costa_Rica/Alajuela/3496   (676 words)

 Costa Rica catagories, Page 2.3
Its capital is the second most important city in the country, containing 17.82% of the national population.
There is a good range of affordable accommodation in and around the city, which is conveniently located for excursions to Poás Volcano National Park, the crafts center of Sarchí, the attractive country towns of Grecia and Atenas and the renowned private cloud forest reserve of Los Angeles.
The "flowers" are the local women, reputed to be the loveliest in a country famed for the of its female denizens.
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 Alajuela Province by the Costa Rica Internet Directory.
The City of the Mangos-well known many years ago- is a province where the friendship of its residents is a special characteristic.
Alajuela, also, enjoys an excellent weather because it seems that the spring passed and stayed in this place, a wonderful example of this fact is the city of Atenas, this city has been considered as the owner of the best weather of the world.
And there is much to say of San Carlos: First of all, we have talked about its volcano, but at the same time it completes with its beauty its extensive flora and fauna that there is around, not only the volcano, also its lagoon of the same name.
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 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
It would be a wonderful opportunity to explore this smaller city, as well as the surrounding crafts villages.
Oops, I forgot to say that you can get to Oaxaca from Mexico City either by bus (5 or 6 hours, and the first class buses are very comfortable) or air (about 45-60 minutes from Mexico City, but more expensive).
Getting to Guadalajara from Mexico City would be easiest by plane (under 2 hours), but you could also take a bus (seven to eight hours).
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 Welcome to Friendship Force   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The city of mangoes, as it was known years ago, is a province where friendship is a special trait of the population.
Alajuela also enjoy a magnificent climate, giving the impression that spring arrived and simply decided to stay.
Visitors can also delight in Alajuela´s extensive variety of tropical fruits, in season during most of the year.
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 Study Abroad: Where Will You Go?, 5/10/99
City College of San Francisco offers a complete study abroad program, offering many opportunities not available to the go-it-alone traveler.
This is what the costs do not cover: City College tuition and fees, European airfare, unspecified meals, books, school supplies, passports and visas, alternative housing or single room supplements, and personal expenses.
Material reprinted from City Currents is used with the permission of the Public Information Office, City College of San Francisco.
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 Costa Rica hotels San Jose - city hotels, hotels downtown and lodging in the surroundings
The hotel Buena Vista is located in Alajuela, about 15 minutes from the International Airport and is a good starting point for excursions to the Volcano Poás.
The balconies either offer a view of the city or the well-kept tropical garden, which attracts numerous birds from the region.
This 5 star hotel, about 20 minutes away from the international airport and 15 minutes from the city center is located in the west of San José.
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 Map of the County of Alajuela Costa Rica
Located in a northwest suburb of the San Jose Metropolitan area, Alajuela City is known for the shops and stores which line its downtown streets.
Tourist attractions in Alajuela include a historical Museum, a butterfly farm, and a picturesque Central Park.
Alajuela Province inset of Alajuela City street map is an example of the large scale of this set of road maps of Costa Rica.
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 Hotel Buena Vista in Alajuela, San Jose Rural, Costa Rica - Inns of Costa Rica
Set amidst coffee plantations in a small village, the Buena Vista is well out of the city, and part way to the volcanic attractions.
If business appointments or a desire to see museums and city lights do not compel you to stay in San Jose, this is an excellent alternative for a restful day or two before or after your overseas flight.
You will enjoy views of the nearby coffee plantations and distant Poas volcano from the garden, and the intimate pool is a fine spot to cool off and catch up on your reading during the heat of the day.
www.innsofcostarica.com /hotelview.aspx?h=12009   (344 words)

 Condos For Sale in Alajuela, Central Valley Costa Rica - Condominios Mana -- Newly Constructed 2&3 Br From $70-$90k - ...
Imagine arriving at Jaun Santamaria International Airport in capital city of San Jose (it is actually in the suburb of Alajuela), and taking a short 10 minute cab ride to your condominium (freshly stocked with food and other necessities by our management company, if you so request).
The capital city boasts a wide variety of the arts…theater, museums, and galleries.
Soccer is a national obsession, and each of the Central Valley cities of Alajuela, Heredia, Cartago, and San Jose have first division soccer teams in the 12 team national league.
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