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  Alajuela Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is located in the north-central part of the country, bordering Nicaragua to the north, and clockwise the provinces Heredia, San José, Puntarenas and Guanacaste.
Alajuela is famous as the home of the Costa Rican national hero Juan Santamaría.
Alajuela is the home of the national soccer champion team Liga Deportiva Alajuelense.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alajuela_Province   (140 words)

 ALAJUELA - LoveToKnow Article on ALAJUELA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alajuela is built at the southern base of the volcano of Poas (8895 ft.) and overlooks the fertile plateau of San Jose.
Alajuela is the centre of the Costa Rican sugar trade, and an important market for coffee.
The province of Alajuela includes the territory of the Guatusos Indians, along the northern frontier; the towns of Atenas, Grecia, Naranjo and San Ramon (all with less than 5000 inhabitants), and the gold-mines of Aguacate, a little north of Atenas.
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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.
The settlement of the northern portion of this province only began in earnest in the later half of the 19th century, and even so did not reach great proportions until the second half of the 20th century owing largely to the difficult access.
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.
www.angelfire.com /bc/gonebirding/alajuela.html   (1300 words)

 Costa Rica Weather
This province is comprised of the small western tip of the Central Valley that is known for its warm sunny climate but most of the Alajuela Province lies north and west of the countries northern volcanic mountain ranges and covers a territory that runs to the Nicaraguan border.
This land locked province encompasses an area that includes the Reventazon River valley and the adjacent towering mountains to the north that are home to both the Irazu and Turrialba Volcanoes.
The portions of the province that cover the highlands of the upper Pacific-facing slopes of the volcanic mountain ranges of Guanacaste and Tilaran have a climate that is cool and moist that provides the needed moisture to sustain verdant cloud forests.
www.vacationcity.com /costa-rica/weather   (1144 words)

 Travel to Costa Rica: enjoy costa rica vacation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In the middle of a diversity of incredible scenery, the province of Alajuela pops up as one of Costa Rica's largest and most diverse territories, located in the heart of the Central American country and stretching out from the mountains all the way down to the northern plains.
It borders with Nicaragua to the north; the provinces of Cartago, San Jose and Puntarenas to the south; the Caribbean Sea and Panama to the east, and Heredia to the west.
The capital, named after the province, is the biggest Costa Rican city on the Pacific shore and is linked to the rest of the nation through a mesh of major roads, local airports and ferry services that sail across the Gulf of Nicoya.
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 Alajuela, Costa Rica
Originally named Villa Hermosa, Alajuela was founded in 1782 and is the capital of Alajuela province.
Alajuela is famous for being the birthplace of Juan Santamaría, the national hero of Costa Rica.
He is commemorated in Alajuela by a museum and park dedicated to his honor.
www.planetware.com /costa-rica/alajuela-crc-al-ala.htm   (201 words)

 Costa Rica Provinces
The province of San José is the most populated of Costa Rica's seven provinces and is the seat of the nation's capital, the city of San José.
This interior province consists primarily of the Reventazón River valley and the surrounding high mountains to the north (Irazú and Turrialba Volcanoes) and south (Cerro de la Muerte and Mount Chirripó) and is situated practically entirely on the Atlantic side of the continental divide.
Although the entire province lies on the Pacific side of the continental divide, much of its land area is not as severely affected by the annual dry season as is most of Guanacaste province (just to the north on the same side of the country).
www.rentingcostarica.com /Costa-Rica-Provinces.html   (11154 words)

 costa rica alajuela
Alajuela is famous for it's cattle ranches to the north and it's production of sugar.
The Butterfly farm in La Guacima de Alajuela is exactly that, a farm where they breed and grow dozens of different species of multicolored butterflies.
Nestled on the western side of the valley, in the province of Alajuela, sits one of Costa Rica's most beautiful estates.
www.worldheadquarters.com /cr/destinations/alajuela   (528 words)

 Alajuela Province: Encyclopedia topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Alajuela is a province (province: The proper sphere or extent of your activities) of Costa Rica (Costa Rica: A republic in Central America; one of the most politically stable countries in Latin America).
It is located in the north-central part of the country, bordering Nicaragua (Nicaragua: A republic in Central America; achieved independence from Spain in 1821) to the north, and clockwise the provinces Heredia (Heredia: heredia is a province of costa rica....
The capital is Alajuela (Alajuela: alajuela is the capital city of costa ricas alajuela province....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /reference/alajuela_province   (168 words)

 Costa_Rica - The real meaning from Timesharetalk wikipedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
All these circumstances made Costa Rica, the southernmost province in the Capitancy General of Guatemala, the poorest and most irrelevant region.
Because Costa Rica was the southernmost province, it finally received the news of its independence on October 13th, 1821.
In Guanacaste Province, a significant portion of the population descends from a mix of local Amerindians, Africans and Spaniards.
www.timesharetalk.co.uk /wiki.asp?k=Costa_Rica   (2778 words)

 Hotel Alajuela Costa Rica
By visiting Costa Rica, one can learn that although it is a small country, it is a country with a high level of tourist and economic development but over all its main quality is the pace of the country.
Alajuela History: Following the establishment of the city of Cartago in the latter part of the 16th century, the incipient population began expanding westward.
It's close to La Garita de Alajuela in Costa Rica, this place was listed among three areas with the best climate on the planet; dry, with light breeze and a temperature between 64 and 77 Fahrenheit (18 to 25 C) all year round.
www.charlysplacehotel.com /about.html   (680 words)

 PROVINCE Pubblica Amministrazione   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Mom wants province to pay for kids' treatment in US CBC News - A Calgary mother is asking the province to pay for medical treatment in the U.S. that helped her children overcome a debilitating gastrointestinal disorder.
A Calgary mother is asking the province to pay for medical treatment in the U.S. that helped her children overcome a debilitating gastrointestinal disorder.
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 Alajuela Province by the Costa Rica Internet Directory.
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.
This volcano is different from other volcanoes in the country, because its crater is the biggest of the world, besides has a national park perfectly equipped in order that the tourists enjoy of this walk tour in a completely form.
Hundred of tourists spend their time at this province enjoying of the typical and gastronomic food, the hospitality of its people and its beautiful nature.
www.costaricainternetdirectory.com /palajuela.htm   (529 words)

 National Parks, Costa Rica Hotels, Costa Rica Cheap Travel Vacations, Costa Rica Travel Vacation Tour Packages, Costa ...
of Nicoya's Cabo Blanco in the province of Guanacaste.
South of the city of Quepos, on the Pacific seaboard of the province of Puntarenas.
County on the Caribbean coast of the province of Limón.
www.costaricacheaptravel.com /nationalparks.htm   (2209 words)

 Alajuela, Costa Rica - A city guide to Alajuela - Go Visit Costa Rica
Costa Rica’s second largest city in terms of size, Alajuela lies 20 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the beautiful Central Valley.
However, this city’s biggest claim to fame is that it is the hometown of the country’s national hero Juan Santamaria, a drummer boy, who sacrificed his life to save his country during the battle of the Hacienda Santa Rosa, in 1856, against the forces of William Walker.
As capital of Alajuela province, this city lies just a few minutes away from the Juan Santamaria International Airport, San Jose's only International Airport.
www.govisitcostarica.com /region/city.asp?cid=1   (469 words)

 Hotel El Peñol - Alajuela - English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Hotel The Peñol is found situated in the center of the city of Alajuela to less than 2 km.
It is a matter of a family establishment where besides finding a deal personalized, will find the ideal place as base of operations to be displaced for every Costa Rica.
Besides, Alajuela's city and outskirts counts on a various cultural and tourist offering where you will be able to lose you for their markets of craft in Sarchí, to visit the Birds-zoo, the spectacular farm of Butterflies, the serpentario or the Museum Juan Santamaría.
www.hospenolcostarica.com /penol_ingles.htm   (130 words)

 ACM Tropical Field Research in Costa Rica
Arenal volcano is located in northwestern Costa Rica in the province of Alajuela.
This project was completed during March and April, 1994 and focused on four of the aspects of Arenal volcano in Alajuela province, Costa Rica.
Acid rain, the hydrochemical properties of hot springs and rivers, and the chemical content of air were monitored at Arenal Volcano, located in the Alajuela Province of northwestern Costa Rica, during the months of March and April, 1995.
www.acm.edu /tfr/topics-geol.html   (2465 words)

 Heredia, Costa Rica
Climate: Like the province of Alajuela, Heredia includes a portion of the Central Valley and the Central Volcanic Cordillera, but the majority of its territory lies in the northern lowlands, south of Nicaragua.
The geographical variation contained within this province (the smallest of Costa Rica's seven) gives it as wide a range of climatic conditions as any of the provinces, from warm and humid lowlands, to cool and damp highlands, to the mild but seasonally wet and dry Central Valley.
Nevertheless, with rapid colonization of the Sarapiquí lowlands since the 1970's, conversion of rain forests to agricultural land has turned La Selva into a forested peninsula when not long ago it was part of a vast forested region.
www.angelfire.com /bc/gonebirding/heredia.html   (1375 words)

 Alajuela Province Costa Rica Map
While Alajuela Province is perhaps best known as a suburban area of San Jose and home of the Juan Santamaria International airport, the great majority of the Province to the north of the city is rural rolling hills and mountains.
Some of the most famous travel destinations in Costa Rica are in Alajuela Province, including Arenal Volcano, Poas Volcano, Juan Castro Blanco National Park, and the Cano Negro Wildlife Refuge.
With a well developed highway infrastructure extending into the far northern part of the country, Alajuela Province is a popular vacation destination.
www.costaricaroadmaps.com /Alajuela-Province.html   (179 words)

 Juan Santamaria Intl Airport
The Juan Santamaria is located in the province of Alajuela, 23km west from San Jose and 3km south of the city of Alajuela.
The decision to build this airport was taken due to the fact that La Sabana's runways (2 of them) were short for bigger planes and too close to the mountains and the city of San Jose.
Engineers looked for a place equidistant from all the mountains in the valley and found an area close to the town of El Coco, in the province of Alajuela.
www.costaricaaviation.com /crairports/coco/coco.html   (508 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Central America:Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
"Alajuela stretches from the Central Mountain Range to the fertile northern plains, presenting a remarkable diversity of stunning landscapes, with two of the most popular active volcanoes in the country, Poas and Arenal." The San Jose International Airport is located in Alajuela.
The colonial atmosphere of the area and lunar-like landscape of Irazu, the country's tallest volcano, await visitors to this historic province.
It encompasses a vast area of diverse topography, from the boiling mud pots of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, to the sun-drenched beaches of the Pacific coast...
dmoz.org /Regional/Central_America/Costa_Rica/desc.html   (708 words)

 Costa Rica Information - Costa Rica Travelpoints Vacations
Costa Rica was then the Southernmost province in the Spanish territory of New Spain.
In Guanacaste, a province bordering the Pacific Ocean and Nicaragua, most of the population descends from a mix of the Chorotega Indians, Bantu Africans and Spaniards.
Two examples are the “punto guanacasteco", which hails from the Guanacaste province, and the "punto sancarleño", from San Carlos, in the Alajuela province.
www.costaricatravelpoints.com /articles/costa-rica.htm   (1396 words)

 americas.org - Drivers Protest Monopoly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Another 22 protesters were arrested on the Saopín route at the entrance to the city of Moín, in Limón province.
Six drivers were arrested at blockades on the General Cañas and Bernardo Soto highways in Alajuela province.
Rejecting the Public Ministry’s request for preventive detention, the courts in Cartago, Limón and Alajuela released 45 drivers after charging them on August 25; the other 31 were charged and released on August 26.
www.americas.org /item_16321   (812 words)

Alajuela is a good place to stay if you want to visit Zoo Ave or other attractions in the area.
A Station Wagon Alajuela (SWA) route 200 bus from A2/C12-C14 leaving every 5 minutes from 4:00 am until midnight and after midnight every 30 minutes from A2/ C2-C4, ¢310.
This seaside town is mainly a connection point to the Nicoya peninsula, via the Paquera ferry and the Playa Tambor ferry.
www.costaricabybus.com /ctytown.html   (1872 words)

 CRS Tours, Costa Rica Specialized   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Location: Northern Alajuela province, Guatuso lowlands, 20 kilometers south of Los Chiles.
Location: Guanacaste province on the Pacific coast, 10 kilometers north of Tamarindo on Playa Grande.
The park's two most frequented beaches, Manuel Antonio and Espadilla Sur, are the sandy arcs on either side of the narrow strip of land that joins Cathedral Point with the mainland.
www.crstours.com /english/national.html   (1900 words)

 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
We are going to CR in Aug and will also be staying in Alajuela for a few days.
I think the CDC is referring to the northern Alajuela province which is not the City of Alajuela.
The CDC is referring to the province of Alajuela.
www.fodors.com /forums/pgMessages.jsp?fid=6&tid=34513088&numresponses=7&start=0   (597 words)

 Fodor's Travel Guides | Forums Messages
It seems like a hassle to take the whole regime for one night in the Alajuela area but on the other hand, I want to be careful.
The CDC website talks about a risk in "Alajuela province" which covers a huge area extending up to the Nicaraguan border.
As you point out, the province is huge and no doubt the CDC is referring to less developed areas of it.
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 Costa Rica Hotels by Province Map: Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas and San Jose.
The Provinces are called Alajuela, Cartago, Guanacaste, Heredia, Limon, Puntarenas and San Jose.
Each Province is subdivided into counties (called cantones) which are further subdivided into districts (distritos) ruled by municipal councils.
The number of Deputies for each Province is determined by population with one Deputy for each 30,000 inhabitants.
www.1-costaricalink.com /hotels_by_province_map.htm   (353 words)

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