Alajuela is province number two of the country. The capital city of the province is the city of Alajuela. The province has a size of 9.753 squared kilometers, the second most populated of Costa Rica. One of the main attractions of the province is the Poas Volcano National Park. Situated in the province of Alajuela, Poás Volcano sits at approximately 2,700 meters above sea level. As it is only an hour and a half drive from downtown San Jose, the national park is a popular day trip destination for tourists from around the world. You can walk all the way to the Visitor s Centre and have the view of the main crater or hike to the secondary crater which is extinct and filled with water. There are many thing to do on the Volcano surroundings.
The Retreat is a gorgeous wellness accommodation that is located 25 miles from the Juan Santamaría Airport and on a mountain that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.
This amazing peaceful spot features panoramic views reaching over 60 miles across the majestic beauty of Costa Rica. The Retreat is more than a classy wellness resort; it's a place where guests will disconnect from all stress and create a balanced inner feeling.
Tranquility, harmony, and peace are the keystones of this fantastic hotel, and they show in each detail of their individually designed charming bedrooms.
Ideal for those looking for wellness and healthy, youthful experience.
Located in the Central Mountain Range, and 35 miles away from the international airport, the Chayote Lodge.
Themed on a coffee plantation all rooms resemble the old "recibidores" (Stations where the coffee pickers take the harvested coffee), with a stunning views of the huge Central Valley in the center of Costa Rica, the Chayote Lodge is quite close to areas such as the picturesque and undiscovered Bajos del Toro, the traditional town of Naranjo, and about an hour away from the Pacific Coast.
All bungalows feature king size beds, a sofa, wifi, a private hung balcony with chairs and table, safety box, and a two sink bathroom.
Its fusion gastronomy is a combination of international cuisine with local flavors and aromas.
It is a great accommodation for those who want to get away from the usual craziness and want to enjoy some peaceful days in great weather, gorgeous landscapes and with charming personalized service.
Poas Volcano Lodge is placed in a traditional Costa Rican dairy farm, about 35 miles from the San Jose city heart. This secluded lodge combines charming elegance and romance with the verdant hills of the Costa Rican Volcanic Mountain Range. This hotel is a cocktail of rustic wood, river stones, designed furniture and brightly colored fabrics.
The courteous, personalized service and the exquisite peaceful atmosphere create an experience of relaxation that is as unique as comforting. Each suite is a comfortable bungalow furnished with tall wooden headboards, luxurious sofas, and Persian thick rugs. A relaxing hotel parlor with ample windows ensures hours of tranquility looking at the breathtaking volcano views, enjoying the silences or warming up at the chimney while reading a favorite book, this hotel offers an authentic disconnecting experience.
The restaurant offers quite a unique culinary experience, with different choices every day with fresh ingredients coming from the nearby fields as well as homemade butter and bread.
Ideal for those wanting to get away from it all in their vacation, a great place as well for families to live different experiences and close enough to the airport for the first or last nights in the country. Also, photographers, bird watchers, and nature lovers will delight in this personalized accommodation.
Placed in the skirts of the Central Volcanic range in the center of Costa Rica, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is encircled by two National Parks and owns a magnificent 500-acre plot of private rainforest reserve. 36 miles away from the International Airport, the access is simply amazing as it goes through a series of rainforests. El Silencio Lodge & Spa has restricted expansion to sixteen suites to guarantee the least damage to the ecosystem and to guarantee that each customer experiences the personal service that characterizes this unique accommodation.
The views of the enclosing green tropical rainforest are stunning. The area where El Silencio is located it's an untouched and undiscovered gem of Costa Rica. With a tiny town, Bajos del Toro features the best of the Costa Rican charm and amiability.
All bedrooms allow marvelous cloud forest landscapes and are deliberately empty of common disturbances such as email access and tv screens. However, they all have a private outdoor whirlpool and viewing deck floor to enjoy the dramatic spectacle of the Costa Rican pure life.
This hotel is perfect for those wanting to unplug, for a dreamy escapade where silence is combined with romance.
This hotel is placed 6 km from Alajuela City and the International Airport. It offers an open-air amphitheater, hot tub and swimming pool.
The minimalist-décor rooms offer a balcony with garden, roof fans, safety boxes and mountain views. The bathrooms come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.
You will find that the hotel also offers yoga lessons, hydrotherapy treatments, massages service, sauna and a gym.
The Asclepios Wellness & Health Retreat is around an hour drive from the Waterfall Garden, 30 minutes from San Jose, and it is an ideal location for couples, groups of Friends and those who would like to use it as a hub for their Costa Rica vacation. As well as for those who would like to have a comfortable welcome on their first night in Costa Rica, as well as for those who would like to have a gorgeous setting for their farewell.
Xandari Resort & Spa it's a classy hotel, which offers large spacious private villas with a 16ha/40acre fruits and coffee plantation.
This unique hotel is designed to its last detail to give beauty to the eye and tranquility to the heart and mind. From the floor to ceiling windows facing the luscious Costa Rican landscapes to its modern and colorful decor, you will feel like traveling on a different realm.
The Costa Rican personalized service, the fantastic food, and creativity shine in the Xandari Resort experience.
It is quite close to the Waterfall Gardens, the Poas Volcano, about an hour to the Pacific Coast and 16 miles from the heart of the capital city.
It is an ideal hotel for families, for the first and last nights in the country (It's only 4 miles from the International Airport). As well as for a romantic weekend (Especially for those who traveled for business or on a family reunion trip, that wants to extend a bit the stay and Costa Rican feeling).