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Best things to do in Alajuela

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“I recommend this mall because is the best mall in Alajuela and is easy to get there from the hotel by Uber.”
38 locals recommend
History Museum
“Si sabes el nombre del aeropuerto deberias conocer de donde proviene. If you know the name of the airport you should know where it comes from.”
18 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“There are a lot of restaurants and caffes here, try "Spoon" (a coffee place) and "La estación" (icecream), or "Soda Tapia" (food) ”
21 locals recommend
Casino
“Mucha diversion ,musica ,comidas, bebidas,fantasia, y mucho mucho mucho mas ... ”
9 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“This one is also a huge supermarket, you'll find good meats and chicken here”
9 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“If you're looking for a place to eat during your stay in Alajuela, Plaza Real shopping center is a great option. It has a great pizza place, La Fabbrica, as well as a Mexican Restaurant, Sushi restaurant, Spanish tapas restaurant, Japanese restaurant, among other options. It also has a couple of banks, a pharmacy and telephone company stores, ICE Kolbi and Claro. Great little place with everything you need. ”
6 locals recommend
Lounge
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“Ubicado en un centro comercial donde no solo esta el cine sino varios restaurantes y tiendas de conveniencia”
4 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Cental market of alajuela, place where you can buy everything at the best prices, by the way you can learn about the culture and customs of Costa Ricans”
7 locals recommend
Park
“Two blocks south of Parque Central, this plaza features a statue of the hero in action, flanked by cannons. Across the way, the Parque de los Niños has a more parklike scene going.”
5 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“You can buy a sim for your phone here for around $5 if your phone is unlocked by the carrier so you can have internet and service while in CR :-)”
1 local recommends
Theater
2 locals recommend
Restaurant
3 locals recommend
Park
“To get to know the real heart of Costa Rica, you have to visit Central Park and the Cathedral of Alajuela city. You will not be disappointed. ”
4 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Great cozy place to have a meal or a snack and relax and watch the people walking trought the main street.”
4 locals recommend
Arts & Crafts Store
Mexican Restaurant
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“Located in downtown... it is probably the best mexican restaurant you ll have in Costa Rica~ Very authentic, lovely decoration, service fantastic. Eat in or to go. ”
2 locals recommend