Located in the Central Valley of Costa Rica, Alajuela is a vibrant city known for its rich historical significance and strong cultural heritage. As the second largest city in the country, Alajuela is home to the Juan Santamaria National Airport, Costa Rica's main international airport. Offering a unique blend of bustling urban life and tranquil natural beauty, the city is famous for its stunning wildlife reserves and national parks like Poás Volcano National Park, which features one of the world's largest active craters. Alajuela’s lush landscapes with geysers and hot springs are a paradise for nature and adventure lovers. Known as the "City of Mangos" due to its plethora of mango trees, Alajuela also houses notable landmarks like Alajuela Cathedral and Juan Santamaría Museum, leaving visitors captivated by its charms.