Central Valley Places

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Alajuela

Getting Here and Around

To reach Alajuela, follow directions to San Antonio de Belén. Continue west on the highway past the San Antonio turnoff and turn right at the airport. Buses travel between San José (Avda. 2, Cs. 12–14, opposite north side of Parque La Merced), the airport, and Alajuela, and run every five minutes from 4:40 am to 10:30 pm. The bus stop in Alajuela is 400 meters west, 25 meters north of the central park (C. 3 and Avda. 1). Buses leave San José for Zoo Ave from La Merced church (C. 14 and Avda. 4) daily at 8, 9, 10, 11 am, and noon, returning on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm.

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