FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The top 25 places we think should be on every traveler's radar this year.More
San Antonio de Belén has little to offer visitors but its rural charm and proximity to the international airport. The latter led developers to build several of the San José area's biggest hotels here. The country’s sole Mormon temple is also found here, open only to visitors of the faith. The town is a convenient departure point for trips to the western Central Valley, Pacific coast, and northern
region. If you stay at the Marriott, you likely won't even see the town, just the busy highway between San José and Alajuela.
Because of its proximity to the international airport (5–10 minutes away) many travelers spend their first or last night in or near Alajuela...
By the time you get this far west in the Central Valley, you’re likely headed for Costa Rica’s famed Central Pacific beaches, but the countryside...