Alajuela is the second city in Costa Rica. The International Airport Juan Santamaria is located in Alajuela. Alajuela is the obligated way to visit Poas Volcano, Irazu Volcano, Arenal Volcano, Pacific Beaches and the Central Valley. Alajuela offers transportation facilities to travel all over Costa Rica, to star and to finish your vacations. Alajuela is 20 kilometres north east of San Jose.