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La Fortuna San Carlos, Alajuela, Province of Alajuela, Costa Rica

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Airport Land

by Firestar24

"Welcome & Goodbye"

Okay, so Alajuela is your introduction and your final glimpse of Costa Rica... Assuming you travel by plane of course! The town surrounding the main international airport of the country reminds me quite alot of my home town in that it seems governed by function rather than asthetics. That being said, I've read that alot of people prefer to stay here if they land late rather than making the journey into the city.

Our experience of Alajuela was limited, but we recieved a tip in Tamarindo because connecting buses meant that we were going to be seven hours early for our flight to Panama (I know - I'm a Carbon Yeti - I do try to offset). Rather than spend the time at the airport, we got a taxi out to the nearby mall after checking in our bags. Not worth a detour from San Jose in our opinion but kills a couple of hours if you have a long stay at the airport.

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