The capital city of this province, also called Alajuela, is the second largest city of Costa Rica. Alajuela has varied landscapes ranging from mountainous areas to the northern Great Plains. The relief in this province ranges from 25 to 2700 meters above sea level. For this reason, wild flora and fauna are very diverse, as it can be seen from the images below:
Located 55 km from San José, Poás Volcano is one of the most popular and easily accessed national park. With 2708 meters of altitude, is one of the country's most spectacular volcano, with two very large craters. Its surroundings are covered by dense vegetation.
Tel +506 2482.2424/24822165
Caño Negro Wildlife Refuge
This reserve of 800 hectares, of difficult access, is one of the richest in flora and fauna (crocodiles, alligators, birds, sloths and monkeys). There are boat trips to observe the animals. During the dry season, mangroves become less dense, which allows for a better appreciation of the diverse wildlife.
This volcano is the most active and most impressive of the country. By day it is usually covered with smoke but at night is not unusual to see lava flows. The last eruption occurred in 1968. In this region you can find many thermal springs and waterfalls where you can swim.
This reserve is a paradise for birds. This is one of the most attractive tourist places of the country where you can see a lot of fauna. Here you can perform many activities such as canopy tours and horseback riding.
This park has a great diversity of birds and is traversed by many rivers and waterfalls. Here it is also located the Plantanar, one of the least known volcanoes of Costa Rica (inactive). In the area of San José de la Montaña there is a nature trail within the forest, where you can see variety of birds and reptiles characteristic of cloud forest.