Brief information about the Alajuela

Alajuela Alajuela (Spanish pronunciation: [alaˈxwela]), is the second largest city in Costa Rica. Also known as the capital of the world, by the local people. Because of its location in the Costa Rican Central Valley, Alajuela is nowadays part of the conurbation of the Great Metropolitan Area.

The city is the birthplace of Juan Santamaría, the national hero of Costa Rica and the figure who gives the name to the country's main international airport, which is south of Alajuela downtown.