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How Much Does it Cost To Fly To Alajuela?

The cheapest prices found with in the last 7 days for return flights were $244 and $98 for one-way flights to Alajuela for the period specified. Prices and availability are subject to change. Additional terms apply

OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
ATLSan JoséApril 27 to May 11$244
MIASan JoséMarch 8 to March 16$327
EWRSan JoséApril 29 to May 16$343
EWRSan JoséApril 29 to May 16$343
JFKSan JoséMay 2 to May 8$367
BOSSan JoséApril 24 to April 26$397
LAXSan JoséMay 3 to May 14$420
SFOSan JoséMarch 12 to March 14$439
DENSan JoséApril 25 to May 1$490
YULSan JoséMay 2 to May 9$516
*Prices include taxes and fees
OriginDestinationTravel DatesFlights From*
MIASan JoséFebruary 4 to March 4$341
JFKSan JoséFebruary 5 to February 21$403
JFKSan JoséFebruary 5 to February 21$403
LAXSan JoséFebruary 3 to February 10$431
ATLSan JoséFebruary 4 to February 14$433
EWRSan JoséFebruary 5 to February 11$480
SFOSan JoséFebruary 4 to February 11$513
BOSSan JoséFebruary 5 to February 19$553
DENSan JoséFebruary 3 to March 1$591
YULSan JoséFebruary 5 to February 8$723
*Prices include taxes and fees

Alajuela Flight Information

Traveling to Alajuela
Lowest Price $244
Number of Airlines Serving
Airlines Serving Frontier Airlines, American Airlines
Number of Daily Flights
Airlines with Direct Flights

Find The Perfect Hotel For After Your Flight

Amazing Alajuela Accommodation Deals

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20101
The price is $78 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$78
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (493 reviews)
"It’s actually better in person! They may need updated photos. The pool area has a cool covered outdoor living space to enjoy rain or shine. The exterior of the building is painted a light yellow and green and looks nice. Front desk/all staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was good, I liked ..."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Hotel Aeropuerto

Hotel Aeropuerto

3 out of 5
4 km west of SJO International Airport, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20-4050
The price is $93 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
$93
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,017 reviews)
"Always a pleasure to stay there."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Hotel Aeropuerto
Hotel Eskalima

Hotel Eskalima

2.5 out of 5
Avenida 3ra, Calles 10 y 12, 50m East from Pizza Hut calle ancha, Alajuela, Alajuela
Stay at this hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the convenient parking in our reviews. ...
3.7/5 Good! (80 reviews)
"The people there are very sweet very honest the parking is very private close door all the way. Many places to eat around walking distance 2 or 3 minutes away"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Hotel Eskalima

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Hotel Santamaria

Hotel Santamaria

2.5 out of 5
St. 2 and Ave. 4, 50 mts West from Banco Popular, Alajuela, Alajuela
Stay at this B&B in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
3.8/5 Good! (100 reviews)
"Nice hotel close in downtown, close to the shops, restaurants, market, bus terminals (Wagon, TUASA). Daniel is a good host."

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2018

Hotel Santamaria
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Our Top Alajuela with Airport Shuttles

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20109
The price is $114 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$114
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)
"Very well located, check in and out pretty fast. Clean and well maintained rooms."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, 1017
The price is $128 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$128
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,573 reviews)
"The room had a mold smell, the beds heets did not seem clean ."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport
Hotel Brillasol Airport

Hotel Brillasol Airport

3.5 out of 5
4 km West of the International Airport, Juan Santamaria, Alajuela, Alajuela, 1727-4050
The price is $72 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$72
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Good! (434 reviews)
Would stay again
"Perfect after arriving on a late flight. Few miles from the car rental pick up, secured on site parking and a nice breakfast with fresh juices and gallo pinto. It was easy to find this hotel on wyze, even at midnight. We got a good nights sleep here before continuing on to monteverde."

Reviewed on Jan 1, 2023

Hotel Brillasol Airport

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Hotel Aeropuerto

Hotel Aeropuerto

3 out of 5
4 km west of SJO International Airport, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20-4050
The price is $93 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4
$93
per night
Feb 3 - Feb 4
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,017 reviews)
"Always a pleasure to stay there."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Hotel Aeropuerto
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Luxury Hotels in Alajuela

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20101
The price is $78 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$78
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (493 reviews)
"It’s actually better in person! They may need updated photos. The pool area has a cool covered outdoor living space to enjoy rain or shine. The exterior of the building is painted a light yellow and green and looks nice. Front desk/all staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was good, I liked ..."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20109
The price is $114 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$114
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)
"Very well located, check in and out pretty fast. Clean and well maintained rooms."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

3 out of 5
Hwy 1 Airport Blvd, Alajuela, 1017
The price is $128 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$128
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the clean rooms ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,573 reviews)
"The room had a mold smell, the beds heets did not seem clean ."

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Hampton by Hilton San Jose Airport

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Buena Vista Chic Hotel

Buena Vista Chic Hotel

3.5 out of 5
Road 130, 9 kms north from the airport, toward Poas Volcano, San Isidro, Alajuela, 4050
The price is $168 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
$168
per night
Jan 30 - Jan 31
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in San Isidro. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the restaurant ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (352 reviews)
"Nice property very clean and comfortable. Great breakfast. The pool is small. Great view of the city. The restaurant offers few choices and prices are a bit high. The service is excellent."

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Buena Vista Chic Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Family Friendly Hotels in Alajuela

Hotel Robledal
Great for families

Hotel Robledal

3 out of 5
400mts Oeste De La Iglesia de El Roble, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20104
The price is $101 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
$101
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (386 reviews)

Families like: Kids pool, free breakfast for the whole family, free airport shuttle, laundry

Travelers say...
"Outstanding hotel for staying close to the airport! Small pool for kids, rooms are clean, and staff is very friendly."

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Hotel Robledal
Trapp Family Country Inn
Great for families

Trapp Family Country Inn

3 out of 5
400m west of soccer field, San Antonio del Tejar, Alajuela, Alajuela, 70-5655
The price is $137 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29
$137
per night
Jan 28 - Jan 29
Stay at this 3-star inn in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (591 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, laundry

Travelers say...
"Lovely view from the balcony. Room very clean, the staff was helpful, friendly, professional."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Trapp Family Country Inn
Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites
Great for families

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

2.5 out of 5
Alajuela, 2nd. Av., 1st. Street, Del Teatro Municipal 200 m. al Este, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20101
The price is $78 per night from Jan 29 to Jan 30
$78
per night
Jan 29 - Jan 30
Stay at this hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in our reviews. ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (493 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, babysitting, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family

Travelers say...
"It’s actually better in person! They may need updated photos. The pool area has a cool covered outdoor living space to enjoy rain or shine. The exterior of the building is painted a light yellow and green and looks nice. Front desk/all staff was friendly and accommodating. Breakfast was good, I liked ..."

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Hotel La Guaria Inn & Suites

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Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Great for families

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela

3.5 out of 5
Plaza Los Mangos, Radial Francisco J Orlich, Alajuela, Alajuela, 20109
The price is $114 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14
$114
per night
Feb 13 - Feb 14
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly hotel in Alajuela. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,040 reviews)

Families like: Outdoor pools, extra beds/cribs, free airport shuttle, laundry

Travelers say...
"Very well located, check in and out pretty fast. Clean and well maintained rooms."

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2023

Courtyard by Marriott San Jose Airport Alajuela
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Frequently asked questions

Can I catch a flight to Alajuela at the moment?
Our Covid-19 Travel Advisor is the best place to go for all the current info about travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for passengers landing in Alajuela.
Which airlines fly to Alajuela?
There are lots of airline companies that fly to Alajuela — 20 to be specific. Prominent ones include:

  • AVIANCA
  • Costa Rica Green Airways
  • Copa Airlines

If I am not able to travel due to COVID-19, can I change my booking to a later date?
For more info about changing your flight to Alajuela, please visit our Customer Service Portal.
What airport is best to fly into Alajuela?
Booking your getaway to Alajuela is effortless, as it has just one airport. You’ll find Juan Santamaria Intl. Airport approximately 2 mi from the bustling downtown area.
Where to stay in Alajuela
With 379 wonderful properties in Alajuela, your options are many and varied. But don’t wait around. The sooner you book, the sooner you can start counting down the days until your adventure!If you’re after someplace luxurious to rest your head, slip between the plush sheets at the Asclepios Wellness and Spa. Alternatively, look into the Hotel Cortez Azul. It’s an attractive choice if you’re on a smaller budget.
Places to visit in Alajuela
Pick up some lovely gifts at City Mall. Want some more ideas? There’s no better place to escape from the daily grind than Parque Juan Santamaría. Peruse a magazine, kick a ball around with the kids or simply enjoy the peace and quiet in this green urban oasis. And that’s not all there is. A special tour of ARA Project, an animal sanctuary, is recommended for each and every adventurous visitor.
How to get through airport security fast when traveling to Alajuela
Make your trip to Alajuela that little bit easier by following these helpful security tips:

  • Security personnel will expect to see your travel ID and boarding pass upon arrival. Tuck them away in a convenient place, so they’re ready for inspection.
  • Remove your belt and shoes before approaching the airport security checkpoint. Items such as these are not permitted to pass through the body scanner.
  • All laptops need to be taken out of their protective cases and placed in a tray before going through the X-ray machine.
  • Traveling with your favorite cologne or perfume? As long as it contains no more than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear resealable plastic bag, you can keep it with you in your carry-on luggage.
  • Safety boots and other cumbersome shoes tend to be X-rayed by security personnel. We suggest wearing simple sneakers instead.
  • Multi-tools and corkscrews are not permitted on board the plane. Put them in your checked luggage to avoid leaving them at the security checkpoint.

How to find cheap flights

What is the best day to buy a plane ticket?

Airfares offered on Friday tend to be the cheapest, according to flight demand on Travelocity.ca in 2021. Purchasing your airfares on a Thursday or Saturday can also provide better value, however our advice if you’re looking to save money is to avoid booking on a Wednesday or Sunday. Our data shows that those two days have the highest ticket values on average, so keep this in mind if you’re browsing flight deals.

 

What are the cheapest days to fly?

Frequent travellers may already know this, earlier in the week is often the cheapest time to fly. Flights departing on a Monday are the cheapest of the week. Since flights towards the middle of the week tend to be more popular, this causes the prices to rise. This is why, on average, airfares booked on Travelocity.ca in 2021 were most expensive for Wednesday departures.

 

How far in advance can you book a flight?

Here’s the deal: It is typically possible to start comparing international airfares on Travelocity.ca up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to our 2021 flight demand trends, last minute planners can still bag a bargain with some of the cheapest fares appearing 2-4 weeks prior to their travel dates.

*According to flight demand on Travelocity.ca from January to December 2021. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.

Flights To Alajuela

As you fly into Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) and look out the plane's window, the city of Alajuela, Costa Rica, might appear unremarkable. But in many ways it represents the true spirit of Costa Rica. It's a town filled with friendly locals that are steeped in the country's culture. The streets are often congested as farmers bring their fresh produce to town to sell, and you can haggle at the various markets over fresh veggies, fruits, and clothing. After your arms are loaded with local goodies, you can retreat to one of the many family-owned cafes that line the streets for a mouth-watering regional meal.

Transportation from SJO

Flights to Alajuela can be long, so the first thing you will want to do is check into a hotel. Most hotels close to Juan Santamaria International offer free airport transfers to and from the airport to the hotel. If you want to travel into the heart of Alajuela, the Easy Ride Airport Super Shuttle service can take you from the airport to Alajuela. The shuttle service will transport you directly to your hotel or destination. The Taxis Unidos is the airport's official taxi service, and runs 24-hours per day. You can hire one of the taxis to transport you by visiting their office at the International Departures area in the airport. At the car rental area, you can also rent autos and four-wheel drive vehicles. One block from the terminal exit are several bus stops where you can purchase a ticket to catch a bus into downtown Alajuela or to other Costa Rica destinations.

Explore Alajuela

Alajuela is an ideal place to grab a comfortable, clean hotel room and use it as your home base to explore the rugged countryside of northern Costa Rica. Take a few moments to peruse Alajuela flights and hotels to find the best deal on airfare and make your dream Costa Rican vacation a reality. With Travelocity, you can book Alajuela vacation packages at affordable prices; save up to $537 when you book a hotel and flight at the same time. Cheap flights to Alajuela have never been more affordable.

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.