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Famous for its Poas and Arenal Volcanoes and National Parks and home to the Arenal Lake - The Alajuela Province

Arenal Volcano and Lake Costa Rica Rainforest Paradise Foreign investors - In recent years, Alajuela has become a magnet for many manufacturing companies, especially within the state’s free trade zones. Between 2004 and 2006, Alajuela saw an increase of 27 percent in foreign investors, with a total of 60 companies settling in Alajuela, including BLH Electronics, Precision Concepts Group, Riviana Food Group, Union Apparrel, United Airlines, and UPS.

Rich heritage - Alajeula is the proud homeland of Costa Rica’s national hero Juan Santamaria. Many residents live in the city of the same name, nicknamed “The City of Mangoes”, and gather to share local gossip and humor in the central park. Alajuela ranks first nationwide in coffee and sugar cane production. The canes are crushed to make dulce, an unrefined sugar, and guaro, a sugarcane liquor, that visitors can sample at any of the local refineries. Alajuela has major pastoral areas, especially in the canton of San Carlos, where beef cattle ranches and dairy cow farms provide meat and dairy products to the nation.

Ecological adventures - Arenal Volcano National Park in the northwest is home to one of the most active volcanoes in the world, and home to numerous thermal springs. The immense craters of Poás Volcano National Park are home to 79 different species of birds. Formed by an ancient underground river, The Venado Caverns are home to bats, monochrome frogs, fish and marine fossils.

Modern developments and construction - Construction in Alajeula doubled in 2012 thanks to the expansion of El Diquís Hydroelectric Project. The increase of construction in Alajuela was of 152 percent, of which industry-related construction was the largest. Residential construction came in second, followed by commercial construction.

Quick access to airport - The city is serviced by Juan Santamaría International Airport, which was named as the 3rd Best Airport in Latin America from the Airport Service Quality Awards by Airports Council International in 2011.


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