Central Valley (Costa Rica)Costa Rica's Central Valley is the most populated region of the country; the capital city, San José, is there and so is the Juan Santamaría airport.
AlajuelaNot to be missed for the volcano and national parks nearby. Also a convenient and better hub when arriving and leaving Costa Rica via San Jose.
AtenasIt had been ranked as the best weather worldwide. Atenas town in well known by the American community here. It is on the way to the central Pacific beaches becoming a mandatory stop on the way to Jaco or Manuel Antonio National Park.
TurrialbaFood bowl of Costa Rica and adventure sports mecca.
Most of the factories and services industries companies are also in the area; therefore, a lot of sleeper towns and cities surround and permeate the Central Valley. Still, there are many historical sights and because of the small size of the country, this area is the starting point of the many adventures available in the rest of the country.
By busIf coming from San Carlos (Nicaragua) a change of bus in Ciudad Quesada may be necessary.
San José Juan Santamaria AirportThis is Costa Rica's premier international airport and offers a wide variety of connections.