Get to know the city of Alajuela; visit the market and enjoy some local food. Alajuela is also the perfect spot for some last minute shopping and to catch a movie (in English too) at the mall. The Alajuela’s mall (shopping center) is called Mall International. Visit the central park, the Cathedral, the Juan Santamaría Museum and the Juan Santamaría park . A local bus passes in front of the hotel every 15 minutes that will take you into Alajuela in about 15 / 20 minutes. The bus service is great, fun, inexpensive and fun!