Restaurants that are nearby to Vista Linda Montaña

 

MIMO, focaccia & poke (our favorite in Alajuela)

https://www.facebook.com/mimoalajuela/

 

Taj Mahal Restaurant, Indian, Alajuela (Plaza Real) 

https://www.instagram.com/tajmahalalajuela/?hl=de

 

El Patio Food Garden, many different restaurants, Alajuela 

https://es-la.facebook.com/pg/FoodGardenElPatio/posts/

 

Pesqueria da Limonta, Seafood, Alajuela

https://www.facebook.com/pesqueriadalimonta/

 

Jalapenos, Mexican, Alajuela

https://www.facebook.com/jalapenoscentralIG/

 

Rancho Miriam, Costa Rican, Alajuela

 

Ragu, Italian, Alajuela

https://www.facebook.com/ragualajuela/

 

Restaurant El Mirador, Costa Rican, Alajuela (great view)

https://restaurante-el-mirador-mmm.negocio.site/?utm_source=gmb&utm_medium=referral

 

La Fabbrica Pizzeria, Italian, Alajuela (Plaza Real)

https://www.lafabbricapizzeria.com

 

La Parrillita de Pepe, Columbian, La Garita

 https://laparrillitadepepe.com

 

 

 

In Plaza Real and Mango Plaza you will find different restaurants on one square.

 

https://plazareal.co.cr

http://mangoplaza.cr

 

 

Alternatively, you can order food from Uber Eats and eat here at the hotel.

For this you need the app Uber Eats.

The delivery takes between 30-60 minutes.

The food must be picked up at the front gate. 

Attention: please follow the driver in the app, because if the order is not picked up,

the driver will leave after a few minutes! 

 


 

 

 

 

The nearest supermarket (Pali )

is within walking distance:

daily from 8:00 - 20:00


 

 

For larger purchases and quality products we can recommend Automercado.

Here you will also find an ATM

daily from 07:00 to 21:00


 

 

 

 

 

The nearest gas station is just 5 km away.


 

Day tours / Activities from Vista Linda Montaña

 

 

 

Poas Volcano

40km

(Tickets must be purchased in advance)

http://www.sinac.go.cr

 

It is active and has one of the largest craters in the world. Know this colossus without traveling long distances.

Not only has one of the largest craters in the world, but is located in the forests of Central Mountain Range, which boasts magnificent natural landscapes: this is the Poas Volcano National Park.

Being located in the province of Alajuela, it offers visitors easy access from major cities of the country.

 

This place lets you explore its attractions through a network of trails, especially in a cold climate tempered by a faint drizzle that most of the year is imposed.

 

 

Los Chorros Waterfalls

12km

 

 

Los Chorros Waterfalls are located between the small towns of Chilamate and Tacares, just southeast of Grecia. They sit in the Los Chorros Municipal Recreation Park (Parque Recreativo Municipal Los Chorros). This park protects a sizable swath of jungle in what is otherwise an area full of farm fields and pastures. It also serves as an important drinking water source for nearby towns like Atenas.

 

 

Irazu Volcano

79km

(Tickets must be purchased in advance)

http://www.sinac.go.cr

 

If you are looking for an exciting and fascinating sight to behold while visiting Costa Rica, look no further than Irazú Volcano.

This mountain is one of the most famous in Costa Rica, and is even one of the most famous volcanoes in the world.

The word “Irazú” is actually derivative of an Indigenous word which means “thunder and earthquake mountain.” This volcano is actve, although it has been many years since the last time it erupted. The most recent eruption was in 1994, but it could become active again at any time.

In 1963, Irazú Volcano ended a 20 year silent abruptly on the same day that United States President John F. Kennedy visited.

The volcano actually remained active for two more years after this date, spewing lava in a powerful display.

Additionally, the very first documented eruption was in 1723. It was documented by Diego de la Haya and one of the volcano’s craters is now named after him.

 

While the volcano may seem erratic or unpredictable, it is perfectly safe to visit. If it is ever in danger of erupting in a way that could pose a risk to visitors, the park would be evacuated well in advance.

 

 

Thermal Spas & Hot Spring in Orosi

69km

https://haciendaorosi.com

 

Located just 38 kilometers southeast of San Jose, the Orosi Valley is a pristine, picturesque valley of natural enchantment, surrounded by verdant mountainsides blanketed in lush vegetation, abundant water sources provided by several rivers. The Valley invites its visitors to embark upon a unique experience in harmony with the wonders of the natural world.

Immerse yourself in the soothing waters of one of our mineral hot springs pools as your take in the awe-inspiring panoramic mountain views of the Orosi Valley. That surround you. The Cerro Barba de Viejo (The Bearded Man Mountain) as well as two of Costa Rica’s active volcanos, the majestic Irazu Volcano and the Turrialba Volcano, entice you to feel the energy they exude!

 

Experience the wonders of the natural world as you wander amid our nature trails, perhaps viewing various wildlife and/or our domesticated animals at the Hacienda Orosi farm. In addition, you may be fortunate enough to see some local bird species as they fly above you.

 

 

 

Catarata del Toro

46km

https://www.catarata-del-toro.com

(sunday closed)

 

Welcome to Catarata del Toro, Costa Rica's ultimate secret which is a privately-owned ecological waterfall project. In the midst of this unique property you will run into your most incredible waterfall experience of Costa Rica. It will offer you what you always have been looking for:

extraordinary beauty! So, if you like waterfalls in the most natural way possible, this ist the place to visit.

 

 

Coffee Plantation Finca Lora

12km

https://www.facebook.com/FincaLora/

Phone: 2448 7182

 

See how beans are grown and roasted to perfection at the Coffee Plantation Finca Lora.

You can expect an authentic coffee tour, no other tourists!

 

Mirador Bosque Alegre, Lagune Hule

52km

https://es-la.facebook.com/pages/category/Local-Business/mirador-bosque-alegre-688393234544597/

 

Laguna de Hule is part of Bosque Alegre National Wildlife Refuge that is located
in Los Ángeles Sur, Río Cuarto, in Alajuela Province.
There are three lakes divided by a volcanic hill: Hule, Congo, and Bosque
Alegre. Laguna de Hule is 400m AMSL, with a surface of 98.8ac (40ha) and a
depth of 246.06ft (75m)- it’s the deepest lake in the country.

 

 

La Paz Waterfall Gardens

33km

http://www.waterfallgardens.com

 

The splendid gardens of La Paz are located on the slopes of the Poas volcano, just 50 minutes from Alajuela, in the central highlands. This area is rich in bio diversity thanks to an altitude of that varies between 4,000 and 5,000 feet, allowing for both cloud forest and rain forest to co-exist. Be prepared for a truly magical experience. Here, visitors will find the largest butterfly observatory in the world, hummingbird and bromeliad gardens, a serpentarium, frog pond, and 5 striking waterfalls.

 

 

Grecia

16km

 

Nestled in the foothills of the Cordillera Central mountain chain, you’ll find Grecia, Costa Rica, a small farming community with some big attractions. This picturesque town is about 20 minutes north of Alajuela and offers some of the most incredible scenery anywhere. Surrounded by mountains bursting with green foliage, the Grecia landscapes unfolds across rolling fields. Stop along the way for amazing views of the communities and valleys that stretch out below the town and the mountains that rise above it.

 

 

Sarchi

27km

 

Neighboring Grecia, a few kilometers away is the quaint little town of Sarchí, known throughout Costa Rica for its beautiful and intricate arts and crafts and souvenirs.

Lying some 30 km northwest of Alajuela, the town of Sarchí is perhaps most widely recognized for its colorful and decorative oxcarts that have been made here for over a century.

 

 

Alajuela

4km

 

Costa Rica’s second largest city in terms of size, Alajuela lies 20 km northwest of the capital San Jose in the beautiful Central Valley.

This city has an important place in Costa Rica’s history, as it was an active supporter of independence from Spain. Known as Villahermosa and La Lajuela, Alajuela was even capital of Costa Rica for a brief period.

This city’s biggest claim to fame is that it is the hometown of the country’s national hero Juan Santamaria, a drummer boy, who sacrificed his life to save his country during the battle of the Hacienda Santa Rosa, in 1856, against the forces of William Walker.

 

A laidback city with a friendly Tico population, Alajuela is definitely worth a visit.

In the center of the city is a huge impressive red dome church that is a few minutes away from the Parque Central. This park is lush and green, and is the ideal place to hang out and mingle with the locals, who often come here in the afternoons.

West of the park is Alajuela’s central market, which takes up an entire city block and is a great place to shop.

Another tourist attraction in this city is the Juan Santamaria Cultural Historical Museum nearby Central Park. This museum houses many historical maps, artifacts and portraits from the battle of 1856.

 

 

San Jose

24km

 

Founded in 1737, San Jose today is a sprawling metropolis. Costa Rica’s capital and the largest city in the country, San Jose is considered to be among the most cosmopolitan cities in Latin America.

A bustling city nestled inside a tropical paradise; San Jose sits in the center of the country in the Central Valley and is surrounded by gorgeous untouched cloud forests.

 

Downtown San Jose is the busiest part of town. A maze of streets and avenues, here you can find most of the city’s museums as well as a number of hotels and plazas

Plenty of tour companies, restaurants and hotels can also be found here, with the Coca Cola Bus Terminal sitting just north of Central Avenue.

Since the downtown area is fairly small and is one of the most frequented parts of the city, do keep in mind that you will come across heavy traffic here with lots of noise and congestion. 

But don’t let this deter you, as this part of the city is the heart of San Jose. The streets and avenues here are usually bustling with pedestrians and traffic, so the best way to explore this area is by foot.

 

 

 

City Mall Alajuela 

6km

http://cr.citymall.net 

 

If you want to buy some souvenirs before you leave, you are welcome to stop by the City Mall. Many shops and dining hall.

 

 

Cartago

51km

 

Located near the foothills of the Irazu Volcano in the Central Valley of Cartago, the namesake capital city is one of the oldest towns in the country. Cartago was once the capital of Costa Rica, but it was partially destroyed by a volcanic eruption in 1732, and San Jose later took over as the cultural and entertainment center of the country in 1832. After the eruption, much of the city was left untouched, and it remains one of the largest cities in the country.

 

 

 

Built in 1575, Las Ruinas de la Parroquia's outer walls only remain today after being destroyed by two earthquakes, but the unique architecture and intricate design is still worth a visit. This isn't the only area of ruins that are worth a peek. Las Ruins of Cartago has a deep-rooted past that began with two brothers who were fighting over the same woman. After one brother killed the other one night, he decided to build a church on the site. Each time it was constructed, an earthquake destroyed it. After devastation in 1910, the ruins were left as they were, and it remains as the town square today.

 

 

Travelling

 

Horario de buses you will find the departure times of the public-buses.

 

https://horariodebuses.com

 

There are some private shuttle services, here you find the offers.

 

https://www.interbusonline.com

https://www.caribeshuttle.com

https://www.graylinecostarica.com