Alajuela Historical information
(Spanish version only)
has 7 provinces:
San José (which is the capital),
(the city where
Juan Santamaría International Airport is
ICLC campus is
located in ALAJUELA, 9 kilometers
North-West from Juan Santamaría International Airport
(SJO). Please notice that all flight tickets use SJO /
San José as an International code, but the Airport is
located in ALAJUELA.
ICLC campus is located between Carrillos and Tacares:
click here to see a map of the region.
Carrillos is structured of
mountains creating Upper Carrillos (Carrillos Alto) and
Lower Carrillos (Carrillos Bajo).
Carrillos and Tacares towns are located only 30
kilometers south from
Poás Volcano, making the volcanic
soil an ideal place for the sugar cane and coffee
When living in
Alajuela, foreigners have easy access to places like
Sarchí, the bird’s zoo, butterfly farm,
Los Chorros Waterfalls and also to the Capital city,
José, when the desire is to go to a museum, the theatre,
larger shopping centers, or just to experience another
part of Costa Rica.
walking shoes are of importance because of the daily
amount of walking.
families living on these two towns:
Tacares, offer a traditional "Tico" (Costa Rican)
environment, which we consider very valuable for the
participants. Both are little towns with friendly people
that were born and raised there. Children accustom
living close to parents when they get married, in the
same town and many times in the same property, that is
why many families close by are related.
Taxi service is
inexpensive when moving from
ICLC campus to Carrillos or
Tacares, due to the short distance to get there.
transportation offers easy access from
downtown or to
Grecia, another city
Center, which is ideal because participants tend to
visit Alajuela or Grecia regularly to go to the bank or
to do activities such as shopping or other