If you want to find a good location in Costa Rica where you can relax for a day or two without going farther to the remote areas then the Guadalupe suburb is your best choice. Positioned just outside San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, Guadalupe is a bustling area filled different kinds of establishments like bars, coffee shops, restaurants, and souvenir stores.
The best thing about Guadalupe is its accessibility, it can easily be reached by car or motorcycle and there are plenty of public vehicles going in and around the suburb. Though there are no airports serving direct cheap flights to Guadalupe, you can reach the area by landing at the international airport in San Jose and taking any of the available land transport from there.
One of the best attractions close to Guadalupe is the Irazú Volcano located in Cartago. Irazú is an active volcano which is also the highest and the largest in Costa Rica. Though considered active, it remains quiet since 1963 making it safe for exploration. Travelers can also view the breathtaking lake of Diego de la Haya Crater with its greenish yellow water caused by the melted minerals due to rainfall. From Guadalupe, Irazú Volcano is reachable by car or public vehicle within an hour or so.
Another interesting destination when you take cheap flights to Guadalupe is the nearby Braulio Carrillo National Park with its stunning collection of animal and plant species. The lush green of the park is perfect for those wanting to stroll in a tropical paradise. Tourist can hike the trail leading to Barva Volcano or see the breathtaking San Fernando Waterfall.
Guadalupe is a well-kept community. It has a pleasantly quiet surrounding and its people are warm and friendly. Basic commodities in this suburb are cheap and food stalls selling affordable meals are scattered all over. Guadalupe is also conveniently close to San Jose so even if there are not a lot of things to do in the area the different attractions in San Jose is just a few minutes away. Several museums, historic monuments and well-preserved architectures are waiting for you in that place. You can also spend the night in any hotels in San Jose if you fail to find suitable hotels in Guadalupe.