Alajuela is located 20 kilometers west of San José, the capital. It is the second most populated city in the country, where you will find natural wonders impossible to miss, such as the Poás volcano (2,704 m altitude). This city is considered the center of commercialization of products such as sugar and coffee, it also plays an important role as a product distribution center, it is also a mining, commercial and industrial center, and also has various cultural institutions. In the town hall of this city the independence of Costa Rica was proclaimed on November 25, 1821. This city is home to the Tobía Bolaños Palma international airport.