Owned by CIRSA Gaming Corp, Fiesta Casino Alajuela is located in the town of its namesake (Alajuela) which is just Northwest of San Juan. Fiesta Casino Alajuela opens daily at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00 AM. Table games only open later in the afternoon/evening. The CIRSA Gaming Corp. owns various Fiesta Casino properties and on-premises restaurants throughout the country of Costa Rica.
Fiesta Casino Alajuela is located close to Juan Santamaria International Airport. From here you can take a bus, taxi, or drive a rental car to the casino. The drive will take you less than 10 minutes as it is only 2 km away. There is self-service parking available at the casino.
Costa Rica is famous for its beaches and beautiful wildlife locations. If you are staying at Fiesta Casino Alajuela, most of these locations will require a short drive. The nearest black volcanic beaches are on the South coast, roughly 30 minutes from Alajuela. Here you will be able to enjoy a host of aquatic activities including water skiing, diving, and surfing.
There are also many natural parks with the largest ones being Parque Nac Juan Castro Blanco, Parque Nacional Braulio Carrillo, and Volcan Irazu.
The main gaming floor at Fiesta Casino is large with multiple gaming rooms and space for over 300 slot machines and 14 table games. The style is similar to other Fiesta Casinos and features vibrant colors, lush carpets, and Costa-Rican acoustic background music.
Within the casino there is the main gaming hall, where most of the tables and electronic games are located. There is also a poker room, which hosts the various tournaments on offer, and a VIP gaming room where higher stakes private gaming takes place.
Fiesta Casino Alajuela is popular for its size and the games it has available. Their property is filled with HD TV’s which show the latest live sports and they have a restaurant/bar that serves drinks and a wide selection of light and full meals. Live music is on offer most weeks and can be enjoyed free-of-charge.
Their poker tournaments generate a lot of interest because of the guaranteed prize pools and high minimum buy-ins. The VIP Room is popular among high rollers for its privacy and betting limits. A new addition to the casino is their Alajuela Fiesta Auditorium which can be rented out and used for any medium to large events, with the option to have them organize it for you.
There are high limit facilities available at the casino with your highest bets taking place at the poker tournaments and in the VIP gaming room.
You will find 14 table games at Fiesta Casino Alajuela. The main gambling hall offers roulette, poker, blackjack, baccarat, and craps. The rest of the table games are found in the Poker and VIP gaming rooms which only specialize in poker varieties.
Both electronic and live roulette tables are available which host the American variety. Punto Banco Baccarat is played, but there is only one table. Craps also has a single table which generates a lot of excitement on the main casino floor.
Blackjack and poker are the main games at Fiesta Casino Alajuela. Blackjack is only found in the main gaming hall and offers several tables with various betting options. There is player vs. dealer poker games available in the main hall, which offering Ultimate Texas Hold‘em, Three Card Poker, and even Five Card Poker. The player vs. player games take place in both the poker room and the VIP room, with the most popular variety being Texas Hold‘Em.
Tournaments offer different betting rules with the highest limit games requiring a minimum buy-in with no upper limits.
The fact that there is over 300 slot machines means you will struggle to not find a game of your liking. Fiesta Casino Alajuela offers every slot machine game available including both standard and electronic reel machines, various electronic card games, progressive jackpots, and even basic fruit games.
The standard and electronic slot machines are available in both single currency and multiple currency machines. The betting options start at $0.01 and go up to $5 USD per credit.
Progressive jackpot slot machines are popular at the casino because of their high potential payouts. There are jackpots that are linked to the specific machines and others that are linked to larger jackpot networks – which offer even higher payouts, but with lower odds.
Both video poker and electronic blackjack machines are also available here.
There is no on-site hotel at Fiesta Casino Alajuela, so accommodations are only available through nearby hotels and guesthouses.
Courtyard by Marriott is a nearby hotel which is a popular accommodation choice worldwide. There are a variety of different room options available here, with standard rooms starting at $150 per night. Guests are treated to a variety of amenities.
Holiday Inn Express San Jose Airport is a hotel located next to the airport. Room prices start at $125 per night and include a complimentary breakfast.
Hotel Santamaria is a cheaper option located in Alajuela. They offer no amenities other than breakfast, but for $50 a night it is still a good deal.
The Pirates Bar & Grill is available inside Fiesta Casino Alajuela. They offer an arrange of drinks, light snacks, and larger meals, all of which can be enjoyed while gaming or in their dining area.
Alternatively, you can visit some of the nearby local restaurants to get a taste of Costa Rican or International cuisines. Quiznos, La Oveja Negra, Denny’s American Diner Chain, and Kotoy Japanese restaurant are all popular options within walking distance from the casino.