Situated 215 kilometers (134 mi) northwest of the national capital, San Jose, Liberia town is the capital and largest city of Guanacaste province, Costa Rica. With its excellent facilities and its close proximity to scores of attraction, Liberia is an ideal tourist destination. It has been nicknamed la ciudad blanca means the white city as the white gravel used to make the roads of the city once and the whitewashed colonial houses used to make up a large part of the city. This town attracts many tourists each year due to its easy access to some of the country’s most tempting draws including white-sand beaches, turquoise waters as well as volcano-studded rainforests. Travelers who want to experience a living Costa Rican town at work, they will find this town perfect. Downtown Liberia offers good food, entertainment, bars and accommodations throughout the year. In this area you will find a wide variety of lodging options which meet all the needs of any budget. Liberia town plays a vital role in the country’s cattle industry and also provides a market for farmer’s goods.
As in the rest of the country, Liberia town also has two seasons-‘the dry season and the wet season. During the month of November to April, the dry season runs and at this time the temperature remains high. At the time of wet season between May to October, it often rains. In the province of Guanacaste, Liberia is considered to be one of the drier cities and even in wet season it remains quite dry. It is best to visit the town at the beginning of the dry season when the climate just starting to get warm.
In Liberia tow many hotels are located near the International Airport which helps simplify the traveling process and there are also some hotels within the city and across the nearby countryside as well. This area offers hotels in upscale options that offers impressive array of amenities and features as well as some accommodations featured with essential and nonessential amenities.
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel:
Situated minutes away from the International airport in Liberia, Hilton Garden Inn Hotel provides beautiful modern rooms with a wide range or comforting amenities. This hotel offers a variety of facilities including restaurant, bar, lounge, Business Center, fitness room, swimming pool, gift shop, meeting rooms, and also wheelchair access.
Best Western El Sitio:
Situated at the principal intersection of Liberia, the Best Western El Sitio can be reached within only ten minutes from the International Airport of Liberia. This hotel features two swimming pools, restaurant, rancho bar and also offers a new spa with aerobic classes every day.
Tel. 506 2666 1211
Hotel Las Espuelas:
Surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and lush Guanacaste trees, Hotel Las Espuelas is situated just 2 km from Liberia. This hotel can be reached within 10 minutes from the International Airport and by taking a 3 minutes car driving you can reach the bustling old town of Liberia from the hotel. It offers first-class amenities and facilities.
Call: 506 2666 5601 o 506 2666 014
Hotel Santa Ana:
Situated just 5 minutes from both the city of Liberia and the Daniel Oduber International airport, Hotel Santa Ana offers comfortable accommodations with Air conditioning, cable television, private bath, hot water and wireless internet access.
Tel: (506) 2665-7573 – (506) 2665-6215
Located close to the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport of Liberia, Boyeros Hotel provides spacious accommodations with all the necessary amenities and facilities to ensure its guest enjoy complete comfort. It also features two swimming pools, surrounded by Palm Trees and beautiful topical plants. There is also poolside restaurant and bar service.
Call: (506) 2666-0722 or (506) 2666-0809
Hotel Liberia is situated in the Liberia down town. This hotel provides 3 different types of accommodations suitable for all budgets and likes. It also has an open air restaurant open daily from 6 am to 10 pm and serves great breakfast options and a tasty blend of International dishes with a splash of Costarican style.
Call: +506 2666-0161
Situated in the heart of Liberia town, Cafe Liberia is a cozy cafe creating a romantic ambience for rich coffee and gourmet fare. This restaurant provides a romantic ambience for rich coffee and gourmet fare. It also offers simple food including ceviche served with irresistible, warm, fresh-baked tortilla chips, panini-style sandwiches, crepes, soups, bagels, quiches and salads.
Call: +506 2665 1660
Situated about 8 km west of the town and on the road to the airport, Green House restaurant offers many veggie options in the menu. You can enjoy delicious dishes in the light-filled dining room and have a delightful fusion of flavors such as grilled chicken with mango salsa and excellent fish tacos.
Call: +506 2665 5037
In this little cafe you can enjoy breakfasts, scrumtious sweets, local specialties like chifrijos and tamales, refreshing fresh fruit juices and strong coffee.
Call: +506 2665 4343
El Meson Liberiano:
In this restaurant you will enjoy a delightful environment. It has delightful back patio, where the wooden tables are shaded by a big old mango tree. It serves traditional food in a modern presentations.
Call: +506 2666 1819
In Liberia, Jauja is popular for its upscale ambience and classy cuisine. This stylish, indoor-outdoor bar and cafe offers wood-fired pizza, tender grass-fed steaks and burgers on home-baked buns.
Located two blocks south and one block east of the park, across from Flor de Liz, Pizza Pronto pizza, pasta and salads including vegetarian option. You can enjoy choosing your favorite toppings for having your own pizza. Pizza Pronto is well known in town for its fresh, organically grown ingredients.
Call: +506 2666 2098
Located in the Santa Rosa Plaza, across from Jumbo Supermarket, Taqueria Mazatlan offers best Mexican food in the town and its most popular dishes are the Nacho Fiesta, the Grande Quesadilla and the Enchilada. It is a place to enjoy a relaxed hangout.
Toro Negro Steakhouse:
It is a family friendly restaurant, located in a beautiful colonial-era building. It offers an extensive International menu specializing in meat including filet mignon, New York strip and burgers.
Call: +506 2666 2456
Liberia’s nightlife is on the tame side, but it’s never boring. There are many bars are opening up to supply the more discerning end of the market. You can visit Kuru, the only real dancing hotspot in Liberia. On Friday night you can enjoy having local beer and the greasy aroma emitted from Kuru. It is a typical meringue disco with a huge dance floor surrounded by bench-like tables. Another hot spot is Casa Pueblo, located on the old Calle Real. It has comfy sofas, scattered tables in various interconnected rooms. You can also go to the Bar Lib that headlines local live musicians and dancing on Fridays, so get there early to avoid dense crowds and costly cover charges. This bar is in the new Santa Rosa Mall, which dominates the highway at nighttime from its second story posture. There are many places where the students, young professionals and tourists have allowed for a burgeoning nightlife.
Yoga in Liberia:
Blue Spirit Yoga:
Perched on a hilltop, Blue Spirit Yoga offers an extraordinarily beautiful and natural setting on one of Costa Rica’s renowned beaches. In this beautiful natural setting, you will enjoy your retreats, workshops, and training. This center offers several retreats for 7 nights including 3 meals per day. Blue Spirit offers group shuttles run on Saturdays only several times during the day from or to Liberia International Airport.
Panacea de la Montaña:
Situated in Tamarindo, in the Nicoya Peninsula, Panacea de la Montana can be reached with a short 1 hour drive from the Liberia International airport. At Panacea de la Montana, Mary Byerly offers Yoga classes that work for everyone. In this center you can join 200 hour Yoga Alliance Hatha Yoga Teacher Training.
Situated in Playa Negra, a small town on the Northern Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Peace Retreat offers different Yoga retreats and packages. Its mission is to presence peace, enhance well-being, and inspire new possibilities for self-expression and vitality. This retreat center is set closest to the Liberia airports and the town of Tamarindo. It is a perfect place to host an individual stay, group retreat and/or training.
National Parks, Private Parks and Wildlife Refuges:
Africa Mia safari park:
In Liberia, Guanacaste, Africa Mia Safari Park is the first natural adventure park. In this park you can get the opportunity to enjoy emotion of the exotic, with its animals, trails, waterfalls and all other natural activities. This park has amusement for all ages even who just want to walk through the greenery of the tropical forest.
Palo Verde National Park:
Situated 19 miles (30 km) from the town of Cañas and some 49 miles (78 km) from Liberia town, Palo Verde National Park plays a key role in sustaining the health of many of the region’s plants and animals. the 32,266-acre (13,058-ha) park is best known for the large numbers of birds that visit it annually.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park:
Located 29 km to Liberia, Rincón de La Vieja National Park is most famous for its center of attraction, the Rincon de la Vieja, one of the active volcanoes in Costa Rica and is the largest among the five volcanoes that can be found in the province of Guanacaste. This park is also popular for its flaura and fauna as well as its various ecosystems.
Santa Rosa National Park:
Located only 25 miles (42 km) north of Liberia along the Inter-American Highway, Santa Rosa National Park, Santa Rosa’s dry tropical forests protect innumerable species of birds, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals ambling about watering holes.
Liberia is the part of the country is abundant with places to visit and it includes some beaches beaches that hug the Pacific Coast and stretch south from Guanacaste into the Nicoya Peninsula. Here goes some beaches which can be easily accessible from Liberia and its international airport.
From the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, the beautiful Playa Hermosa can be reached within 20 minutes. It is one of the best maintained beaches in Costa Rica. It has some of the best scuba diving sites, and it is also ideal for enjoying kayaking, boat tours, and snorkeling trips as well.
From the Liberia International Airport, you can easily reach Tamarindo with an one hour. It is popular to the tourists for its modern development like paved roads and a bridge over the river. It is not a great spot to visit just because of its development rather also as a wonderland of adventure and has the serenity of a tropical getaway. It is a great destination for scuba diving, snorkeling, body surfing, zip lining and fishing.