Liberia, Costa Rica

Northern Region
Population: 53,382
Elevation : ‎144 mts

Province of Guanacaste

Liberia Travel Guide

Liberia is the biggest city in Guanacaste. The Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) shows the urban development of Liberia. But still, a land of volcanic origin, it features lots of cattle farms, wide streets and old adobe houses that represent a colonial style along with small business and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy the view of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and visit one of the conservation parks that surround this area such as Santa Rosa, Rincón de la Vieja and Palo Verde National Parks. Liberia is mainly a crossroad for travelers coming from the rest of the country to the Guanacaste beaches. This is one of the main attractions of the area, the closeness to many beautiful destinations, Papagayo Peninsula, Tamarindo, Conchal, Samara, Flamingo and Ocotal among many others.

Things to do in Liberia

Visit a Local Brewery
There are two local breweries near the airport in Liberia. Their full-flavored beers are inspired by the Costa Rican climate and feature tropical fruits. Local favorites include the Chorotega IPA with hints of tropical fruits and the Liberiana Kölsch with a subtle maltiness and fruity notes.

Coffee Tour
Walk through a coffee plantation and learn historical facts about the golden bean related to the county. Besides, you will be informed about how the method of selection of the berry influences the final product. You will also understand about chocolate and sugar cane crops, all in one place.

Liberia tours to other destinations nearby

Rincón de la Vieja National Park
Located 40 minutes away from Liberia, Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park is home to many fun activities: Canopy, hiking trails, La Leona Waterfall, white water river tubing adventure, hot springs and mud baths.

Santa Rosa National Park
Scene of the historic Battle of March 20, 1856, the Santa Rosa National Park is the only Protected Wilderness Area that has a historical museum within its territory. Also found in the park are some of the most ancient lands of Costa Rica, which emerged from the sea over 85 million years ago.

Palo Verde National Park
Palo Verde National Park is a slice of wetland sanctuary in the middle of Guanacaste. The 45,500-acre park contains more than 15 topographical zones, including mangrove swamps, evergreen forests, and tropical dry forests. The park is a haven for migratory birds, bats, and 250 species of bees, plus mammals like jaguarundis (cat) and howler monkeys.

Location and Map

You can take a direct flight into the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), which is located in Liberia. From San Jose International Airport to Liberia it is a 3 hour 30 minute drive approximately (125 miles/200 kms).

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