Packages To Liberia
Capital of the Costa Rican province Guanacaste, Liberia is located roughly 210 km northwest of San Jose and 130 km northwest of Puntarenas. Many tourists pass through Liberia en route to Pacific coast beaches like Playa del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Tamarindo or the Papagayo Peninsula. With a strong presence of colonial atmosphere, the narrow streets are lined with charming homes, shuttered windows and carved wooden doors.
Getting There & Other Transportation
The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport is a mere 6 km west of the city so you will arrive at your hotel from your flight in no time at all. From the airport it is a great idea to rent a car to explore nearby beaches. Many car rental agencies are available upon arrival at the airport.
Hotels & Places to Stay
There are many places to stay in Liberia that will suit the needs of a budget to a luxury traveler. Here are a list of hotels and their star ratings:
Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport
Best Western Las Espuelas
Posada del Tope
El Punto Hotel
Casa Rural Aroma de Campo
Hotel Rincon del Llano
Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort
Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica
Dining & Nightlife
There are many local ‘Tico’ dining choices are Liberia. The typical Costa Rican dish is called a ‘casado’ and is usually served with chicken, beef or fish. Another Costa Rican staple is a dish of rice and beans. This dish you will find in ‘Sodas’ which are the local eateries where you can get a hearty home-cooked local meal. Here are some restaurants where you can indulge in typical Costa Rican food:
Soda Rancho Dulce
In Liberia, there is also a variety of Italian pizza places, Mexican restaurants and fast food chains.
As far as nightlife goes, here are some hot spots:
Bar La Jarra
Best Western El Sitio Casino
The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is northeast of Liberia and has volcanic hot springs, bubbling clay pots, waterfalls and rivers, and hiking trails. The Central Plaza is Liberia is a great place to have a seat on one of the many benches and people-watch. Calle Real is full of Spanish colonial architecture and worth the walk around.
Currency, Culture and Language
- The official language in Costa Rica is Spanish.
- The official currency in Costa Rica is the Costa Rican colon.