Liberia

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Liberia featuring interior views, religious aspects and a church or cathedral

Explore quaint churches and museums to get a sense of Costa Rican life or head out to the national park to see volcanoes, tropical forests and mud pits.

Liberia is a colonial city situated between a volcanic national park and a coast lined with pristine beaches. The municipality gives an insight into the local culture with its churches and museums. Explore the charming city center on foot before taking trips to the otherworldly environs of the park.

Learn about the country’s cowboy heritage at the Sabanero Museum. Browse its collection of authentic lassos, saddles and other rancher items. The cowboy life is still one of the most common ways to make a living in the Guanacaste province.

Visit the oldest church in the city, the Iglesia de la Agonia. This religious site, which dates back to 1825, has a colonial-style design and an art gallery.

Dine at of the “sodas”, which are small restaurants serving local cuisine. Dishes from this area generally feature rice and beans, paired with fruit juices.

Many travelers use Liberia as a base to see Rincon de la Vieja National Park, a large region of eerie terrain. See the bubbling mud baths, gas-oozing craters and hot springs that make this park so fascinating. Gaze up at the main volcano and its nine craters before delving deep into the dry tropical forest.

Liberia is also famous for its proximity to some of the country’s most scenic beaches. Take a bus to the small beach towns of Coco Beach and Hermosa Bay Beach, which are about 20 miles (32.2 kilometers) west of Liberia.

Liberia International Airport is 8 miles (13 kilometers) west of the city. Take a bus to the city center and explore on foot. San José, Costa Rica’s capital city, is 168.3 miles (271 kilometers) southeast of Liberia.

Stay in Liberia for a slice of Guanacaste culture before hiking through the rainforest and volcanic terrain of the national park.

Hotel Santa Ana Liberia Airport
Hotel Santa Ana Liberia Airport
2.5 out of 5
2 Km East from International Airport, Liberia, Guanacaste
The price is CA $62 per night from Jan 20 to Jan 21
Situated in Liberia, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Liberia Parque Central, Church of La Ermita La Agonia, and Hidden Garden Art Gallery. Rincón de la ...
2.8/5 (125 reviews)
"Nice low budget hotel. Good for one night stay before getting on an early morning flight."

Reviewed on Jan. 16, 2022

Hotel Santa Ana Liberia Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport
3.5 out of 5
Ruta #21 Frente Al, Aeropuerto Internacional, Liberia
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $164 per night from Jan 31 to Feb 1
Situated near the airport, this hotel is 2.8 mi (4.6 km) from Hidden Garden Art Gallery and within 9 mi (15 km) of Liberia Parque Central and Church of La Ermita ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (980 reviews)
"Excellent hotel"

Reviewed on Jan. 8, 2022

Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport
Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino
Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino
3 out of 5
175 Mts - West Of Main Entrance, Liberia, Guanacaste
The price is CA $110 per night from Jan 30 to Jan 31
Situated in Liberia, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liberia Parque Central and Church of La Ermita La Agonia. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park and ...
3.6/5 Good! (971 reviews)
"A very nice facility in a so-so location but convenient to Liberia Airport. Awesome pool and nicely decorated. Would visit again."

Reviewed on Jan. 13, 2022

Best Western El Sitio Hotel & Casino
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Hermosa Casa Equipada, para 15 personas. A 5 minutos de playa Conchal.
Hermosa Casa Equipada, para 15 personas. A 5 minutos de playa Conchal.
Liberia, Guanacaste
Situated in Liberia, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liberia Parque Central and Church of La Ermita La Agonia. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National ...
Hermosa Casa Equipada, para 15 personas. A 5 minutos de playa Conchal.
Sophisticated design and breathtaking ocean view unite in this golfer's paradise
Sophisticated design and breathtaking ocean view unite in this golfer's paradise
Liberia, Guanacaste
Situated in Liberia, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liberia Parque Central and Church of La Ermita La Agonia. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National ...
Sophisticated design and breathtaking ocean view unite in this golfer's paradise
Casa Vistas del Coco
Casa Vistas del Coco
Liberia, Guanacaste
Situated in Liberia, this vacation home is within 1 mi (2 km) of Liberia Parque Central and Church of La Ermita La Agonia. Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National ...
Casa Vistas del Coco
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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