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The Capital of Guanacaste.

In this section you will find important information about Liberia Costa Rica, Liberia hotels, attractions, its airport and a detailed map of downtown Liberia.

Nearly 40,000 inhabitants make Liberia their home. And thousands of tourists flock to Liberia, which serves as a regional hub of the Costa Rican northwest. The international airport Daniel Oduber (Liberia Airport) is located only 4 miles (six kilometers) from downtown Liberia (pronounced Lee-beh-ria). Known as "The white city", it is the capital of the province of Guanacaste and an excellent example of the region’s culture and traditions. The city of Liberia is well maintained, with a nice central park and several old houses that illustrate the colonial history of Liberia. The city boasts a modern church, typical of many Costa Rican towns, which faces a plaza replete with locally-owned shops and restaurants adjacent to the plaza. Guanacaste is proud to host an expo on an annual basis that takes place in July, and celebrates the annexation of the Guanacaste Province on 25 July 1824.Liberia Costa Rica is the main entry to Guanacaste and the most important city for those visitors that come driving from the neighboring countries to the North. 



How to get to Liberia Costa Rica:

It takes around 4 hours from Juan Santa Maria International Airport, located in Alajuela a few minutes west of San Jose (Costa Rica´s main International Airport). Several local airlines like; Aero Bell, Nature air, SANSA or Taxi Aereo connect the San Jose area to Liberia’s International Airport (phone: 2668-1010). Some international airlines that fly to Liberia Costa Rica are the following:  American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta, and, US Airways. Liberia is also a hub for bus transportation to many destinations throughout Guanacaste, Monteverde, Central Pacific, Arenal, and the return leg for many tours originating from San Jose Costa Rica. Tourists often pass Liberia en route to many popular beaches on the Pacific Coast, such as Playa del Coco, Playa Hermosa, Playa Tamarindo, and even the Papagayo Peninsula. 

International Airport (2668-1010). Some international airlines that fly to Liberia Costa Rica are: American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta and US Airways arriving from the U.S. Seasonal charters like Apple vacations also have flights. Liberia is the meeting point for bus transportation to many destinations throughout Guanacaste, Monteverde, Central Pacific, Arenal or even returning to San Jose Costa Rica. 


Liberia Costa Rica Downtown, Guanacaste Liberia Costa Rica public transportation
Liberia Central Park at night Students from Liberia public school



What to do in downtown Liberia Costa Rica :

Internet Cafes are readily found in Liberia, including Pura Vida Internet, 100 meters of central park at an average of $1 USD per hour, Computer World and many others. Most Liberia Costa Rica hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts have at least one computer for guests to use.

In terms of movies, there is one main shopping Mall in Liberia (Mall Plaza Liberia) and it is the only place available if you want to go to the movies. It is about five minutes south of downtown Liberia by taxi.

To Study Spanish in Liberia and in Guanacaste there are several Institutes available.

Liberia city Boulevard, Guanacaste Liberia Costa Rica ambulance service
Main Boulevard in the city of Liberia Red Cross Ambulance, Liberia Costa Rica

The Museo de Sabanero is also situated in Liberia, and well worth the visit if time allows.

Basic Accommodation in Liberia
the following Hostels and Hotels are very basic, but a good alternative for some visitors that want to spend less on their Liberia Hotel overnight stays.

For: ($15 to $40 u.s.d.) 

Restaurante Paso Real in LiberiaHotel Guanacaste (phone: 2666-0085) Located in the center of town in Liberia Costa Rica, Hotel Guanacaste is a proud member of Hostelling International, and offers shared dorms for $10/person with fans and cold baths. It is the official stop for Central American buses heading north to Nicaragua, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.

Hotel Casa Real: (phone: 2666-3876) shared rooms for $15 per person with cold baths, ($20 with private bath) cable TV, and fans. Transportation services to airport and tourist sites can be arranged.

Hotel La Posada del Tope (phone: 2666-3876), shared rooms for $15 with cold baths, fans and shared cable TV.

Hotel La Casona (phone: 2666-3876), shared rooms for $15 with cold baths, fans and shared cable TV.



Mid range accommodation in Liberia
for: ($40-$85).

Hostel Ciudad Blanca (Phone: 2666-3962) half a block east of the restaurant Pizza Pronto, the Hotel Ciudad Blanca is an elegant stone mansion offering small nice rooms for $50 USD with breakfast included, A/C, cable TV and a restaurant with small bar.

Hotel & Cabins La Arena (Phone: 2666-4249) Located south of Liberia, the Hotel & Cabins La Arena offers rooms that range from $35 with fans to $40 with A/C.

Hotel Boyeros (Phone: 2666-0722) Located only five minutes from the central park of Liberia a stones through from the Inter American Highway the Hotel Boyeros offers rooms at around $70 with A/C, phone, cable TV, wireless internet, safe box, pools, safe parking and a restaurant open 24 hours. A nice feature of the hotel is that it has adequate access for guests with disabilities. Hotel Boyeros is one of the oldest hotels in Liberia. An important travel tip is to make sure to ask for a room that is not close to the main highway.

If you want Liberia Costa Rica hotels with 3 stars or more please visit our Guanacaste hotel section where you can easily book your whole Guanacaste Vacation. On this section you can choose your Liberia accommodation by price or by name , you can also make your hotel reservations or simply request for all the information you need about Liberia Costa Rica, including but not limited to useful information about  beautiful beaches and attractions of the province of Guanacaste. We look forward to seeing you in Costa Rica.

Road to Playa Grande, Liberia, GuanacastePlaya Grande, Liberia, Guanacaste



Liberia Costa Rica Map

Map of Liberia Downtown, Costa Rica

  • Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes
  • Cementery de Liberia
  • Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad(I.C.E)
  • Municipalidad, Liberias Government office
  • Registro Nacional
  • Museo del Sabanero
  • Banco Nacional, National Bank of Liberia.
  • Pizza Hut
  • Maxi Bodega Super Market, Supermarket
  • Plaza Ferias
  • Universidad Nacional, National University Liberia Campus.
  • Police Station
  • Market Place
  • Pulmitan Bus Station
  • Courthouse
  • Purdy Motor
  • Transnica Bus Station, Bus Station to go from Liberia Costa Rica to Nicaragua.
  • City Bank (ATM), There are many more ATM machines in Liberia. Almost all banks offer one. 
  • Burger King
  • HSBC (ATM)
  • LIberia Gas Station
  • Banco de Costa Rica (ATM)
  • Banco Nacional (ATM)
  • Local Bus Station
Liberia Guanacaste Map
(click to enlarge map of Liberia, Guanacaste)    
Main points of interest in Liberia, Guanacaste
  • Hospital of Liberia Costa Rica. 
  • Liberia's Stadium
  • Iglesia La Agonía
  • Acueductos y Alcantarillados

Liberia Guanacaste Districs

  Liberia Districs


  • Liberia
  • Mayorga
  • Cañas Dulces
  • Curubandé
  • Nacascolo

Liberia Costa Rica districts map


Featured Liberia airport hotels in Costa Rica

Hotel Hilton Garden Inn, Costa Rica

Hilton Garden Inn, Liberia Costa Rica.

The brand new Hilton Garden Inn Liberia Airport hotel is located in the province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, just minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR) , This new 5 story hotel has 169 beautifully appointed guest rooms

Rooms with amenities such as the signature "Mirra Chair" and 'Garden Sleep System' beds for your ultimate comfort, as well as a coffee maker, microwave, mini bar, MP3 alarm clock, complimentary high speed internet access and remote printing for your convenience.

The hotel has its own Fitness Room, and Pool

Hilton Garden Inn

Hotel La Finisterra, Costa Rica

Hotel La Finisterra offers the Costa Rica traveler affordable comfort in Star class  rooms with breathtaking, panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Playa Hermosa beach and the renowned Gulf of Papagayo. Our friendly courteous service and knowledgeable, multi-lingual staff are always ready to share their local knowledge and love of Costa Rica.

All of our rooms are large, modern and airy. All with spectacular beach-ocean views or ocean-mountain-valley views. You may choose rooms with one queen size bed or two double beds.Service, quality and ambiance at "La Finisterra" are second to none!

Hotel La Finisterra counts with the Bistro Restaurant an open Air bar and restaurant with panoramic ocean-beach views.

La Finisterra Hotel

Hotel Mangaby, Costa Rica

Hotel ManGaby is a modern two-story facility of the latest design. We have a total of 17 room accommodations distributed  in 13 Standard Rooms including two Full sized beds and 2 Mini-Suites including one King sized bed, furnished living room, a small breakfast area and refrigerator.

All of our hotel’s rooms come equipped with cable TV, A/C and running hot water. Thirteen Standard Rooms equipped with two Full sized beds, 5 first floor, 8 second floor balcony

Mangaby Hotel



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