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.
Dining, Beaches and Adventure
See crater-filled mountains and hot sulfurous mud pits edged by lush tropical forest in this park filled with tropical plants and animals.
Sunbathe on the soft sand, snorkel in the clear ocean water and spy turtles, crocodiles and monkeys at a marine park at this scenic beach.
Scenic green mountains enclose this beach where scuba divers, snorkelers and surfers flock to explore the curling waves and diverse marine life.
First you will get strapped in your harness and start the ziplining course. The canopy tour takes you into a steep canyon over a turbulent river, where you will zipline, rappel and rock climb, cross hanging bridges and ride Tarzan swings.
Explore one of Costa Rica's most famous natural wonders where you can observe one of nature's most intriguing phenomenons. Two brooks merge together, turning clear water into a divine hue of turquoise.
Canopy Hacienda El Roble is an amazing tour that will take you on a fascinating journey through a 10 zip line circuit, more than 500 meters long! Located 25 minutes distance from Tamarindo Beach, heading northeast, Hacienda El Roble awaits you.
A full day tour exploring the flora, fauna and natural wonders of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park. The day consists of a moderate 2-hour hike where you will see wildlife and volcanic activity, have a visit to Oropendola Waterfall where you can swim in the blue lagoon, eat a typical Costa Rican lunch, and then relax hot springs and enjoy a volcanic mud bath.
Breathtaking landscapes, diverse wildlife, and city exploration await on this day-long tour. Seek out Costa Rica's flora and fauna as you embark on a river cruise in Palo Verde National Park and survey Llanos de Cortés Waterfall.
The Super Combo Tour is the best selling tour in Guanacaste. It is the perfect mix of adventure and pleasure in one day. Made for everyone and any age. This tour will give you the best value for your money. Zip Lining, Horseback Riding, 2 volcano views, Thermal Pools, Mud bath, all in one day.