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Liberia

Country
Costa Rica
State
Guanacasti
City
Liberia
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

Liberia is a city in Guanacaste province,Costa Rica located 215 kilometres northwest of the capital,San Jose.With more than 35,000 inhabitants,Liberia is the regional hub of the Costa Rican northwest.The city center features a modern church,as many Costa Rican towns do,facing a plaza surrounded by locally-owned shops and restaurants.Liberia is also home to an expo that takes place in the month of July,celebrating the annexation of Guanacaste Province on 25 July 1824.

Tourists pass through Liberia en route to Pacific Coast beaches such as Playa del Coco,Playa Hermosa,or the Papagayo peninsula.An African safari attraction or zoo called "Africa Mia" is nearby. The Museo de Sabanero is also located in Liberia.The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport is six kilometres (four miles) west of the city,following the road to Nicoya.This is the second international airport in the country,after the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose, and serves a variety of cities in the United States and Canada,as well as London.

Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is located just to the northeast of Liberia.Volcanic hot springs,bubbling clay pots,and numerous waterfalls and rivers may be found along the park's many kilometres of hiking trails.The Liberia River bears the same name as the town.



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How to Reach

By Air

Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (IATA: LIR)(ICAO: MRLB), is called Liberia Costa Rica Airport,13km west of the city.Daily flights arrive in Liberia on several US airlines.Nature Air and Sansa Air,the domestic airlines also land here.A bus travels between the airport and city center between 6AM-6PM.Passengers departing Costa Rica at Liberia airport need to be aware of two things.First, there is as is the case in many Latin American countries an exit tax, which must be paid separately from your airline ticket.It is not possible to have paid this tax in advance,and if your travel agent tells you otherwise, you should be aware that he or she is not telling the truth.

By Bus

A large public bus network services Liberia and connects it with San Jose,the beaches and the Nicaraguan border.From the only stop light in town along the Pan American Highway,go 300 meters north and turn right.There is the Pulmitan de Liberia bus stop with buses going to San Jose and the general bus stop that will take you to Guanacaste beaches and the Nicaragua border.

By Car

Liberia is at the cross section of the Interamericana that stretches throughout Central America and the Route 21 that heads to famous beaches such as Tamarindo.

Key places to visit
Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Water Slide at BuenaVista, Simbiosis Spa, Adventure Tours


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Places to Visit

Rincon de la Vieja National Park

Is a National Park in the northwestern part of Costa Rica which encompasses the Rincon de la Vieja and Santa Maria volcanoes, as well as the dormant Cerro Von Seebach.The last eruption here was by Rincon de la Vieja in 1998.The nearest city is Liberia to the south of the park,and there are two facilities at the park for visitors information and guides the Santa Maria and Pailas stations which are both on the southern side of the park.

Water Slide at BuenaVista

Rincon de la Vieja National park directions In Liberia,from Burger King 13 kilometers on the Interamericana road,towards Penas Blancas,until you get to the entrance of Canas Dulces.Enjoy this totally refreshing experience with your family sliding down the longest mountain water slide 400 meters of pure adventure and excitement in the middle of the Tropical Forest.This is done with all the necessary security equipment.

Simbiosis Spa

Volcanic Mud Springs with Spa service.Pools with volcanic mud water for bathing,mud springs for mud treatment.At Rio Negro Hot springs pools with spring water along side Rio Negro are used for bathing.The temperature of the water ranges from 36ºC to 40ºC.

Adventure Tours

Adventure Tours operates one day tours in Rincon de la Vieja National Park area,from zip lines,to white water tubing,horseback rides,hot springs,volcanic mud springs,hikes to the crater. Transportation from Liberia and the beach area is provided at extra cost.

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