Best Liberia Hotels, Costa Rica

Best Liberia Hotels and Attractions, Guanacaste

In northern Costa Rica just off the Panamerican highway, Liberia is the Guanacaste Province capital. Known historically as the “White City” for its old homes finished with white stucco (many of which have been carefully retained and restored), this small city was once the urban center for a landscape dominated by cattle ranching and a culture of rural Guanacaste “cowboys”. The city has grown and prospered in recent years due to the influx of regional tourism and now has grocery stores and restaurants catering to the needs of travelers. This city is literally at a crossroads that lead to the Liberia International Airport and many popular destinations including beaches, volcanoes and several national parks.

Best Things to Do Near Liberia, Guanacaste

Santa Rosa National Park & Liberia City Tour

Commemorating Costa Rica’s victory at the 19th-century Battle of Santa Rosa, Santa Rosa National Park now protects one of Central America’s last dry forest fragments—this diverse habitat shelters jaguars, monkeys, peccaries, and birds like the beautiful Turquoise-browed Motmot. Hike the park and then explore Liberia, nicknamed “The White City” for its historic white adobe houses. Stroll the charming downtown with your guide, learn about local history, and pick some souvenirs.

A perfect launching point for exploring the wonders of Guanacaste, Hampton by Hilton Guanacaste Airport is part of the Liberia Hotels we will recommend you to stay.

Hacienda Guachipelín, One Day Adventure Pass

The adventure pass combines the best experiences in one action-packed day! It includes thrilling activities like a canopy tour and rappelling through the Rio Blanco Canyon, a tubing adventure down the Class III rapids of the Rio Negro River, a horseback riding adventure, a visit to a waterfall, and finally, a chance to soak in the volcano-heated thermal waters, steam, and mud bath. A hearty lunch is included to fuel your adventures.

Nestled conveniently near Liberia attractions, Hilton Garden Inn Guanacaste Airport is your perfect accommodation among the best Liberia Hotels.

Tenorio River White Water Rafting Class III & IV

The beautiful Tenorio River is known as the best white  water rafting river in Guanacaste. The pure white-water flows from Tenorio Volcano in the Guanacaste Mountain Range. The rafting route combines nearly 20 kilometers of rapids with magnificent landscapes surrounded by tropical forests. No experience is required, but good effort is needed on this world-famous class III and IV river. A delicious lunch will be provided to fuel the energy burned on the way down.

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El Viejo Wetlands Boat Tour

El Viejo Wetlands and the traditional Casona are located in Filadelfia, Guanacaste. El Viejo is a working hacienda with a unique 5,000-acre wildlife refuge recognized internationally for its exuberant wetlands and dry forest flora and fauna. This tour combines a nature boat safari on the Tempisque River, crossing a hanging bridge on foot, and a traditional sugar cane mill visit at the old hacienda. You will enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at the end of your tour.

The Congo Trails Canopy Tour

The Congo Trail canopy tour is located within a tropical dry forest surrounded by the beautiful native trees of the Guanacaste province. Before the action starts, professional guides will brief you on how to enjoy a safe yet thrilling ride. A short walk leads to the first platform, from where you will fly through the trees along a system of cables, admire the natural canopy, and feel the adrenaline! With some luck, you may even spot the troops of howler monkeys that the trail is named for!

Borinquen Thermal Resort Day Pass

A full day of fun exploration awaits at the Borinquen Thermal Resort’s hacienda! Your day pass includes a horseback ride to magnificent waterfalls, a tree-top adventure in the canopy-zip lines, and the hot springs facilities at this unique property in Rincon de la Vieja Volcano´s foothills. Experience vibrant forests, listen to the roaring waters of rivers and waterfalls, discover the legacies of ancient cultures, and spot elusive species of birds, lizards, and mammals.

Diamante Ecoadventure Park Adventure Pass

A day at Diamante ecoadventure park is fun-filled and includes an exciting zip line course with the longest ride—a nearly mile-long ocean view line Superman-style, a 30-foot free fall quick jump, and a hanging bridge over crocodiles. This is Costa Rica’s best and only ocean-view dual zip line, allowing guests to share this experience with family and friends, riding side by side. Diamante’s zip line is designed and engineered for fun; it uses state-of-the-art carbon lines and an automatic braking system.

Guatil Pottery & Shopping Santa Cruz

In Guaitil near Santa Cruz, Costa Rican artisans inherit pot-making skills from their Chorotega ancestors. Influenced by the Olmecs, the Chorotega developed unique pottery reflecting their culture and surroundings. The Nicoya region’s calm bays attracted pre-Columbian traders, making it a center for exporting pottery. These functional and decorative pieces depict humans, native animals, and even human-bird figures, possibly deities. Witness potters at work and explore Santa Cruz, with a chance to savor a local lunch.

Getting to Liberia

Liberia, the capital city of Guanacaste Provinces, is only a 15-kilometer (9-mile) drive from Liberia International Airport (LIR). If you’re traveling from elsewhere, several transportation options are available to get you to Liberia.

Private Transfer by Bus

Relax on a scenic 3.5-hour, 212 km (131 miles) land transfer from San José in a private car with our bilingual drivers.

By Plane

Domestic and charter flights from San José directly to Liberia International Airport, followed by a land transfer to the City of Liberia

Shuttle Services

Opt for a more budget-friendly option with multiple stops.

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