May 26, 2019 - May 27, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
San Jose may be the national capital of Costa Rica, but when it comes to tourism, the center of the country shifts to Liberia, 135 miles to the north. Visitors will immediately notice the whitewashed houses and the white gravel roads and streets of la ciudad blanca or the white city.
Liberia might be the jumping off point for many travelers headed to beaches on the northwest coast of this Central American paradise, but there is plenty to see in the city itself, too. Museums, monuments, and an African safari attraction are all great stops for tourists who can also stop into many great shops and restaurants situated around the central plaza.
A long-standing spot for travelers to stop, Liberia was built as a crossroads between several other towns in the region. Any hotels in the area are great for exploring both the coast and the inland parts of the region.
When you want to visit the beautiful Central American city of Liberia in Costa Rica, Skyscanner is here to help you select the best spot for you to stay during your visit. Check out prices, amenities, star ratings, and specific hotel brands all in an easy to sort format.
There are some amazing hotels outside of the major brands in Liberia for you to choose from when you travel to this beautiful part of Central America. If you love boutique hotels and want to stay at a unique property on your business or family trip to this breathtaking, northwest city, there are many to choose from with a wide variety of amenities. Take a look at these boutique hotels in the gorgeous Liberia coastal area:
A great way to go when you visit a new place on your bucket list is to stay at a smaller property like a B&B. Liberia and the surrounding coast and inland areas have some awesome Bed and Breakfasts, and when choosing to travel to the Liberia area, you will have a good selection of B&Bs to choose from with great locations and amazing views of this beautiful, dynamic area. Here are some of the great Bed and Breakfasts in the Liberia area:
Liberia is a great destination that gives you access to both beautiful coastlines and inland tropical destinations in northwest Costa Rica and has plenty to do for the entire family from the great restaurants in the downtown area to all of the fun beach and water activities available just a short trip away. There are hotels with plenty for kids to do, hotels that come with one or more meals included to help you keep your visit carefree, and available items and features like cribs and adjoining rooms. Here are some super examples of family hotels in Liberia, Costa Rica:
Not much to do in the city itself, but serves as a gateway to the northern border with Nicaragua and also as a main point for volcano tours to Rincon de la Vieja.
Just flew into the airport and didn't really have time to take a look around the town.
Capital city in Guanacaste, the northernmost province. This is an ideal spot for someone who wants affordable living, acces to the airport, Nicaragua to the north, and many surrounding beaches. It's also close to Arenal, a local volcano in the jungle.. A really great place for activities like zip lining and volcanic springs. There were many businesses and a college nearby, but overall this was not the quiet, serene beach towns you picture when you imagine costa rica.
I love Liberia for many reasons...it is historical, the people are friendly and warm, and I feel like it is unique from the rest of Costa Rica. While many cities are now overrun with tourists and non-native people, I think that Liberia has maintained it's sense of Costa Rican culture and customs. I was in Liberia to study Spanish and I found a real gem of a school called Instituto Estelar Bilingue, in the center of the city. The school helped me learn Spanish fast and showed me the true beauty that surrounds Liberia. You literally can drive one hour in any direction and end up at a volcano, a national park, a waterfall, or another country (Nicaragua). I loved Liberia and I can't wait to go back