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  • Liberia is always a popular destination while on your Costa Rica vacation

Located in the Guanacaste province of northwest Costa Rica is the city of Liberia. Nicknamed “la ciudad blanca” (the white house) by residents because of its white adobe houses and gravel roads, Liberia acts as the capital and gateway on a Costa Rica vacation to the incredible natural beauty of the province it inhabits.

What you need to know about Liberia

Liberia was founded in 1769 primarily as a rest stop for travellers due to its location where roads from the towns of Rivas, Bagaces and Nicoya met and because of the famous Guanacaste trees that provided a great deal of shade. Despite having economic ties to Nicaraguan territory upon independence from Spain, the entire Guanacaste province became part of Costa Rica in 1826.  

Modern-day Liberia was originally called Guanacaste and was designated as a city in 1836 (its name was later changed to Liberia in 1854). The city continued to grow in importance due to agriculture and livestock and late in the 20th century, it became a major jumping-off point for tourists on Costa Rica vacations wishing to explore the Pacific Coast.

Why visit Liberia on your Costa Rica Trip?

Still colonial in style, it has been said that Liberia provides a genuine experience in real Costa Rican life. Hosting an international airport has opened the city up to international markets who come to visit nearby national parks like Parque Nacional Santa Rosa, Parque Nacional Rincón de la Vieja and Parque Nacional Guanacaste on Costa Rica tours.



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Liberia, Costa Rica

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    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: An encompassing tour of northern Costa Rica, travelling from east to west, discover the canals of Tortuguero, volcanic Arenal and Tenorio, and bask in the sun on sandy beaches in Playa Flamingo.
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