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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 to the incredible natural beauty of the province it inhabits.

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 wishing to explore the Pacific Coast.

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.

 


 

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  • Coast and Rainforest (Fully Guided)

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,166
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Coast and Rainforest (Regular)

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,867
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Coast and Rainforest (Self Drive)

    Experience a canopy ride and explore hanging bridges in Blanco River Canyon. In Liberia, hike to the Chorreras Waterfall then embark on a horseback ride to Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,639
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
  • Essential Costa Rica

    From toucans to arrow frogs, Central America’s rainforest is rich with colourful treasures. Our Essential Costa Rica tour features Tortuguero National Park, the Arenal Volcano area, and Monteverde Cloud Forest.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,154
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules, Self Drive Road Trip Ideas
    Costa Rica See Trip Details
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