This is an island for the summer months, with relaxing resorts and quiet inland areas for a restful holiday...
Liberia, just south of the Nicaraguan border, is best visited between December and April, when the climate is drier and wildlife more apparent. Visitors land at Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) - one of four international airports in the country.
Liberia is referred to as 'the white city' by locals, in homage to the Bahareque buildings that line the historic main street; these are constructed in a style similar to wattle and daub. The city is easily accessed from the airport and there are many national bus services. However, to experience all that there is on offer from Liberia, car hire is the best option.
As it’s a hub for the cowboy (sabanero) culture of the province, visitors can see life on the ranch at close quarters within just a few miles of the city borders.
Liberia is a pleasant and safe city, with a lively university feel and an authentic Costa Rican vibe. For many visitors, Liberia is the gateway to the verdant, volcanic peaks of Costa Rica’s national parks and the perfect Pacific beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula – just some of the reasons why car hire in Liberia is a sound investment.
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With car hire, Liberia will open up like an adventurer’s map before your eyes, beckoning you towards the treasures of Costa Rica…
Guanacaste Province is home to the Gulf of Papagayo's renowned playas (beaches). Playas del Coco (affectionately known as 'El Coco') is one of its oldest beach communities. Further south are the beautiful Playa Flamingo and Playa Conchal, lined with lush vegetation. Tamarindo Beach is a hotspot for surfers and eco-tourists alike. It is near here that Las Baulas National Marine Park is found, established to protect the mangrove swamps and nesting beaches of leatherback turtles.
It is well worth adventuring inland too. The secluded Llanos de Cortes Waterfall is magnificent, as is the Liberia River Canyon, with amazing views of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano. Nearby, find Santa Rosa National Park, a conservation area for Costa Rica's tropical forests and wildlife.
It is also worth detouring to visit the city of Santa Cruz, declared the National Folklore City by the Central American Institute of Tourism for its rich cultural traditions.
With so much to do, you'll want to get going as soon as possible, so organise your car pick up now!
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