Liberia is the unofficial "capital of Guanacaste" and home to the international airport. The city is at a cultural crossroads between it's agricultural roots and traditional "cowboy culture" with the influx of tourists and visitors to the area over the last few years. The city of Liberia is an excellent jumping off point for visitors, offer easy access to the beaches found in the Gulf of Papagayo and Tamarindo as well as the Rincon de la Vieja National Park.
Founded in 1769, Liberia Costa Rica is the charming historic capital of Guanacaste. In fact, once considered little more than a dusty cattle town, Liberia is now a hub for the many travelers. It is famous for white adobe houses with terracotta roofs, nicknamed “the white city." Many charming colonial-era homes can still be found in the city. With the architectural details making it unique to the area. Including corner double doors called "Puerta del Sol". An excellent example of this picturesque building style has been converted into the fascinating Museo de Sabanero- Cowboy Museum.
Liberia has grown considerably since the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport opened. The airport saves many visitors almost half a day of travel. Also, has saved many travelers many hours driving from San Jose. With a population of just about 40,000 people, the city of Liberia offers travelers access to all of the services.Whatever you might need- including modern banking, a variety of shopping facilities, and convenient hotels. Liberia has become the busy gateway to the beaches of Guanacaste. As well as to many national parks including the beautiful Rincon de la Vieja and Santa Rosa.
Even with all of the trappings of modern convenience, it is not uncommon to see an occasional habanero (cowboy) on horseback right in the center of town. The city is home to a weekly Saturday night rodeo, where cowboys come from all over Guanacaste. They compete in bull riding, bronco busting and all sorts of other traditional activities. Liberia Costa Rica is a city at the crossroads- both geographically and socially. It is at the intersection of the major highways Highway 1 and Highway 21. This provides access to visitors from all over the country. Indeed, Liberia is finding a balance between its past as the capital of Costa Rica’s “Old West” and its future- as the jumping off point for many visitors to the area.
The Hilton Garden Inn Liberia hotel in Liberia, Costa Rica offer spacious, stylish accommodations with all the modern amenities and is located in the province of Guanacaste, just minutes from Liberia Airport (LIR) and the top tourist attractions in Guanacaste including Beaches, Volcanoes, Hot springs and more!
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