Jungles, volcanoes and beautiful beaches
Liberia is located in the northwest of Costa Rica and is the capital city of the Guanacaste province. The historic city is characterised by lush parks and whitewashed houses. It’s the optimal place from which to explore the breathtaking natural beauty in the northwest of the country.
It’s around half an hour’s drive to a variety of beautiful beaches on the Pacific coast. Swimming, surfing, snorkelling and turtle watching – there’s plenty to experience here and variety is guaranteed. The Santa Rosa, Guanacaste and Rincón de la Vieja National Parks – with their rich vegetation, awe-inspiring volcanic craters and diverse wildlife – epitomise the most beautiful parts of Costa Rica. One of the best highlights on a trip around Costa Rica is the Nicoya Peninsula, southwest of Liberia. It’s a paradise for peace seekers and nature lovers and the ideal place to relax and unwind for a few days.
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Edelweiss tips for Liberia (Guanacaste)
Sightseeing in your Costa Rica holidays
The Rincón de la Vieja National Park was created in 1973 to protect the region’s flora, fauna and groundwater. Beautiful nature trails lead past waterfalls and through a breathtaking jungle landscape. View in maps
From December to March, the northern Pacific coast is ideal for humpback whale watching. A good place to catch a glimpse of these stunning creatures is on the coast of the Gulf of Papagayo. View in maps
On foot, by boat or by bike – there are numerous ways to enjoy the biodiversity of Costa Rica in and around Liberia. Despite being a small country (0.03% of the earth’s surface), Costa Rica is home to ca. 5% of the world’s species and 3.5% of its marine life. It’s best to book a guided tour at one of the many national parks. View in maps
The Nicoya Peninsula is located on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica and is separated from the mainland by the Gulf of Nicoya. With its kilometre-long sandy beaches and tropical rainforests, it’s a real jewel of the Pacific. View in maps