Should you visit Copan or Liberia?
Trying to figure out where to travel next? This travel cost comparison between Copan and Liberia can help. For many travelers, the cost of a destination is a primary consideration when choosing where to go.
If you are a lover of history, or just really want to tap into your inner Indiana Jones, a trip to Copan, Honduras is right up your alley. Located in western Honduras, the cobblestone lined streets and white adobe buildings topped with red roofs provide the beautiful backdrop to this once powerful city.
Occupied by the Maya for 2,000 years, Copan was the ruling city in the southern Mayan kingdom. Settled nicely in a fertile river valley among rolling hills, this city is absolutely fascinating and the perfect place to explore history.
Liberia is a town in northwestern Costa Rica. It is the capital of the Guanacaste province, which is about 140 miles away from Costa Rica's capital, San Jose. The town has a population of about 56,000 and is one of the tourism centers of the country.
Which city is cheaper, Liberia or Copan?
These are the overall average travel costs for the two destinations.
The average daily cost (per person) in Copan is $17, while the average daily cost in Liberia is $71. These costs include accommodation (assuming double occupancy, so the traveler is sharing the room), food, transportation, and entertainment. While every person is different, these costs are an average of past travelers in each city. Below is a breakdown of travel costs for Copan and Liberia in more detail.
The average price for accommodation for two people in Copan is $12. This is for two people sharing a typical double occupancy hotel room.
Accommodation prices vary by location and style, but travelers pay on average about $78 for a double occupancy room in Liberia.
The price of a meal in Copan can vary widely. However, the average price for food per day is $9.01 per person, and a typical meal will cost around $3.60 based on the spending of previous visitors. Less expensive dining options can be found by eating street food or at fast food restaurants.
In Liberia travelers spend around $14 a day on food. You can save money by choosing casual restaurants or food stalls, or you can spend plenty more by dining in nicer restaurants at every meal.
Meals for one day
Typical Food prices in Liberia
Some typical examples of dining costs in Liberia are as follows:
The cost of a taxi ride in Liberia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $28 per person, per day, on local transportation in Liberia.
Typical Local Transportation prices in Liberia
Some typical examples of transportation costs in Liberia are as follows:
Hired Cars and Shuttles in Liberia
Some specific examples of transportation prices in Liberia:
Ground transfer Liberia Airport to La Fortuna Volcan Arenal:
Liberia Airport Private Transfer to La Fortuna:
Liberia Airport Transfer from/to Playa Tamarindo:
One Way Private Transfer from Monteverde - Liberia:
PRIVATE TRANSFER LIBERIA AIRPORT - LA FORTUNA or viceversa:
Private Airport Transfer to Andaz Peninsula Papagayo:
Private Airport Transfer to Punta Islita Hotel:
Private Airport Transfer: Liberia Airport (LIR) to Liberia:
Private Airport Transfer: from Liberia to Liberia Airport (LIR):
Private Premium Transfer: From Liberia Airport:
Private Transfer ATO LIR to Westin Conchal Standar:
Private Transfer Ato Lir - JW Marriott Standar:
Entertainment and activities in Copan typically cost an average of $8.24 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Entertainment and activities in Liberia typically cost an average of $16 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.
Tours and Activities in Liberia
Some specific costs of activities, tours, and entrance tickets for Liberia are as follows:
Eco-Adventure Park Day Pass:
Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour and Liberia City Sightseeing:
Nosara river guided kayak mangrove and environment watching tour in Guanacaste:
La Vieja Waterfalls Hike - All in ONE experience:
Guachipelin Adventure Volcano Zipline Horseback River Tubing Combo:
Sloth and Rainforest Adventure with Lunch:
Palo Verde National Park boat tour:
Rincon de la Vieja National Park Hike - All in ONE experience:
Water Tubing Adventure and Hot Springs at Rincon de la Vieja from Liberia:
Dino Park and Blue River Resort Adventure in Rincon de la Vieja from Playa Del Coco:
Zipline, Tarzan Swing, and Blue River Adventure from Liberia:
Blue Volcanic River Waterfalls and Hot Springs Mud Bath Adventure in Rincon de la Vieja from Liberia:
The average person spends about $7.30 on alcoholic beverages in Liberia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.
When we compare the travel costs of actual travelers between Copan and Liberia, we can see that Liberia is more expensive. And not only is Copan much less expensive, but it is actually a significantly cheaper destination. So, traveling to Copan would let you spend less money overall. Or, you could decide to spend more money in Copan and be able to afford a more luxurious travel style by staying in nicer hotels, eating at more expensive restaurants, taking tours, and experiencing more activities. The same level of travel in Liberia would naturally cost you much more money, so you would probably want to keep your budget a little tighter in Liberia than you might in Copan.
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