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Liberia, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica

How much does it cost to travel to Liberia?

You should plan to spend around $110 (₡57,033) per day on your vacation in Liberia. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $21 (₡10,630) on meals
  • $42 (₡21,740) on local transportation
  • $118 (₡60,685) on hotels

A one week trip to Liberia for two people costs, on average, $1,547 (₡798,467). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
    $110
    57,033
  • One Week Per person
    $773
    399,233
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    $1,547
    798,467
  • One Month Per person
    $3,314
    1,711,000
  • One Week For a couple
    $1,547
    798,467
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    $3,093
    1,596,933
  • One Month For a couple
    $6,628
    3,421,999
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Liberia cost?

A one week trip to Liberia usually costs around $773 (₡399,233) for one person and $1,547 (₡798,467) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Liberia on average costs around $1,547 (₡798,467) for one person and $3,093 (₡1,596,933) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Liberia will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Liberia on average costs around $3,314 (₡1,711,000) for one person and $6,628 (₡3,421,999) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.




Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Liberia has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Liberia expensive to visit?

Prices in Liberia are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Central America, Liberia is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Central America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Liberia is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Liberia Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Liberia?

The average Liberia trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Liberia travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.


Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 60,685 ($118)
Local Transportation 1 21,740 ($42)
Food 2 10,630 ($21)
Entertainment 1 12,698 ($25)
Alcohol 2 3,180 - 9,539 ($6 - 18)
Accommodation Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Liberia is $59 (₡30,342). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Liberia is $118 (₡60,685). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    $59
    30,342
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    $118
    60,685

Hotel Prices in Liberia

Looking for a hotel in Liberia? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Liberia based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $59. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Liberia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $42 (₡21,740) per person, per day, on local transportation in Liberia.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    $42
    21,740

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Flights to Liberia
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Rental Cars in Liberia
The price of renting a car in Liberia will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.


What did other people spend on Transportation in Liberia?

Typical prices for Transportation in Liberia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Liberia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Bike Rental
    12,543


Food Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • While meal prices in Liberia can vary, the average cost of food in Liberia is $21 (₡10,630) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Liberia should cost around $8.24 (₡4,252) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Liberia is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.


  • Food2 Meals for one day
    $21
    10,630

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What did other people spend on Food in Liberia?

Typical prices for Food in Liberia are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Liberia, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.


  • Snacks
    1,000
  • Lunch at The Shack (for 1)
    2,509
  • Lunch
    5,800
  • Coffee & Tres Leches (for 2)
    7,010
  • Ginger Ale
    650


Entertainment Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • Entertainment and activities in Liberia typically cost an average of $25 (₡12,698) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    $25
    12,698

Recommended Activities


Alcohol Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • The average person spends about $12 (₡6,359) on alcoholic beverages in Liberia per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.


  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day
    $12
    6,359


Water Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

Calculated from travelers like you

  • On average, people spend $3.63 (₡1,875) on bottled water in Liberia per day. The public water in Liberia is considered safe to drink.


  • Water2 Bottled water for one day
    $3.63
    1,875


Liberia On a Budget
Liberia Costa Rica
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.
Sights
Calle Real Street in Liberia is a historical sight as is it laden with houses that are protected by the local government. The protected houses will have plaques on them that read "Casa Historica, Calle Real". These houses are full of history, some are even centuries old. Owners of these houses are prohibited from changing the houses in any way without the government's approval. They are truly fascinating to see, and sometimes the owners will even be so kind as to let you view the inside.

Just north of Liberia is Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. This is a beautiful national park with a volcano as the main focus. Here you will find, natural hot springs, many different species of wildlife, and beautiful views of the tropical vegetation that makes up the park.

Visit the Llanos del Cortez waterfall, just 20 minutes from Liberia. It is a beautiful cascading waterfall and you can swim in the pool at the bottom. This is a free sight to see, but it is respectful to make a donation upon your departure.
Neighborhoods
Liberia is the capital of the Guanacaste province. This area is rich in tourism and is full of Costa Rican culture and natural heritage. Santa Cruz is another large city in this region and has many attractions as well. This city is on the northern coast on the Pacific side and has a population of about 60,000. In the Rincon de la Viejo National Park, which is just northeast of Liberia, there is a wonderful resort called the Borinquen Mountain Resort. Here you can stay in a serene bungalow, bathe in the mud baths, take horseback tours of the grounds, and zip line through the canopies. This resort is tucked away in the tropical jungle and is truly an incredible place to stay.

Activities
Outdoor activities are very common in Costa Rica. There are many places surrounding Liberia that have all the adventurous activities you could think of. Adventure Tours is a company that operates in Rincon de la Vieja that offers white water tubing, zip line tours, horseback riding, volcanic mud spas, and hot springs. You can get a shuttle from Liberia to this area through the company for about $25. If you want more of a relaxing activity, head to the Simbiosis Spa. They offer hot spring pools, volcanic mud treatments, and massages. There is a natural water slide just outside of Liberia that is 400 meters long; it is a very exciting activity!
Food and Dining
Ceviche is becoming widely popular in Liberia, and you will find many places selling it either in restaurants or on the streets. This is a raw fish dish marinated with citrus and spices. There is a great burger place called Guanaburger in Liberia, as well as many other small local restaurants. These places serve many different types of local and international foods. A classic Costa Rican dish would involve rice, beans, and plantains. There is an amazing bakery in Liberia called Panaderia Alemana (German Bakery) that has one of the best cinnamon rolls I have every tasted in my life. Make sure to visit this place! Costa Rica is known for its coffee as well, so be sure to indulge in that.

Transportation
There is an international airport in Liberia that you could fly into. If you are traveling to Liberia from other parts of the country, you can easily do this by bus or shuttle. Many buses travel from San Jose (the capital) to Liberia. Renting a car is another option of transport in Liberia. This is a very reasonable option, as the roads aren't too hard to navigate in Costa Rica. There are areas that have narrow windy roads, but just take it slow and it will be fine. Take caution when driving at night as the roads are not well lit and the pavement can be very uneven in parts. Once in the city of Liberia, it is very likely you can see the whole place by foot. There are also public buses if you prefer that option.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.