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How much money will you need for your trip to Liberia? You should plan to spend around ₡45,627 ($77) per day on your vacation in Liberia, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₡8,504 ($14) on meals for one day and ₡17,392 ($29) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Liberia for a couple is ₡48,548 ($82). So, a trip to Liberia for two people for one week costs on average ₡638,773 ($1,081). 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
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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A vacation to Liberia for one week usually costs around ₡319,387 for one person. So, a trip to Liberia for two people costs around ₡638,773 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₡1,277,546 in Liberia. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

How expensive is Liberia? How much money do I need for Liberia?

How much does a trip to Liberia cost? Is Liberia expensive? The average Liberia trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Liberia prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Liberia
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The average price for one person for accommodation in Liberia is ₡24,274. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Liberia is ₡48,548.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

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Transportation Budget in Liberia
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Liberia is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₡17,392 per person, per day, on local transportation in Liberia.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Liberia
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Rental Cars in Liberia
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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.

  • Bike Rental

Food Budget in Liberia
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Liberia can vary, the average cost of food in Liberia is ₡8,504 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Liberia should cost around ₡3,402 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

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.

  • Snacks
  • Lunch at The Shack (for 1)
  • Lunch
  • Coffee & Tres Leches (for 2)
  • Ginger Ale

Entertainment Budget in Liberia
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  • Entertainment and activities in Liberia typically cost an average of ₡10,159 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Liberia
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  • The average person spends about ₡5,087 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

Water Budget in Liberia
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  • On average, people spend ₡1,500 on bottled water in Liberia per day. The public water in Liberia is considered safe to drink.

  • Water2 Bottled water for one day

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.
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.
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.

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.

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.

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By backpackguru in Entertainment
Many people pass through Liberia on their way to the Guanacaste beaches. There's a new international airport, and Liberia is growing in popularity. Liberia itself is relatively small and relaxing. It's the capital of the Guanacaste province and has a nice colonial vibe. It continues to grow and the downtown area is the thriving more. It's getting more restaurants and the shopping opportunities are improving.

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