Liberia Things to Do

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    Sunset Cruise

    by daffodil Written Sep 17, 2004

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    Mangrove Forest

    We took a sunset boat cruise with Cesar. This included a going into a mangrove forest, stopping at a secluded beach with a cool cave and lookout, swimming at the beach where the Four Seasons is located, playing with a pod of dolphins and watching the sunset over the Pacific. It was an awesome tour and we paid only about $15 per person. We saw other tours advertised and they were significantly more expensive.
    I have to put the rest of the photos in a travelog, but this was probably one of my favorite trips during our stay in Costa Rica.

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    Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja by Horseback

    by atufft Written Jun 22, 2006

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    North of LIberia about 15 miles on Hwy 1, there's a turn-off onto a dirt road that leads up the volcano into Parque Nacional Rincon de la Vieja. During the dry season on the Pacific side of the volcano, the dry forest mixes with the tropical vegetation and monkeys retreat into the canopy of groves of trees that line the many small creeks. Parque Rincon is actually three separate volcanos and many hot springs and other volcanic features. While hiking is one way to enjoy the park, we were short of time so found the $20- horseback ride a good alternative. The ride begins at Curubanda Lodge, which is a very pleasant remote retreat with a cowboy style feel to it. During the ride, we found a variety of flora and fauna, and the highlight of the trip was a dip in a sulfur springs. See the website below for more information.

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    Eco Tour

    by tang-bailey Written Jan 21, 2007

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    There are many different eco tours that you can take. I highly recommend Vargas Tours. They picked us up at the hotel lobby at 7:30 in the morning and we began our trip to Miravallas volcano. Our guide Carlos had plenty to tell us about Costa Rica. It took about 1.5 hours to get to the base camp. As we approached the rainforest you could see the foliage change and become greener. We started our day with a walk in the rainforest to climb to the first platform. We saw carpenter ants and the big blue butterflies.

    We did 11 ziplines all different speeds and lengths. The last zipline was 1/4 mile long and took us back to base camp. It was amazing being up in the canopy's. The views were beautiful. We even did a zipline upside down.

    After the ziplines we had an authentic costa rican lunch. The tamarind juice was really good.

    After lunch we started off on the next part of our trip. The base of the Miravallas volcano. We then had a tractor ride up to the waterfall. You are able to swim in the waterfall.

    Then we were able to walk throught the crater. It was very hot in the crater. There were bubbling mud baths. We were able to take a mud bath and then have a hot natural shower. A toucan landed on my arm while were standing around. Carlos then served us champagne while we were soaking in natural hot tubs which was a perfect ending to an amazing day.

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    Coco Beach Shopping

    by daffodil Written Sep 17, 2004

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    Gulf of Papagayo from the cantina in Coco

    Touristy little fishing village that offers many shops of general tourist interest. Wooden items, textiles, jewelery, photo albums and many postcards. Beach is not spectacular, but it is close to the Allegro Papagayo and you can go by boat and come back by van (with Cesar) so that it is a more interesting trip.
    The post office is also located here and it is possible to send a postcard to N.America for about 25 US cents. Which seemed like a good deal to me. Plus they had cool colourful stamps.
    The cantina/bar on the beach offers a nice setting for a drink.

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    • Fishing

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    House hunting

    by travelintraina Written Oct 21, 2006

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    Casa historica

    The local government in Liberia has protected several of its historical houses and buildings. You can recognize these by a plaque on the side of the building that says "Casa Historica, Calle Real", or something similar depending on what street you're on. The owners of these houses are prohibited from modifying or changing any part of the structure without approval from the government. Some of these house are over a century old and are protected from the new development that occurs from a relatively new airport, and the development that comes from tourists traveling through. Take a walk and see them, the owners have been known to occasionally show people the inside of their homes.

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  • Nightlife in Liberia Costa Rica

    by 80bee Written Aug 28, 2006

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    Living in Liberia used to mean subsisting on a diet of rice and beans, local beer and the greasy aroma emitted from Kuru on a Friday night. These days, more and more bars are opening up to supply the more discerning end of the market. An influx of young professionals, students and tourists have allowed for a burgeoning nightlife for those of a more sophisticated taste. Elements, one of the newest, celebrates the primal energy sources of earth, air, fire and water, while you settle back into plush sofas, waited on by attentive staff. Casa Pueblo, situated on the old Calle Real, is another hot spot with comfy sofas, scattered tables in various interconnected rooms. Eclectic decor and western indie music complete the laid back atmosphere. One of the biggest investments may be the Bar Lib in the new Santa Rosa Mall, which dominates the highway at nighttime from its second storey posture. A windowless open air bar it is certainly the place where everyone is on display as they listen to retro grooves and Costa Rican groups.

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    Enjoy the town and churches

    by amybrooke Written Mar 12, 2006

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    There are a few churches in the town. The are each beautiful and spiritual. I suggest going around town by foot and checking them out.

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    Boat Tour

    by amybrooke Written Mar 12, 2006

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    We took a four hour tour from out hotel. It was so nice. After we were out for a while they took us by a smaller boat to our own little island with waterfalls for a picnic.

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    Enjoy the town and churches

    by amybrooke Written Mar 12, 2006

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    There are a few churches in the town. The are each beautiful and spiritual. I suggest going around town by foot and checking them out.

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