A discussion of hotspots for vacation destinations doesn’t usually include Liberia, Costa Rica. But it should, and here’s why.
This small, gateway city of about 20,000 residents has a rich history and an authentic colonial atmosphere. The locals call it the “white city” because many of the colonial-style homes were painted white.
The weather is ideal for a winter vacation, as this Northwest Pacific region is one of the driest climates in Costa Rica, with ideal temperatures averaging in the upper 80s to lower 90s. November through August is the perfect time to visit.
The international airport also makes it ideal for travel, and once you arrive, there’s so much to do. The Guanacaste province in which Liberia is located has rainforests, volcanoes and the jewel of the coast, some of Costa Rica’s most incredible white sand and blue water beaches. Nearby are the sought after beaches of Papagayo Gulf, Playas del Coco, Playa El Jobo and more.
In fact, you can stay right on Papagayo Bay, along the Pacific coast, in Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica. Marvel at this stunning location on a black, volcanic sand beach, coupled with lush, mountainous surroundings. This adults-only resort actually has access to two beaches, as well as limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits at four restaurants, one café and five bars, as well as pool and beach wait service, nightly entertainment and more.
It’s also close enough to visit the Marina Papagayo and Playas Del Coco, with its world-class sport fishing, pedestrian village, gardens and artisan walkway.
For a family vacation, there’s the beautiful Playa El Jobo, where you can stay at Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica and make the most of the palm-studded beach and lush tropical jungles. With contemporary suites, you can ask for a hot tub or swim-out access from the terrace. You’ll get 24-hour room service, and gourmet cuisine at eight restaurants and seven bars and lounges, as well as a 44,000 square foot swimming pool, currently the largest in the Guanacaste resort region.
This is an ideal family destination, with a spa for the adults, an Explorer’s Club for Kids and a Core Zone Teen’s Club. Surrounding the resort is a fishing community and the mountain range of Guanacaste, which offers guests a variety of exciting tours and excursions. It’s also just minutes away from two great places to visit while on vacation, Santa Rosa and Guanacaste national parks.
If you haven’t already, add Liberia and the Northwest Pacific Region of Costa Rica to your vacation bucket list. Visit the Ultimate Vacation Club to find the Dreams or Secrets resort of your choice in Costa Rica.
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