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Liberia, Costa Rica


The capital of Guanacaste Province is the growing city of Liberia, now complete with an international airport that accepts occasional charter flights. Overlooked as a tourist destination, the dusty colonial town is a center for the many ranches and farms in the mostly agricultural area. The sun shines more in Guanacaste especially in the dry season, but even in the rainy season when things are green, you get more sun time here. The year-round weather down on the plains is hot and hotter, but the town offers some respite in its cool, shady central square and mercado. Liberia is a more colonial town than any others here. Spanish architecture survives in corner homes that have puertas del sol (wooden doors on each side of the corner, one to let in the morning sun, one for the afternoon); clean, straight streets lined with flamboyant trees; brilliant white-washed walls; adobe and stucco; brown tile roofs; wooden porticos; bright color trim; and bougainvillea peeking over garden walls. All these elements combine to make a pleasant stroll in the early morning or late afternoon.

Last updated October 28, 2010
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