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Liberia is a Cowboy Town

Aug 18, 2007
Liberia is an often overlooked, colonial influenced, city located in the heart of Guanacaste. Liberia is a cowboy town that has many exciting fiestas offering visitors a glimpse of Costa Ricas colonial past. The Republic of Liberia is a country on the west coast of Africa, bordered by Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Cote d Ivoire. A relaxed provincial town which is a good jumping off point for the national parks of Rincon de la Vieja and Santa Rosa.

Known for its Spanish style arctic also known sometimes as la Ciudad Blanca or the White City due to the ubiquitous white washed facade of all its buildings. Liberia has a certain historic allure with its white coloured and red tile roofed buildings. A visit to this dusty colonial town gives the visitor a strong sense of the areas past history.

The size of Liberia and its local resources have been expanding recently too much avail. The city now sports an international airport that also caters to some local charter flights as well. Liberia International Airport has become a popular point of entry for travellers who are planning to hit the nearby beaches of Nicoya Peninsula.

One of the major draws to the city of Liberia is the various festivals that are held throughout the year. These festivals generally entail lively parades, roaming mariachis, colourful dress, good food, and lots of fun. The largest and most lively festival is the Dia de Guanacaste July 25. This event is a celebration of Guanacastes independence from Nicaragua in 1812.

Another interesting attraction of Liberia is the various bullfights that it hosts throughout the year. These bullfights are not done in the same sense as their Spanish counterparts. The bullfights usually consist of scores of local Ticos, usually halfway knackered on the local fermented corn brew, running around the ring displaying their bravery in the face of a massive angry bull.

There are many different lodging options throughout Liberia. More times than not, travellers have had success finding very economical lodging.

The town also has a variety of different eateries and restaurants that give visitors a taste of the local cowboy cuisine. There are also a few upscale eco tourist resorts located just outside of Liberia. These resorts provide guests with upscale lodging coupled with easy access to the nearby cloud forests.

The climate consists of a dry season and a wet season. The dry season, from December through April, is the high season, when most visitors come and accommodations are at their most expensive. Weather during the wet season, from May to November, usually consists of sunny mornings with rain showers in the late afternoon and evening.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Liberia Rental Site
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