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Top Choice Cafe in Liberia

Mariajuana

There’s a great mellow vibe at this alfresco bar, tucked into a big tree-shaded yard at the end of a dead-end street. It’s part cafe and part gallery, with wind chimes in the air, African masks on the walls and a me…
Fusion in Liberia

Café Liberia

This beautifully restored colonial-era building has heavy wooden furniture and frescoed ceilings, creating a romantic ambience for rich coffee and gourmet fare. Simple food is taken to new levels: ceviche (seafood m…
International in Liberia

El Meson Liberiano

A lovely historic hacienda, this ‘Liberia house’ is now one of the nicer restaurants in town, offering thoroughly modern presentations of pretty traditional food. The service is quite charming. But what makes this p…
Vegetarian in Liberia

Green House

When they say ‘green house’ they mean it, as in a glass building filled with plants. Plus, there are green panels on the windows and – yes – many veggie options on the menu. Come into the light-filled dining room fo…
Pizza in Liberia

Pizza Pronto

This very cute, old-world pizzeria, where the wood is stacked next to the smoking courtyard oven, keeps it romantic and simple – just pizza, pasta and salads. The pizzas are delish, ranging from the recommended vege…
Wildlife Reserve in Liberia

Africa Safari Adventure Park

Elephants, zebra, giraffes and other African wildlife are right at home in the dry Guanacaste heat, as you can see at this private wildlife reserve, located about 10km south of Liberia. The safari tour allows you to…
International in Liberia

Jauja

This stylish, indoor-outdoor bar and cafe on the main drag is unique in Liberia for its upscale ambience and classy cuisine. Service is also excellent. Look for wood-fired pizza, tender grass-fed steaks and burgers …
Steak in Liberia

Toro Negro Steakhouse

Located in a beautiful colonial-era building, this family-friendly restaurant has an extensive international menu specializing in meat including New York strip, filet mignon and burgers. The rustic interior is invit…
Cocktail Bar in Liberia

Palermo Lounge

One of the city’s most pleasant places for a drink is this tropical garden, lush with greenery and waterfalls. There are also sports and music videos on the big screen, but the volume is usually turned down so patro…
Church in Liberia

La Agonía

With whitewashed walls and twin pillars flanking the front door, La Agonía typifies the Spanish colonial architecture that earned Liberia its nickname, the White City. This is the city’s oldest church, built in 1825…