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Top Choice Cafe in Liberia

Mariajuana

It's moved across town, but its dreamcatchers, African masks and cat-themed art are still all the rage. Sip a regional Guanaca beer (made with local honey for a sweet finish) while swinging under the giant mango tre…
Top Choice Costa Rican in Liberia

Region 5

'Costa Rican by birth, Guanacasteco, thank god!' boasts this steakhouse, named for the province and set in the historic home of beloved Liberian doctor Enrique Briceño. Lunches feature Nicoyan treats including chorr…
Fusion in Liberia

Café Liberia

This beautifully restored colonial-era building has heavy wooden furniture and frescoed ceilings, creating a romantic ambience for enjoying rich coffee and gourmet fare. French chef Sebastian and his Tica wife Lijia…
Steak in Liberia

Toro Negro Steakhouse

Located in a beautiful colonial-era building, this family-friendly restaurant has an extensive Italian-Tico menu specializing in meat dishes such as New York strip steak, filet mignon and burgers. The rustic interio…
Wildlife Reserve in Liberia

Ponderosa Adventure Park

Elephants, zebras, giraffes and other African animals are right at home in the dry Guanacaste heat, as you can see at this private wildlife reserve. The safari tour allows you to get up close and personal with the (…
International in Liberia

Jauja

This stylish indoor-outdoor bar-cafe (the name's pronounced 'How-ha') on the main drag is unusual for its upscale ambience and classy cuisine. Service is also excellent. Look for wood-fired pizza, tender grass-fed s…
Fusion in Liberia

Green House

When they say ‘green house’ they mean it – this is a glass building filled with plants. There are green-paneled windows and many veggie options on the menu. Come into the light-filled dining room for a delightful fu…
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 veget…
Cocktail Bar in Liberia

Palermo Lounge

This tropical garden, lush with greenery and waterfalls, is one of the city’s most pleasant places for a drink. There's also sports and music videos on the big screen, but the volume is usually turned down so patron…
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 'White City' nickname. This is the city’s oldest church, built in 1825. T…