Essentials in Liberia




Banco de Costa Rica (Calle Central at Avda. 1, diagonally across from central park, Liberia, 50101. 2666–9002.)

Liberia Hospital (North end of town, Liberia, 50101. 2666–1717.


Farmacia Lux (C. 4 and Avda. Central, Liberia, 50101. 2666–0061. Mon.–Sat. 8–10; Sun. 8–4 pm.)

Post Office

Correo (300 m west of hwy., 200 m north of Avda. Central, Liberia, 50101.)

Rental Cars

Alamo (2 km/1 mi northeast of Liberia airport, Liberia, 50101. 2668–1111; 800/522–9696 in U.S.)

Budget (1 km/½ mi east of Liberia airport, Liberia, 50101. 2668–1118.)

Economy (5 km (3 miles) east of Liberia airport, Liberia, 50101. 2666–2816 or 2666–7560.)

Hola Rentacar (6 km/4 mi southwest of Liberia airport, Liberia, 50101. 2667–4040.)

Yes, that is a life-size dinosaur standing beside the highway 20 minutes north of Puntarenas. It is one of 26 lifelike models of extinct and endangered animals arranged along a 1½-km (1-mile) forest trail at Parque MegaFauna Monteverde (Pan-American Hwy. 2638–8193). Along with the spectacular models outdoors, the $5 (kids $3) entrance fee includes an impressive insect museum. The park is open daily 8 am to 5 pm. If you're just passing, you can still stop and take a photo of your kids in front of the baby dinosaur hatching out of a giant egg.