Living in Liberia has a lot of perks. You are close to many beaches, a volcano is always right behind you, and you get to see a lot of wildlife. I love that I can go to the beach any day that I want and that I can go hiking the other days because there are a lot of trails here. Recently, I went to a gorgeous place to watch the sunset on my bike, which was a truly unforgettable experience.
Being here in Guanacaste, I have had the pleasure of visiting a lot of beaches and meeting a lot of people. One place I visited is a very touristy town called Tamarindo. This is a big beach town filled with a lot to do. You can surf, go drinking, snorkeling, and even chill with a lot of the tourists. A major reason that I visited Tamarindo was because of their variety of bars and nightlife. I had a great time at the hostel that I stayed at there, because I ended up meeting people from all over the world. I can’t wait to go back.
Being able to travel this country really easily has been great for me. I’ve definitely taken advantage of Liberia being a wonderful transportation hub in order to use it as a base from which to go to lots of cool places for half-day, day and weekend trips.
I’ve gotten to see a lot of this country in a short amount of time. I had the pleasure of going to the Caribbean coast and one beach there that really stood out to me was Cocles. It’s big, pretty, and didn’t have a lot of people there when I was visiting. I really liked going surfing over there, and everything just felt different. It’s hard to explain in words but they say that Costa Rica is a country of microclimates, and I feel like it is also a country of microcultures. Everywhere you go, the vibe is a little bit different. The people you meet, the scenery, and the kinds of activities available vary in such a short distance from Liberia. I am so grateful to work in such a great location with such a variety of attractions so closeby to explore!
This blog post was contributed by Spencer, a travel aficionado and English teacher at Instituto Estelar Bilingüe in Liberia, Costa Rica.