Liberia

Liberia Airport Celebrates Three New Flights to Costa Rica

It was a festive mood at the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (LIR) this weekend and Monday as three airlines inaugurated new routes. The air carriers in question are Alaska Airlines, Southwest and Thomson Airways; the latter is from the United Kingdom and the former two from the United States. According to a news report filed by Variela Novo of daily tabloid Diario Extra, ...

Saving Energy and Money with LED Technology in Costa Rica

Source: Sylvania Costa Rica By Carolina Ruiz Vega Choosing LED lighting can benefit the environment and your personal finances in  Liberia. A worldwide growing energy demand in a context of scarce energy resources has resulted in an increase of energy prices in recent years. This situation can be felt in Liberia and across Costa Rica. According to the World Economic Forum, lightning d...

Police Rescue Baby Howler Monkey from Drunk Man in Costa Rica

Officers from Fuerza Publica, the national police force of Costa Rica, arrested a drunk man who, for some reason, was holding a baby howler monkey hostage in Liberia, province of Guanacaste. According to official press release CP-1602-2015 from the Ministry of Public Security, Fuerza Publica officers assigned to the main precinct in Liberia responded to reports of a threatening man who walked a...

Sunwing Offers Discounts on Winter Flights to Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons 28 Aug 2015 – Sunwing Press Release – Special, limited-time offer by Sunwing: Whether it’s seeking out the perfect Caribbean beach escape, visiting friends and family across the country for the holiday season or making a trip to Florida’s theme parks, winter travel planning just got easier with the announcement of Sunwing’s BOGO seat sale. Available from now until ...

Three Arrests and a Dead Body in Case of Missing Expat in Liberia

Emilio Canales Agents from the Office of Judicial Investigations (Spanish initials: OIJ) assigned to the Liberia region recently arrested three men suspected to be involved in the disappearance of an expat businessman in Costa Rica. Furthermore, the dead body of a man was found near the banks of the Colorado River near the town of Curubande, which is part of the Liberia canton of Guanacaste. ...

Expat Businessman Reported Missing in Liberia, Costa Rica

Emilio Canales Author's Note: The following letter was penned by the father and sister of an expat businessman who has gone missing in Liberia, the seat of the Guanacaste province in Costa Rica. If you know of this man's whereabouts, please refer to the contact information at the end of this article. To whom it may concern: We are writing this heartbreaking letter to all the news media o...

New Flights Arriving at Liberia Airport in Costa Rica

(ICT Press Release, with additional reporting from The Costa Rica Star) – United States travel operator Apple Vacations recently announced the incorporation of a Saint Louis, Missouri-Liberia, Guanacaste route, that will be operated by XTRAirways, using a Boeing 737-400, with capacity for up to 150 passengers. Hermes Navarro, Chief of Investment Attraction for the National Tourism Board (Spanis...

Liberia Hosted Advanced HVAC and Refrigeration Workshop

Costa Rica (PRWEB) July 14, 2015 – HVACR technicians in the cities of Puerto Limon, Liberia and Guanacaste, Costa Rica, attended Uniweld seminars that focused on brazing technologies and techniques to minimize refrigerant leaks, as well as updates on Uniweld’s latest product introductions, such as Uniweld’s patented EZ Turn™ hoses and NV1 NitroVue™ nitrogen flow indicator. Key talking points inclu...

The Capuchin Monkey Project Near Liberia, Costa Rica

Wikimedia Commons University of California Los Angeles (Media Release) -- For 25 years, UCLA professor of anthropology Susan Perry has been climbing, crawling, slashing and sloshing her way through the Costa Rican dry forests of Lomas Barbudal in an unprecedented study of the capuchin monkey — a small, white-faced primate that populates large areas of Central America. Her Monkey Project is ...

Edgardo Baltodano Briceno football stadium in Liberia, Guanacaste Guanacaste Returns to First Division Football in Costa Rica

Source: Cogsi, DeviantArt After several years being absent from the highest professional football league in Costa Rica, the province of Guanacaste returned to the First Division as the Liberia Municipal football club was crowned champion of the Development League on Saturday night. Liberia did not have the luxury of playing at home on Saturday; the players traveled from Guanacaste to the co...

Official Details on New Houston – Costa Rica Southwest Flight

Source: SWAmedia.com Southwest Airlines® (NYSE: LUV) today extended its bookable flight schedule through Jan. 4, 2016, offering new international service between eight cities and Houston (Hobby) by the end of this year, including the carrier's 97th destination, Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport at Liberia in the Guanacaste beach and resort region of northwest Costa Rica, subject to fore...

Costa Rica Los Angeles flights Escape the Cold and Travel to Costa Rica With Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines SEATTLE — Alaska Airlines will chart new territory this fall when it adds new service between Los Angeles and Costa Rica's two major international airports, further strengthening its southern California focus city. The eight weekly flights from Los Angeles to San Jose (SJO) and Liberia/Guanacaste (LIR), Costa Rica, are scheduled to begin Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 respectively, and are...

Aerospace Firm in Liberia Gets Major Cash Investment from NASA

Source: Ad Astra March 30, 2015 (NASA Press Release) - Building on the success of NASA’s partnerships with commercial industry to date, NASA has selected 12 Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) to advance concept studies and technology development projects in the areas of advanced propulsion, habitation and small satellites. Through these public-private partnershi...

Canadian Expat Sought for Questioning in Ibogaine Death

Source; Wikiemdia Commons Prosecutors and agents from the Office of Judicial Investigations (Spanish initials: OIJ) are searching for two expats who may have been involved in the death of a medical tourist in Guanacaste. As previously reported by The Costa Rica Star, Bente Soldberg was a 42-year old woman from Norway who passed away at a facility that offered drug rehabilitation services. A...

US Expat Dies in Guanacaste After Heart Attack and Crash

A 73-year old expat from the United States lost his life in an automobile crash that may have been precipitated by a cardiac arrest. According to a news report published by daily tabloid Diario Extra, the fatal accident took place during the early morning hours of Tuesday on the road that connects the cities of Bagaces and Cañas in the province of Guanacaste.   The departed expat has be...

Renowned Asset Manager Chooses Costa Rica for Charitable Work

Los Lagos School in Liberia Columbia, MD, March 14, 2015 --(PR.com)-- Gary Williams, President of Williams Asset Management, in Columbia, MD, gathered with a group of prominent financial advisors at Commonwealth Financial Network®’s Leaders Conference, held March 1–6, 2015, at the Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papagayo. The Leaders Conference recognizes highly successful advisors...

Guanacaste Residents Fight to Keep Beach Public

Source: Google Maps Last week, nearly 250 residents of Liberia assembled at the Municipal Gymnasium to coordinate an effort to reclaim one of the most treasured beaches in their canton: Playa Cabuyal. According to a report by online news outlet Primero en Noticias, residents of Liberia are protesting against what they consider to be an issue of illegal land registration by an extremely wealthy...

Sunwing Wants to Fly More Canadians to Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons Canadian airline Sunwing intends to offer more connections between North American cities and Costa Rica. As reported by The Costa Rica Star, Sunwing has previously announced flights from Toronto and Edmonton to the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), which is conveniently located near the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste. According to a report by Juan...

Fiber Optic Internet Service Reaches Guanacaste

Wikimedia Commons Between the months of May and June of 2015, some residents of the Guanacaste region in Costa Rica will be able to enjoy broadband Internet speeds of up to 20 Mbps thanks to a fiber optic cabling project that will be undertaken by the CoopeGuanacaste business consortium. This project is planned to cover the cantonal seats of Nicoya, Filadelfia and Santa Cruz. According to t...

Buying a Home in Costa Rica’s Gold Coast: Conclusion

Tamarindo Beach On the final installment of Kristine Gorman's real estate adventure in Costa Rica, she runs into some issues with regard to her plans of acquiring an investment property in the Gold Coast beaches of Guanacaste. Still, the Boston accountant persevered and is now the proud owner of a condominium unit in Tamarindo Beach. Before reading this insightful account of purchasing resi...

Not All Canadians Enjoy All-Inclusive Resorts in Costa Rica

Source: Wikimedia Commons TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2015 /CNW/ - With a cold winter ahead, many Canadians will be escaping down south in search of warmer weather. In fact, Travelocity.ca reveals traffic to their website surges after the holiday season. A new Travelocity.ca survey revealed the majority of Canadians said they enjoy an all-inclusive beach vacation with 65 per cent saying they are easy and...

Now is the Best Time for Scuba Diving in Costa Rica (VIDEO)

Source: Wikimedia Commons Not many scuba divers are aware of the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica as an underwater paradise that begs to be discovered. Diving in this region of Costa Rica can be as rewarding as in the Caribbean; the trick is to getting the timing right. The right time is from now (December) until late April, and the reason is explained below.   Underwater visibi...

JetBlue Offers Details on New Boston – Costa Rica Route

Thanks to JetBlue Airways, residents of the Greater Boston area in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts can now board a flight from Logan International Airport (BOS) and in just a few hours they could find themselves enjoying the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Gold Coast. On November 1st, JetBlue announced a strategy to connect New England residents with choice Latin American and Caribbean destinat...

Major Celebration in Guanacaste Could Be Canceled

Liberia bullring under construction Costa Rica is feeling the growing pains of transitioning from a dignified rural economy to a developing nation under the rule of globalization. News reports from the municipality of Liberia, one of the most important cities of Guanacaste, indicate that a requirement from the National Institute of Insurance (Spanish initials: INS) could effectively prevent th...

Artist Carlos Hiller Showcases Work at Liberia Airport in Guanacaste

Carlos Hiller hanging his artwork at the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste Costa RicaFast, tenacious and colorful: these adjectives are subjective of course, but nonetheless describe the fundamental nature of these magnificent fish which have become icons of the sport and commercial fishing on Costa Rica's Pacific coast: sailfish, roosterfish and golden fish (Mahi-Mahi). The paintin...

Private Driver and Chauffeur Service From Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica

If you require an airport or beach transfer service in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, please contact BeachTransfer.com. They have a team of English speaking drivers ready to handle your shuttle requests. A new private driver and chauffeur service is coming to the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia (LIR) Guanacaste, Costa Rica. This private driver and transport service will provide comforta...

Who Really Owns the Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica?

The Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (LIR), province of Guanacaste, is quickly becoming the favorite landing spot for visitors from Canada, Mexico and the United States, particularly for those whose first visit to Costa Rica involved landing at Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela (SJO) and getting to know the lovable capital city of San Jose. A closer look at the...

Disney Theme Park Hoax in Costa Rica Turns Viral

If you were tuned in to ADN Radio 90.7 FM or Teletica Channel 7 in Costa Rica yesterday morning, you probably witnessed Mayor Luis Gerardo Castaneda of Liberia mention that the Disney conglomerate planned to develop a massive theme park in the 7,000 hectares of land located near the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR). You may have seen the news on the websites of La Nacion, CRHoy.com...

Liberia Guanacaste Company Offers Free Tests for Arsenic Levels in Water

Due to the health alert in parts of Guanacaste related to the presence of arsenic in water, the private company Agua Solutions has decided to offer free tests to detect arsenic levels until December 15th. The initiative began this July and so far they have received samples from about 50 private residences, farms and ASADAS. In addition, since 2011 they have performed tests in conjunction with t...

Shuttle Service vs. Taxis at Liberia Airport in Guanacaste Costa Rica

If you require an airport or beach transfer service in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, please contact BeachTransfer.com. They have a team of English speaking drivers ready to handle your shuttle requests. Ever since the new terminal at the Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (LIR) inaugurated in January 2012, the province of Guanacaste has seen increased tourism activity and an uptick...

Otto Guevara and Johnny Araya Missed the Presidential Debate in Liberia

In a college atmosphere, the Youth and Politics Presidential Forum was attended by approximately 1000 people in the amphitheater of the University of Costa Rica (UCR) campus in Liberia on Wednesday, November 6. The activity was attended by presidential candidates Jose Maria Villalta of the Broad Front (FA- Frente Amplio) party, Jose Miguel Corrales, New Homeland (PN- Patria Nueva) and Luis Guil...

Liberia’s Daniel Oduber International Airport is Canadian and American Favorite

The Daniel Oduber international airport in Liberia has become the favorite for half of Canadians traveling to Costa Rica. In the first part of the year, 44,000 travelers from Canada landed in the terminal (49% of Canadians who flew to the country during that time). Six years ago, in the same period, 35% of Canadian tourists came to Liberia. The city of Liberia has also become important for v...

Work on Cañas-Liberia Route Could Generate Traffic Congestion

Those traveling on the Pan-American Highway to and from the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia will encounter some delays in traffic since CONAVI is working on installing bridges. The recent placement of the bridge over the Cañas River in August of this year along the route marked the beginning of the construction phase of 18 new bridges as well as the rehabilitation of 18 existing ...

Liberia Penitentiary in Guanacaste Costa Rica Becoming Overpopulated

Currently, prison overcrowding in Costa Rica is at 37%. However, in Liberia the situation is even worse at 67.9%. With 1256 being held there, the center has 508 more prisoners above capacity, according to Carmen Vargas Hernandez, spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice. The Citizen Action party (PAC), the Public Defender (Defensoría de los Habitantes) and the National Association of Public ...

R.A.W. Tours and Wilkes University Students help the Museo de Guanacaste in Liberia

Liberia, Costa Rica – June 21st 2013: Wilkes University students arrived in Costa Rica on Monday, June 17th for a summer Ecotourism Development class, led by Dr. Andy Miller. They met up their in-country and host and coordinator, R.A.W. Tours, on Tuesday to begin their work at the Museo de Guanacaste (Guanacaste Museum). Their efforts at the museum will focus on: assisting in the creation of co...

WestJet announces flights to Costa Rica from Toronto through Liberia International Airport

WestJet announced today it will add four new sun destinations and extend two more from seasonal to year-round as part of its 2012-2013 winter schedule. The new Caribbean destinations are Antigua and Barbuda, Curacao and Costa Rica, all from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airline's newest Mexican destination is Manzanillo, via Calgary International Airport. Details of WestJet's n...

Copa Airlines adds Liberia, Costa Rica as a Destination Airport for Panama

Copa Airlines has added Liberia, in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, to its list of destinations with the launch of a new flight from Panama. The new Tocumen (Panama) – Liberia (Costa Rica) route operates on Sundays and Thursdays, departing Panama at 09:52 and arriving in Liberia at 10:23. The return flight departs Liberia at 11:25 and arrives in Panama at 13:58 on both days. For ...

Plasma Propulsion Engine arrives at EARTH University in Liberia Costa Rica

The Ad Astra Rocket Laboratory located in Earth University at La Flor, has a new guest. They are hosting a full sized model of the VF-200 engine, the same Franklin Chang and his team are building to fly to the International Space Station in 2015. The prototype hangs just above the site that links to a model of the Aurora platform, a structure designed and built in Costa Rica to connect the m...

Copa Airlines Offers New Air Route in Costa Rica: Liberia to Panama

Starting on June 24th, 2012, perpetual tourists residing in Guanacaste and the northern zone of Costa Rica will have Panama as a sensible option for a visa run. Copa Airlines will begin flying from the new Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport in Liberia (LIR) directly to Panama. The new route will operate on Thursdays and Sundays, starting in Panama at 9:52 pm and arriving in LIR at 10:23...