I just wanted to put up a quick post on the Hilton Garden Inn at Liberia Airport in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. It is really just about right across the street from the airport and about a 10 minute drive to downtown Liberia. It is also one of the few “mid-priced” hotels in Guanacaste up to American expectations of amenities.
We had a great experience there. And just about everyone there had perfect English for those that don’t know Spanish.
They included a full buffet breakfast, though I am not sure if everyone got that or it was for Hilton Diamond only. It included made to order omelets. Note that the omelet maker only spoke Spanish, but you can easily point or ask a waiter to help you. For those that want to try, “heuvos claros” /wevos clairos/ are egg whites (they make them fresh), “hongos” /ongos/ are mushrooms, “cebolla” /ceboya/ are onions and “sal” is salt.
The hot buffet always had rice and beans, bacon, sausage, some type of fry (french fry, yucca fry, hash brown, etc.) depending on the day, some type of Costa Rican style meat depending on the day, porridge of some sort and a few more things. Cold there was always multiple types of fruit including pineapple every day, bananas, pears and much more. They also had a couple of juices and a pot of coffee on each table (no decaf, but they do have decaf packets in the room).
A decent hotel gym with 2 treadmills, 2 ellipticals, 1 bike, 1 stretching device and a single cable-based weight machine. They also had one swiss ball and a few weighted balls. They provided towels and fountain water (a good place to fill up water bottles for your hikes, especially when combined with their ice machine down the hall). See pictures.
Exactly what you would expect of a brand new Hilton Garden Inn. Very high quality and very clean without unnecessary luxury. Our room had a fridge which was very nice.
Sorry, my pictures here were taken on an Iphone 4 so the quality is pretty bad. Hopefully they are still helpful.
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Ruta #21 Frente al Aeropuerto International (i.e., across the street from the Airport)
Liberia, Costa Rica
For more information about my trip to Costa Rica including restaurants and hotels in Liberia and Tamarindo, trips to the national parks, surfing and more, see my detailed Tamarindo Trip Report.
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