TRAVELERS INFORMATION

Best Time To Visit Liberia

In Liberia, as in the rest of Costa Rica, there are essentially two seasons - the "dry" season and the "wet" season.

Dry Season: The dry season runs from November to April, when the temperature is high and very little precipitation, if any, is experienced.

Wet Season: The wet season runs from May to October where it often rains in the entire country. However, Liberia is considered to be one of the drier cities in the province of Guanacaste, which experiences much less precipitation than the rest of country. Even in wet seasons, Liberia weatheris quite dry in comparison to the rest of Costa Rica.

If weather is a concern as a traveler, the best time to visit Liberia would be towards the start of the dry season, which is the months of November to January, where the climate is only beginning to get warm, and precipitation from the wet season has decreased. The dry season can get quite hot and sometimes become uncomfortable

for visitors who are not accustomed to such dry heat

WHAT TO WEAR OR TRAVEL WITH IN LIBERIA

Related imageClothing

  • Underwear and bras (these wear out quickly, bring more than you think you need)
  • Swimsuit
  • Undershirts, tank tops, and lightweight T-shirts
  • Clothes to lounge around in and/or sleep in (athletic shorts, yoga pants, leggings)
  • T-shirts (can be found everywhere)
  •  Short and Jeans
  • Button-downs, polos, nice shirts Related image
  • 1 legitimate presentable outfit (for high-level meetings)
  • Shorts (for women, should be knee-length or capris)
  • Knee-length skirts (or longer) for teaching (no shorter than an inch above the knee)
  • 2 pairs of nicer pants (for men)
  • 1 sweatshirt, sweater, or jacket (for rainy season, travel, when it’s cold at night)
  • GYM shoes, Slippers, snyder
  • Travel Essentials
  • Image result for back bagBackpacking backpack
  • TSA-approved locks for baggage
  • Packable sleeping pad (e.g., Therm-a-Rest or Big Agnes)
  • Water bottles (consider one with a small mouth for bush and taxi rides)

Electronics

  • Image result for smartphone unlockedSmartphone (unlocked; it’s the best way to get internet at website)
  • Portable speakers
  • Good Laptop (an inexpensive one, as it’s hard to get repairs; most PCVs bring one)
  • External hard drive
  • SD cards and USB sticks
  • Camera, quality is your choice, same applies as with laptops
  • Headlamp if possible a battery  head lamp
  • Portable Solar chargers for all devices  (Extra batteries or battery extenders for all your electronics)
  • Battery-powered hair clippers if you intends staying long

Toiletries

  • If you wear glasses, bring 2 pairs, consider prescription sunglasses as well (contacts are not recommended due to elevated rates of eye infections and contact solution is hard to find)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Lotion /Greese
  • Brush/comb
  • Deodorant (bring a lot)
  • Baby wipes
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, and holder
  • Razors/shaving creamRelated image
  • Nail clippers, nail file
  • Liquid hand sanitizer/hand wipes
  • Facial soap
  • Menstrual protection (can be found in Monrovia but not elsewhere; consider bringing a menstrual cup or other reusable option)
  • Hair ties, bobby pins, headbands, etc.
  • Hair-cutting scissors for DIY haircuts

Kitchen

  • Favorite spices (hard to find here and expensive)
  • Swiss Army knife or Leatherman with can opener and corkscrew
  • Knives (i.e., chef knife, bread knife, paring knife; pack in checked luggage)
  • Non-stick pan
  • Spatula, wooden spoon, tongs
  • 2–7 plastic food containers
  • Zip-top bags (of varying sizes)
  • French press and coffee (if you drink normally)

 Miscellaneous

  • More towels  maybe I should say Hand towels
  • 1 set of sheets (or 2 if you want one while the other is being washed)
  • Reusable shopping bags

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