Make your next international flight a trip to Liberia, Costa Rica.

On a tiny slice of the Central American isthmus, unspoiled beaches give way to dense jungles, misty cloud forests, and cooled lava fields in Liberia, Costa Rica.

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Get ready to escape into adventure, natural beauty, and beach splendor. This ecological playground also offers an array of adrenaline-filled excursions, family-friendly activities, and more biodiversity than almost anywhere on earth. Monteverde Cloud Forest sits approximately 70 miles southeast of Liberia. Moist winds collide with the Continental Divide producing a consistent mist that envelops this 26,000-acre reserve. Scope out the forest’s diverse flora and fauna on a hike or via zip line. Although Arenal Volcano National Park’s conical, 5,358-foot namesake has taken a break from spewing ash columns and clumps of molten lava, you can still admire its majesty. Hike the Heliconias Trail for unmatched views of the volcano, old lava flows, and Lake Arenal. Hiking through the rainforest at this national park means walking by old lava fields and around the base of Arenal Volcano, a stunning backdrop.

Keep your eyes peeled at Palo Verde National Park for the diverse and abundant wildlife. Known as a top bird-watching destination, Palo Verde is also home to capuchin and howler monkeys, crocodiles, and iguanas. Want more native flora and fauna? Santa Rosa National Park features 10 habitats, from mangrove swamp to beach. Time your visit to Playa Naranjo right, and you might spy olive ridley sea turtles.

Begin your beach touring at the untamed Playa Negra, where black sands and craggy outcroppings flank tide pools and protected swimming areas. Then, drive 20 minutes north to Playa Avellana and watch surfers conquer 18-foot waves. Next up is Nicoya Peninsula. Costa Rica’s largest peninsula boasts an 80-mile shoreline dotted with beautiful beaches and laid-back towns. Try Playa Mal País for surfing or relax at Playa Samara. Searching for the ideal spot to surf? The Playa Tamarindo stretch of sand in the charming beach town of Tamarindo is the perfect place to catch a wave—and settle in for a beautiful sunrise or sunset.

What’re you waiting for? Pack your bags for Liberia, Costa Rica, and find a flight with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines® flies to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport, making it easy for you to start your Central American adventure. And when you book with Southwest, you can book with confidence, knowing that the process will be straightforward from flight selection to checkout. Of course, having a memorable international trip is about more than finding a great deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your next flight to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport.

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Things to do in Liberia, Costa Rica.
Can’t-miss beaches
  • Playa Avellana
  • Playa Mal País
  • Playa Negra
Outdoor adventures
  • Arenal Volcano National Park
  • Monteverde Cloud Forest
  • Waterfall repelling
Enriching outings
  • Iglesia Inmaculada Concepción de María
  • La Gobernación
  • Museo de Guanacaste

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Think your plans may change? Don’t sweat it. We don’t charge you fees to change your mind2.

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Surf the Web before you surf the waves with gate-to-gate WiFi on your flight. Bring your device, and the internet will make time fly by on our flights to tropical destinations.

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Southwest seats give you up to a 31-inch pitch, 17-inch width, and 2-inch recline, which all adds up to a more comfortable flight.

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Boredom doesn’t fly with us. So on your flight, watch a movie4 for free. Just one way we make getting to your tropical destination as nice as being there. Well...almost.

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100% reward availability6.

You can use your points to book any seat, on any flight, no exceptions. Any day, any time, any flight, your points are ready to take you to paradise.


No blackout dates.

If there’s a seat available on a Southwest flight, you can use your points. It’s that easy. So no matter when you want to get away, you can use your points to get you there. As long as we have a spot available on a flight, you can book it with your Southwest Rapid Rewards points.


Your points don’t expire.

No matter when you earn them, they’ll be there for you to redeem on your flight to anywhere you want to go.


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You can earn points on flights and on everyday purchases with our partners, which makes getting to our tropical destinations easy. And our reward flights are based on our low fares, so the lower the fare, the fewer points you have to use. It’s almost like we want you to have the vacation of a lifetime.


International travel tips

If you’re new around here, we’re so happy to have you. Flying with us is easy and fun—this guide is your one-stop shop for doing things the Southwest way.

We’ll be waiting to welcome you with free snacks and countless smiles, so we want to get you onboard as quickly and smoothly as possible!


Our tropical destinations have country-specific travel policies and restrictions unique to the destination. Here's a list of documentation required to check out before booking and traveling.


The check-in process is a little bit different for international travel. Learn more here.


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival. If you’d like to breeze through security a little easier, you may be interested in Global Entry. You can apply here.


Save time at U.S. Customs and Passport control checkpoints when you download the Mobile Passport app by Airside Mobile (available in select cities).

1First and second checked bags. Weight and size limits apply.

2Fare difference may apply.

3A golf bag can be substituted for one checked bag.

4Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

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6As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at