Do you hide your smile due to dental woes?  Worry not! With affordable dental work in Liberia, Costa Rica, you can share it with everyone. Fixing teeth in the US costs a fortune. But you can save over 50% in Liberia.

Apart from money saving, you can enjoy a leisure holiday. Sounds enticing?

Dive in to learn more about dental tourism in Liberia.

Liberia, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Video Courtesy: Elías Scenery

Nicknamed “the white city,” Liberia is the capital of Guanacaste province. It is one of the oldest towns in Costa Rica. [1]

Its beautiful natural surroundings and fascinating architectural heritage attract visitors from all over the world.

Wondering why you should head to Liberia for dentistry? Let’s find out.

The Comforts of Dental Tourism in Liberia, Costa Rica

✅ Economical Pricing | Dental services in Liberia cost 50 to 70% of American prices

✅ Excellent Care | Our clinic is the only dental clinic in Guanacaste where all doctors are “Dental Specialists.” Also, it is accredited by Costa Rican MH & CRDA

✅ Meticulous Treatment | State-of-the-art technology ensures comfortable treatment and superior results

✅ Easy Interaction | Our Liberia dentists speak fluent English

✅ Easy Connectivity | Short flights from the US & Canada to Liberia make travel hassle-free.

✅ Exquisite Vacation | The paradise beaches, lush forests, and natural parks make it a perfect holiday destination.

Now that you know what to expect while on dental tourism in Liberia, Costa Rica, let’s look at the prices.

Cost of Dental Care in Liberia, Costa Rica

The cost of dental work in Liberia is 50 – 75% less expensive than the same procedures in the US/Canada.

For instance, dental implants in Liberia cost an average of $1,560, about 70% less than in the US (i.e., $5,000).

You will also notice that the cost of all-on-4 dental implants in Liberia is $12,750.

Whereas in the US/Canada, you may have to pay around $22,000- $24,000 for the same.

Another good comparison is the dental crown price in Liberia.

Here, all types of crowns cost only $500, while in the US/ Canada, it’s more than $1,500.

To know more, check out the dental price list in Liberia 2022.

It compares dental work costs in Liberia, Costa Rica with the US and Canada.

Cost of Dental Treatment in Liberia, Costa Rica Vs. US Vs. Canada
Procedure USA Canada Liberia
Dental Implants
Single tooth implant $5,000 $4,600 $1,560
All-on-4 implants* $25,000 $22,000 $12,750
All-on-6 implants* $28,000 $26,000 $14,900
All-on-8 implants* $35,000 $32,000 $17,000
Implant-supported bridge** $7,000 $6,000 $2,760
Bone graft* $1,100 $900 $600
Prosthetic Dentistry
Full porcelain crown $1,800 $1,700 $500
Zirconium crown $2,000 $1,800 $500
Porcelain fused to metal crown $1,500 $1,200 $500
Porcelain veneer* $2,500 $2,300 $600
Full denture* $2,000 $1,800 $1,000
Porcelain bridge* $5,000 $4,800 $500
General Dentistry
Root canal (molar) $1,500 $1,300 $360
Composite filling $250 $220 $70
Teeth whitening (in office) $1,000 $900 $350
Regular teeth cleaning $200 $180 $100
Tooth Extraction (simple) $300 $270 $90
Tooth Extraction (surgical) $650 $600 $100
*per jaw / per unit; **3-unit bridge
*Prices are subject to change.

One of the key factors for successful dental tourism in Costa Rica is pricing.

It comes at a much lower price than in the US and Canada. [2]

Furthermore, Liberia’s top-quality care and all-inclusive dental packages inspire many patients to choose it as their dental destination.

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Top Dental Clinics in Liberia, Costa Rica

Based on the affordable treatments and quality work, we recommend one of the best dental clinics in Liberia, Costa Rica – Arte dental clinic.

Arte Dental
4.9 (41 Reviews)
From Ekono store 100 meters South and 25 meters West, Province of Guanacaste, Liberia, 50101, Costa Rica.
Mon 8 AM - 6 PM, Sat 8 AM - 12 PM

Highlights

  • Offer world-class dental treatments with cutting-edge technology
  • All doctors are "Dental Specialists."
  • Clinic Associations: Ministry of Health of Costa Rica, Board of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica.

The clinic assures a pleasant environment for patients by providing:

  • Full a/c inside the whole building
  • Movies in the waiting room
  • Digital X-rays with large screens
  • Refreshment bar, comfy blankets
Dental work in Costa Rica is top-notch. Almost all Costa Rican clinics have state-of-the-art facilities and many years of experience in treating medical tourists. [3]

Best Dentists in Liberia, Costa Rica

Get your dental work done by experts in Liberia.

Arte dental’s dentists are highly skilled and trained to help patients receive the most advanced dental care.

Have a look at their credentials.

Get the healthy smile from the dental specialists

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Liberia Dental Care Reviews

This section covers the happy experience of patients who got their teeth done at Arte dental, Liberia.

Continue reading about Liberia’s most popular dental procedures!

Popular Dental Procedures in Liberia, Costa Rica

Liberia dental clinic offers various dental treatments to all age groups. The following procedures are the most popular ones:

Dental Tourism in Liberia, Costa Rica

Because of its location, Liberia is a major stopping point for tourists on their way to the Pacific Coast beaches of Guanacaste. [5]

From Liberia, you can visit the paradise beaches and the province’s jungles and volcanoes.

Whether you’re an adventure seeker or looking for a relaxing escape, Liberia is a top destination for a Costa Rica holiday. [6]

The modern church in Liberia, Guanacaste

The modern church in central Liberia, Guanacaste

The following section details the best ways to get to the city and some important considerations for planning your dental trip to Liberia

Liberia Costa Rica Dental Vacation Travel Guide


How to Travel to Liberia, Costa Rica as a Dental Tourist?

If you travel from the US or Canada, you can fly to Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) in Liberia.

Downtown Liberia is about 10 mins drive (8 miles) from the airport. The ride would cost around $10. [7]

There are direct flights from the US and Canada to Liberia, Costa Rica.

Alternatively, you can also land at San Jose (SJO) and drive to Liberia.

It’s a 3-hour 25-minute drive via Route 27 and Interamericana North Route. [8]

Direct Flight Times from Major Metropolitan Airports to Liberia Airport (LIR)
City Duration
Miami (MIA) 2 hr 56 min
Houston (IAH) 3 hr 30 min
Atlanta (ATL) 3 hr 56 min
Dallas (DFW) 3 hr 56 min
New York (JFK) 5 hr 20 min
Toronto (YYZ) 5 hr 23 min

If you’re planning to get your dental work done in Liberia, it is essential to know about the Costa Rica visa requirements.

  • Citizens of the US, Canada, and the European Union can have a visa-free stay for 90 days.
  • After 90 days, they must seek permission from their respective embassies to extend their stay.
  • Costa Rica provides visas on arrival to visa-exempt nationals. They get an entry stamp in their passport at the airport.

Remember an active passport is mandatory for a visa-free stay.

Get more details on visa requirements from the Costa Rica embassy website.

Also, learn more about Costa Rica travel requirements here.


Getting Around Liberia, Guanacaste

With a wide range of natural landscapes, Guanacaste is one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica. [9]

It is a perfect spot for those who want to get close to nature and enjoy thrilling outdoor activities. 

Thus, you can explore Liberia's beautiful natural surroundings between dental appointments.

Places to Visit Close to Liberia, Costa Rica
City Features Distance/driving time from Liberia
Playa Hermosa Light gray sand beach, a surfer destination 21 mi/ 36 mins
Playa coco Lively nightlife, best spot for scuba diving 36 mi/ 39 mins
Playa Ocotal Best snorkeling and scuba diving spot 24 mi/ 44 mins
Playa Flamingo Pristine white-sand beach, best surf spot 45 mi / 1 hr 13 mins
Tamarindo Golden sand beach, party town 47 mi / 1 hr 20 mins
Playa Samara Pretty beaches, spectacular wildlife and stunning coral reef 71 mi / 1 hr 51 mins
Nosara Surf beach, great place to practice yoga 77 mi / 2 hr 31 mins
  • Towns like Playa Coco and Playa Flamingo are an easy drive from the Liberia airport.
  • Shuttle services operate between the airport and many towns on the Guanacaste, including Samara, Playa Flamingo, Tamarindo, and Nosara20 USD per person one-way.

If you’re on a budget, you can catch the public bus with Transportes La Pampa.

It stops at Tamarindo and Playa Flamingo. It costs just 2.30 USD.

You can search the route here.

Source: Costa Rica Travel Life [10]


Food

Costa Rican cuisine includes national and international options.

In hotels, a 13% Value Added Tax and a 10% tip are included in the final price.

Language

Though Spanish is the country’s official language, many Costa Ricans speak English quite well.

Accommodation

  • When booking a hotel in Liberia, ask for a written confirmation of the service and cancelation policy.
  • Avoid sharing information about your debit or credit card over the phone.
  • Outlets are 110 V, with standard US two prong plugs.

Money Tips

  • The currency in Costa is Colon. However, USD and major credit cards are widely accepted.
  • Bank transactions require a physical passport.
  • ATMs are located throughout Liberia. Some of them remain closed from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
  • A 13 % Sales tax, or Value Added Tax is included in the final price of every service or product purchase.
  • A departure tax of 29USD will be included in the flight tickets. If not added, you must pay either in dollars, colones, credit or debit card at the Liberia airport.

Best Time to Visit

Liberia is one of the driest cities in Costa Rica.

Its weather is hot year-round, and the temperature is usually in the 90s (Fahrenheit) / 30s (Celsius). [11]

The best time to visit would be the start of the dry season (November to January). [12]

Phone

You can buy Costa Rican SIM cards and use your unlocked cell phone in Liberia.

The leading providers are Movistar, Kolbi, and Claro.

Emergency Numbers in Liberia

  • Local police: 2690-0129
  • Liberia hospital: 2690-2300
  • Taxi booking: 2666-3330
  • U.S. Embassy (San Jose): +506 2519-2000 (or [email protected] )

Source: Costa Rica Tourism Board [13]


The White City is perfect for unwinding and relaxing after a dental appointment!

Some of Costa Rica’s most iconic beaches as well as a handful of national parks are near Liberia.

Here we list a few prominent tourist places in Liberia for you.

5 Best Things to Do in Liberia, Costa Rica – 2022

Where Can I Stay During a Dental Vacation in Liberia?

The ‘White City’ is pleasant, with a good range of accommodations to meet the needs of any budget.

So, if you’re planning an all-inclusive dental vacation to Liberia, consider the following hotels.

They are located less than half a mile from the Liberia dental clinic.

Is It Safe to Get Dental Work in Liberia, Costa Rica?

While seeking affordable dental care in Liberia, safety and quality should be your top priority.

Liberia is a safe tourist destination with the finest dental services at affordable prices.

However, you can always thoroughly check the details to ensure a successful treatment and safe vacation.


Regarding general safety, Liberia in Guanacaste province is considered highly safe. [15]

According to the Global peace index 2022, Costa Rica is the 38th  most peaceful country (out of 163) globally. [16]

However, as a dental tourist, you are advised to stay vigilant of your surroundings for a safe stay in Liberia, Costa Rica.


Liberia is a favorable destination for dental work as well.

When it comes to the quality of dental services in Liberia, Costa Rica, there is no need to worry.

Our partner clinic is accredited by

  •  Ministry of Health of Costa Rica
  •  Board of Dental Surgeons of Costa Rica.

Furthermore, Liberia dental clinic is staffed by well-trained dental specialists with extensive experience in their respective fields.

Remember: Choosing your dentist in Costa Rica or anywhere based on cost alone may end up in poor quality dental care and additional expenses to replace subpar work.


Conclusion

If you are looking for dental treatments for half the price in the US or Canada, consider traveling to Liberia.

With a few hours of nonstop flights, you can easily combine a beach vacation with dentistry in Liberia, Costa Rica.

Feel free to contact us for more information regarding dental work in Liberia, Costa Rica.

Liberia Dental Work - FAQs

Dental work packages in Liberia, Costa Rica are almost 75% more affordable than those in the US.

Check below affordability % for different procedures

  • Dental implants – 50 – 68%
  • Dental crowns – 75%
  • Veneers – 76%
  • Root canal treatment – 76%
  • Extraction – 70%

The average cost of all-on-four implants in Liberia Costa Rica is USD 12,750 for a single arch. In the US, they range from USD 25,000 – 30,000.

You can save up to 50% on your cost by choosing Liberia for all on four.

If you are looking for a qualified dentist in Liberia, here are the 4 best dentists in Liberia, Guanacaste.

  • Dr. Leylin Delgado (Endodontist) – 16+ years of experience
  • Dr. Natalia Arguedas (Prosthodontist) – 12+ years of experience
  • Dr. Laura Masis Pena (Periodontist) – 10+ years of experience
  • Dr. Pablo Romero (Orthodontist) – 7+ years of experience

Yes, our partner dentists in Liberia are fluent in English and Spanish.

The Liberia dental clinic accepts cash, bank transfers, and cards. However, they do not accept checks or American Express cards.

The clinic warrants all dental restorations for 7 years.

Americans & Canadians do not need a visa for 90 day stay in the country. However, they must have a valid passport.

For more information, check the Costa Rica travel requirements.

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