Liberia long term rentals are very affordable as it is not really a tourist destination but more of a commercial hub located on the Panamerican Highway between San Jose and Nicaragua. The turn off to the beaches and the airport is in Liberia at the only traffic light.
Great beaches including Tamarindo, Playa Grande, Playa Langosta, Playas del Coco and the Papagayo area are within an hour drive.
A rental in Liberia gives you access to a small town of roughly 60,000 residents. There is a mall with a real movie theater, many other shopping options in various strip malls, and tons of little restaurants. There is also one of the larger hardware stores in the country at the Do It Center.
Important for some people is that Liberia is home to a full service hospital and there are many specialists with offices in Liberia as well.
The international airport is on the outskirts of town as is Solarium Costa Rica, a new urbanism development with a large logistics center in the back that also has many apartments for rent above the store fronts in the section facing the highway.