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With a prime position on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Quepos doubles as a gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park. Visitors come to this small but perfectly formed park to explore its rain forests, lounge on its white-sand beaches, and discover wildlife—from toucans and sloths to squirrel monkeys—on naturalist-led walks. Afterwards, there are more things to do in Quepos proper: pristine coastline attracts sun-seekers and sport-fishers; whale watching season kicks off from midsummer; and the town comes to life every February, when the Festival del Mar (Sea Festival) brings in crowds and entertainment.
The winter dry season is also the high season in Quepos, with the most popular times to visit from December through April. Quepos’ Festival del Mar happens in February and is also a particularly popular time to visit. Prices are lower in the wet season from May to November, and there are other reasons to visit then, too: namely, the migrating humpback whales, which can be spotted offshore from May through November.
Quepos itself is quite walkable and is served by local taxis. There is also a small bus terminal in the center of town, with frequent services that connect Quepos to Manuel Antonio National Park and the capital of San Jose and its airport. There are also services to nearby towns including Jaco, Puntarenas, and Uvita. However, if you plan to do a lot of exploring of the region, a rental car offers the greatest flexibility.
Quepos is most famous for being the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park—renowned for its beach and rainforest settings and its wealth of wildlife. But the town is also a top-notch sport-fishing destination, with schools of sailfish, roosterfish, snappers, and marlin found offshore. Book a half- or full-day private fishing charter for the best access. A number of fishing tournaments are also held here each year.
Located on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast, Quepos is known for being a gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park, where you can explore rainforests, lounge on the beaches, and spot local wildlife on naturalist-led walks. Every July, humpback whales come to the region, staying until November. The area is also known as a sport fishing destination....More
To fully explore Manuel Antonio National Park, plan to spend 2-3 days in Quepos. This allows you to take a naturalist-led walk through the park and a boat trip to Damas Island, as well as swim and relax on a beach. You can also venture outside Quepos for a rafting adventure along the Savegre River....More
Because of its proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos attracts tourists looking to explore the site. Inside the park, which is known for its biodiversity, you can hike the trails with a naturalist and spot wildlife including sloths, iguanas, monkeys, and hundreds of species of birds. Quepos also serves as a popular sport fishing destination....More
Quepos’ small size makes it walkable, though local taxis are also available. A bus terminal in the center of town offers service from Quepos to Manuel Antonio National Park as well as to the capital San Jose and its airport. However, if you plan to visit other areas outside Quepos, you will want to have a car....More
No. Quepos remains a quaint town, mostly populated by locals, compared to the much more tourist-centric Manuel Antonio area. Because it is a more budget-friendly gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park, you can expect the biggest crowds during the dry season, from December to April, when most people visit the park....More
Yes, but, as with any travel experience, use common sense when walking around the town, especially after dark. Take a taxi to get around at night. The US Embassy recommends keeping valuables out of sight, not wearing jewelry, traveling in groups, and keeping your passport in a secure place, such as a hotel safe....More
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