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Quepos Travel Guide: 184 reviews and 455 photos

We spent 4 days in 2004 and 4 days in 2005 in the Quepos / Manuel Antonio area. We enjoyed sportfishing in the ocean, visiting the Manuel Antonio National Park and simply lying under the ever burning sun on the white beaches. There's also a good nightlife, numerous little giftshop and a lot of restaurant to tickle your senses after a good day outdoor.

Quite a nice place, from the fishing town of Quepos, with its little bars, restaurants and shops in a few blocks of concrete enclosed in deep green vegetation, to the perfect white sand beaches of Manuel Antonio. And in between, the green luxurious mountain with a breathtaking view on the Pacific ocean, the rainforest and the wildlife.

We came in Quepos from San Jose, with a stop in Jaco (about 1h30 from Quepos) of a few days each time. Once by bus (very cheap, long fastidious trip) and once by shuttle (still a fair price but way more comfortable and quick). The center of the city consists of a few blocks, a lot of onw-way streets and a boardwalk on the ocean. About one kilometer seperate the docks if you go out on the ocean to fish, which can be done by foot. And about 5-7km from Manuel Antonio and the park, traveling in the mountain seperating the two city; you can't walk, but it's about 5 minutes in taxi, maybe 10 by city bus.

This page is part of my Costa Rica travel page.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Fishing trip of a lifetime !
  • Cons:Vibrant city: loud and dusty...
  • In a nutshell:Schyzophrenic dilema between rainforest and sandy beach
  • Last visit to Quepos: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • SURFIN7TH's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2006 at 1:00 PM

    Pura Vida ! Great CR pages. My favorite Surfing and Fishing Destination !

  • frank_delargy's Profile Photo
    Feb 14, 2005 at 6:40 PM

    Wow! That sunset picture is gorgeous. If that was your first then you have been spoiled for life. Great pages Genevieve. I can't wait to back again myself. Frank

  • nomada's Profile Photo
    Dec 18, 2004 at 12:50 PM

    A very complicated dilemma indeed ;-)


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