Originally a sleepy fishing village located in the mid Pacific area, Quepos is today a charming tourist town sought out by both honeymooners and active travelers. The town sits very close to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful national parks: Manuel Antonio. The park runs along spectacular white-sand beaches, considered to be some of the best in the country, with large stony islands offshore serving as sanctuaries to several species of marine birds. A thick tropical jungle infested with monkeys, sloth, iguanas and several bird species runs along the beaches. Hotels are predominantly situated along the stretch between the town and the park, perched on cliffs with outstanding vistas of Quepos Bay and its famous sunsets. Quepos is three hours by car from San Jose or 30 minutes by air.
Activities in Quepos include:
Hiking in Manuel Antonio National Park
The dry season lasts from November through April and can get really hot in the months of January and February (90’s). Wet season is characterized by high humidity and evening downpours although the tropical atmosphere tends to bring down temperatures. September and October are the rainiest months. Temperatures vary slightly throughout the year with average highs in the upper 80’s and lows around 70 F.