9°25’35”N | 84°10’22”W
Channels 69 & 16
Quepos and Manuel Antonio are located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Approximately 100 miles from the Juan Santamaria International Airport and about a 2.5 hour drive from the capital city of San Jose; Quepos is a hub of both commercial and tourist activities. Transportation to and from Quepos, and within the town, is affordable and convenient. A regional airport, just 2.5 miles from the center of town, provides flights to and from San Jose throughout the day, and public buses, private shuttle services and taxis are numerous.
The town of Quepos is an easy walk from Marina Pez Vela and there are a host of different restaurants, bars and cafes. Visitors can comfortably stroll throughout the town, perusing gift and souvenir shops. Services available include several banks, a post office, as well as bakeries, a fish market and supermarkets. Throughout the year, a farmer’s market, or “feria”, is held every Friday evening and Saturday morning on the waterfront street in Quepos, within sight of Marina Pez Vela. After dark, the town comes alive as people frequent the many restaurants, bars and nightclubs or try their luck at the casino.
Manuel Antonio is a short car or bus ride away from Quepos. The 5 mile-long road to world-famous Manuel Antonio National Park is lined with a variety of hotels and restaurants. From youth hostels to 5 star luxury hotels, there are accommodations for every budget. Restaurants range from humble “sodas” serving traditional Costa Rican food to stylish bistros serving tropical fusion cuisine.
The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most visited attractions in Costa Rica. Encompassing over 1700 acres, the park offers miles of well-kept trails and 3 gorgeous tropical beaches. The park is teeming with wildlife; three types of monkeys, two and three-toed sloths, and iguanas, not to mention the hundreds of species of insects and birds that inhabit the park.