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As a tropical gateway with the jungle as a backdrop, Quepos is a thriving small port city famous for being one of the best places in the world for great sport fishing, as well as the gateway to Manuel Antonio. With a wide variety of outdoor adventures as well as its incredible nightlife, the town center is made up of six blocks of restaurants, bars, hotels, art galleries and gift shops, all lounging along the beach and sport fishing. The city is located in the northern part of Puntarenas on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica.

Sport fishing
No trip to Quepos is complete without sport fishing. The shoreline is home to many fish that are considered world-class catches, including marlin, sailfish, snapper, lemon fish, wahoo, dorado, yellowfin, and bigeye as well as roosterfish. With the various flight companies operating in the area, you can get ready to do the fishing of your life. Fishing enthusiasts will be able to fish near the coast or on the high seas, with the option of fly fishing as well. Novice fishermen will benefit from the services of bilingual guides that will take you to the best fish farming access points.

Outdoor Adventure
If fishing is not your fort, feel free to enjoy a wide variety of adventures in the vicinity of Manuel Antonio.  After the fall of the banana plantation industry, Quepos replaced its old industry with ecotourism – meaning there are many other activities, including canopy tours, horseback riding, kayaking, and surfing. Swim and snorkel with wonderful fish, greet various reptile species, or embark on a wonderful rafting trip. The options here are unlimited!

Gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park
Quepos takes advantage of its great proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most popular national parks in Costa Rica, sitting just 7 km to the south. In addition to the great tourist attraction, Quepos is also frequented by many international scientists and naturalists who come to study the fantastic diversity of flora and fauna in the region.

When to visit
The high season here is from December to April, when the weather is dry. The City’s activities culminate with the Festival del Mar, a month-long festival that takes place every February.
The festival highlights parades, concerts, sporting events and a street carnival that marches through the streets of the city. If you decide to visit this area during this month, prepare to spend an unforgettable time! While the peak sport fishing season runs from December to August, some days in March and April can be quite hot, and September brings a lot of rain. However, if you are looking for more rest time, from May to November the beaches will be less crowded, which will help you better appreciate the natural beauty of this Costa Rican paradise.

How to get to Quepos

If you come from the capital of San Jose, Quepos is about 160 km away. If you are driving from San Jose, you must go through the towns of Escazu, Orotina, Jaco and Parrita.  A faster option will be to take a domestic flight from the Juan Santa Maria International Airport, and then you will quickly arrive in the city of Quepos.

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