Quepos Costa Rica

Quepos
Quepos

Quepos is a small eclectic fishing town located on the pacific coast, just north of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Often utilized by travelers on a budget, Quepos offers many economical options for food and lodge.

Quepos is a small eclectic fishing town located on the pacific coast, just north of the Manuel Antonio National Park. Often utilized by travelers on a budget, Quepos offers many economical options for food and lodge.

With its convenient location, just 4.4 miles north of the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos is a logical rendezvous point for people planning to visit the nearby park. The town offers many moderately priced lodging options for travelers. There are several restaurants throughout Quepos that offer visitors a taste of the local cuisine. The town is also host to several internet cafes and trendy coffee bars.

The Quepos nightlife scene is a comparably common one. The town offers many local bars, nightclubs, and discos that will cater to any nightlife interests. There are, of course, many local Spanish-speaking establishments, but at the same time there are also several foreign-owned English-speaking places as well.

Just north of Quepos is a renowned hot spring and wilderness retreat that offers visitors a chance to bathe in the hot (120°F) mineral waters. This bathing process is said to rejuvenate the participant's mind and soul. Health benefits aside, visiting the springs is a truly unique experience that only few are privy to.

If you happen to be in town on mother's day (August 15), you will be able to see the annual soccer game between the sons and fathers of Quepos. Most of the town general turns out to participate in the festive air of this event.

Legend has it that seven hundred tons of gold was once exported by the church in order to escape being stolen by the infamous pirate, Henry Morgan. Unfortunately, all records of the treasure's location were destroyed in a fire; obscuring the whereabouts of the bullion. Local myth has it that the treasure was hidden somewhere in the surrounding areas of Quepos.

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