Quepos (Manuel Antonio), Puntarenas

Discover one of the most beautiful national parks in the world, with beautiful beaches and fascinating wildlife. An abundance of nature awaits you at the Central Pacific of Costa Rica.

Flight Schedule

San José (SJO) - Quepos

Quepos - San José (SJO)

Queposis the second destination of Costa Rica Green Airways, a new route available to our customers since November 1st, 2019. As part of our commitment to excellent customer service, we can help you coordinate getting to the hotel or rental house after landing in Quepos.

We have a network of trusted drivers who can take you from Queposairport to your destination. Consider the following driving times from Queposairport:

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You will have the option of renting a car at the local Rent-A-Car agencies and take it at the Quepos Airport terminal. However, we recommend confirming your Rent-A-Car reservation and we can help you with arrangements in advance, if needed.

The third option upon arrival in Quepos is to have your hotel/home arrange a shuttle. Most of these businesses at the area provide this service.

Location

Things you need to know about the Central Pacific

Manuel Antonio is one of the main destinations in Costa Rica, including one of the most beautiful National Parks in the world.

White sand beaches, rainforest, blue water, stunning wildlife, you will find everything in one national park. Manuel Antonio has fascinating settings and offers a variety of diverse activities for the nature lovers and the adventurer. Nearby stretches of beach include Espadilla Beach and Biezans Beach. The beach-lined rainforests are home to sloths, white-faced monkeys, howler monkeys and squirrel monkeys. Recently, reintroduced to the area, you will see red macaws spreading their wings in the skies over the area.

This small town in Quepos, at the foot of the hill, Manuel Antonio acts as the gateway to the national park. It is a small port city and recognized as one of the best places for big game sport fishing. The coast is home to many fish that are considered prime catches, including marlin, sailfish, snapper, marisma, wahoo, mahi mahi, yellowfin and bigeye tuna. Quepos is home to one of the newest marinas in the country: Marina Pez Vela, which in addition to fishing tournaments, offers an excellent variety of restaurants and shops to visit.

Northwest of the city, the mangrove estuary of Damas Island is home to exorbitant wildlife, including alligators, snakes, and iguanas. Excursions can be made to explore this unique natural habitat.

Pale-throated Sloth, Three-toed Sloth, Marino Ballena National Park, Costa Rica

Manuel Antonio and Quepos, both offer in the same way a highly developed tourist infrastructure. It is very easy to get around with the public bus or red taxis. There is only one main road that takes you to a traffic circle right in front of the national park, which is the only road that exists, so you cannot easily get lost.

There are many culinary options in the area. For breakfast, you may visit a local Café to enjoy the emblematic Costa Rican beberage. You may taste the delicious light salads and pita snacks for lunch, the best pies in the area, the view is simply breathtaking. For dinner, try the freshest seafood; if you want something special or you want to enjoy, try the area’s delicious cocktails.

Tip: In Manuel Antonio and Quepos, you will not find all-inclusive and big chain hotels. Most hotels include breakfast, while almost all excursions include lunch and dinner, try one of the many amazing restaurants in the area and meet the locals.
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Playa Hermosa, just before Jaco, is considered the best surfing spot along the Central Pacific coast. This beach attracts surfers of all levels and from all over the world. Playa Hermosa has some of the most consistent surf breaks in the world. Remember that when you fly with Costa Rica Green Airways, your first surfboard flies free and is included in your ticket.

Yoga in the park, group of people practicing yoga and meditating while sunset

For those seeking wellness, the spas and Yoga studios offer a great variety of rejuvenating, relaxing practices and treatments, to reconnect with yourself and nature.

Things to do: let the adventure begin!

There are multiple options for tours to the waterfalls at Manuel Antonio. Ready to go and chase some waterfalls?

We recommend that you choose the full-day cascade tour for yourself, your family, or your group of friends. We promise you it’s an extraordinary experience exploring rivers, jungle, and beaches– all in one day. On this tour you will discover some of the best waterfalls in the country.

Depending on the adrenaline level you’re looking for, you’ll be able to jump from a few waterfalls, experience a natural river slide, and swim in refreshing wells. The tour is completed with a visit to a beautiful beach with caves and palm trees.

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