Quepos is a medium-sized fishing town. The village center is full of restaurants, bars, hotels, art galleries and gift shops. You will also find a supermarket, bank and pharmacy.
Quepos used to be an important port for the transportation of bananas, but in the 1980's bananas were replaced by the African palms for its palm oil. As Quepos got less important as a banana port, it renewed itself as an ecotourism and sportfishing destination.
Quepos is the town to stay when you are on a budget. For the more expensive hotels you have to drive a little further up the hill between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park.
There are no nice beaches in Quepos, but you will find them on the other side of the hill in front of or in Manuel Antonio NP.
Scuba Diving and snorkelling
Diving in the waters of Manuel Antonio Park. Host to scholls of Jacks, Sharks, rays, eels loadsa cool stuff. Either beginner classes, more advanced classes, even trips to Cano island for those more adventurous. Swimsuit and towel
a small waterfall...
in the national park Manuel Antonio, at the end of the service road, before the last bend going left, on the right there is a not signed path which ends only in the little waterfall in the pic but it's very refreshing on a hot day and in a discreet point where you can even change your dress to enjoy it...
only don't expect more than a few inches of water in the river under you...
Not so pleasant service
The food there was nothing spectacular. Typical cafe food (muffins, eggs, bagels). However, the frozen drinks like Mono Loco and Quepoccino were great. One thing I did not appreciate was the snotty and unhelpful service. I guess Cafe Milagros is becoming more and more commercialized. :-( Mono Loco and Quepoccino.
We took a fun trip to a waterfall on horseback. It was very peaceful, and the scenery was amazing. We booked through Ranchos Los Tucanes (Several people recommended Finca Valmy, but we booked at the last minute and had trouble reaching them). The horses seemed a bit on the old side, but still had spirit. Our guide, Hugo, made sure we enjoyed ourselves, helped out with the kids, and even joined us swimming to show us where to go. The trip takes place just outside of a town called London, where Hugo grew up.
This cost about $50 per person.