Costa Ricans enjoy a peaceful, vibrant and energetic culture. The capital of Costa Rica is San Jose, located in the mountainous central region. Evenings are generally cool in San Jose, and you can be comfortable in a light jacket. However, along the Pacific Coast the temperatures are more seasonal and temperate. From December to May the winds are generally calm, and the sky is filled with brilliant sunshine, with only the slightest chances of a rain shower. Green season is generally marked by the start of the more active months of hurricane season in the north Atlantic. The winds generally remain calm, but rain in the evenings is almost a daily event. While an inconvenience to visitors, the flora and the fauna of the region flourish during this season. The rain is the engine that powers the ecology of the rainforest and the thousands of species living there. Rain or shine, the rainforest is one of the Costa Rican national treasures.

The Port of Quepos

The Port of Quepos is a quaint collection of homes, businesses, bars, bakeries, galleries and gift shops and is now home to the largest marina on the Costa Rican Pacific Coast. The breakwater of Marina Pez Vela now provides protected dockage for the sport fishing fleet and protection from the open seas of the ocean and nearby inlet. Quepos is nestled at the foot of mountainous rainforest of the region and was once home to a vibrant banana trade. However, in the 1980s the banana crops were replaced by African Palms and the high quality and lucrative palm oil they produce is used in a variety of products.

Once a sleepy city, Quepos is now a bustling community. Music is a part of life in Quepos and don’t be surprised if you see visitors and locals alike dancing their way through the streets on weekend nights. For visitors with a penchant for risk versus reward, there is even a casino in town where you can try your luck!

Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio is known as a culturally diverse enclave just a few minutes from the city of Quepos. In Manuel Antonio, you’ll find many hotels and restaurants serving authentic native cuisine, along with classics from around the world. The Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world. Although it is the country's smallest national park, the stunning beauty and diversity of wildlife is unequaled in sheer beauty. The Park is home to acres of rain forest, natural beaches and coral reefs. The beaches are the most beautiful in the country, with the rainforest spilling down from the mountains above. On our beaches you can worship the sun, learn to surf, or even snorkel with the tropical fish on the offshore reefs.

In the rainforest you’ll meet a wide variety of inhabitants, including sloths, iguanas, the rare and adorable squirrel monkeys and millions of colorful little crabs. The hiking trail that winds around Punta Cathedral affords some spectacular views on the Pacific Coast as you stand hundreds of feet above the crashing surf below. Cathedral Point, with its ragged, yet beautiful cliffs was once an island, but is now connected to the coast by a thin strip of land. This land bridge now forms the spine separating the parks two most popular beaches, Playa Espadilla Sur and Playa Manuel Antonio. The Park is easy to reach, less than five minutes south of the town of Quepos, and offers a good selection of restaurants and shopping.

What You Will Find in Manuel Antonio & Costa Rica

A unique combination of rainforests, beaches and coral reefs including:

1,700 sprawling acres of lush landscape.

135,850 acres of glimmering seas.

12 natural islands.

109 species of mammals.

184 species of amazing birds.

Quepos Charters Contact Information

 Local Number 2777-2025 or 8330-2727 or 855-346-3474 (Toll Free)