Quepos, Costa Rica

Discover one of the most impressive landscapes Costa Rica, the Quepos canton, in Puntarenas province

Quepos, Costa Rica
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The Quepos canton is one of the three cantons of the shore of the Central Pacific of Costa Rica, located in the Puntarenas province, in the middle of other two cantons in the coastline: it borders with the Osa canton in the south and with that of Parrita in the north.

Tourism in Quepos
Tourism in Quepos
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Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos
Manuel Antonio National Park, Quepos
© Arnaud Z Voyage

Quepos city is one of the most impressive tropical cities in Costa Rica thanks to the high and rigorous protection of its flora and fauna. This makes this city an attractive tourist destination full of autochthonous vegetation and extraordinary animal species that are currently endangered.

The Manuel Antonio National Park is the example, par excellence, of a natural preservation area: it has spectacular landscapes of great terrestrial and marine biodiversity that make of this one of the most famous and incredible places in Costa Rica and worldwide. In this privileged park you can find coral reefs in the crystalline waters of its white-sand beaches, connected with tropical forests and big mountains surrounded by foliage. You can access it thanks to the new infrastructures specially developed to facilitate tourism. It also has many paths and resting areas recently incorporated that allow the entry to Punta Catedral, the waterfall, the viewpoint, Espadilla Beach and Manuel Antonio Beach, amongst many other points of interest, making of this visit a unique and essential experience.

The main economic activities in Quepos are the abundant tourism of the city and the artisanal fishing in its harbor, which is the second most important harbor of the Costa Rican zone after the Puntarenas one. In this way, one of the tourist attractions of this famous sport of Quepos is the wide and exotic variety of fishes that you can find there.

Apart from sport fishing, you can do many fun activities in the Quepos canton, like going to the impressive canopy of the city -a spectacular and huge zip-line that crosses its tropical forests-. However, there are lots of other things to do, such as rappel, safaris, rafting and boat tours, which will allow you to enjoy the incomparable landscapes of the city.

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