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Quepos is a coastal town in the province of Puntarenas, Costa Rica. Located on the central Pacific coast, it is the gateway to Manuel Antonio National Park and the nearby beaches. Quepos is known for its beauty, its laid-back atmosphere, and its outdoor activities.

Quepos is located on the banks of the Tivives River, about 30 kilometers south of the city of Puntarenas. It is surrounded by lush rainforest, and is close to the Manuel Antonio National Park, which is known for its white sand beaches and abundant wildlife. The town is also known for its excellent fishing, and is a popular destination for sport fishing enthusiasts.

Quepos has a long history of human settlement. The area was originally inhabited by the Quepoa people, who were a subgroup of the Chorotega people. Later, the area was colonized by the Spanish, and the town was established in 1706. During the 19th century, Quepos was a major port for the export of coffee, bananas, and other agricultural products.

Today, Quepos is a popular tourist destination. Visitors come to enjoy the beautiful beaches, the lush rainforest, and the abundant wildlife. The town is also known for its excellent fishing, and is home to a variety of restaurants, bars, and shops. Quepos is an ideal destination for those looking to experience the beauty and culture of Costa Rica.

Excursion tips for a day in Quepos

As a tourist in Quepos, Costa Rica, there are plenty of activities to explore and enjoy on a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit Manuel Antonio National Park and explore the lush rainforest, stunning beaches, and diverse wildlife.
2. Enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Quepos Beach Boardwalk and take in the breathtaking views of the ocean.
3. Go on a fishing excursion and try your luck at catching snapper, grouper, and other local fish.
4. Take a boat tour to explore the islands off the coast of Quepos and see the wildlife up close.
5. Experience the local culture with a visit to the nearby towns of Quepos, El Cocal, and La Fortuna.
6. Go on a guided horseback riding tour through the rainforest and explore the trails.
7. Spend a day at the beach and relax in the warm sun and take a dip in the crystal-clear waters.
8. Take a canopy tour and zip-line through the rainforest for an adrenaline-filled adventure.
9. Visit the nearby waterfalls and take a refreshing swim in the natural pools.
10. Sample some of the local cuisine at the restaurants and cafes in Quepos.

Experience Quepos with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Quepos. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Quepos

Quepos in Costa Rica has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons. During the dry season from December to April, temperatures are hot and humid with little rainfall. The wet season from May to November sees more rainfall and higher humidity, with temperatures still remaining hot. Generally temperatures in Quepos range from 25-30°C throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Quepos

Our weather forecast for Quepos helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 23.5 °C
11.5 m/s
9.7 m/s
93.0 %
19.7 m
83.8 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 24.1 °C
10.8 m/s
10.1 m/s
80.4 %
19.1 m
86.0 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 24 °C
7.6 m/s
7.2 m/s
92.6 %
18.1 m
86.4 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 22.6 °C
9.4 m/s
14.4 m/s
99.5 %
12.8 m
91.5 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 23.2 °C
12.2 m/s
9.0 m/s
71.8 %
24.0 m
79.7 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 23.8 °C
10.8 m/s
8.3 m/s
65.6 %
22.2 m
84.0 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 27.5 °C
min: 24.3 °C
7.6 m/s
9.4 m/s
84.9 %
16.8 m
87.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 24 °C
8.3 m/s
7.9 m/s
73.7 %
18.2 m
86.7 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.5 °C
min: 23.6 °C
13.0 m/s
11.5 m/s
98.7 %
19.4 m
85.8 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 23.6 °C
7.2 m/s
6.5 m/s
97.7 %
22.1 m
87.1 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 27.2 °C
min: 24 °C
5.4 m/s
5.4 m/s
95.4 %
22.6 m
85.9 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 23.9 °C
13.0 m/s
13.3 m/s
90.6 %
16.5 m
84.2 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 23.2 °C
9.4 m/s
11.9 m/s
79.5 %
18.3 m
85.0 %
1,011 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 23.5 °C
11.2 m/s
10.1 m/s
62.3 %
22.3 m
82.5 %
1,011 hPa

Cruises to Quepos

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Scheduled ship calls in Quepos, Costa Rica
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Jan. 2025 LE BELLOT 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 12th 2025 Sunday, 12th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 19th 2025 Sunday, 19th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 26th 2025 Sunday, 26th of Jan. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 20th 2025 Thursday, 20th of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 23rd 2025 Sunday, 23rd of Feb. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Feb. 27th 2025 Thursday, 27th of Feb. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 06:00 am 06:00 pm
Mar. 2nd 2025 Sunday, 2nd of Mar. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 9th 2025 Sunday, 9th of Mar. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 17th 2025 Monday, 17th of Mar. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 10th 2025 Monday, 10th of Nov. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 11th 2025 Tuesday, 11th of Nov. 2025 HANSEATIC inspiration 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 18th 2025 Thursday, 18th of Dec. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 21st 2025 Sunday, 21st of Dec. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Dec. 29th 2025 Monday, 29th of Dec. 2025 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am

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