Costa Rica Expat City Guide

Quepos, Costa Rica

Quepos, Costa Rica, (and its sister city Manuel Antonio) are highly popular tourist destinations as they serve as the entry point to Manuel Antonio National Park. While Manuel Antonio exudes a touristy vibe, Quepos (which is named after the indigenous Quepo Indians) offers a more rustic and nostalgic experience.

Though the food and bar scene cater to tourists, the services in Quepos are geared more towards the local, working-class community. However, modern shopping options are now available, and Marina Pez Vela, one of the most significant marinas in the country, is also located in Quepos.

This area is renowned for deep-sea fishing, with several championships held throughout the year. Not only do anglers enjoy this community, but seafood lovers also relish the diverse selection of fresh seafood brought into port daily. Humpback whale migration and sea turtle nesting are also popular attractions that are appreciated by both tourists and locals alike.

Quepos is an ideal family-friendly community, with high humidity and warm temperatures throughout the year.

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Quepos Location

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Quepos Climate

Climate Type: Tropical Rainforest

The region falls under the Tropical Rainforest designation, which implies that there is a minimum annual precipitation of 66 mm (2.4 in) of rain per month throughout the entire year, with no discernible variation in climate across seasons due to its proximity to the equator. The average high temperature hovers around 34 °C (93 °F), while the low temperatures can fluctuate between 19 °C (66 °F) and 26 °C (79 °F). The sunniest month is March, while February is the driest, and October is the wettest, based on the average monthly precipitation.

Quepos Weather

Quepos, CR
10:24 am
weather icon 30°C | °F
L: 30° H: 30°
few clouds
Precipitation: 0 inch
Visibility: 10 km
Sunrise: 5:15 am
Sunset: 5:52 pm

At a Glance

Population: 19,858 (2011 Census data)

Popular Expat Neighborhoods: Cerros, Damas, Centro, El Lirio, El Silencio, Londres, Naranjito, Paquita, Savalo, Savegre, Villa Nueva

Largest Regional City: Puntarenas

Vibe: beach, ocean, tourist, adventure-seeking, locals town

Distance to Nearest International Airport: Juan Santamaria International Airport – 153 kilometers (95 miles) – approx. 2 hours 40 minutes without heavy traffic


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