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A couple of years ago my partner and I went to Quepos. It was a nice experience, we enjoyed the walks on the nearby beaches, the weather, and in general the summer atmosphere. We would definitely go back to Quepos.
Quepos was not really a fun place -- dirty and full of beggars and drug dealers. Manuel Antonio National Park was really nice, got to see howler monkeys and raccoons right on the beautiful beach.
Kirk - USA
I loved Quepos and Manuel Antonio!
I was in Quepos and Manuel Antonio three years ago. I found theses places very interesting and unique due to the great combination of dark green of the tropical forest and the navy blue of the Pacific Ocean. It is absolutely awesome and one of the must see places in the whole world.
The best place to procure your drugs, especially crack or "el puro," is from one of the gypsy taxi drivers behind the bus station. You won't even have to look, as they stand outside their cars yelling out what they're selling. It's very hot and humid in Quepos and pretty expensive, but the beaches are lovely. If you can afford to stay on the beach, you'll probably have a wonderful time, but if you have to stay in Quepos, you are less likely to enjoy it.
Over the last 2 years Quepos has boomed. Manuel Antonio is becomming prohibitively expensive and so Quepos has grown to accommodate the medium to budget traveller. According to the Tico times it has the most even mix of 4 categories of people, ticos on vacation, ticos that live there, ex pats, and foreign tourists. All the night life is in Quepos so if you are not staying there you have to get a bus or taxi.
Elliott Gossling
Go on the nature hike through the Manuel Antonio National Park. You will see monkeys playing through the garbage like little kids, or in some cases big kids (ha). Anyways, if you have very sharp eye you will likely see sloths up in the trees as well.
Teddy Wood
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