This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Quepos. To help you make friends with Quepos before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Quepos is located in the west of Costa Rica, only seven kilometers from the entrance to Manuel Antonio. Quepos has many services and facilities, such as restaurants, cafes, small supermarkets, gas stations, and various lodgings options. Quepos is also an authentic Tico town, and provides visitors with the rare opportunity to capture a glimpse at traditional Tico and Costa Rican life.
Quepos is a great base for arranging hiking and day trips into the nearby national park. There are many tour companies in Quepos that organize these types of day treks into the national park, including horse riding options, and other adventure spots.
Quepos, though not the most centrally based location to the national park or to beaches, definitely has the cheapest accommodation options. Hostels in Quepos are clean, secure, and spacious. Hostel staff members generally speak English as well as Spanish, and can usually provide information about local events and activities. Hostels in Quepos usually provide a range of different facilities and services, including spacious common areas, communal kitchens, book exchange, TV lounge, free Wi-Fi and internet, complimentary breakfast, and a hostel bar with nightly happy hour and drink specials. Quepos hostels have a friendly, social vibe, and offer an environment where solo travelers are likely to meet other like-minded travelers. Other than Quepos hostels, there are also hotels, guesthouses, resorts, and lodges. Make bookings in advance if visiting Quepos or the surrounding area during the peak seasons (Easter week and the weeks leading up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve), as it gets very busy during these times.
Written by local enthusiast for Quepos hostelsKelly Sheldrick