Welcome to Quepos


While many visitors to the Manuel Antonio area prefer to stay outside Quepos, accommodations in town are generally very good value, and there's a decent restaurant scene that belies the town's small size. Quepos is also gridded with easy-to-walk streets, which provide the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals.


Top experiences in Quepos

Amazing hotels and hostels

We've pre-picked the best hotels, hostels and bed and breakfasts to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.

Travel guides

Starting at $32.49

Image for

Quepos activities

$68 Outdoor Activities

Beachfront Horseback Riding Tour from Quepos

You will be picked up at your hotel in manuel antonio.Easy safe transfer to our location on rancho monterey.   Riding instructions will give you comfort and confidence to be  safe with the chosen horse.The beach is secluded, and the ranch offers wide open trails on cattle fields and forested zones.The prime Sunset Special is from November to April.Tours are open to all levels of experience and organized into small groups in order to provide you with the best possible riding experience and give you all the personal attention possible. According to your level, you will be able to trot, gallop and swim with horses, depending on water conditions and rider choice.Photos are taken on every tour. Morning ride will end with a delicious meal at  beach-front restaurant.Sunset rides will closed with drinks or cocktails.

$55 Outdoor Activities

Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour

The hike will start around 7:30am where you will be taken through well defined trails. A bilingual nature expert will guide you into what is considered the most beautiful national park in Costa Rica. Endemic squirrel monkeys, white tailed deer, howler and white faced Capuchin monkeys along with sloths and a large variety of flora can be easily spotted. You cannot miss the famous Costa Rican Garrobos. After this amazing and educational walk, you will enjoy a 30 minute leisure stop at the 3rd beach where a fresh and nutritive snack will be served. There will be time for rest or swimming.

$105 Outdoor Activities

Mulguri Waterfalls and Horseback Riding in Manuel Antonio

Mulguri is considered a natural paradise for those who want to be in harmony with nature, in a place that has an astounding beauty working hand in hand with nature, far from the noise of the vehicles and the city.A very experienced & certified ICT nature interpreter will take you via 4×4 vehicle into the astounding jungle of Costa Rica. During the 1-hour trip from Manuel Antonio, you will pass through small local villages, natural springs, rainforest and then into the remote back country of this area known as Quebrada de Arrollo.The first stop takes you to a beautiful pavilion with clean restrooms where you can refresh and enjoy some tropical fruits and a beverage. Then, there is a horseback riding tour where, because safety, will take place first during the activity. You will be provided with a helmet. There you will experience a new concept of` nature interpretation about the flora and fauna along the trail learning about the Costa Rican culture and folklore. After 1.5 hours horseback riding tour heads back to the pavilion where you change in to swimsuits in order to go on to the waterfalls and natural pools. Just before get in the water there is an exhilarating experience crossing a suspended bridge just above the water drops, with the full view of the mountain right on the forest canopy.The access to the waterfalls is possible by walking a trail down steps heading to a pristine and safe waterfall area that resembles a natural jacuzzi with various depths for the security and enjoyment of all. There are in total 3 waterfalls, 1 water drop 4 natural swimming pools.After you get cooled off, the tour continues with a visit to a self-sustaining farm where you will be served a delicious traditional Costa Rican wood stove lunch on the patio. The property is surrounded by mountains with green leafy forests and located right at the foot of the mountain.At the end of the tour you will be taken back to your hotel.

$85 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Manuel Antonio Sailing, Snorkeling Tour with Lunch, Open Bar

The tour starts with pick up at your hotel in Quepos or Manuel Antonio. The crew will be ready at the Marina Pez Vela, waiting for your arrival, and will join you throughout the trip. Once on board, the crew will share information about the trip  itself, and the on-board safety practices. While sailing the vessel along the Manuel Antonio coast, the crew will make sure you’ll have a pleasant journey, providing you with info about marine life and answering all of your questions.Natural drinks, sodas, water, cocktails and light snacks will be offered during the tour. You’ll have the opportunity to see dolphins, stingrays, sea turtles and seasonal migrating whales. On the way back, you will continue sailing along the coast until Biesanz Beach, nestled between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. This is where you can snorkel and where you’ll have the chance to spot more than 35 different species of tropical fish. During this extra leisure time, about 30 minutes, you will have a hot, cooked-on-board gourmet meal. Finally, after this beautiful experience, it’s time to sail back to the Marina Pez Vela.

$69 Outdoor Activities

Horseback Riding Tour from Manuel Antonio

Londres is a rural town located to the north east from the main hotel area of Manuel Antonio. It is about a 40 minute drive to get there and our expert nature guide will teach you all about Quepos' history from the ancient Quepo tribe to the rise and fall of the United Fruit Company in the area. The ride will start at a typical Costa Rican farm with stables and farm animals. You'll start the ride after being briefed about safety protocols and time to practice of basics of horseback riding. During the tour, you will stop and have the chance to swim into a real jungle waterfall. Once back to the property, a delicious Costa Rican lunch will be served.

$55 Outdoor Activities

Esterillos Beach (Jaco, Manuel Antonio) Horseback Riding Tour

Rancho Monterey is within a driving distance from any town like Hermosa, Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Dominical, Jaco, Herradura, Punta Leona, and Puntarenas. Once you choose the morning or afternoon tour, easy to follow driving directions will be sent, all on the main road. After arrival at Monterey Ranch (40 minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park or 20 minutes from the town of Jaco) meet Diego, your English-speaking authentic Costa Rican outfitter. Diego, who has devoted his life to horses, assesses your experience and needs before pairing you with the perfect horse. After receiving brief instructions from Diego, embark on your 2-hour riding adventure using western tack. Depending on rider skill level and desires, the horses will walk, trot or gallop along the black and white sand of Esterillo Beach. The tour can be customized and be combined with a forest trail to create a 2-hour ride that leaves from Monterey Ranch and travels through a 5,000-acre nature preserve before arriving on Esterillo Beach. Tours are open to riders of all levels of experience and are organized into small groups in order to provide personal attention. Not recommended for kids under 12 years old. Limit weight 250 pounds. Experience not necessary. Advice please if you are an experienced rider to customize the tour. Lunch is typical Costa Rican meal including chicken or fish filet and vegetables.