Quepos is a district and capital city of Aguirre canton (Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica). Quepos district has a population of around 22,000 people, and district's administrative center is the town of Quepos, situated about 60 kilometers (37 miles) south from the capital city of Costa Rica, San Jose, but is 157 km (97,55 miles) from that city by road when going through Atenas, Orotina and Tarcoles. The total area of Quepos is 222.89 km2 (86.06 ml2).
The town of Quepos is named for the Quepo Indians who inhabited the site in the colonial era. The region sheltered the native Quepoa people of the specific Costa Rican region. Led by Juan Vazquez de Coronado, Spanish Catholic conquistadores settled Quepos area in 1563, and established San Bernardino de Quepo settlement. The native Quepo people were subsequently subjugated by the conquistadores. In 1746, the remaining Quepo people were transferred to a reservation that already had another native ethnic group.
The city of Quepos provides fishing for a rich varieties of fish, particularly Pacific Sailfish. Peak fishing season for billfish is from November to April.
The city is tourism-oriented, and offers many bars and restaurants, as well as vivacious night life. Quepos is also the gateway to the famous Manuel Antonio National Park and beaches in Costa Rica. A few years ago the park service of the country imposed limits on the number of park's visitors (600 per day; it is closed on Mondays).
Highlights: Beaches, Jungle, Wildlife, Manuel Antonio Park
Quepos tours, shore excursions, hotels
City Tours and Shore Excursions
- Manuel Antonio National Park (officially Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio)
Port Quepos cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Quepos, Costa Rica. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
|Day||Ship||Arrival||Departure||Next Port of Call|
|1 April, 2018|
|Silver Explorer||05:00||21:00||Golfo Dulce, Costa Rica|
|1 April, 2018|
|Wind Star||07:00||18:00||Golfito, Costa Rica|
|5 April, 2018|
|Le Boreal||06:00||14:00||At Sea|
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