Travel Experta’s Interesting Facts – Manuel Antonio / Quepos, Central Pacific

Do you want adventure, sun, crystal clear waters, restaurants to satiate all palates, luxury hotels and spas, and relaxation? Well you’ve come to the right place. Quepos and Manuel Antonio have a bit of everything for everyone.

Find out in which hotels in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica you can spend your family vacations.

The beautiful town of Quepos is the getaway to the Manuel Antonio National Park and in it you will find lots of hotels, restaurants and bars. The town is named for the native Quepoe tribe that inhabited the place in the colonial era.

This is also a well known area among sport fishers.

Things you have to see:

* Manuel Antonio National Park and its beautiful beaches
* Endangered and exotic wildlife

Things you gotta do

* Adventure sports: canopy tours, surfing, horseback riding
* Hike the easy trails of Manuel Antonio
* World-class sport fishing

Did You Know?

Before colonization and tourism the Quepoa Indians lived off the rich, fertile land. After the 1800’s settlers transformed this land into banana plantations and built docks to ship bananas worldwide. The banana plantations where replaced with African oil-palms in 1980’s. Today, those docks are used for the sport-fishing industry.

Descubre las muchas atracciones del Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio en Costa Rica.

Where is it?

177 km. (110 miles) southwest of San Jose, on the Pacific coast


Warm and humid with light sea breezes.
Dry season: December to April.
Temperatures: Average 69-89° F


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Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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