Puerto Quepos, Costa Rica

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Located on Costa Rica's central Pacific coast, Puerto Quepos is a small town that lies in the embrace of a dense tropical rainforest. Named for the fierce Quepoa Indians who once inhabited the region, Puerto Quepos was officially put on the map by famed explorer Juan Ponce de Len in 1519, just two years before his death. By the late 19th century, Spanish colonists had established enough banana plantations in the area to support their growing economy.

When you step ashore at Puerto Quepos, you'll be transported to a tropical paradise with an endless array of outdoor adventures lying in wait nearby. Not only does the town provide ample opportunities for sport fishing, but its close proximity to awe-inspiring Manuel Antonio National Park makes it a sought-after destination for travelers around the world. Although it is one of Costa Rica's smallest parks, Manuel Antonio boasts incredible biodiversity. In addition to the breathtaking rainforest, the park features mangrove swamps, pristine beaches and coral reefs, each habitat taking visitors closer to the fascinating native wildlife, from mysterious sloths and squirrel monkeys to sea turtles and colorful toucans.

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  • Manuel Antonio National Park Manuel Antonio National Park

    One of the most beautiful and bio-diverse areas in the world, this 1,700-acre national park features tropical plants and animals living within the lush rainforest, white-sand beaches and amid the coral reefs.

  • River Cruises River Cruises

    Cruise along the most beautiful rivers in Central America to see isolated canyons, mangrove estuaries, waterfalls, and exotic plant and wildlife that includes crocodiles and over 120 species of birds.

  • Costa Rican Rainforests Costa Rican Rainforests

    Among the last strongholds of biodiversity on Earth, Costa Rica's rainforests are home to thousands of colorful plants and unusual animals including poison dart frogs, monkeys and macaws.

  • Rainforest Aerial Tram Rainforest Aerial Tram

    Access Costa Rica's towering rainforest canopy in aerial trams (gondolas suspended from reinforced steel cables) that pass effortlessly through treetops, offering stunning views of the jungle's plants and animals.

  • Savegre River Savegre River

    One of the most pristine rivers in the country, it features vibrantly colored wildlife, fertile vegetation, cascading waterfalls and rushing rapids perfect for rafting.

  • Carara National Park Carara National Park

    Easy access and a breathtaking diversity of rare and endangered wildlife (including the American Crocodile and Scarlet Macaw) make this one of the most popular national parks in Costa Rica.

  • Canopy Zipline Canopy Zipline

    Experience the rainforest from a bird's point of view during guided zipline tours that have you flying (via suspended cables) through jungle canopy alive with tropical plants and animals.


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