“Tour Caminando en Quepos”

Quepos ofrece sitios de atracción a pocos pasos. Encuentra aquí las recomendaciones de los lugares mas importantes para quienes gustan hacer el “Tour Caminando en Quepos”

Esta es una invitación a compartir la gran riqueza de un lugar donde conviven en armonía pasado y presente, para brindar a los visitantes una experiencia inolvidable.

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Descubre el Quepos del pasado caminando por donde habitaron los mas altos mandos de la United Fruit Company, punto de partida para el desarrollo y crecimiento de Quepos por medio de las plantaciones de banano.

Viva el Quepos contemporáneo, en plena transformación, inspirado en el pasado y con un claro sentido de su presente y futuro.

La grandeza del lugar se refleja en la calidez de su gente, el trabajo de los artesanos y los sabores de la gastronomía.

El Malecón: Empieza caminando por el bello Tajamar o Malecón, diríjase al puente de la entrada a Quepos por la calle elevada frente al mar, son 500 metros que solo se pueden disfrutar a pie ya que no se permiten vehículos. Locales y turistas se reúnen durante todo el día para apreciar las vistas especialmente al caer la tarde para ver la puesta del sol. Allí recibes la fresca brisa del mar y se observan la playa Cocal al lado derecho y la Marina al lado izquierdo.

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La Marina Pez Vela: Al final del Malecón se encontrara con un lindo lugar para caminar, es la nueva acera con adoquines, recorrerla hasta llegar a la entrada de la Marina. Quepos es sede del  torneo mundial de pesca cada abril gracias a que cuenta con las facilidades que ofrece la marina y la gran oferta de alojamiento. En la marina se llevan a cabo eventos al aire libre en su pequeño anfiteatro, cuenta con locales comerciales y restaurantes.

Nahomi: Al terminar de recorrer la marina continua caminando hacia el final de la calle y al llegar a la entrada del muelle doble hacia la izquierda y encontrara el Paradero Turístico Nahomi. Un bello parque rodeado de mar, construido sobre rocas donde se puede apreciar el paisaje y descansar en los asientos colocados al rededor de la acera con adoquines que rodea los bordes al lado de la baranda de protección.

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La Zona Americana (Academia Nacional de Guardacostas): Saliendo de Nahomi se encuentra una calle semi pavimentada, en una cuesta que al subirla te encuentras con una piscina y el club americano. Mas arriba la Academia Nacional de Guardacostas y el Hospital viejo. Bajando por el este, casi al final de la bajada esta el Club Banana que todavía se mantiene funcionando.

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El Mercado: Al lado de la parada de buses se encuentra el mercado de Quepos, cuenta con locales comerciales de joyerias, tiendas, verduleria, zapateria, carnicería y sodas para comer en las afueras. Es un lugar para rodearse de gente local que se encuentra viajando a los diferentes distritos y otros que andan haciendo sus compras o negocios.

_DSC0562Restaurante Mira Olas: al terminar su caminata en el tercer piso del Best Western Kamuk lo espera la mejor opción para descansar y apreciar la vista al mar. Ningún otro Restaurante en el centro de Quepos tiene vista al mar. Aprovéchese del Happy Hour de Lunes a Viernes de 4 a 7 pm con cervezas a mil colones y cócteles 2X1.

3 Tours you can not miss in Quepos

Quepos Manuel Antonio is not just going to the beach or go fishing. There are many more activities to enjoy, from horseback riding, hot springs, rafting, canopy, parasailing, waterfalls and much more. But there are 3 tours the receptionists recommended, here details of each of them.

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First: Manuel Antonio National Park Tour

A guided tour of the park lasts 2 hours and a half, you will know part of the story and as you walk along the paths the function of plants, trees and habitat of the animals will be part of the words you’ll hear from the guide. Snakes, frogs, worms and rodents like the coati and racoon are the first to welcome you. After 25 minutes of slow walk you will find the most beautiful beach in Central America according to tripadvisor users. The sloth and monkeys are the habitants of the beach, prepare the camera’s is time of a selfie.

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Second: The Catamaran Tour

Leaving Marina Pez Vela in Quepos the catamaran tour (4 hours) is perfect for exploring the coast while you relax and enjoy the sea breeze. The attentive staff offers drinks during the tour. You will get to know the marine part of the National Park and its beaches. Then they park in Playa Biezans to jump into the water to snorkel and see the reef and fish. A large buffet is prepared for the end of the swimming time and get ready to enjoy excellent food prepared in the same catamaran by a local chef.

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Third: Mangroves of Damas Island

Just 7 minutes from downtown Quepos is Damas Island Mangrove, the tour (4 hours) can be done in double / single kayaks, or if you prefer a panga boat type with comfortable seats. Learn about the three existing types of mangrove, the importance and the balance of the ecosystem. seabirds, crabs, white-faced monkeys and snakes are part of the species that you will find.

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Each of these tours include transportation, the tour company came to look for you at your hotel, also there is a guide to make questions. Food or refreshments are included in these activities.

Enjoy #QueposCostaRica

3 Tours que no puedes perderte en Quepos

Visitar Quepos Manuel Antonio no solo es ir a la playa o ir a pescar. Hay muchas más actividades para disfrutar, desde paseos a caballo, aguas termales, rafting, canopy, parasailing, cataratas y muchos mas. Pero hay 3 tours que los recepcionistas recomiendan y a continuación el detalle de cada uno de ellos.

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En primer lugar: El Tour al Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

Una visita guiada al Parque tiene una duración de 2 horas y media, conocerás parte de la historia y mientras caminas por los senderos la función de las plantas, los arboles y habitad de los animales serán parte de las palabras que escucharas del guía. Serpientes, ranas, gusanos, y roedores como el pizote y mapache son los primeros en darle la bienvenida. Al cabo de 25 minutos de lenta caminata encontraras la playa mas hermosa de Centroamérica de acuerdo con los usuarios de tripadvisor. El perezoso y los monos son los habitantes de esa playa, prepara la cámara ha llegado el momento del selfie.

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En segundo lugar: El Tour de Catamaran

Saliendo de la Marina Pez Vela en Quepos el tour del catamaran (4 horas duración) es perfecto para conocer la costa mientras te relajas y disfrutas de la brisa del mar. El personal muy atento le ofrece bebidas para que lo acompañen durante todo el recorrido. Conocerás la parte marina del Parque Nacional y sus playas. Después se estacionan en Playa Biezans para saltar al agua con snorkel y apreciar el arrecife y peces. Un gran buffet se prepara mientras para que al terminar de nadar disfrute de la excelente comida elaborada en el mismo catamaran por un chef de la zona.

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En tercer lugar: El Tour a los manglares de la Isla Damas

A solo 7 minutos del centro de Quepos se encuentra el Manglar de la Isla Damas, el tour (4 horas duración) se puede hacer en kayaks dobles/individuales o si prefiere en una lancha tipo panga con asientos confortables. Conozca los tres tipos de mangle que tenemos, la importancia y el balance del ecosistema. Aves marinas, Cangrejos, Monos Cara Blanca y Serpientes son parte de las especies que encontraras.

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Cada uno de los tours incluye el transporte, es decir, usted espera en su hotel y lo llegaran a buscar, ademas tendrá un guía para hacerle consultas. Por ultimo, alimentación o refrigerios están incluidos en estas actividades.

Disfruta #QueposCostaRica

 

Going on vacation but not ready to fully unplug?

The availability of WiFi has become a major factor when it comes to how many people choose their accommodations, but selecting a hotel for their WiFi is useless when service is spotty, bandwidth limited. No one wants to deal with constant buffering and slow speeds that limit browsing and downloading.

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Hotel Wi-Fi connections can be a big black mystery box. There are those without Wi-Fi, those that charge you extra for it, those that limit you to a few devices, those that only beam it to random corners of the lobby, those that give it up for free but keep it dreadfully slow, those thatarghhhhhhh.

Best Western Kamuk Hotel & Casino understand how important is to have good connection and for that reason since may 2016 install optical fiber for the free Wifi internet access for guest.

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5 Reasons to visit Quepos Costa Rica after April

We are nearing to the end of summer and contrary to what many think, after april is even better to visit #QueposCostaRica. Let me tell you why…

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#1. Lower Prices

Starting may every tourism business in Quepos will drop the prices. We recommend you tell the seller you know the item is available for a lower price.

Transportation: Air transfers from San Jose International Airport  Quepos (20 minutes fly) via Sansa will cost as low as $73 per person one way.

Ground transportation: Oficial Red Taxis can take you from San Jose to Quepos for only $130 up to 4 passengers.

Lodging: Best Western Kamuk Hotel & Casino located in the heart of Quepos, the rate is $80 plus taxes in double occupancy including breakfast with ocean view daily at Mira Olas Restaurant.

Tours & Activities: More than 20 different tours in Quepos area are available for less than $60 per person, the majority of the tours include meals and/or refreshments.

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#2. Wheather

The country is going quickly filled with more clouds on the upper parts, which trigger short-term rains. The rainy season is starting, but in Quepos is perfect because mornings are sunny, some clouds appears in the early afternoons and the rain show up at night.

After april the area still hot but not dry, the gungle receive the fare share of water daily and everything looks greener. Is time for bird watching in Damas Island Mangrove, also at Manuel Antonio National Park.

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#3. Availability

Air tiquets, ground transportation and hotels have more availability. Quepos town stores and restaurants have less traffic of people.

Tour companies offer good discounts when you call direct and some of them are flexible on hours due to less people in the activities.

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#4. Less Traffic

Although we have no traffic problems in Quepos you will find fewer cars on the roads after April.

In this moment the main bridge to entrance Quepos is under construction, for that reason 300 meters before you have to turn left. You can read instruction on how to get to Quepos downtown in another blog posted in early april.

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#5. No lines to entrance Manuel Antonio National Park

Manuel Antonio National Park entrance is clear, after April you don t need to make lines for 35 minutes or more. Entrance fee is $16 for tourist, coconut water available for sale while buying tiquets.

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NEW two way bridge to entrance Quepos

Those who have to travel to Quepos in the coming months should note that the route through the bailey bridge leading to the center of the city will be closed until the end of the year.

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The Ministry of Public Works and Transport (MOPT) announced this morning the start of work to build a concrete bridge with two lanes and sidewalks, which will replace the bailey bridge one lane is now a bottleneck for vehicular traffic arriving to Quepos.

For this reason, we recommend to use alternate routes.
In the case of light vehicles, they should take the intersection of Junta Naranjo (National Route No. 34 Inter-American South), enter through the secondary road No. 235, until you reach the intersection with LOLO bridge, turn left on the bridge to finally enter the center Quepos.  Drivers of heavy vehicles and buses will take the crossing at Junta Naranjo to the national route No. 34 (South American), reach the intersection of La Managua (near the hospital) and turn right on route No. 235 (Las Palmas).
These will be the way to cross the city and continue, for example, to the Best Western Kamuk Hotel & Casino.

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According to the statement of MOPT and the National Highway Council (CONAVI) for this month, the activities to be carried out will be the placement of signage for drivers, the movement of machinery, disarmament of the existing bridge bailey and demolition of the stack and bastions of existing concrete.

It is expected to complete the construction of the bridge in December.

What to eat in Quepos, Costa Rica

Fish and Seafood the specialty of Quepos …

When you arrives to Quepos City the sea breeze welcomes you and automatically your taste and palate fused to make you feel you should eat some fresh fish or seafood. There are many types of fish and seafood available in local restaurants or to buy in the fresh market, most in demand are the Whole Red Snapper or Filet, Sea Bass, Dorado (Mahi-Mahi) and Yellow Fin Tuna, the most consumed seafood are, shrimp, lobster, octopus and squid. Quepos has a big fishing industry that provides daily ocean products for the market and to export. 11760238_10207307563866161_1462274371678329282_n

Mira Olas Restaurant located on the third floor of the Best Western Kamuk the only ocean view Restaurant in Downtown Quepos has identified its Fish and Seafood “Signature Items” they have been for many years the most orders and have become an obligatory stop for visitors to the city of Quepos or tourists that are on their way to Manuel Antonio National Park. These special dishes are characterized by they are only prepared here for the past 25 years._Kamuk_Lifestyle14

What are those popular dishes of Fish and Seafood?

Pargo Entero (Whole Red Snapper): Fried or steamed; fresh, juicy and incomparable catch of the day served with one of our specialties … garlic … a la diabla sauce or shrimp sauce.Pargo Entero

Filet Emperador: Worthy of the throne. fish filet, octopus and jumbo shrimp in oriental oyster sauce and vegetables accompanied by insuperable scent of jasmine rice.Dorado Caribeño

Crown Jumbo: Towering and tasty jumbo shrimp in chili sauce flavored pepper in cognac, served over mashed cassava and grilled cheese.Corona Jumbos

Lobster Thermidor: For its taste and size, the seafood queen, treated as such; the style of your choice.IMG_4207

Peruvian Ceviche: The most fresh fish of Quepos, marinated Peruvian Style incomparable experience.Peru