Quepos, Costa Rica
After Jaco, we made our way down south to the little fishing town of Quepos, Costa Rica. I loved this little town, even with it’s “small pockets of Hell” as Ryan called them, referring to intense stink randomly around town. We enjoyed sunsets, night running, great food, friendly people, day trips to Manuel Antonio, and a Cinco de mayo celebration including a burnout hippie band and 63 year old ex-pole dancer ladies shakin’ their thangs like I’ve never seen. They worked that dance floor all night LONG.
Hey, did you know being a prostitute is legal down here? I didn’t either. Never had I seen such gaggle of hoes flock to fat, wasted, American fishermen with such intensity. Anyways, here are some photos of Quepos and our recommendations if you ever find yourself thataway!
Double beds: keepin’ that romance alive
Sleep: Hotel Luna y Mar (or Mar y Luna?): family run with the cutest little jokester of an old man. The rooms were small but clean with their own bathroom and a ceiling fan but no AC. It was definitely hot, and we may have had to split a pitcher of margaritas in order to sleep one night, but hey, what do you expect in Costa Rica with the budget of $20 a night?
There is a popular hostel here called Widemouth Frog. We hear it is great but was more expensive to sleep in separate dorms ($12 each) so we passed it up.
Eat: Soda Sabores: also family run (another generation of the same family) with friendly service and DELICIOUS authentic food at super low prices. We usually ate a huge meal each, including coffee, for $6.00 TOTAL. Can’t beat that. Soda’s are definitely the way to go. The prices are always low and the food is always home cooked and straight authentic.
Beach: Take a quick and scenic bus ride to Manuel Antonio where the beaches are beautiful and the surf is great. Quepos beaches are known for sewage waste runoff so I would recommend staying away from that scene.