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Quepos, Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

How much does it cost to travel to Quepos?

You should plan to spend around $116 (₡59,583) per day on your vacation in Quepos. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $29 (₡14,975) on meals
  • $9.47 (₡4,850) on local transportation
  • $152 (₡77,631) on hotels

A one week trip to Quepos for two people costs, on average, $1,629 (₡834,165). This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
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  • 2 Weeks Per person
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Quepos cost?

A one week trip to Quepos usually costs around $815 (₡417,083) for one person and $1,629 (₡834,165) for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Quepos on average costs around $1,629 (₡834,165) for one person and $3,258 (₡1,668,331) for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Quepos will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Quepos on average costs around $3,491 (₡1,787,497) for one person and $6,982 (₡3,574,994) for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Quepos has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Quepos expensive to visit?

Prices in Quepos are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within Central America, Quepos is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in Central America for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Quepos is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Quepos Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Quepos?

The average Quepos trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Quepos travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) 77,631 ($152)
Local Transportation 1 4,850 ($9)
Food 2 14,975 ($29)
Entertainment 1 8,628 ($17)
Tips and Handouts 1 1,875 - 5,625 ($4 - 11)
Alcohol 2 3,714 - 11,143 ($7 - 22)
Accommodation Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Quepos is $76 (₡38,816). For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Quepos is $152 (₡77,631). This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Quepos

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Quepos based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $128. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Quepos
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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Quepos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $9.47 (₡4,850) per person, per day, on local transportation in Quepos.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Quepos
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Rental Cars in Quepos
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Food Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Quepos can vary, the average cost of food in Quepos is $29 (₡14,975) per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Quepos should cost around $12 (₡5,990) per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Quepos is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day


What did other people spend on Food in Quepos?

Typical prices for Food in Quepos are listed below. These actual costs are from real travelers and can give you an idea of the prices in Quepos, but your costs will vary based on your travel style and the place where the purchase was made.

  • Lunch
  • Seafood Dinner (for 1)

Entertainment Budget in Quepos
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  • Entertainment and activities in Quepos typically cost an average of $17 (₡8,628) per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average cost for Tips and Handouts in Quepos is $7.32 (₡3,750) per day. The usual amount for a tip in Quepos is 5% - 15%.

  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers

Alcohol Budget in Quepos
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  • The average person spends about $15 (₡7,429) on alcoholic beverages in Quepos per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Expert Advice from Local Travelers

We're asking our community members and registered users to contribute their experiences about Quepos.

Why would you recommend Quepos to budget travelers? Or, why not?

So the national park was great and cheap, but so was all of the other stuff. The main stretch of bars has good food and plenty of drinks at good prices. We also found a pretty cheap hotel not far from the main road that was comfortable and clean. We had looked at a few others that were even cheaper but maybe not as clean.

May 2 2024

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Quepos on a Budget
Quepos Capuchin Monkeys
Quepos is both a district and the capital of Aguirre canton in the Puntareanas Province of Costa Rica. The town is quite small, and the district has a population of about 22,000 people. Quepos is a popular tourist destination in Costa Rica due to its close proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park on the Pacific Coast. The town's economy is centered around tourism and there is no shortage of bars and restaurants in the area. The town also has a lively nightlife for such a small community.

Manuel Antonio National Park is one of the most popular parks in the country. The park service has imposed limits on daily visitors in an effort to minimize the environmental impact. Limits are currently set to 600 people a day and the park is closed on Mondays.
Most people come to Quepos so that they can visit Manuel Antonio National Park. The park is famous for its white-faced monkeys and its stunningly beautiful beaches. You can hire a wildlife guide or wander the trails on your own. Just outside of the park there is a beach that is free to the public, but it's worth paying the park entrance fee so that you can spend the day at the beaches inside the park.

Manuel Antonio

Although Manuel Antonio is Costa Rica's smallest national park, it is also one of its most beautiful and most popular. The park itself is only 680 hectares, and this includes both land and sea areas. The four main beaches in the park are Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondido and Playita. While the most fascinating animal you're likely to see in the park are the white faced monkeys, you'll probably have an opportunity to see squirrel monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crabs, and toucans as well. Expect to pay $10 to enter the park. Definitely allow yourself at least one full day to fully enjoy the park and everything it has to offer. Also, don't forget your swimsuit, as swimming in the park is wonderful.

Within the park there are four main beaches: Espadilla Sur, Manuel Antonio, Escondido and Playita. There is also a public beach just outside of the park.


There are very few attractions within the town of Quepos, but it is worth walking through the Farmers Market where you can purchase produce or local handicrafts. It's a unique and fun atmosphere.

Many local restaurants and tourist shops can be found in Quepos as well as in the "Manuel Antonio" town just north of the park entrance.

A visit to Quepos is all about the coast and ocean. In addition to visiting Manuel Antonio National Park, there are some great activities you can try while you're in the area. Deep sea fishing is a very popular activity and there's no shortage of suppliers willing to take you out on their boat. You can also find vendors that offer snorkeling or diving tours and some companies offer surfing lessons in the area. It's also possible to organize a white water rafting trip while you're in Quepos.
Food and Dining
Quepos is a tourist town and as such, there is no shortage of restaurants that cater to visitors. There are restaurants that serve the standard Costa Rican dishes, but there's also plenty of seafood, pizza, Italian, and American options. There are also plenty of bars with cheap drinks and a social atmosphere. Some places have live music, large screen televisions with international sports playing, or weekend specials on drinks.

There are a handful of restaurants that are located just outside of the national park so you can grab yourself a quick lunch or dinner without heading back to Quepos.

Public buses frequently travel from San Jose to Quepos and the trip takes about 3.5 to 4.5 hours. There are also several private companies that offer tourist oriented trips in a more comfortable setting for a higher price (about US$40). It's also possible to fly to the area for about US$50 one way. The Quepos airport is a taxi ride away from town (about US20 for the taxi).

The town itself is quite small, but you must take a bus to travel between Quepos and Manuel Antonio National Park. The buses leave every thirty minutes. It's also possible to rent scooters or hire a taxi. There are one or two hotels that are located just outside of the park, but the quality is generally low, and the prices are higher. It does save you the hassle of catching a bus everyday though.


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1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.