Travel Budget for Quepos

Provincia de Puntarenas, Costa Rica

How much does it cost to travel to Quepos?

How much money will you need for your trip to Quepos? You should plan to spend around ₡47,227 ($79) per day on your vacation in Quepos, which is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors. Past travelers have spent, on average, ₡12,124 ($20) on meals for one day and ₡3,880 ($6.51) on local transportation. Also, the average hotel price in Quepos for a couple is ₡60,939 ($102). So, a trip to Quepos for two people for one week costs on average ₡661,185 ($1,109). 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
    47,227
  • One Week Per person
    330,592
  • 2 Weeks Per person
    661,185
  • One Month Per person
    1,416,824
  • One Week For a couple
    661,185
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
    1,322,369
  • One Month For a couple
    2,833,648
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A vacation to Quepos for one week usually costs around ₡330,592 for one person. So, a trip to Quepos for two people costs around ₡661,185 for one week. A trip for two weeks for two people costs ₡1,322,369 in Quepos. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price 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 can often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.



How expensive is Quepos? How much money do I need for Quepos?

How much does a trip to Quepos cost? Is Quepos expensive? The average Quepos trip cost is broken down by category here. All of these Quepos prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Accommodation Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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The average price for one person for accommodation in Quepos is ₡30,470. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price for a hotel room in Quepos is ₡60,939.


  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
    30,470
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room
    60,939

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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 ₡12,124 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Quepos should cost around ₡4,849 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
    12,124

What did other people spend on Food?

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.


  • Lunch
    7,510
  • Seafood Dinner (for 1)
    9,911


Transportation Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Quepos is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent ₡3,880 per person, per day, on local transportation in Quepos.


  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.
    3,880

Flights to Quepos

How much does it cost to go to Quepos? Naturally, it depends on the dates. We recommend SkyScanner or Kayak because they can find the best deals across all airlines.




Entertainment Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Quepos typically cost an average of ₡6,903 per person, per day. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.


  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.
    6,903

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Tips and Handouts Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average price for Tips and Handouts in Quepos is ₡3,000 per day. The usual amount for a tip in Quepos is 5% - 15%.


  • Tips and Handouts1 For guides or service providers
    3,000


Alcohol Budget in Quepos
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about ₡5,943 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
    5,943




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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.
Sights
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.

Quepos

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.

Activities
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.

Transportation
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.

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Travel Tips

Hotels by Manuel Antonio National Park

By backpackguru in Accommodation
Quepos is relatively close to Manuel Antonio National Park, but if you really want to there are a couple of options right by the entrance to the park. The quality or price is not always ideal, but they do offer convenience. You definitely want to spend your time in Manuel Antonio, because it's the best place to see monkeys and the beaches are so much better than outside the park. It's worth the small entry fee to have access to the trails and beachfront you'll find in the park.

Go to Manuel Antonio Beach

By backpackguru in Entertainment
While there is a beach outside of the national park, its absolutely worth it to pay the entry fee and spend that time at the beaches inside the park. They're far more beautiful, there are wonderful hiking trails, and you'll have an opportunity to see wildlife that is unlikely to venture outside of the park. You've traveled all this way, pay the fee and come what you've traveled to see. Too many people seem to linger at the beaches outside the park, but that just means you'll have more privacy inside the park when you get there.

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