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North Puntarenas in Costa Rica is home to a town world famous for its big game sport fishing. Pack your poles and head to the small town of Quepos, roughly 160 km from San Jose. This is the perfect beach town to enjoy a relaxing weekend. It takes about three hours to reach Quepos by car hire Costa Rica from Juan Santa Maria International Airport, but you can also take a domestic flight from the same airport to the Quepos-La Managua airport.
Aside from its fantastic fishing opportunities, Quepos is popular for several other activities around the beach and in the water. There are a number of reasonably priced hotels, accommodations and luxury resorts throughout the area, as well as many fine restaurants, lounges, and bars. If you plan your stay in this area during festival times you will be delighted to streets filled with dancing, parades and concerts.
Fishermen will want to plan their visits to Quepos any time from December to August. This is the peak season for marlin, sailfish, snapper, amberjack, wahoo, dorado, yellow fin, gib eye tuna, as well as roosterfish. If fishing is not your thing you can enjoy canopy tours, horseback riding, kayaking, rafting, and surfing here as well.
Quepos is also very close to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, just 7km south. In addition to the multitude of tourists, the park attracts many international leading scientists and naturalists who come to study the region's fantastic variety of flora and fauna.
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