Here's some information to help you and your friends on your trip.


You can fly out of FLL or MIA to SJO, San Jose, Costa Rica. Flight is about 2.5 hours. Times and prices obviously vary.

Car Services

It's about a 3 hour's drive to Quepos from SJO.

Adrian in Costa Rica, Tours & Transportation
Call: 506 8 836 4007 N CostaRica

Chilly Willy in Costa Rica, Taxi & Limo Service
P.O. Box 59-7050
Cartago, Costa Rica

Mr. Victor Canada in Costa Rica, Taxi & Van Service
Call: 011 506 8444-6376

Or Fly

There is also a small plane from SJO to Quepos and back if you don't want to drive. It's normally around $80-$100 per person. Sansa is the airline.


The Hooker

The boat is at Marina Pez Vela, just a short cab ride to/from most hotels and restaurants.


some recommendations from a friend who has a charter boat there, Tranquilo

  • Sunset Restaurants – There are 4 restaurants at the marina that have great views listed in order of where my friend recommends.
  • Sports Bar @ the marina - Double Hook
  • Restaurant Mar Luna - Best Seafood in town with a beautiful sunset view. If you like blackened fish I highly recommend it at this restaurant. ALL the seafood is GREAT though! We took our snook there for them to cook, it was awesome!
  • Best Italian
    • Gondola - No view, but great food and house made limoncello
    • Victoria's - The BEST pizza in Manuel Antonio
  • Restaurants with a theme and/or are MUST visits
    • El Lagarto - The food is cooked over burning embers. Very cool to watch, good food (I recommend the pork chops, shrimp, Chicken or Mahi Mahi) Beautiful view
    • El Avion - Awesome Airplane restaurant on the side of the mountain. Great view
    • Emilios - Beautiful view and EXCELLENT dessert! Even if you just stop in for dessert or for a dessert to go- A MUST
    • Agua Azul - Open for lunch and dinner. Great view and AMAZING food.
    • El Wagon - great brick oven pizza in a train car
  • Best breakfast
    • Milagro Cafe- no view but very good
    • Hotel Arenas del Mar- beautiful view, great food, and you typically see monkeys, sloths and other wild animals on their property. Highly recommend!