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KeyMar Villa is located 3km from Manuel Antonio beach; and similar distance to the small, busy town of Quepos who serves as the gateway to the national park, as well as a convenient port of call for travelers in need of goods and services.

Quepos can be an appealing place to stay, especially since its home to a burgeoning restaurant scene that belies its small size and one of the country's best hostels. Quepos is also gridded with easy-to-walk streets, which provides the opportunity to interact with the friendly locals, who have thus far weathered the storm of change with cheerfulness and optimism.

Southeast of the town center is the brand-new Pez Vela Marina, a shimmering jewel of architectural prowess that – to be frank – seems a bit out of place in drowsy Quepos. In 2010 the marine slips opened up to the public with much fanfare, though it will still be a few years before the construction is fully complete. The next phase was supposed to include residential communities, shopping complexes and boutique hotels, which could eventually reshift the town’s orientation, but the Global Economic Crisis seems to have slowed development.


Buses between Quepos and Manuel Antonio (¢230 colones and we recommend exact change) depart roughly every 30 minutes from the main terminal between 6am and 7:30pm, and less frequently after 7:30pm. The last bus departs Manuel Antonio at 10:25pm. There are more frequent buses in the dry season.


Colectivo taxis between Quepos and Manuel Antonio will usually pick up extra passengers for 500 hundred colones. A private taxi will cost around 5 thousand colones. Call Quepos Taxi or catch one at the taxi stand in front of the bus station. The trip between Quepos and the park should cost about 7 thousand colones.

Rent a Car

A number of American car-rental companies operate in Quepos; reserve ahead and reconfirm to guarantee availability.



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