Quepos La Managua Airport
Quepos La Managua Airport is an airport located approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Quepos, Costa Rica, serving this city as well as the Manuel Antonio National Park and other tourist attractions in the central part of Puntarenas Province. The airport receives its name after the barrio La Managua, where the airport is located.
La Managua airport is one of the most important airports in Costa Rica, the fourth busiest in the country by passenger traffic and the second busiest domestic-only airport after Puerto Jiménez Airport. The airport is owned and managed by the country’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation.
With its curious colonial architecture and excellent seafood restaurants, Quepos offers the tourist many things to see and do. To get to Quepos you can get there by car from the city of San José or take a domestic flight of only 25 minutes via SANSA or Nature Air. Quepos Domestic Airport is located only 5 km from the town and receives a good number of commercial flights as well as charter planes. SANSA has six daily flights to Quepos from San Jose and Nature Air has only four flights.
Most hotels have the free buseta service to pick up and drop off their guests. However, you can easily take a taxi on the outskirts of the airport at a cost of 3-5 $ US. To make your registration and reservations you will find a SANSA office on the soccer field and the Nature Air is located in the city above Iguana Tours. Remember that in the high season you must make reservations as the flights are filled at weekends. Also keep in mind that flights from SANSA and Nature Air that fly to Quepos leave Juan Santamaria International Airport in Alajuela.
Manuel Antonio National Park
Quepos is well known for its proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, which has four beaches, 4.7 miles (7.6 km) of hiking trails, and much wildlife.
Fishing is the second most popular activity in Quepos behind the national park, and there are over 100 different sport fishing boats available to anglers.
White Water Rafting
Another popular activity in Quepos is white water rafting. From December to April, it is a leisurely trip on a raft through the mountains in pristine rivers. From May to November, Quepos has several tours which go through stage III to stage V rapids.