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¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – January 2022

Bienvenidos… Welcome 2022. We hope you had a magical holiday season. We are so pleased for this new year and returning back to normal. The last couple years have been difficult for the world, but hope has carried us through them and we are ready to bounce back in 2022 higher than ever before. So hold on and let’s BOUNCE.

Manuel Antonio hosted their first 3-day boutique music festival Renacidofest with local musicians rotating around several venues to keep the crowds of wonderful people who came out to support this event in a socially conscious environment. The music was incredible and so was the vibe. I can’t express how great it was to get out and see old friends and make new ones and hear great live music again. The next festival is planned for May 2022, so make plans not to miss it.

Marina Pez Vela is jumping as always and kicking off the Sport Fishing Tournament season with the Pelagic Rockstar Tournament (Jan 14-16) which is always a great time and start to the new year. MPV has all your fishing options whether inshore or offshore is your thing they got you covered. Not a fisherman? They also offer great tours of the coast to experience the beautiful coastline not to mention the most beautiful sunsets. Check out Brisa Elegante and Sunset Sails. MPV also has great shopping and restaurants and the best gelato and desserts at Gelateria Amorosi.

We want to welcome our new advertiser Drunken Monkey.

We also want to thank Frank Schulz and his amazing cover shot of the frolicking scarlet macaws. He has sent in several photos for consideration for our cover and has made my job hard to pick one, so we will be using most of them in the coming months. We look forward to sharing them.

This is a new year… a renacido. Life is what you do with it—let’s live it, let’s bounce back… BOINNNGGGGGG!!!

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here and on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – December 2021

Bienvenidos… Welcome to paradise. We are glad you have arrived and hope you are ready for an incredible vacation. The rains are slowing, the sun is shining and the jungle is bursting with life waiting for you to explore.

Our pages are full of excellent restaurants of every flavor, Aqua Azul, La Colina, and Mira Olas just to mention a few. Want to catch your favorite games while enjoying great wings and burgers Jolly Roger has them all. Mini Price Store has your all your Christmas decorations and has added a bakery serving fresh baked goods daily along with a delicious prepared foods section ready to go. Marina Pez Vela has great views to relax and enjoy a cocktail or some delicious ice cream at Gelateria Amorosi. Marina Pez Vela also has all your fishing needs to help get your fish on and also snorkeling adventures and sunset set cruises with Sunset Tours.

We also want to thank the Brisa Elegante for our cover shot of their maiden voyage arriving in Costa Rica. They are offering morning and sunset cruises along with private charters for dinner, company meetings, and weddings (pg. 36).

Our shops are great for all your holiday shopping, Mot Mot Gallery has a variety of handmade one of a kind gifts. Modern Primitive Living offers unique items from around the world. Ojalá offers a complete line of soothing rejuvenating CBD skin care products straight from nature (pg. 15) New to the marina is Audio Masters for all your electronic needs. Another great gift idea is a family portrait with Sarah Yunker Photography. Don’t forget the Toys for Tots boxes in the area and help brighten someone’s holiday.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here and on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

We at Quepolandia would like to wish our advertisers, writers, staff and readers a Wonderful Holiday Season and an Incredible 2022.

Peace on Earth and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – November 2021

November coverBienvenidos… Welcome to the Rain Forest, can’t say the name did not warn you. It will probably rain a little while you’re here but don’t let that slow your adventures. Thanks to the rain, Manuel Antonio National Park is in full bloom attracting frogs, hummingbirds, and butterflies of every color. It is also baby season here in the jungle, so look closely as a lot of monkeys and sloths are carrying their young on their backs.

Congratulations to Costa Rica for winning the Earthshot award. One of five winners named for their innovated solutions for the protection and repair of Earth.

Whale season has been fantastic this year so get to Marina Pez Vela (Sunset Tours) and book your tour to get out there and experience these incredible animals up close. We also want to welcome Brisa Elegante…. a truly unique way to enjoy the coast and beyond.

And welcome to new advertiser, Secret Beach Home.

Marina Pez Vela will be hosting the tournaments we all look forward to the Dorado Derby and Dorado Derby Dos fishing tournaments Nov 13 and Nov 20th. These tournaments are open to all so get your team ready to compete for top prizes and enjoy great fishing and all the festivities. Don’t have a team? No worries, contact MPV and they can get you all hooked up. You don’t have to miss any of the sports action by catching all the World Series and NFL games at Jolly Roger. The rains are also proving great rafting on the nearby rivers and Nauyaca Waterfall (pg 57) is always amazing

Our many fine restaurants are serving up your favorite culinary delights. It is a good idea to call ahead this time of year because some restaurants close for a quick vacation before high season hits.

Thanksgiving is Nov. 25. After these last months we all have something to be thankful for moving forward to this coming season. We want to wish all our advertisers and writers and readers a VERY Happy Thanksgiving, we could not do this magazine without you.

Colinas will be serving their famous traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all the fixings so make reservations and reserve your drumstick.

Toys for Tots will have their collection boxes around the area. So, let’s “Be Nice” and help the children and their families have a wonderful Christmas by dropping an unwrapped gift to help brighten someone’s holiday. Santa can always use your help.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here and on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – September/October 2021

September/October coverBienvenidos…Welcome to the rain forest. Green season has arrived, so enjoy the peace and all the lushness it provides. Our mornings are normally beautiful and the rain normally rolls in late in the afternoon, so get moving early and enjoy your adventures. Maybe an afternoon nap (quilt free in the rain). Our restaurants and tour companies are in full swing to make your time here an unforgettable one. Without the crowds and with cooler weather it’s a perfect time to hike one of our beautiful National Parks that Costa Rica has to offer. We recommend calling ahead to our fine restaurants beforehand because some will be closing briefly this time of year for a quick vacation for themselves and their staff. Being from the US I look forward to this time of year and the start of the NFL season. You can catch all the action at Jolly Roger on the hill or Best Western Hotel and Casino in Quepos.

Marina Pez Vela offers outstanding restaurants, tours, great shopping and most importantly this time of year underground parking and shuttle service. September and October are great months for whale watching here in Manuel Antonio so make sure to book your tours with Marina Pez Vela and enjoy the spectacular humpback whales frolicking just offshore. October 31 is Halloween so start thinking about your costume and get ready for fright night in the jungle. It’s BACK this year… Always a great time for the entire family. MPV’s annual Halloween Bash complete with trick or treating for the kids and specials in their restaurants. Costa Rica celebrates its 199th year of Independence on September 15th. So, if you’re in the area come celebrate with a country that truly appreciate their Independence. Viva Costa Rica!!!

Welcome to our newest advertisers M. Glenn Baxter and Tucanes Restaurant.

We want to thank Paul Gerace (photosofcostarica.com) for another spectacular cover shot. Hummingbirds at play, shows 2 Rufous-tailed and a Mango-breasted hummingbird taken in the Turrialba area of Costa Rica.

September/October is a double month issue so we will be back to guide you in November. We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – July/August 2021

July coverBienvenidos, Welcome to our piece of paradise, we are sure your going to enjoy it. There are so many wonderful things Costa Rica has to offer and we are here to guide you to your best vacation possible. The summer rains have brought the greenness. The rain normally rolls in late in the afternoon so get out early and enjoy the beautiful day.

Have a great Canada Day on July 1st for all you Canadians and a wonderful Independence Day on July 4th. Costa Rica celebrates Guanacaste Day on the July 24th, remember these holidays commemorate freedom and peace that so many people fought for. It is not all about fireworks and fiestas…they are just what make it fun. In Costa Rica, Mothers Day is August 15 so don’t forget to make those dinner reservations for that special woman. Moms should not have to cook. She probably would not mind a massage either.

Whale season begins this time of year and Marina Pez Vela has many options to take advantage of it. Check out Sunset Tours for a great time and a chance to get close to the whales along with snorkeling and incredible sunsets. So while enjoying a drink at one of our many restaurants with a view (Aqua Azul, Buena Vista Restaurant, or Ronnie’s Place) keep a watch out for whales swimming past.

We want to thank Frank Schulz for the cover shot. We also want to welcome our new advertisers Palma Tica and Ojala’.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or Facebook/Quepolandia.

Peace and enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – April/May/June 2021

April 2021 coverBienvenidos… Welcome to the land of Pura Vida. We are here to help you have a incredible vacation. April is a very busy month here in paradise with Semana Santa being one of the busiest weeks of the year. So have patience, relax, and enjoy the celebration.

April should bring a little rain to cool things off and provide some amazing sunsets. So get to one of our many restaurants such as Burû or Buena Vista on the beach, or Ronnie’s Place on the mountain and enjoy delicious food and cocktails with a spectacular views.

The fishing has been remarkable at Marina Pez Vela and so have the tournament’s. MPV will be hosting the Marina Pez Vela Open (April 9-10). Leading up to the Offshore World Championships (April 11-16) with teams from around the world competing for the championship. We want to thank writer Benn Gilmour (That’s Fishin’ pg. 26) for the awesome cover shot.

The Earth is an incredibly complex and vibrant ecosystem. Where living organisms interact with each other and their environment to create the ideal conditions for life. After the year we had this has never been more clear to respect her and to do what we can to make it a better world. Celebrate, Appreciate and Respect Earth Day April 22.

May and June bring the beginning of the green season and turtle season. MPV will host another exciting fishing tournament the Summer Solstice Shootout (June 19). World Ocean Day is June 8th so while enjoying our miles of beautiful coastline make a habit of bringing something in which to collect some trash and leave the beach better than when you arrived.

We want to wish everyone a wonderful Easter, Happy Mother’s Day and Fathers Day. And welcome to our newest advertiser, Costa Rica Dive & Surf.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or Facebook/Quepolandia.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – March 2021

March CoverBienvenidos/Welcome to Quepolandia, we are here to make sure that you have an unforgettable adventure. The weather is perfect, so get out of those winter clothes and forget those snow shovels and enjoy being away from those freezing temperatures. Whether you are hiking one of our incredible National Parks or just chillin on the beach don’t forget to drink lots of water (not cervezas) and keep hydrated and sunblock, sunblock, and more SUNBLOCK.

In addition to the fleet of boats waiting to take you sport fishing or sightseeing, Marina Pez Vela offers air conditioned shopping, great restaurants, fantastic tours, and some of the most delicious Italian gelato Costa Rica has to offer at Gelateria Amorosi. The fishing has been remarkable and so have the tournaments. MPV will be hosting two fun filled tournaments in March for the entire family. The 10th Annual Billfish Cup March 12-13 and the new Sailfish Slam March 27.

March Madness is upon us so all you college basketball fans can catch all the action at Jolly Roger and enjoy the big screens and delicious food and drink. The sunsets are beautiful here this time of year and the best places to view them are the Marina in Quepos, Aqua Azul on the top of the mountain in MA, or Bûru right on the beach which offers live music every Saturday night.

Welcome to our new advertiser Go Tulemar.

We would like to thank Greg Gordon for the cover shot of Malonga Chatel at Playa Cocles

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or Facebook/Quepolandia.

We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace And Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – February 2021

February 2021 coverBienvenidos…Welcome to our little piece of paradise. Shed those jackets and scarves and forget about those snow shovels and let your adventure begin. High season is here and February is the month of love and Costa Rica will provide the peace and happiness. Kicking off the happiness is Jolly Rogers 4th Annual Super Bowl Tailgate Party February 7th in the packing lot, an all day event complete with bands barbecue and projection TVs for all the action.

For all you lovers, Valentine’s Day is upon us so don’t forget to make you reservations for that special someone. Make your dinner reservations at one of our many fantastic restaurants. How about a family portrait with Sarah Yunker Photography? A day at Nauyaca Waterfalls is always magical. How about a couples massage to bring you peace?

Marina Pez Vela is continuing the happiness with the Rooster Rodeo fishing tournament on Feb 6th.

Also, February 19-20 is the 3rd annual women’s only fishing tournament The Pescadora. It is not to late to register your team to compete with some of the best woman anglers in the world. So come join us and enjoy the tournament and show the woman our support.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

We want to welcome our new advertisers for February, APE and Falafel Bar.

Also, Thanks to Adam Hayat for this month’s cover shot. Even Toucans enjoy the spectacular sunsets Costa Rica provides us with. Please send us your best shots and hopefully they make a cover as well.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – January 2021

January 2021 coverBienvenidos…Welcome 2021. We are so pleased for the New Year and getting back to normal, even if it’s a new one. 2020 showed us how fragile life can be and to be thankful. Not to take life for granted. Everyday is a gift, so today open the day with an adventure of your life.

Life is what you do…. Live it

Our magazine is filled with the best the area has to offer. Try something new this year. Our sport fishing is stronger than ever. Whether it’s onshore or offshore Marina Pez Vela has everything you need to catch your dream and an incredible sunset with delicious cocktails, not to mention some of the best ice cream at Gelateria Amorosi. Want to party like a rockstar? Then get to Marina Pez Vela January16-17 to kick off the Sport fishing Tournament season for the 5th Annual Pelagic Rockstar Tournament. Always a Great time.

Experience zip lining or explore the jungle canopy with Titi Canopy or Hacienda Barù. Want a great way to explore the waterfalls, Nauyaca Waterfall Nature Park provides the best way to enjoy these amazing falls. Just chillin at the beach try parasailing with Aguas Azules. You could also hike some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. The wildlife has been waiting for you. Looking for the bowl games and the NFL action, Jolly Roger has them on the big screens along with awesome wings and live music. So get out there and let Pura Vida lifestyle set the pace for an INCREDIBLE 2021.

We want to thank Real Media Ninja for our Mermaid cover. We are always looking for great cover shot so send your best shots to info@quepolandia.com and hopefully make the cover.

We would also like to welcome our new advertisers, Hello Hemp & La Bodega Tica.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – April-May-June 2020

April 2020 coverTo all our advertisers, loyal readers, and staff: our prayers and best wishes go to you and your families through this pandemic we are all facing together.

COVID-19 (coronavirus) has forced us to discontinue the April printing of our magazine. We will be uploading the issue here for your enjoyment and to help our advertisers through this period of self-isolation.

We will be back to a newsstand near you as soon as possible. The economy before this unprecedented event was strong and with all the stimulus money being fed into the economy I am expecting a very quick return to normalcy to the world.

So let’s do our part to help the process by remembering to wash our hands often, to respect social distancing, and doing what we can to help those in need.

We are all in this together let’s get through it stronger than ever…PURA VIDA.

Peace and Love…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – March 2020

March 2020 coverBienvenidos/Welcome to Quepolandia, we are here to make sure you have an unforgettable adventure. The weather is perfect, so get out of those winter clothes and forget the snow shovels and enjoy being away from those freezing temperatures. Whether you’re hiking one of our incredible National Parks or just chilling on the beach don’t forget to hydrate (Not cervesas) and sunblock, sunblock, and more SUNBLOCK!!!

A lot is happening here in March as the action continues. Marina Pez Vela is hosting the First Annual Rooster Rodeo (March 7), a 1-day inshore fishing tournament. The Rooster Rodeo is focused on catching, tagging and releasing to help with conservation of the Rooster fish. The 9th Annual Billfish Cup (March 19-21). Always a great time with two different categories this year.

In addition to a fleet of boats to take you fishing or sightseeing, fantastic tours, spectacular restaurants, air conditioned shopping, the Marina is also home of Gelateria Amorosi. So come and cool down with the area’s most delicious Italian Gelato and treats. Tell them we sent you our advertisers love to hear it. Don’t miss Movie Night Under the Stars every Wednesday night on the big screen a wonderful night out for the entire family.

March Madness is upon us so all you college basketball fans can catch all the action and great food at Jolly Roger. You also do not want to miss the Eco Beer Fest on March 14 hosted by Fuego Brewery in Dominical. The Eco Beer Fest focuses on promoting local green initiatives and brands with live music, art, food, and an artisan market featuring local sustainable products. Not to forget a wide selection of spectacular local craft breweries.

We would like to thank Glenn Landry for this month’s cover of the very rare to photograph Potoo Bird and its baby. Congratulations to Kids Saving the Rainforest for celebrating their 21st year and thank you for all you do in conservation, rehabilitation, and education to helping make this a better world for all of us.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – February 2020

Quepolandia February 2020 coverBienvenidos/Welcome to our little part of paradise. Shed those jackets and forget about the snow shovel and let your adventure begin. High season is here and February is the month of Love and Costa Rica will provide the Peace and Happiness. Kicking off the Happiness is the NFL Super Bowl, February 2. Jolly Roger will be throwing their 3rd Annual Tailgate Party in the parking lot of Byblos Casino, an all day event complete with bands, barbecue, and projection screens for all the action. Marina Pez Vela will be rocking the docks with the game on the BIG screen. Also on the big screen at the marina is Movie Night Under the Stars a fantastic Wednesday night for the entire family and it’s free.

For all you lovers, Valentine’s Day is upon us so don’t forget to make your special dinner reservations at our many exceptional restaurants Arbol, Victoria’s, or Pesca Seafood House just to mention a few. How about a family portrait with Sarah Yunker Photography? A day at Nauyaca Waterfall is always magical. Maybe a couple’s massage, or a day of pampering at Shanti Spa. Book it now.

The 10th Annual Envision Festival will be taking place February 17th-24th on the beach in Playa Hermosa. This event marks a decade of Envisioning filled with music, yoga, art, and educational workshops to help open your minds to making this a better planet for all. Spreading peace, love, and knowledge not footprints and waste. Envision is a 100% plastic free event. Thanks to Paul Gerace for capturing the wildlife of Envision 2019. Who says Costa Rica doesn’t have Zebras? Get your tickets now you won’t want to miss it, Envisionfestival.com.

MPV is continuing the festivities with the Pescadora fishing tournament, the Second annual women-only fishing tournament February 20th-22nd. It is not too late to register your team to compete with some of the best anglers around the world. So come join us and enjoy this tournament and show the women our support.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – January 2020

January 2020 coverBienvenidos… Welcome 2020. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and want to wish you an incredible New Year. High season is upon us here in Costa Rica and we are glad you are here to be part of it with us. Green season has provided us a beautiful backdrop to begin this New Year of adventures and great memories. Our magazine is filled with the best of the best the area has to offer.

Try something new this year like sport fishing for your record Marlin with Marina Pez Vela. Either onshore or offshore the fishing season has arrived so get out there and catch your dream and dinner. Want to party like a rockstar, than get to the marina for the 2nd Annual Pelagic Rockstar Tournament January 11-12. Speaking of partying like a rockstar, Paws is holding the 9th Annual Battle of the Bands at Ronnie’s Place in Manuel Antonio on January 26. So if your looking for great music, great food, great people, and a really GREAT cause. This is the place to be. Movie Night Under the Stars is back on their new night Wednesdays. So grab some of the best gelato in Costa Rica at Gelateria Amarosi and enjoy the movies with the entire family. Experience zip lining or explore the canopy with Titi Canopy and Hacienda Barú. Paddling through the mangroves or down one of our incredible rivers with Tucanes Tours. Just chillin’ on the beach try parasailing with Aguas Azules. We also have some of the most beautiful National Parks in the world. Looking for all the bowl games and NFL, Jolly Roger has all the games on big screens and awesome food. We So get out there and let the Pura Vida lifestyle set the pace for an INCREDIBLE 2020.

Life is short… GO LIVE IT!!!

I want to thank Paul Gerace for another wonderful cover shot. We are always looking for great shots so please send us your best nature shots for cover consideration to info@Quepolandia.com.

We would like to thank and welcome our new advertisers this month, Dolce Vita, Nauyaca Waterfall Nature Park, Pacific Coast Law, and Pesca Seafood House.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us here or on Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – December 2019

December 2019 coverBienvenidos…Welcome to Paradise. We are glad you have arrived. The rains are slowing. The sun is shining. The jungle is alive….so let the fun begin. Our pages are full awesome restaurants of every flavor. Arbol, Burû, Victoria’s, and Agua Azul just to mention a few. Want to catch all the games or some delicious wings try Jolly Roger for all the action. We have tour companies that will take your adventures here to the next level. Zip line with Titi Canopy. Go rafting or horseback riding with Tucanes Tours. Parasail with Aguas Azules. Snorkeling and Whale watching with Sunset Sails not to mention an incredible coastline. Transportation companies (Monkey Ride, and Marina Pez Vela’s free shuttle) that will get you where you need go. Not to mention great articles to enjoy while chillin’ at the beach or by the pool, and much much more. So please enjoy the great weather, beautiful beaches, world class sport fishing and all the awesomeness Costa Rica has to offer.

The fish are jumping and so will be Marina Pez Vela this December. Movie Night Under the Stars is back and has moved to Wednesday nights. The annual Bright Lights Boat Parade will be held December 7th this year on the Malecón instead of inside the marina. What a great way to kick off the holiday season for the entire family. Quepos and Marina Pez Vela will be rocking in the New Year with live performances and fireworks lighting up the sky overhead at midnight. Great time for all to feel the Pura Vida this country has to offer and welcome in the New Year.

Our shops are great for all your holiday shopping. Check out Modern Primitive Living, Mot Mot Gallery, or Royal Palm Interiors for that one of a kind gift. Don’t forget the Toys for Tots boxes in the area and help brighten someone’s holiday.

We would like to welcome our new advertisers Casa Mogambo, Consultoría y Constucción, John Williamson Photography Services, and Rio Mono. And thanks to Carolina Lera for this month’s cover shot of the Brigitte Bardot, one of the Sea Sheppard’s Conservation Society’s Rescue Boats. Also thanks to Ice for letting us aboard to capture the shot.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us at Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

We at Quepolandia would like to wish all our advertisers, writers, staff, and readers a Wonderful Holiday Season and an incredible 2020.

Peace on Earth and Enjoy…D


¿Qué Pasa en Quepos? – November 2019

November 2019 coverBienvenidos…Welcome to the Rain Forest—can’t say the name did not warn you. It will probably rain a little while you are here, but don’t let that stop your adventure. Thanks to the rain Manuel Antonio National Park is in full bloom attracting frogs, hummingbirds, and butterflies of every color. We would like to thank Paul Gerace for this month’s cover. It is also baby season here in the jungle so look closely as a lot of monkeys and sloths are carrying their young on their backs. Whale season has been fantastic this year so get to Marina Pez Vela (Sunset Tours) and book a tour to get out there and experience these incredible animals up close. The Marina is also kicking off the fishing season with the 2nd Annual Dorado Derby Tournament on November 16th. This tournament is open to all so get your team ready to compete for top prize and enjoy great sport fishing and all the festivities. Don’t have a team?…No worries contact ifishquepos.com and they will team you up. These rains provide great white water rafting on our rivers so contact Toucanes Tours for an unforgettable adventure. Another great option to take advantage of the rain is hopping on an ATV (ATV Monkey Ride Tours) and checking out some private waterfalls.

Our many fine restaurants are serving up your favorite culinary delights. It is a good idea to call ahead this time of year because some restaurants close for a quick vacation before high season. We would like to wish everyone a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Looking for a traditional Turkey Dinner with all the fixings make your reservations now for La Colina’s Annual Turkey Feast. Missing your NFL, get to Jolly Roger for all the action and GREAT wings.

Toys for Tots will have their collection boxes around the area. So let’s “Be Nice” and help the children by dropping an unwrapped gift to help brighten someone’s holiday. Santa Clause can always use our support.

We would like to welcome our newest staff writer Karen Moss with Kids Saving the Rainforest. We look forward to your column. We also would like to thank Karma Casey for her contribution to saving the rainforest and being a spectacular spokesperson. Good luck to you and your family. We would also like to thank and welcome our newest advertisers, Adis Arquitectura, Coffee Stop, and Get It Here Jerry.

We hope you enjoy our magazine and it helps guide you through this enchanting paradise we call home. You can always follow and share us at Facebook/Quepolandia. We appreciate and welcome your comments.

Peace and Enjoy…D