Bienvenidos/Welcome to all you travelers….we are happy to have you visit and hope you have a great time. May is a perfect time to be here with plenty of sunshine and a little rain thrown in..a welcome sight for those of us that have endured the heat and humidity of this past dry season and welcome our vegetation’s rebirth -bring on the GREEN. You will find plenty to do from a tour of our World famous Manuel Antonio Park to white water rafting and an exhilarating zipline or a day on the water as Captain of your own boat..check out Tres Ninas Boat Rentals or one of our Charter Sportfising boats like Luna Tours, Pez Rey, Pez Espada for a great day of world class fishing….you won’t go hungry as we have wonderful restaurants so check the pages of Quepolania for their locations……….we would like to thank Lona Collison of Ontario, Canada for our most beautiful cover shot. Lona and Lloyd spent a few months here and took some great photos..Lona said the helaconia is one of her favorite flowers and from this photo you should agree! Happy Mother’s Day to those visiting from the US & CA..we celebrate on Aug. 15th here so if we are lucky we get 2 days of recognition! Please take the time to tell our advertisers that you found them in Quepolandia and take a copy home to your friends – you can also follow us on FaceBook and here on our website…..have a wonderful visit and come back soon……..ciao……P
Happy Birthday to our friend, Virginia!
Bienvenidos/Welcome to our corner of Paradise…we are hopeful that we all survived another Semana Santa and are looking forward to a beautiful April..maybe we will begin to see a few rain showers as we are pretty dry and would welcome some green back into our lives…….if we are so lucky to get some rain it surely won’t wash out your fun so not to worry………..we would like to welcome some new advertisers to Quepolandia and hope you will try them out or stop by for a visit….MidWorld Costa Rica,a zipline and more and FlexiTour which offers a little of everything… check out their ads now among our wonderful tours that are waiting to thrill and excite you………we also have some top notch restaurants just waiting to serve you …you may be hungry for fish & chips so check out El Gato Pescador, or Escalofrio in Quepos or L’Angolo Ristorante just 2 of our great Italian restaurants…we have something for everyone so you won’t go hungry…we would like to introduce Sarah Monroe as our new fishing report columnist and in line with fishing we would like to welcome all the anglers/competitors and visitors here for the Offshore World Championship hosted by Marina Pez Vela this month…we know it will be a great tournament. Our cover shot is from David Tuplin of Canada…David shot this a few years ago and due to the lack of fish photos (ya gotta be quick) we’re rerunning this great shot of a sailfish on the fly…we hope you have a great time while visiting Costa Rica…please tell our advertisers that you found them in Quepolandia… we hope you will continue to follow us on FaceBook and here on our website… viaje and come back soon……….ciao…………
Bienvenidos/Welcome to PARADISE and our beautiful area….we are happy to have you here………March is a busy month with Semana Santa/Easter week and the influx of many people to our beaches. Traffic can get a little slow on the hill so take your time and have some patience – also keep an eye out for many pedestrians….it’s only a 7km road so it won’t take long to get there safely……..and then Pura Vida! …with lots of people come the not so nice little snatch and grab thieves so be aware and hang on to you “stuff” – we may live in Paradise but it’s the same the World over..don’t let your vacation get ruined by not paying attention…We have the greatest tours and the best restaurants around so enjoy a fun and active day then relax with a cold beverage, a beautiful sunset and a delicious dinner…..Hotel Makanda is now having a Pool side BBQ every Sunday – a beautiful spot to enjoy the afternoon..check it out….plus a 10% discount if you mention their ad in Quepolandia………..March Madness for you basketball fans – many places will have the games on so no problem…and don’t forget St. Patrick’s Day…sure to be a “Green Beer” somewhere…Wacky Wanda’s might have something going on….We would like to thank Lloyd Collison of Midhurst, Ontario for our very colorful cover of the Toucans..great shot!….our beaches are beautiful and the weather great so enjoy a boat ride that you can Captain with Tres Ninas Boat Rental, or charter one of our great Sportfishing boats, like Chaser, Luna Tours, Pez Rey, Mad Marlin or Pez Espada(see their ads) and go catch dinner- Dos Locos Restaurante in Quepos will cook it any way you like… we hear the fishing’s been great…..well that about wraps it up for the month ..be safe, have fun – remember to check us out regularly online and follow us on facebook…tell your friends about your great vacation in Quepos/Manuel Antonio and come back soon……….ciao …………..P
Bienvenidos/Welcome to the most beautiful part of Costa Rica – or at least that’s how we feel about it – it is a beautiful country. We are happy to have you here for a visit and know you will have a great time…..we have just about everything that Costa Rica is known for- from white water rafting, zip line, sport fishing, surfing, check out our new advertiser, Dante Water Sports………so get out there and have some fun!………when you work up an appetite then head to one of our many wonderful restaurants both in Quepos and Manuel Antonio….enjoy our beautiful beach and visit the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park..truly a national treasure. If you are looking for the Super Bowl never fear several places will be showing the game and don’t forget your Valentine on the 14th..many restaurants offer special dinners for the occasion, check with Victoria’s Gourmet Restaurant …..there is also a music festival called Best Fest to the south of us near Uvita, you can find more information in Nancy’s article Fiddlin’ Around……….please tell our advertisers that you found them in Quepolandia…drop by for a visit and maybe a cold drink and conversation..we are a friendly bunch of “locals”………we would like to thank George Billman of Herndon, VA for our cover shot– George was visiting in November and captured this great photo of the capuchin monkey couple commonly referred to as carablanca or whiteface—they sort of reminded me of the painting, America Gothic by Grant Woods (trivia question for Thurs night at Dos Locos) of the farmer /wife with the pitchfork! Well that about wraps it up for this month….remember to check us out regularly online and now follow us on facebook…..come back soon………ciao….P
Bienvenidos/Welcome to Paradise..if you are reading this then we have made it through the Mayan End of the World deadline- yahoo! and New Year’s Eve festivities since we are writing this mid December….Happy New Year – Feliz Año Nuevo………lucky you to be spending your holiday in beautiful Costa Rica…we hope you will find Quepolandia full of useful information concerning great restaurants and fun tours – we have it all in one very small area—everything that you want to see and do is here! Don’t forget the Manuel Antonio National Park for great outing, inside the park is another beautiful beach,………please mention to our advertisers that you found them in Quepolandia………the fishing is great – lately with lots of Dorado around for a fun catch and a tasty dinner—many of our restaurants will cook your catch, so check out one of our fishing charters – our fleet practices Catch & Release of all billfish……..congrats to Marilyn Burrow of Canyon Lake, Texas for our cover shot. The beautiful Africa tulip tree with a flycatcher standing by…..Marilyn said she loved the beauty of Costa Rica and we agree! Nice Shot.
We have many new advertisers and would like to mention Dragonfly Thai now open at the beach and Ummara. Ummara has been in the business of swimsuits for years and can have you in a custom swimsuit in about 24 hrs ..look for them just down from BAC SJ ATM where the taxis park………..don’t forget to follow us on online here and on facebook, www.facebook.com/Quepolandia ….Quepolandia would like to thank all of our advertisers of 2012 as we look forward to PROSPEROUS 2013 for all..tell your friends about us….hasta pronto!…….ciao………..P.
Bienvenidos/Welcome to our Paradise we are happy to have you here with us and know you will enjoy your stay……you should be able to find everything you need right here in Quepolandia…..this month we are introducing our “In the Spotlight” section for one restaurant- Barba Roja and one tour -Tres Niñas Boat Rental but you will find all our tours and restaurants excellent…including Silvana’s new Gondola Gourmet Restaurant at Tres Banderas Hotel ….. we have fun and eat well! Please let our advertisers know that you found them in Quepolandia …although at print time we didn’t have info on turkey dinners you can usually find a great traditional meal at Victoria’s Restaurante on Christmas and a New Year’s Eve package… there will be many festivities as well as Live Music and Party at Dos Locos Restaurante. There is a huge street party with DJ in front of the seawall in Quepos including fireworks at Midnight……we would like to thank local Dallas Boyd for our great cover photo of the humpback whale, Dallas was lucky enough to spend about a hour with this whale while aboard a Tres Niñas Boat so you can see the other great shots “In the Spotlight”……….. Thank you Quepos Tennis Club for another great tournament… we would like to wish you all Happy Holidays ….thanks for visiting with us and spread the word about your great vacation in Quepos/ManuelAntonio. Follow us here online when you get home…Happy New Year!!..caio…………P
Bienvenidos / Welcome to our beautiful Paradise… and Quepolandia….here it is November and our “green season” rains have been relatively light through Sept/Oct. so unless we get drowned during Nov. we’ve had it much easier than the last couple of seasons…..enough rain to keep us green, green, green but still easy to get out and enjoy ourselves….we hope you will do the same. Our restaurants are all open and ready to serve you delicious food of all types – the freshest of the freshest…at this writing we have not received information on Thanksgiving Dinner but in past there have been traditional meals available in both Quepos & Manuel Antonio ……… congrats go out to Alexandre Auberson from Switzerland for our cover shot…the beautiful Blue Morpho butterfly ..Alexandre and his family were here visiting his father Daniel of the Quepos Tennis Club – great shot! All tours are open and waiting for your call, so book a fishing trip, zip line, white water rafting or any of our numerous tours and have some fun…..remember to follow us here online and come back soon…….ciao………..P