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Casino Lights in Sleepy Best Western Quepos

Coast of Riches: A Journey Through Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama My experience at the Best Western Hotel y Casino Kamuk, which was our stop on the way to see Manuel Antonio!


  • Possibly the best hotel in Quepos, Costa Rica.
  • The pool is actually decent.
  • Security for overnight street parking.


Arriving late at the hotel we couldn’t find the entrance, until the bouncer at the casino attached to the hotel motioned to the security guard who let us in. The reception didn’t have us in the system possibly due to a late internet booking and he eventually checked us in when running out of options.

The area at night was quite sketchy and the casino was more of a karaoke bar.

The next morning we had breakfast which didn’t include much if you go with the breakfast included in the room rate. Eggs and other items will cost extra. We left after our breakfast toast.

Read the full day’s trip here.

Breakfast at the Best Western Quepos.
Breakfast at the Best Western Quepos.
Basic but the essentials were mostly there.
Basic but the essentials were mostly there.
View from the balcony.
View from the balcony.


This is conveniently located in Quepos just 5 minutes away from Manuel Antonio. The town doesn’t have much to offer in the evening and during the day is a small coastal development.


We stayed in a standard room with two double beds that had a view over the pool area. The room and bathroom were very basic, but clean and functional.

The room with a small window to the street and larger ones facing the pool.
The room with a small window to the street and larger ones facing the pool.
The bathroom and shower were clean and had decent water pressure.
The bathroom and shower were clean and functional.


The service at reception was not very impressive with the front desk person not very eager to check us in. We were either interrupting something he was doing on the computer, or he was just tired and didn’t feel like handling our situation.

Security was good, with the guard opening and locking the door when we came by. He also warned us not to keep valuables in the car and helped us check the car.


The beach is at the doorstep, but the hotel mostly serves guests on their way to Manuel Antonio.


The primary restaurant for breakfast was a bit disappointing with the food seemingly left out for awhile and not refreshed or changed during the time that we ate there, not to mention the lack of choice.


If you want to find a convenient place on the way to Manuel Antonio and are just passing through, the 4-star Best Western is a decent option, but if you are spending a few days in the area, there are plenty of other resorts and hotels on the way to Manuel Antonio.


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