The restaurants in Quepos fall into two categories: gringo-owned and -geared eateries and cheaper ones owned by locals and frequented by Ticos. Fish is predictably good – order grilled pargo (dorado) and you can’t go wrong.

Midweek, nightlife is more or less limited to excited fishermen debating the merits of different tackle; at the weekends, Wacky Wanda’s gets lively with a cheerful mix of tourists and locals who hang out until fairly late at night.

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