Manuel Antonio Services & Facilities
Between Quepos and Manuel Antonio you can find virtually any modern convenience you might need while travelling. Downtown Manuel Antonio is pretty limited. While you'll find plenty of souvenir shops and restaurants, there's only one supermarket, no pharmacies and no ATMs, so make sure you stock up in Quepos.
Quepos is the closest town to Manuel Antonio, the commercial hub of the area and the best place to find pharmacies, banks, supermarkets, medical centers and Internet cafes.
Cell phone coverage is good in Quepos, but becomes spotty as you approach Manuel Antonio. Few payphone booths are available in both Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Supermarkets and pharmacies offer calling cards in case you don't have change.
Many restaurants, cafes and hotels offer free Wi-Fi to their patrons. Additionally, travelers can find Internet cafes in Quepos; most charge $1.50 an hour and have high-speed connections.
Local banks like Banco de Costa Rica, Banco Nacional, BAC San Jose, Banco Popular, Banca Promerica, and Coopealianza have branches in Quepos with ATMs. In downtown Manuel Antonio, there are no ATMs. However, you'll find several of them and a Western Union on the road through Manuel Antonio by the soccer field, and within a block of the Dos Locos Mexican restaurant.
There is a full-service gas station in downtown Quepos and several others on the road out of town, heading toward San Jose.
The Red Cross provides 24-hour emergency service (Tel. 2777-0116; located next to the Imporadora Monge, an appliance store.) Several bilingual doctors offer hotel and home visits, and can address minor surgeries and urgent care. The Quepos hospital is located on the outskirts of the regional airport. Tel. 2777-0922. For all major emergencies, dial 911.
The post office is less than a block north of the soccer field in Quepos. It is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Tel. 2777-1471