Quepos La Managua Airport

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Quepos La Managua Airport
Airport type Public
Location Quepos
Elevation AMSL 26 m / 85 ft
Coordinates 9°26′35″N 84°07′48″W / 9.44306°N 84.13000°W / 9.44306; -84.13000Coordinates: 9°26′35″N 84°07′48″W / 9.44306°N 84.13000°W / 9.44306; -84.13000
XQP is located in Costa Rica
Location in Costa Rica
Direction Length Surface
m ft
04/22 1,100 3,609 Asphalt
Statistics (2014)
Passengers 32,717
Passenger change 13–14 Increase42.9%

Quepos La Managua Airport (IATA: XQPICAO: MRQP) is an airport located approximately 5 km (3.1 mi) east of Quepos, Costa Rica, serving this city as well as the Manuel Antonio National Park and other tourist attractions in the central part of Puntarenas Province. The airport receives its name after the barrio La Managua, where the airport is located.

La Managua airport is one of the most important airports in Costa Rica, the fourth-busiest in the country by passenger traffic and the second-busiest domestic-only airport after Puerto Jiménez Airport. The airport is owned and managed by the country's Directorate General of Civil Aviation.

Quepos Airport Runway
This is the terminal building at the Quepos Airport. Inside are the Nature Air and Sansa ticket counters, along with restrooms, a snack stand / bar, and a stand to pay the Costa Rican departure tax.

Nearby activities[edit]

Manuel Antonio National Park
Quepos is well known for its proximity to Manuel Antonio National Park, which has four beaches, 4.7 miles (7.6 km) of hiking trails, and much wildlife.

Fishing is the second-most popular activity in Quepos behind the national park, and there are over 100 different sport fishing boats available to anglers.

White Water Rafting
Another popular activity in Quepos is white water rafting. From December to April, it is a leisurely trip on a raft through the mountains in pristine rivers. From May to November, Quepos has several tours which go through stage III to stage V rapids.

Scheduled services[edit]

Airlines Destinations
Nature Air Arenal/La Fortuna, Golfito, San José
Sansa San José

Passenger statistics[edit]

These data show number of passengers movements into the airport, according to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation of Costa Rica's Statistical Yearbooks.

Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Passengers 51,992 43,228 36,292 30,588 27,550 22,892 32,717 T.B.A.
Growth (%) Decrease 7.19% Decrease 16.86% Decrease 16.05% Decrease 15.72% Decrease 9.93% Decrease 16.91% Increase 42.92% T.B.A.
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2008,[5] 2009,[6] 2010,[7] 2011,[8] 2012,[9] 2013,[10] and 2014[2])
Year 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
Passengers 27,562 28,554 25,608 24,829 38,240 39,773 49,349 56,020
Growth (%) N.A. Increase 3.60% Decrease 10.32% Decrease 3.04% Increase 54.01% Increase 4.01% Increase 24.08% Increase 13.52%
Source: Costa Rica's Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGAC). Statistical Yearbooks
(Years 2000–05,[11] 2006,[12] and 2007,[13])

See also[edit]