Guanacaste

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. In short, it’s a country where people can easily find their own true bliss.

Nature thrives in its pristine state, with more than 20 natural parks and eight biological reserves. Exploring these ecological wonders is an exhilarating delight for the senses. Watch as exotic birds take wing in all their multi-colored glory. Smell the scent of orchids growing wild in the lush and magnificent cloud forests. Hear the call of the howler monkey as it lazily swings across the verdant canopy.

For the adventuresome, there’s hiking around majestic Arenal volcano as it explodes in a regular fiery splendor. For the wildlife lover, there’s Tortuguero National Park, where the beguiling sea turtle slowly makes its way to the sea. And for the sporty, there are the shimmering blue waters of the Pacific and the Caribbean, where surfing, fishing and snorkeling will fill endless sun-drenched days.

The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people. Warm and gracious, they unveil a captivating culture of music, art, crafts and cuisine that will enchant, entertain and enliven you.

 

Good to Know

  • No overt gay scene, but several gay-friendly venues
  • Day-trip distance from Manuel Antonio, where the country’s most well-known and lively gay scene is found; nearly every business there is gay-friendly
  • Gay tourism not actively promoted, but accepted, and expanding rapidly
  • Costa Rica is one of the most gay-friendly destinations in Central America, but discretion is preferred

Featured Resorts:

Dreams Las Mareas

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Located on the Northern coast of Guanacaste in Costa Rica, Dreams Las Mareas Costa Rica is a gorgeous beachfront vista with shimmering white sand beaches and lush tropical jungles. Dreams Las Mareas will flaunt a contemporary property design with tasteful authentic decor. Enjoy Unlimited-Luxury, which includes gourmet dining options, limitless top shelf spirits, 24- hour room service and concierge and a balcony with breathtaking views - all reservation and wristband free.

Secrets Papagayo Resort and Spa

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This oceanfront resort boasts 202 spacious suites with finely-appointed amenities, a private terrace or patio, and all the benefits of the Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Indulge in 24-hour room service, a daily refreshed mini-bar, limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits at four restaurants, one cafe and five bars, pool and beach wait service, nightly entertainment and more. The full-service Secrets Spa by Pevonia is a sanctuary for the senses, offering rejuve ...

Additional Resorts:

Occidental Papagayo
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The luxurious, open-air lobby of the Occidental Grand Papagayo transports guests with the exotic trappings of a pure tropical escape, and the untamed, natural beauty of Costa Rica's Northern Pacific coastline echoes the sentiment. With premium service and a breathtaking location, the 169-room Occidental blends harmoniously along the bluff, showcasing stunning ocean views and extraordinary sunsets. Costa Rica's natural beauty and the resort's comprehensive amenity offerings in ...

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