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San Jose Zoom inO #688A08
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The capital city is the most gay friendly place in Central America and has one of the most vibrant and lively gay scenes in Latin America. A variety of bars, discos, bathhouses and cruisy areas will satisfy many different tastes.
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Colours Oasis Resort Exclusively gay San Jose
Arenal/La Fortuna Zoom inO YELLOW
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The town of La Fortuna and the surrounding area are the base for many travelers to explore the Arenal Volcano, Lake Arenal, the hotsprings and other popular area attractions.
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Villa Decary B&B #1 on TripAdvisor for Arenal!
Cahuita Zoom inO #688A08
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Town with a strong Caribbean vibe and history. The lovely Cahuita National Park is right beside.
Chirripo National Park Zoom inO AQUA
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The highest peak in Costa Rica is Chirripo and the national park is a popular spot for hiking and bird watching. The town of Rivas is the nearest town with services and the area is dotted with nature lodges.
Dominical Zoom inO AQUA
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Town popular with surfers, backpackers and adventure travelers.
Manuel Antonio Zoom inO BLUE
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Manuel Antonio is THE gay beach in Costa Rica. There are a number of gay hotels, a gay bar and a gay disco. Playita beach is no longer exclusively gay as a straight hotel has been built there but it still attracts a friendly crowd. The area abounds in some of the country's lushest nature and wildlife.
Playa SÃ¡mara Zoom inO AQUA
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The crescent-shaped beach at Playa SÃ¡mara is famous for its calm waters. The area is popular with a wide range of travelers: Tico families, backpackers, wealthy tourists and surfers. Village undergoing a transformation from a more relaxed vibe to a more upscale one.
Puerto Jimenez Zoom inO YELLOW
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The Osa peninsula in the far south of Costa Rica is the most remote and primarily known for its unspoiled nature. While there are no exclusively gay places there are some gay owned businesses and informal networks of gays and lesbians.
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Blue Osa Beach front yoga retreat and spa on the Osa
Puerto Viejo Zoom inO BLUE
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Lively and diverse Caribbean town. While there is no particular gay scene there are several gay-owned and many gay-friendly businesses in the area.
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Banana Azul Gay-Owned Caribbean Beachfront
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