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San Jose, Central Valley


Al Depiste Bar 

Bar La Cueva del Oso 

Bar Margot 

Blue Door Massage 


Buenas Vibraciones Bar 

Casa 69 

Casa Cari

Castilla Bar 

Cinema 2000

 Colours Oasis R...  

Costa Rica Guesthouse 

El 13 

Hispalis Sauna 

Hotel Kekoldi 

La Avispa 

Las Termas de Paris 

Nuestras Letras 

Oasis Erotic Massage 

Parque National

Puchos Night Club 

Secret Garden 


Video Relaxx

XXX Adult World

Zona Rosa 


Alajuela, Central Valley


Quinta Acropolis


Arenal/La Fortuna, Central Highlands


Arenal Bungalows 

La Fortuna Suites  

Lava Lounge 

Silencio del Campo 

 Villa Decary B&B  


Cahuita, Caribbean Coast


Playa Negra Guesthouse 

San Jose   Zoom in
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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.

Top Picks for San Jose:
Colours Oasis Resort Exclusively gay San Jose
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Arenal/La Fortuna   Zoom in
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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.

Top Picks for Arenal/La Fortuna:
Villa Decary B&B #1 on TripAdvisor for Arenal!
Cahuita   Zoom in
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Town with a strong Caribbean vibe and history. The lovely Cahuita National Park is right beside.
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Chirripo National Park   Zoom in
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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 in
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Town popular with surfers, backpackers and adventure travelers.
Manuel Antonio   Zoom in
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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 Sámara   Zoom in
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The crescent-shaped beach at Playa Sámara 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 in
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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.

Top Picks for Puerto Jimenez:
Blue Osa Beach front yoga retreat and spa on the Osa
Puerto Viejo   Zoom in
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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.

Top Picks for Puerto Viejo:
Banana Azul Gay-Owned Caribbean Beachfront
Gecko Trail Adventures We make Costa Rica easy!
Tamarindo   Zoom in
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The Tamarindo and Playa Grande area is home to long empty beaches and reliable sun. Some areas have a straight party vibe.

Chirripo National Park, Central Highlands


Hotel Monte Azul 


Dominical, Central Pacific Coast


Las Aguas Jungle Lodge 


Escazu/Santa Ana, Central Valley


Casa Rainbow Canyon 


Heredia, Central Valley


360 Elements 

R & G Bar, Restaura... 


Manuel Antonio, Central Pacific Coast


Cafe Milagro 

Casa Bosque Verde  

Casa Nelda 

Contempo Manuel Ant... 

Coyaba Tropical B&B 

Gaia Hotel and Reserve 

Hotel Mandarina 

Hotel Villa Roca 

Karma Lounge 


Peace of Paradise 

Playita Gay Beach 

The Falls Resort 


Playa Sámara, Guanacaste and Nicoya


Casa LazDívaz 

La Tropicale 


Puerto Jimenez, South and Osa


 Blue Osa  

Puerto Viejo, Caribbean Coast


 Banana Azul  

Casa Las Brisas 

Casas La Selvatica 

 Gecko Trail Adven... 

KOKi Beach 


Tamarindo, Guanacaste and Nicoya


Blue Trailz 

Hotel Bula Bula 


Zancudo, South and Osa


Coloso del Mar 


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Blue Osa