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Puntarenas: The port town of Puntarenas

Not just Manuel Antonio!

Manuel Antonio and Quepos are the big draw for LGBT visitors to the Pacific side and don't miss them. See the full listing and info page for Manuel Antonio here. But there are also other destinations to consider when traveling this area.
•  Dominical is known for it's surfing, with some of Costa Rica's most consistent waves. There is a growing fun town and a good variety of beaches to hang out on.
•  Puntarenas is a somewhat gritty port town known mostly as where you catch the ferry to the Nicoya Peninsula but there's a good sized community there and a gay bar to check out.
•  Jaco is mostly known as the closest beach to San José and for it's straight party scene. Look for the boys online though.

For the Northern part of the Pacific Coast check our page for Guanacaste and Nicoya. For the Southern part of the Pacific Coast check our page for Southern Costa Rica and Osa Peninsula.

If you need transport from San Jose to any of the Pacific Beach towns, there are regular buses to all as well as turboprop flights to most destinations. You can see all the transport options between any two points in Costa Rica on our transport & travel planner, or just use the Live Chat.

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Las Aguas Jungle Lodge

A gay destination in the rugged mountains of the Southern Pacific Zone. Adjacent to the lodge are the waterfalls - twin 40-foot-high falls located in a preserve of tropical forests, rivers, cascades and swimming holes and a natural water slide. The main lodge has deluxe accommodations, café, bar, nightly movies and Wi-Fi. Pool, spa and workout center are in the gardens.
 2296-1880, 305-677-9807 from USA
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Bar Salón Jiménez

Gay and lesbian bar.
 8633-2607 / 8405-4227
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