Lake Arenal and Volcano at sunset

A World of Adventure Awaits in the Highlands Between the Coasts

Eco-tourism, lodges with mountain and volcano views and cloud forests await you in the highland parts of Costa Rica. National parks with hiking, waterfalls and amazing bird and animal spotting opportunities are also highlights. The weather is cooler than the heat of the coasts and there are several small towns where LGBT owned or friendly businesses cater to travelers.

The La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano area is one of Costa Rica's principal tourism spots and has it's share of LGBT businesses as well.

If you need transport from San Jose or other locations, there are regular buses and shuttles to all as well as turboprop flights to several destinations. You can see all the transport options between any two points in Costa Rica on our transport planner.

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Arenal Bungalows

Newly renovated gay owned and gay friendly resort with 10 Cabins. Pool, bar, outdoor kitchen for cook outs, etc. Beautiful full view of Volcano Arenal.
 1-877-218-2651
 Average room rate: $60
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Castle La Corona de Los Santos

Gay owned and operated. Stay in Costa Rica's only Renaissance castle! Sitting on the top of a grand vista is a castle in the clouds that faces four volcanoes. The central location off the Inter-America highway is handy for all the attractions of central Costa Rica. Cartoago and Orosi are only an hour away; Volcano Irazu, an hour; Dominical two hours. Full-service 3 room private castle and gardens with daily, weekly and monthly rates and restaurant. Other services include hair salon and swimming pool for children 5 and under.
 2544 2381
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 Average room rate: $90
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Hotel Monte Azul

gay-owned upscale mountain artist retreat
 506 2742 5222
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Lava Lounge

There are no gay restaurants or bars in restaurants in La Fortuna, but this place is gay friendly and local guys tell us they like to hang out here for drinks or food so maybe you'll meet some locals.
 2479-7365
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Silencio del Campo

Gay friendly hotel given high ratings by gay travelers. Located 5km from La Fortuna at the foot of Arenal Volcano, with awesome panoramic views. Small but cozy hotel is strategically located just a few minutes away from the most popular hiking spots such as the waterfall and Arenal National Park. Relax at your own, private little casita. Each cabin is equipped with two queen-size beds, excellent air conditioning, a personal refrigerator, and a coffee maker. Each features full private bathroom, hot shower and two large windows. Property features two swimming pools, a restaurant, a thermal hot spring pool and spa services.
 2479-7055
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 Average room rate: $180
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Villa Decary B&B

Gay-owned, gay-friendly B&B located in Nuevo Arenal. A birdwatcher’s paradise in a lush, rainforest setting. Spectacular views, 5 hotel rooms, 3 bungalows with kitchens. Gourmet breakfasts.
 2694-4330
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 Average room rate: $109
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