Travel To Costa Rica

If you mention gay travel to Costa Rica, you will hear many good reports from gay communities all over the world. Anyone who has visited this beautiful part of the world will tell you that it truly is a piece of paradise. Costa Rica is a Central American country which is bordered by Nicaragua, the Pacific Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea.

The sea water is pristine, the surrounding beauty is breath-taking and the laid-back pace is seductive. This little nation plays host to no less than 1.5 million visitors every year. The weather is greatly varied for such a small country. In the highlands, it is cold while in the Central Valley and San Jose, conditions are spring-like all year-round. The Pacific and Caribbean coasts are hot throughout the year.

The best time to visit Costa Rica is in the dry season which starts in December and ends in April. The locals call this ‘verano’ which means summer. There are tropical jungles with wildlife and exotic vegetation, volcanoes, and waterfalls. This is one of the most gay-friendly, peaceful countries in the world.

There are lots accommodation options. These range from hotels and motels, to inns, spa resorts, and Bed and Breakfasts. Most of these are owned and run by gays. Gay people are especially welcomed in the areas of Arenal, Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Jaco, and San Jose.

If you want to really splash out and spoil yourself at a high-end resort, the Tabacon Grand Spa will not disappoint. Although this is a mainstream establishment that caters for people of all sexual orientations, there are many reviews from gay patrons who have great things to say. It has the most amazing spa facilities and is located right near the area’s famous natural hot springs.

When first arriving in Costa Rica, many gay travelers stay the first night at Colours Gay Resort, San Jose. There are two reasons for this – the first being that it is close to the airport. Reason number 2 is that the staff is very friendly and helpful and can give you lots of tips about other regions of Costa Rica worth visiting. They will tell you where all the best bars, nightclubs and other entertainment facilities are.

Having said this, don’t see Colours as just a stop-over. This is a fine boutique hotel that offers a full service and is sought-after by guests from all over the world. In a gorgeous tropical atmosphere, facilities include a solar-heated pool, a secluded spa, and a private sundeck. It is centrally located on the Boulevard Rohrmoser which is just 15 minutes away from the cultural precinct.

Accommodation options for gay travel to Costa Rica also include a variety of excellent backpackers’ facilities. Most have their own pools, internet and wi-fi, coffee and tea makers, 24 hour security, and licensed bars. Enjoy discounted shots, cocktails and draft beer during Happy Hour between 5 and 7pm. There is no shortage of excellent international restaurants in Costa Rica which have regularly have live music, or a DJ, and fun theme nights.