Gay Scene - Costa Rica
Costa Rica is the most gay-tolerant/gay-friendly country in Central America and a highly recommended destination.
There is a sizeable gay scene in the capital city of San José, with bars, clubs, saunas, restaurants, and an Internet café, as well as a gay hotel and beach in Quepos, on the Pacific coast. In Costa Rica, gay travelers need to keep in mind that although the country’s constitution protects homosexuals, the Catholic heritage of the national culture still leads to some personal condemnation. While this is mostly a personal and family issue for Costa Rican gays and lesbians, travelers should exercise discretion, especially outside of San José and the small enclave in Quepos, is advised.
The gay scene in Costa Rica is one feature that makes the country attractive; but, of course, the main reasons to visit the country is the magnificent natural wonders that abound. Take advantage of adventure packages, ecotourism excursions, and more.