Central Pacific

The central and south pacific coasts have a variety of lush tropical beaches from the well-developed tourism of Jaco and Manuel Antonio to the remote nature experiences of the South and Osa peninsula. The Manuel Antonio and Quepos area is the main area of interest for travelers interested in a gay scene at the beach and some nightlife options but many other beach towns have a LGBT presence as well as spectacular nature.


Over 1000 km of Pacific Coast to Explore

There’s a lot to explore on the Pacific Coast so we’ve split up our destination pages into the following:

Manuel Antonio and Quepos

The Gayest Beach Scene in Central America. Manuel Antonio National Park and the area around has been a magnet for LGBT travelers for generations and continues to offer the widest variety of LGBT options outside the central valley.

Central Pacific Coast

The towns of Dominical, Puntarenas, Jaco and others have much to explore.

Guanacaste and Nicoya

The Guanacaste Coast and the Nicoya Peninsula have some of Costa Rica’s most well-developed tourist infrastructure and a wide variety of places to visit from backpacker/surf towns to luxury resorts.

Osa and Southern Costa Rica

Wild and remote, this is where you come to get away from it all. Definitely more monkeys than people.

Places in Central Pacific

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Couple marries in Costa Rica

A couple of New York decided to travel to Costa Rica for marriage. This is Dacia Kwiatkowski and Rachel Chase, who are residents of Brooklyn, New York, United States, and joined civilly in Cahuita. The ceremony was attended by 37 people between family members and friends of the couple. Came to marry in national territory because it was here where he organized his …

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Gay wedding planned in Costa Rica

The Inter-American Human Rights Court published an opinion Jan. 9 stating that all of its signatory countries should provide gay couples with the same legal rights to marriage as heterosexual couples. See article.

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Inside Costa Rica’s Pride

Back on January 9, the Inter American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruled that all its member states, including Costa Rica, must recognize same-sex marriage along with the same rights that heterosexual couples enjoy. See article.

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