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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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