Sun and Surf from Luxury Resorts to Backpacker Crash Pads

The dryer Guanacaste coast is for sun lovers and contains the majority of large chain properties. But the smaller towns have a lot of charm and as you go further south onto the Nicoya Peninsula the vibe becomes more casual and the climate gets more tropical.

Samara / Nosara and Tamarindo are some of the principal towns of interest to LGBT travelers. Further south the towns of Mal Pais, Montezuma and Santa Teresa have a fun backpacker and surfer style.

If you need transport from San Jose or Liberia to the Guanacaste Coast or Nicoya Penisula towns, there are regular buses and shuttles as well as turboprop flights to Tamarindo, Nosara, Punta Islita and Tambor. You can see all the transport options between any two points in Costa Rica on our transport planner.

Places in Guanacaste

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Tens of thousands celebrate Pride 2019 in Costa Rica

San José — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets Sunday afternoon to celebrate Costa Rica’s 10th annual Pride Parade. Among the participants was Costa Rica’s President, Carlos Alvarado, who marched holding a sign that read, “Never again will you walk alone.” See article.

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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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