Mountains and Volcanoes

Eco-tourism, lodges with mountain and volcano views and cloud forests await you in the highland parts of Costa Rica. National parks with hiking, waterfalls and amazing bird and animal spotting opportunities are also highlights.

The weather is cooler than the heat of the coasts and there are several small towns where LGBT owned or friendly businesses cater to travelers.


A World of Adventure Awaits in the Highlands Between the Coasts

The La Fortuna and Arenal Volcano area is one of Costa Rica’s principal tourism spots and has it’s share of LGBT businesses as well.

If you need transport from San Jose or other locations, there are regular buses and shuttles to all as well as turboprop flights to several destinations. You can see all the transport options between any two points in Costa Rica on our transport planner.

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Costa Rica same-sex marriage

Costa Rica becomes the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage Thousands of people watched a nationally televised celebration as Costa Rica took a historic step forward. At 12:01 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, Costa Rica’s Family Code was automatically modified to remove the sixth item of article 14, which said marriage between people of the same sex was …

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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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