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.

Places in Mountains and Volcanoes

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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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