When you travel, you look for an exciting destination that will offer a true experience, while keeping you safe. Now, when you are an LGBT Traveler, you look for all that and you also want to make sure that the country you will be visiting will not only be safe for you as an LGBT traveler but also welcoming.
These are some of the countries that have earned their title as LGBT friendly:
It was the first country in the world to recognize same-sex partnerships (1989) and it legalized same-sex marriage in 2012. CID Gallup branded it one of the “Top Best Places in the World for Gay People to Live”.
The country legalized same-sex marriage way back in 2005. Its current Prime Minister is openly LGBT welcoming and the cities of Vancouver, Montreal and especially Toronto, have thriving gay life!
According to CID Gallup, the Netherlands is considered the most welcoming LGBT country in the world. It´s first gay bar opened in 1927 and the rest is history, as they say! It´s Pride Parade attracts more than 500.000 visitors each year.
It was the first (and only, for now) African country to legalize same-sex marriage in 2006. Cape Town is where you may find the richest LGBT life.
It legalized same-sex marriage in 2010 and became the first Latin American country to do so. Argentina is Amor (is Love) is their motto to attract LGBT travelers from all over the world, and along with Uruguay: it is most definitely one of the most LGBT friendly countries in the American continent.
Now, has Costa Rica joined this list of LGBT welcoming countries in the world? It is certainly the best place for LGBT travelers visiting Central America. Here´s a link to our “How Inclusive is Costa Rica” blog. If you like traveling with your partner, download our “Everything LGBT Couples should know about Costa Rica”, for insights on great places for marriage proposals and Destination Weddin