Costa Rica has always been at the forefront of promoting tolerance and acceptance of diversity and it has become by far the most gay friendly destination in Central America.
The following are the reasons why Costa Rica is the perfect gay friendly destination for that perfect gay friendly vacation:
Health System in Costa Rica recognizes Gay Rights
On 2015, Costa Rica´s governmental health system managed by Caja Costarricense del Seguro Social (Costa Rican Social Health Insurance Institute), approved the same health rights for both LGBT and heterosexual couples.
Progress of Costa Rica´s pro-LGBT laws: slow but will eventually get there
Even though a law to accept gay marriage has yet to be approved at Costa Rica´s Parliament (Asamblea Legislativa), on 2015 a city court approved a gay´s union as a common law marriage.
There is still a lot to be accomplished, but eventually we will get there.
Gay Pride Parade or a The March for Diversity
On 2016, the 7th March for Diversity (or Gay Pride Parade) will be celebrate at Costa Rica´s capital, the city of San Jose. Games will be held, prices will be given, and 5k and 10k will be run.
Each year, governmental reps march with the Gay Pride Parade to demonstrate Costa Rica´s Support for the rights of all minorities and of course, of the LGBT+ community.
LGBT nightlife in Costa Rica
In Costa Rica you will find LGBT embracing bars, discos and restaurants.
At beach towns like Manuel Antonio, you will discover an urban style gay nightlife and at least at two of the area’s beaches you will meet with an LGBT cluster.
LGBT couples are welcome all over Costa Rica
Wherever you go, whichever Costa Rica hotel or tour you may chose, you will find an amiable service and a gay friendly attitude.
LGBT couples are respected throughout all our country. And although some hotels are more appropriate for couples (be it heterosexual or gay), at family style hotels you will also feel welcomed.
Romantic gay experiences in Costa Rica
Costa Rica showcases unique experiences for a Costa Rica romantic getaway such as dinning on a floating platform in the middle of the Costa Rica rainforest, or lunching on top of a zip lining platform way above the trees. You can even surprise your partner by proposing at the feet of a light blue Costa Rica Waterfall, or you may enjoy your own Arenal hot springs pool at your fabulous suite.
There are many Costa Rica boutique hotels for couples only. Hotels like Kura, which is located up on a steep hill, features only 6 suites intended for couples only and it is one of the Best Hotels in Costa Rica. Every suite has a spectacular view of Bahia Ballena bay, and the hotel restaurant also displays a bay view and exquisite Costa Rican food. Because it is a small luxury hotel, each couple will feel comfortable: be it LGBT or heterosexual.
It is clear to us that LGBT couples look for the same romantic experiences than any other couple: a spectacular place, a unique journey, a gastronomic experience, fabulous adventures and a 100% romantic getaway in Costa Rica.
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