About a quarter of Costa Rica is made up of nature preserves. Jutting out into the ocean, this thickly forested peninsula has some of the easiest wildlife viewing on the planet. In a morning, without venturing too deep into the undergrowth, you are practically guaranteed to see iguanas, sloths, anteaters, and three types of monkeys.
Overview Costa Rica is on the leading edge of the gay rights movement in Central America, with the capital city of San Jose home to a fledgling gay bar and club scene. But nothing shows off this trend better than lovely Manuel Antonio, a coastal beach town that has become the Costa Rican version of Key West. Because Costa Rica remains a socially conservative, Catholic country, the LGBT communities here tend to be rather discreet, but no so in Manuel Antonio, where seeing boys holding hands on the street is common and accepted.
Surfed at the north side of the beach. Had a phenomenal time and one heck of a work out. This is one of several beaches in the area, large, uncrowded, great waves, shade from coconut palms
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The most popular national park in Costa Rica, the Manuel Antonio National Park is the most visited park in the country. Created in and encompassing an area of around hectares, this park is among the most diverse and beautiful places in the region. Considered to be among the tiniest national parks in Costa Rica, what this park lacks in size, it makes up for in stunning natural beauty.
Zack is a recovering technical recruiter who traded in his suit and tie in Silicon Valley for salsa music and a passion for writing in Medellin, Colombia. When not writing for AllTheRooms you can find Zack with his nose in a book, puttering around nature, or getting ultra-competitive while watching Jeopardy. Last Updated on April 12,
One of the most popular tourist destinations in Costa Rica, this Central Pacific region of the country is home to beautiful beaches and incredible wildlife. The region is fairly small, with one major road connecting the biggest town - Quepos - at one end with The Manuel Antonio National Park at the other end. Most all restaurants, bars, and activities are easily accessible from this road, which makes visiting both convenient and stress-free. Quepos is considered the second largest gay scene outside of the capital, San Jose.
Playa Playitas 9. Playitas can be found by walking north past the end of Playa Espadilla and crossing over two sets of rocks. Gay people typically meet at the far end of this beach.
Costa Rica is on the leading edge of the gay rights movement in Central America with Manuel Antonio being one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica — this central pacific region of the country is home to beautiful beaches and incredible wildlife. The region is small, with only one major road connecting the biggest town — Quepos- at one end with the Manuel Antonio National Park at the other end. If you come to Costa Rica, you will not just come to club.