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Gay Manuel Antonio

Being a Tourist in Manuel Antonio


The big attractions to Manuel Antonio are its wonderful beaches - rated the best in Central America, tropical scenery, and a completely relaxed atmosphere - Pura Vida!


Manuel Antonio has all of the services that any international tourist destination can offer. Excellent restaurants, bars, tours, site seeing, eco tourism, tropical plants & animals, and a warm tropical climate.


Manuel Antonio is also a safe destination - just as safe as any major city in the US or Canada - with a very open and tolerant population.


If it is your 1st visit, we recommend lounging on the beaches, visiting the national park, a sunset sail and/or an adventure tour and enjoying the restaurant/bar scene in the evening.

Being Gay in Manuel Antonio


Manuel Antonio has had a long history of gay tourism. Some of the first hotels in Manuel Antonio were gay hotels. Much has changed in the area, but LGBT tourism has remained an important part of Manuel Antonio's tourism industry.


LGBT people from San Jose and other parts of Costa Rica come to relax and holiday. The area is know in San Jose as 'the gay beach area.' LGBT US, Canadian, European, and other citizens not only come as tourists but many have stayed to open businesses or to simply retire.


Statutory holidays are very often times planned for gay parties and the gay beach and establishments can become quite crowded. So, plan your trip early.


Gay Manuel Antonio


Gay Manuel Antonio is a travel information source for LGBT travellers interested in travelling to  tropical Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We will help you plan an unforgettable vacation.

All businesses on our site are owned by LGBT people or are extremely LGBT welcoming.


For companies we associate with, we devote our service to marketing outside Costa Rica in the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.