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Emilios Cafe
Great food, music, and desserts. It is known for its stunning view of Manuel Antonio Park and bay and delicious fresh made food. Also known for quality live jazz entertainment on many weekends. Located beside Plaza Vista next to La Lambretta Pizza.  Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner, except closed Tuesdays.

Rafael's Terrazas Seafood Restaurant

Rafael's is a long-time gay friendly location with contemporary fusion, seafood, and sushi. A casual and relaxed atmosphere with Mogambo's Bar upstairs. Also great coastal views and fantastic sunsets.

Gaia Hotel & Reserve - La Luna Restaurant

A truly great dining experience is at GAIA's La Luna. It  offers superb cuisine, with a 180 degree panoramic vista of the Pacific coastline and surrounding rain forest. Perfect for fantastic sunsets. Great wine bar and lounge. Likely to see Macaws flying at sunset.

Restaurants - Quepos/Marina

Z Seafood and Grill

At beautiful Marina Pez Vela, relax and enjoy the most succulent seafood dishes, steaks and drinks inspired by St Tropez and Ibiza beaches. Top quality dining in 5 star setting. Totally LGBT friendly. If desired, free pick up and drop off van transportation from hotel to marina by calling 8860-8331 or 2777-2931.

Manuel Antonio Gay Bars & Restaurants

Gay BarS & Event Locations


Underneath Victoria's Restaurant (big yellow building) on main road at the top of Manuel Antonio, closed Mondays. Noted to be busiest after 10 pm. Friendly video bar with dance floor and live DJ on weekends. Also salsa lessons on Thursdays. Manuel Antonio's 'gay bar' where you can dance the night away!

Mogambo Bar cafe

On main road toward the National Park, 2nd floor above Raphael Terazzas Restaurant. A perfect sunset location for happy hour and order dinner from the restaurant below. Watch for great theme nights such as karaoke on Thursdays. Gay managed and mixed gay/straight clientele. Very LGBT welcoming fun place.

Cafe Milagro Bar

Cafe Milagro is long noted to be gay friendly. Join the bar before or after dinner and enjoy nightly live music. Sample from a great wine list and wide selection of craft beers!

Restaurants - Manuel Antonio

Cafe Milagro
An integral part of the Manuel Antonio community for more than 20 years, Café Milagro continues to reign as champion in providing Costa Rica’s finest coffees and an exquisite tropical cuisine and vibrant lounge with live music. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This friendly and energetic oasis is a must visit and is always welcoming and friendly.

Z Poolside Bistro
Z Poolside Bistro is located on the main road in the middle of Manuel Antonio, just south of Plaza Vista.  Excellent quality dining. Being right next to the jungle, monkeys may be your happy hour or dining companions! The bistro is around a refreshing pool where guests are welcome to enjoy a swim. Home to Sunday Sessions LGBT weekly party - 5 to 8pm.

La Lambretta Pizza

Open daily for breakfast Lambretta Pizza specializes in Italian style pizza baked in a wood fired oven, home made pastas, and a variety of other dishes. Fantastic view! Located in Plaza Vista beside Emilio's Cafe, turn left off the main road at the corner where Plaza Vista is located and you will see the sign.