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Manuel Antonio- Best Gay Friendly Beach in Costa Rica
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PRIDE PARADE JUNE 21, 2020
Costa Rica will have their pride festival events starting June 20 to June 27, 2020. They will be offering arts and culture events, music, entertainment, lots of parties and a Pura Vida Pride Parade. Gay pride events are getting more popular in Costa Rica every year. They serve to make the community more visible as it's hard to discriminate against someone when you know them! And they serve as celebrations for the community. In 2019 over 14,000 LGBTQ attended the San Jose, Costa Rica Pride Parade and events. They know how to party and enjoy in Costa Rica. Learn to salsa dance and go to any of the gay nightclubs in San Jose. After enjoying the Pride Parade and San Jose visit Manuel Antonio, Osa rainforest or a Volcano area. There are many beaches in the North or Caribbean areas to explore and enjoy. Manuel Antonio is called the “Best Gay-Friendly Beach in Costa Rica”. There will be events happening in Manuel Antonio before and after the Pride Parade. This is a partial list of pride events we know of. If you know of others or of this year's date for any of the events, please email CRNature@aol.com to contact us and we'll make sure to add them to the list.
2019 PRIDE PARADE, SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA
Manuel Antonio Beach
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ADULTS-ONLY RESORTS & HOTELS
If you’re looking for the perfect adults-only hotel or resort in Costa Rica, start with these from our preferred deluxe and luxury suppliers list. Whether you stay at one or more of these fabulous resorts, your adults-only vacation is sure to make memories of your stay with tours, sunset views, nature and flora at its best, and an unimagined trip found in Costa Rica’s paradise. Visit the Drake Bay, Osa to feel like you’re in the Garden of Eden. Get a break from the day-to-day grind in a kid-free environment with all the features and services designed specifically for a grown-up getaway, whether it be a romantic getaway or a trip with friends. These are all deluxe luxury Adults Only properties. If you’re looking for an All Inclusive Adults Only Resort we have them for you. Some are listed below or can be added on with their meal and beverage plans.
There are many All Inclusive Adults Only Resorts, they are larger, with over 100 rooms. Some allow smoking, which we tell clients, and usually do not use for that reason.
NAYARA SPRINGS VILLAS -ADULTS ONLY - Arenal La Fortuna
Arenal Volcano is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, especially for families. Even so, it is possible to have a more adult-focused stay without someone’s kids splashing their way through your hot springs experience. Nayara Springs Villa Resort is the adults-only sister to the Arenal Nayara Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel designed with adults in mind. Each villa at Nayara Springs is surrounded by thick, tropical vegetation creating a secluded hideaway for honeymooners and couples who crave privacy.
The private thermal plunge pool eliminates the need to visit any of Arenal’s hot springs, which are frequented by families and day-trippers from San Jose. Visit the wine bar at Arenal Nayara next door for a pairing, or try out the innovative cuisine at the Asian fusion restaurant. Nayara Springs featuring 35 luxury villas, is a unique, exclusive boutique property with unparalleled personalized service and all the amenities of a 5-star resort. It is consistently rated as one of the best hotels in Latin America and the world*. It has been acclaimed time and again by travel industry professionals and is adored by all its guests. Your turn to get spoiled and pampered; Every villa is a hidden oasis, tucked into lavish tropical gardens, with eclectic, colorful interiors and carefully designed details. /p>
The highlight of each villa is a private terrace offering spectacular volcano views and a chance to relax in your very own plunge pool. Once rejuvenated from soaking in the thermal waters of this spring-fed oasis, you can relax in the outdoor hammock or your lavish canopy bed overlooking the pool. Taking personal service to another level; As soon as you settle in your villa and are ready to decide on your activities, whether they are simple dinner and spa arrangements or any type of off-site activities, your personal host will be there for you to make it all happen. Anything you may wish for, just ask—if it’s in the realm of achievable, this is the place where you can ‘consider it done’. Amenities like no other; All the basics, such as A/C, cable TV, and safe, are covered, and then some. Rooms are equipped with a complimentary minibar featuring soft drinks, snacks, and selection of local beers and rum. The minibar is restocked daily. You have a choice of indoor and outdoor (paired) rain showers, and a towel warmer rack you never knew you needed before using it. Laundry is complimentary (!), just let the staff know when you need it done. You can also enjoy the privacy of your villa during breakfast. If you opt for this service it will be served on your terrace.
Villa Buena Onda Adults-Only, All-Inclusive - Playas del Coco
As an adults-only, all-inclusive boutique hotel in Guanacaste, Villa Buena Onda. Secluded Boutique Hotel with a la Carte Meals Included. Offers a choice of eight luxurious rooms. Ideal for couples and honeymooners, families are welcome as well—but only if all members are at least 16 years old. The villa is situated on a lush hillside overlooking Playas del Coco, near three gorgeous beaches. Activities include canopy zip lining, scuba diving, and sailing, white water rafting, surfing and hiking.
Pacuare Lodge –South East Costa Rica
A Proud Member of “Unique Lodges of the World” One of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World, the Pacuare Jungle Lodge is a unique and adventurous property in the secluded jungle. For couples seeking alone time, love rafting, and want to completely disconnect in a jungle setting—this is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Families with mature teens over 14 years old, no children.
Casa Chameleon Hotel Adults-Only Luxury and Beachfront Seclusion
On Northern Pacific Coast
A truly romantic getaway setting -With its secluded location and intimate villa accommodations, Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas is ideal for cultivating romance. Each villa comes with its own personal saltwater plunge pool and ocean views. Book a couple’s massage, walk the miles of beach at sunset or enjoy delicious local cuisine in the open-air restaurant Sentido Norte. Let your love flourish in this coastal jungle retreat. The benefits of staying in a small hotel With 21 private villas, this adult’s only hotel is both welcoming and comfortable. In a small hotel, there is no overcrowding and the volume level is much lower than what you would find at a large all-inclusive family resort. These private villas are tucked into nature with a network of paths connecting them to communal areas. Plus, the level of service can be perfectly customized to you. Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas makes for an ideal escape to promote relaxation, rejuvenation and a sense of peacefulness.
Jardin del Eden Great Value, Incredible Ocean Views – Tamarindo
Jardín del Eden Adults Only Boutique Hotel With a private beachfront lounge area has been designed for couples and singles looking for a kids-free vacation. Located in the heart of Tamarindo, 143 meters away from our private beach garden and from the Diria Grand Boulevard, this Boutique Hotel offer quiet & fresh minimal style accommodations surrounded by inspiring multi-level gardens. Welcome to the paradise!
Jardin del Eden Beach Garden Set just behind Tamarindo Beach, Jardin del Eden Boutique Hotel is a kids-free hotel ideal for couples in search of a quiet retreat. Relax poolside in a private cabana or in the exclusive gardens set behind the white sand beach of Tamarindo. Order a drink at the beach bar and take in sights of Tamarindo or book a relaxing massage in the gardens. Jardin del Eden also offers complimentary beachfront yoga from their beach garden three days a week in the morning. Activities abound in the Tamarindo area. Surfing, sport fishing, sailing, golf, tennis, canopy tours, horseback riding, mangrove boat tours, national park tours, and one-day volcano tours can all be arranged in advance.
Issimo Suites Boutique Hotel, Spa & Waterfront Reserve; Adults Only
Manuel Antonio Quepos
Offers intimacy and elegance for your romantic escape. Each suite includes a Jacuzzi bath tub for relaxation and enjoyment, as well as a majestic ocean view overlooking a pristine pacific cove. A plush king size bed, sofa, and room service from our boutique restaurant await your arrival. Breakfast in our boutique ocean view restaurant is complementary for our guests. Relax and have lunch in a lawn chair by the pool with a tropical beverage. Sunset or candlelight dining with a glass of wine will finish every day with romance. Indulge yourself with a massage in our spa after a day of adventure on one of our many tours or beaches. Spa offers full services for your relaxation and enjoyment. Our Manuel Antonio romantic hideaway suites access adjacent sandy beaches with a walk to the cove or famous Park and beaches. Located in Manuel Antonio, Quepos. Close to the reserve, beaches and many fine restaurants with things to do and enjoy or just relax.
Hotel Makanda by the Sea - Manuel Antonio Quepos
As an adults-only, secluded rainforest retreat, Hotel Makanda by the Sea offers the opportunity to experience the natural beauty of the tropical jungle in true luxury, including the Shanti Spa. Guests can stroll the beaches of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast and the Manuel Antonio National Park is only a couple of miles from the resort, where 350 species of mammals, birds, insects, reptiles and, of course, marine life can be found. Breakfast delivered to your room daily is one of the perks of this boutique adult’s only hotel on the Central Pacific coast. Makanda’s newly-renovated villas are embedded into the rainforest to give you a comfortable luxury experience without compromising on nature. The Manuel Antonio National Park is just 5 minutes away by car and the Damas Island Estuary mangroves just 15-20 minutes, allowing you to get a taste of Costa Rica’s biodiversity. Dining poolside as the sun sets over the Pacific.
Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio, ADULTS ONLY - Manuel Antonio Quepos
Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio, ADULTS ONLY luxury 5-star boutique resort located in paradise! In fact, as a 2015 World Travel Award Nominee, it lives up to all expectations and promises to leave you in AWE. Located in the pristine forest, it provides guests with breathtaking views of surrounding rainforest and wildlife. Of course, this exotic resort will not fail to impress. It creates an ambiance of natural relaxation and supreme luxury at its finest.
Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio and Reserve Amenities. The Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio presents to the guest all that is desirable. Memory foam beds to lay your worries to rest. All accommodations feature cable television, air conditioning, portable telephones and internet connectivity. By all means, step out on the Balcony, sit in your private bathroom jacuzzi. Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio is your sanctuary. Also, with several luxurious accommodation types available. This Green Hotel called Gaia; you will find the perfect getaway for your vacation to Costa Rica.
Facilities at Hotel Gaia and Reserve; On-site restaurant, room service 24/7, rainforest spa, full-service gym. Also, the availability of a many more services tailored to the individual guest. Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio has the highest reputation for wildlife conservation and preservation of endangered fauna. Want to have the wedding of your dreams here or cater to a conference? The facilities at Gaia Hotel and Reserve can hold the space for any event, small or large. Luxury 5-star boutique resort located in paradise! In fact, as a 2015 World Travel Award Nominee, it lives up to all expectations and promises to leave you in AWE. Located in the pristine forest, it provides guests with breathtaking views of the surrounding rainforest and wildlife. Of course, this exotic resort will not fail to impress. It creates an ambiance of natural relaxation and supreme luxury at its finest. Gaia Hotel Manuel Antonio and Reserve Amenities.
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Banana Azul Hotel, Puerto Viejo – Southern Caribbean
While most families are vacationing on the Pacific coast, adults would be wise to check out the less-trodden southern Caribbean coast. At Banana Azul Hotel you’ll enjoy an adults-only atmosphere in a lively location. Choose between the main building’s rustic oceanfront rooms or the Villas Verde with private plunge pools. Banana Azul’s beachfront location allows you to be as mobile or stationary as you please. A 10-15 minute walk down Playa Negra will bring you to downtown Puerto Viejo, but drink service at the hotel means you can stay put if you so choose. It’s all about the flexibility to play things by ear, as with most matters in the south Caribbean. Bike rentals are available through the tour desk and the best way to explore the beaches of the South Caribbean. Start from the hotel and ride down the main road to Playa Cocles, Punta Uva, and on to Manzanillo. This scenic coastal ride takes you 13 km down the coast to Gandoca-Manzanillo National Park, where you can snorkel, hike, and enjoy more pristine beaches.
Casa Chameleon Hotel, Mal Pais – On Tip of Nicoya
Ultra Luxury Villa view The Nicoya Peninsula is pretty remote compared to other areas of Costa Rica. It is best accessed by plane, and most roads are still unpaved. Perhaps too much of a jaunt for some, the laid back stretch of rugged coast on the peninsula’s southern tip is the perfect off-the-beaten-path hideaway for others. Between Santa Teresa and Cabo Blanco is Casa Chameleon Hotel, a collection of private villas designed to showcase the rugged scenery of the southern section of the peninsula. It is best reached by domestic flight, followed by a 4×4 transfer on the area’s (mostly) unpaved roads. Thanks to the extra effort it takes to reach this sweet spot, you can be sure that you won’t see many families vacationing around here. The Casa Chameleon experience is built around privacy and personalized service. You can count on this both on and off the property – the hotel is known for its excellent local tours. Try your hand fishing, cooking lessons, cultural tours, horseback riding, and of course, surfing.
HOTEL AGUAS CLARAS - ADULTS-ONLY - PUERTO VIEJO (East Coast)
HOTEL AGUAS CLARAS Adults-only, hideaway-cum-beachfront arts boutique steps from Playa Chiquita on Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast. Set just a hop and a skip from the golden sands of Playa Chiquita in Puerto Viejo, Aguas Claras is the only five star hotel on Costa Rica’s sun kissed Caribbean Coast. Nuzzled amidst tropical gardens beside the ocean, ours is a sustainable luxury destination where nature, arts and community harmoniously intertwine. The life work of a local Costa Rican artist, Hotel Aguas Claras offers modern, characterful accommodation, with every corner of the boutique resort designed to deliver the Caribbean experience at its very best.
A unique combination of exuberant wildlife and crystal clear beaches frames the Aguas Claras complex, our boutique hotel located on Playa Chiquita, Puerto Viejo. The hotel is made up of 6 bungalows that house different capacities, along with 6 themed suites (Pavlova Sweets), all designed to deliver the Caribbean experience at its very best. Luxuriously modernized; but keeping its Victorian-Caribbean style, each bungalow is carefully decorated with recycled materials, recreated furniture and found objects. Along with different contributions of artists friends, each space is designed to awaken the senses of its guests and thus, that the natural beauty that surprises them on the outside, is reflected in every decorative detail inside. In addition to accommodation that redefines the concept of barefoot luxury, our guests will be able to taste the best of local and international cuisine in our restaurant, enjoy an afternoon of calm in the pool, explore our botanical gardens or completely disconnect in Casa Gandhi, our space for yoga and meditation.
Oxygen Jungle Villas, Uvita- South Pacific
An hour south of bustling Manuel Antonio is a quiet retreat tucked away in the rainforest. Oxygen Jungle Villas is an adults-only hotel jungle experience unique to the South Pacific region of Costa Rica. Couples massages and spa treatments are a specialty here, making it a must-visit if R&R is at the top of your vacation priority list. The Balinese-style villas were designed to create a connection between every couple’s accommodation and the jungle that surrounds it, resulting in a tranquil rainforest bungalow with luxury amenities. Breezy linens create the ethereal atmosphere that lulls guests down to ultimate relaxation levels. From Oxygen, couples can trek to nearby waterfalls or arrange a trip to see the Whale’s Tale at Marino Ballena National Park
Rancho Pacifico Hotel, Uvita - South Pacific
On the South Pacific Coast, Rancho Pacifico Hotel offers a remote eco rainforest escape to guests over 18 years of age. Set high up in the lush mountainside, Rancho Pacifico Hotel has unparalleled views over the rainforest canopy out over the famous whale’s tail on Uvita Beach. Contemporary design, tropical cuisine, a unique treetop spa, infinity pools, and private suites and villas define the Rancho Pacifico experience. On and around the property, guests might encounter tropical birds, sloths, monkeys, iguanas, tapirs, and more. Venture off the property for whale watching, horseback riding, rafting, surfing, snorkeling, coffee and chocolate tours, organic farm tours, and mangrove tours.
Kura Design Villas, Uvita- South Pacific
KURA LUXURY ADULTS ONLY RESORT –UVITA - Adults in search of quiet luxury should consider retreating to Kura’s stylish villas, perched on the cliffs high above Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. This sleek boutique resort showcases modern design, a stark and stunning contrast to the rainforest that surrounds it. Like something out of a magazine, Kura Design Villas‘ infinity pool blends seamlessly with the ocean in the distance, creating an endless sea of blue to gaze upon as you relax with a drink and soak up the sun. Sometimes, it is impossible to tell whether you’re looking at the pool, the ocean, or the sky. If you prefer to have your toes in the sand, Uvita’s beaches which are just as unforgettable as the poolside scene. There are only 8 villas at Kura, so even when the hotel is full guests can expect an intimate and exclusive experience. Not to be outdone by the architecture, the human element at Kura is impressive as well. Personalized service and premium amenities are consistent throughout your stay. Through it’s environmental awareness efforts and sustainability programs, Kura represents a new generation of hoteliers leading the way for intelligent luxury travel.
Kura Design Villas, Uvita - South Pacific
Kura is an exclusive upscale boutique hotel in Uvita, on the Southern Coast of Costa Rica where the rainforest covered mountains tumble on to pristine beaches. Built on an impressive mountain ridge, Kura's tropical minimalist architecture provides a luxurious jungle experience and breathtaking Pacific ocean views. Kura is part of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels and Lodges
Kura is a proud member of the Cayuga Collection of Sustainable Luxury Hotels & Lodges. Through it’s environmental awareness efforts and sustainability programs, Kura represents a new generation of hoteliers leading the way for intelligent luxury travel.
The Most Glamorous Romantic Resort in Costa Rica
A boutique, adults-only hotel high in the Uvita rainforest. Kura is an exclusive destination in its own right. Our 8 Luxury Suites, tropical minimalist design, and panoramic views set the stage for ultra-personalized luxury, relaxation, and privacy. Welcome to our tropical utopia.
“The most glamorous romantic resort in Costa Rica”– Forbes Magazine
Adults in search of quiet luxury should consider retreating to Kura’s stylish villas, perched on the cliffs high above Costa Rica’s southern Pacific coast. This sleek boutique resort showcases modern design, a stark and stunning contrast to the rainforest that surrounds it. Like something out of a magazine, Kura Design Villas‘infinity pool blends seamlessly with the ocean in the distance, creating an endless sea of blue to gaze upon as you relax with a drink and soak up the sun. Sometimes, it is impossible to tell whether you’re looking at the pool, the ocean, or the sky. If you prefer to have your toes in the sand, Uvita’s beaches which are just as unforgettable as the poolside scene. Kura by Cayuga Collection in Uvita provides adults-only accommodations with a garden, a bar and a private beach area. Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The accommodations provides room service, a concierge service and currency exchange for guests. The units at the hotel are equipped with a seating area. Guest rooms will provide guests with a wardrobe and a coffee machine. Guests at Kura can enjoy a à la carte breakfast.
The restaurant at the accommodations serves Caribbean and Seafood cuisine. You can play billiards at Kura, and car hire is available. Playa Hermosa is 12 mi from the hotel, while Dominical is 14 mi away. The nearest airport is Palmar Sur, 28 mi from Kura, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip. There are only 8 villas at Kura, so even when the hotel is full guests can expect an intimate and exclusive experience. Not to be outdone by the architecture, the human element at Kura is impressive as well. Personalized service and premium amenities are consistent throughout your stay.
A FEW ALL INCLUSIVE RESORTS -ADULTS ONLY DELUXE ROOMS, AREAS & POOLS
The Westin’s Adults Only Royal Beach Club-Spa & Golf Resort
North Pacific Riviera
This adults-only section offers exclusive access to the hotel’s club lounge, where guests enjoy coffee and beverages, evening cocktails, and social bites. Also included in the Royal Beach service is access to a private pool, exclusive restaurant privileges, 24-hour room service, complimentary internet access, and personal concierge service. These fine touches bring the all-inclusive experience from typical to extraordinary. Just an hour south of the Liberia airport, the Westin is a great way to start and end any adults-only vacation.
The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an All-Inclusive eco-friendly retreat, located between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of the North Pacific Riviera of Costa Rica, our secluded vacation spot is a perfect balance between unrivaled luxury and local culture, giving our guests an unforgettable vacation experience. Our All-Inclusive experience includes all meals, drinks, use of the Fitness Center as well as entertainment, options including non-motorized water sports, daily activities, and nightly events. All-inclusive resorts are convenient and therefore a popular option for families. In order to accommodate kid-less travelers, the Westin Playa Conchal of the Guanacaste region created an exclusive adults-only club. The hotel’s Royal Beach service affords an added touch of luxury and service in an exclusive area of the hotel property.