saigonhouston
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:11 am

Greetings,
I am planning to travel to Costa Rica (IAH-SJO) in April. Since I've never been in Central America, I was wondering what i can expect on gay nightlife, hotels, sight-seeing and beaches. Thank you for your input and recomemdation.

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aa61hvy
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:18 am

In terms of the gay nightlife etc. I have no idea, but for beaches check out Manuel Antonio National Park, its like $3 USD to get in..Quiet tranquil beaches, if you walk around you can even find a secluded beach. It's amazing. This is on the Pacific side of CR...

We took Sansa from SJO to Quepos-it's like a 25 min plane ride.
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adh214
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 3:42 am

I visited Costa Rica a few years back and we stayed at a gay hotel between Quepos and Manuel Antonio. There is a gay beach in the area as well. I will try to get the name for you this evening.

One thing you can't miss is Tabacon. It is a resort and hotel. While not a gay hotel, my partner and I did not receive even a side ways glance when we visited.

http://www.tabacon.com

The resort has thermal springs that create all sorts of pools to relax in. It is unbelievable. Very Garden of Eden-esque. If you can't afford to stay at the hotel, you can still visit the resort for $40 a day. However, I strongly recommend staying at the hotel.

Have a great time.

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adh214
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Wed Feb 07, 2007 10:09 am

Ok, I found the hotel in Quepos. It was the Hotel Villa Roca.

http://villaroca.com

This was a lot of fun. The runs were very nice by Costa Rican standards and each had a very affordable mini bar. The pool is clothing optional except at breakfast (thank goodness).

Have fun,

Andrew
 
saigonhouston
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:43 am

Ahd214..Thanks for the info. The Tabacon hotel looks pretty nice. I also had a membership with the leading hotels of the world, so I might try to book this hotel for the weekend. A few friends also mentioned about hotel villa roca however, nothing had been finalized yet. I am also planning to stay in San Jose (capital) for 2 nights.
What is the distant between Tabacon hotel and Hotel Villa Roca? Thanks again

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aa61hvy
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 12:48 am

I should clarify I went with my girlfriend (at the time) when I was in Manuel Antonio  Wink
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adh214
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 1:30 am

Quoting Saigonhouston (Reply 4):
What is the distant between Tabacon hotel and Hotel Villa Roca?

We took a van transfer between Tabacon and Villa Roca and it took most of the day, 4 to 5 hours. The roads twist and turn a great deal so it is not possible to drive over 30 mph most of the time. I would fly if possible.

If you have to pick, go to Tabacon instead of Quepos.

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Thu Feb 08, 2007 2:38 am

Quoting Adh214 (Reply 6):
Quepos.

If I recall Quepos is much closer to the beach than Tabacon. I'm a beach bum so that appeals to me more.
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:21 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 5):
I should clarify I went with my girlfriend (at the time) when I was in Manuel Antonio

You and N1120A sure work hard at convincing this board that you both have "girlfriends"

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aa61hvy
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 3:57 am

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 8):
You and N1120A sure work hard at convincing this board that you both have "girlfriends"

I just wanted to make it clear...JCS17 is my witness, he has met her!  Wink
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:19 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 1):
In terms of the gay nightlife etc. I have no idea

 
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Thu Feb 08, 2007 4:47 am

Quoting AA61Hvy (Reply 9):
Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 8):
You and N1120A sure work hard at convincing this board that you both have "girlfriends"

I just wanted to make it clear...JCS17 is my witness, he has met her!

OK and Rock Hudson was married briefly as well.
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