Eco-Friendly Costa Rica is Gay Friendly Too

Author: , February 9th, 2019

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If there’s one thing Costa Ricans value above all else, it’s community. Pura vida is more than a friendly motto written on hats or T-shirts for tourists to buy at souvenir shops. Directly translated as “pure life,” it is closer to American ideas of the “simple life.” And in Costa Rica, the concept is part of their heritage and runs deep in the soil. The phrase is a reminder to not sweat the small stuff and instead focus on things that matter: friends, family, and most importantly, love.

In a country that’s home to five million people and nearly a thousand species of birds—including two of my favorites, the keelbilled toucan and the scarlet macaw — pura vida permeates through every experience you have. Whether you’re staying at a fancy resort or hiking on a crowded trail, you’ll find pura vida is a shared human language that transcends differences and unites those who embrace it.

For many LGBTQ people living in Costa Rica, social norms have noticeably shifted in recent years, thanks to wider visibility in smaller communities. While the country is widely known for its environmental efforts (embracing eco-tourism early) and lack of an army (the nation instead chooses to invest its money in agriculture) and Catholic traditions, citizens are still hungry for social progress.

By David Artavia – Full Story at the Advocate

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Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel – Gay Friendly Playa Tamarindo Hotel

Author: , September 2nd, 2016

Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel Tamarindo Costa Rica

Periodically we’ll feature one of our properties here to let our readers know about some great gay friendly places to stay:

Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel (Adults Only 18+) began construction four years ago and opened its doors three years ago in the center of Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica.

This very private and discreet boutique hotel was designed as a spacious modern oasis surrounded by tall green walls, secured key pad entry points and security cameras and personnel to provide comfort, beauty and security. The modern contemporary architecture combined with old world hospitality create an ambiance of serenity and comfort.

The owners have travelled and lived in many magical destinations and decided to create a modern contemporary destination that would be built using the very finest environmentally friendly building materials and implement green sustainability practices in the daily operations of hotel.

The property features the only UV non-chlorinated pool in the area, spacious second level restaurant and exercise area, complimentary vegetarian breakfast options, complimentary concierge service, pool floats, surf boards, beach cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, snorkel gear, coolers & beach chairs. This boutique property is an excellent choice for adult couples, friends or groups seeking the comfort and personalization found at a B&B and the space and amenities of a contemporary modern boutique hotel.

Our guest will usually describe their experience with us as a charming, zen vacation in a private oasis in the center of our very active beach town.

See the Tamarindo Bay Boutique Hotel Expanded Listing on Purple Roofs Here

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New Green Travel Site Focuses on Eco-Friendly Lodging

Author: , April 28th, 2011

Green TravelAre you looking to be more environmentally friendly with your travel but don’t know where to start? If that’s the case, you should check out the website Green.travel, which was created to connect green-minded travelers with travel companies that share eco-friendly values.

The great thing about the site is that it doesn’t just evaluate hotels, tour operators, or activities, but provides helpful recommendations on all aspects of your trip.

While providing a thorough directory of sustainable travel companies from all over the world, it also uses a “Five-Green-Suitcase Rating System” to rate companies based on the progress they’re making to incorporate sustainable principles into their operations and policies.

Full Story from Passport Magazine

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