Costa Rica Sex Tourism
The beautiful Latin-American country of Costa Rica is fast becoming one of the world’s favorite sex tourism destinations. In today’s guide we shall look in more detail at what Costa Rica’s sex tourism industry can offer you.
Attraction to Costa Rica Sex Tourism
Neighboring countries of Brazil and Guatemala have long been known as sex tourism hotspots, however in recent years Costa Rica is starting to overtake them and become a haven for sex tourists around the world.
One of the main reasons that people are so attracted to Costa Rica’s sex tourism industry is because of the beautiful men and women that are available. There are thousands of sex workers operating across Costa Rica and as Costa Rica sex tourism is on the rise so is the number of sex workers and services to choose from.
The cost of sexual services in Costa Rica are also a lot lower than in many other countries – particularly the USA and Western Europe. You get a lot better value for money when it comes to buying sex services such as prostitutes and at strip clubs. Not only that, but accommodation and other necessities are also a lot cheaper than other countries.
Finally, a key reason why people choose to head to Costa Rica for sex tourism is because the laws surrounding prostitution and other sexual practices are a lot less strict and regulated than other countries. For example, in all but one states of the USA prostitution is illegal, whereas it is legal in Costa Rica. We shall look in more detail at the laws surrounding Costa Rica sex tourism below.
Laws and Customs Surrounding Costa Rica Sex Tourism
It is essential that before taking part in any sex tourism that you understand the laws and customs of the country or state that you are visiting – to avoid getting yourself in trouble!
Prostitution in Costa Rica is legal and is very openly practiced across the country – particularly in popular tourist destinations.
The Costa Rica sex tourism industry is also popular with lesbian and gay sex tourists – as in recent years the laws surrounding homosexuality in Costa Rica have become more lenient. Due to a strong Catholic Church presence in Costa Rica, homosexuality is not overly tolerated, however it is legal.
The age of consent in Costa Rica is 15 years of age regardless of gender or sexual orientation. If you are found having sexual intercourse of any kind with a person under the age of 15 you will face up to six years imprisonment.
Popular Costa Rica Sex Tourism Destinations
Sex tourism is widespread across Costa Rica, however there are several hotspots that attract thousands of sex tourists every year. The majority of Costa Rica sex tourism hotspots are located within the red-light districts of the major cities. There are also popular sex tourism destinations along coastal resort towns.
In the capital city of San Jose, one of the most popular Costa Rica sex tourism destinations is the red light district of ‘Zona Rosa’ which is north of downtown San Jose. Here you will find no shortage of sex services of all kinds.
Organized Costa Rica Sex Tours
One of the most popular ways to take part in Costa Rica sex tourism is on an organized tour. As sex tourism in Costa Rica is on the rise, more and more businesses are popping up that offer organized sex tours for foreigners.
By using an organized sex tour you have access to insider knowledge about the Costa Rica sex tourism industry. They can organize all of your accommodation, dates and more – making sure that you get the most out of your vacation.
The easiest way to find organized Costa Rica sex tours is on the internet. A quick internet search will bring back dozens of results that should help you find the perfect organized Costa Rica sex tour.
HIV/AIDS and Costa Rica Sex Tourism
HIV/AIDS is a problem affecting every country in the world, and is at its most prevalent in areas that are popular with sex tourists – including Costa Rica.
Costa Rica has the 68th highest prevalence rate of HIV/AIDS in the world, and nearly 1 percent of all adults are infected with the virus. This rate is significantly higher among sex workers. Always play safe!