Sexual tourism is no longer seen as the sleazy underworld of Costa Rica and in recent years the rise in sexual tourism in this little country is being attributed to increases in number of women traveling in search of a hedonistic vacation. Like sportfishing, sexual tourism is just another part of many tropical economies. Like many tropical destinations in the western hemisphere a vast majority sexual tourists arrive faithfully in Costa Rica from the US and Canada every week of the year. In Costa Rica prostitution is legal. Sexual tourism is a money generator and nowhere is it more prevalent than the sizzling little beach town of Jaco located only about one hour from the main international airport in San Jose on the central Pacific coast.
Sexual Tourism Thrives at Hotel Cocal and Casino in Jaco Beach Costa Rica
There are hotels , bars, sports clubs, night clubs, and massage parlors that are well-known for their prostitutes. The arrangement of services and payment must be between the client and the sex worker. The repercussions for doing it any other way are very severe. Costa Rica maintains a zero-tolerance approach to engaging in sexual activities with minors.
Great place for a guys trip. Def not a family location! I'll be back often. There is plenty to do there as well.
However, aside from eco-tourism which Costa Rica is so celebrated for, it is also a popular vacation spot for people who wants to catch some action or are looking for a nighttime company; bluntly speaking it is famous for sexual tourism or prostitution and places like the Hotel Cocal, Jaco Beach. Do not stress, prostitution is legal and is not really the sleazy underbelly of Costa Rica. It is a big part of the Costa Rican economy and is patronized by locals and foreigners alike. There are certain prohibitions though; although prostitution is allowed, pimping is not and only women of legal age may sell sexual favors.