Colombia has undergone a major transformation over the last 20 years and the society is often considered more tolerant compared to its neighbors because of the diversity within the population. Legal rights and protections for LGBTQ+ people in Colombia are considered among the most progressive in Latin America and same-sex marriage was legalized in April 2016. Colombia’s progressive legal rights and protections have won the destination the title of best LGBTQ+ emerging destination at the FITUR 2017 travel trade show in Madrid, and is one of the reasons why Colombia was considered the Leading LGBTQ+ Destination in South America in 2018, by the World Travel Awards.
New York makes for a perfect weekend getaway, and there are many new things to see. A walk through Central Park is a must. The brand-new Hudson Yards features the Vessel, which you can climb for great views of NYC and the Hudson River. Learn about Stonewall and the history of the LGBTQ+ movement via a walking tour. Check out this guide for budget-friendly tips and tricks in the city that never sleeps.
If you haven’t traveled to Costa Rica yet, it is an absolute must! From sloths to red eyed tree frogs, tarantulas and spider monkeys, you'll be immersed in wildlife wherever you go. Not only that but you’ll find beaches, rainforests, cloud forests, dry forests plus interesting cities and towns - a little something for everyone’s tastes. Costa Rica will be the first country in Central America to recognize same-sex marriage in 2020 and the destination has a variety of LGBTQ+ welcoming places to visit. Click here to view all IGLTA members in Costa Rica.
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