Costa rican dating culture
There is one exclusively gay hotel and many gay friendly ones and a couple of gay bars. Back in the day it was in a isolated cove, everyone was naked and pretty much anything and everything happened there.
Nowadays a hotel has been built there so it's not quite as special but the far end of the beach is still the gay spot to hang out and many people still go nude.
I brought by Ipod touch with me so I could get online (wifi at hotel).
I didnt try using my cell phone because I didn't want to incur additional charges.
But this country is richer than its neighbors (50 years without an army will do that) and has a life expectancy longer than the United States (a public health care system and a much less stressful lifestyle will do that).
Yes, like everywhere, this exists, but I don't find it much more prevalent than back in the States.You might hear Te quiero ("I love you", sorta although literally "I want you") sooner than you expect.However, Te quiero is rather less strong than Te amo (I love you) so don't fret too much.Check your attitude about the developing world on the plane on the way here.
Yes, if you're pushing 50 with a belly the size of Lake Erie and a cute Tico boy wants to suck your pinga then maybe he's in it for something else.But don't be too manipulative either: if you're here for a vacation fling and no more, then say so.