"I stayed at Villa Roca, Colours Oasis, and Casa 69 that are all gay or gay friendly and were great. The pool at Villa Roca is amazing! Colours is a little far from downtown and the scene, but the super nice staff and hotel. I took…"
"I just got back from Costa Rica at the end of April. I was there for 10 days and also traveling solo. I had no problems at all and never felt any issues with safety. The people were all very friendly. It was a great trip.…"
"My first visit is coming soon also. April 19-28. I am staying at the Colours resort also, but only my last 2 nights. First 2 nights at the Villa Roca in Manuel Antonio. Then a couple in San Jose to day trip to Arenal volcano. …"
Skip the cruise and cruise in Puerta Vallarta instead. If you get along with your sister, convince her to skip the cruise and relax in PV. I stay at the Vallarta Cora which deservedly has a reputation of halfway between a hotel and a bathhouse, with a small clothing optional "pool" in the courtyard, and a patio that gets very, very dark at night time. Many Mexicans buy day passes so they can mingle with the guests.