We know what it later became: a scary district besieged by crime and prostitution, particularly of the sexual tourism variety. While you will certainly hear of sex tourism and immediately think of the famous Del Rey Hotel and Casinothis revamped mansion in Barrio Amon has somehow passed many raids with flying colors and has remained open for as long as this Gringo has been making trips to Costa Rica While the sex tourism business has rapidly declined over the last decade, it still exists.
Instead, they came to the capital when prostitution on the beaches had not yet arrived. Money does speak volumes, especially in Costa Rica. It should be noted that prostitution is not illegal in Costa Rica; however, third parties cannot pander or derive proceeds from it.
Golf, four wheeling, a full marina offering sport fishing, and just the luster of having a beach, albeit a black, dirty beach, all attract tourists who are opting to move out of the dingy, smokey, cloudy San Jose bar scene. At the time of the raid, 15 women from Costa Rica and Nicaragua were found on the premises, wearing sexy lingerie in the middle of a sunny afternoon. None of the women ean about being victims of human sa if anything, they complained about police officers interrupting their business activity and scaring away sexual tourists.
Any sport fishermen — err — sex tourist who visits San Jose definitely knows this spot. With a budget price point for a massage and more, even the local Ticos are able to partake in the daily activities at the New Fantasy Massage.