Ella International Lesbian Festival announced that it will take its 2019 edition to Costa Rica, making it the first-ever lesbian festival to take place in Central America. The world-famous party, which this year takes place in Mallorca, Spain, brings together culture, music, art, and sports for “…the modern lesbian woman.” The festival is expected to attract some 2,000 women from all over the world.
This will also be the first year that the party will take place outside of Europe.
“We organize this event to bring visibility to the lesbian and bisexual woman, and offer a unique tourism offer. We focus on the cultural exchange an getting to know the country we are in, the gastronomy and culture”, commented Kristin Hansen, CEO of Ella.
“We want to show the country that LGBTI tourism has an real economic impact. This demographic of visitor spends three times more on average than the rest, and their priorities are wellness and the purchase of goods”, commented Julio Cesar Calvo, President of the Costa Rica Diverse Chamber of Commerce.