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Vegetarians traveling to Costa Rica

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Vegetarians traveling to Costa Rica

My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to Costa Rica in early May. We are going to stick around the Rainforests and Arenal region. Anyway, my boyfriend is vegetarian (does not eat any meat or seafood) and I am vegan (do not eat any meat, fish, eggs, or dairy). I was wondering how hard it will be when we are traveling. Any other veggies travel to Costa Rica have any thoughts? Thanks

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1. Re: Vegetarians traveling to Costa Rica

There are a few Indian restaurants in San Jose where you can get vegetarian meals and there are also some Chinese restaurants scattered around the country (tell them you eat "like a monk" so they know it has to be vegetarian). I'd be careful at many of the local restaurants as they often cook their rice with lard and/or chicken broth.

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2. Re: Vegetarians traveling to Costa Rica

Typical Costa Rican meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) come with rice, beans, and fried plantains. Fresh fruit smoothie type drinks are available but since you don't eat dairy order them without milk. I'm not vegetarian but I hope this info helps.

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3. Re: Vegetarians traveling to Costa Rica

My gf is a veggie and she had absolutely no problems eating in CR. The CR diet is very basic anyway, so rice and beans is ubiquitous - veggie or otherwise.

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4. Re: Vegetarians traveling to Costa Rica

Look for places that have eco-tourism. There are some places that have organic farms that you can stay at that are vegan such as Cascada Verde which is near Playa Uvita.