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Vegetarian/Gluten Free

My husband and I are staying at Nayara Springs in October and we both have dietary restrictions. Think we'll be able to find food easily around the resorts and town? What about out on the tours etc?

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1. Re: Vegetarian/Gluten Free

You should be fine. The three most popular foods are rice and beans, corn tortillas, and beans and rice.

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2. Re: Vegetarian/Gluten Free

Do be prepared to explain that you mean no chicken or fish when you say you are vegetarian. Otherwise as CanaTico says the corn based products and piles of rice shouldn't prove an issue for you. There are gluten-free pastas etc available in the more up-market supermarkets now, whereas a few years ago they were unheard of, so you can certainly buy products.

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3. Re: Vegetarian/Gluten Free

It may be kind of hard but it isn't impossible. Do you speak Spanish? It may be a bit harder at local sodas but really you should be fine even if you have a basic grasp of the language.

There is a great and fun local hang out called Lava Lounge Bar & Grill (http://www.lavaloungecostarica.com/) that I know has a lot of variety of dishes and vegetarian options. The owner also has a cooking class (www.costaricacooking.com) that is held near the La Fortuna Waterfall that is a lot of fun if you are into cuisine and I'm sure he'd be able to make special dishes to any dietary restrictions :)

Good luck!!

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