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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a safe and comfortable travel experience, allowing our fellow Timid Travelers to explore Costa Rica with confidence regardless of any food sensitivities, intolerances, or allergies you may have.

We customize your Costa Rican vacation to YOU. Whether you’re looking for adventure and excitement, relaxation and tranquility, or a little bit of both, we tailor your trip to give you the perfect vacation – WITHOUT the stress of having to figure out where you can eat safely. 

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Here at Zaney Travel our goal is to share the necessary education and teach the necessary skills that enable our fellow Timid Travelers to explore Costa Rica with confidence.

White water raft on the Savegre River. Bask in the natural beauty of Peace Lodge at La Paz waterfall gardens. Venture the islands with a ziplining or bird watching excursion!

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Let us take the work of planning a vacation off your hands so you can live it up, worry-free.

We have a firsthand understanding of the stress and anxiety that gluten free travelers experience when exploring a new country. As someone with Celiac disease himself, Zane is highly experienced in celiac travel and navigating Costa Rica with a severe gluten allergy.

No matter your food allergies, intolerances, or sensitivities, you can travel worry-free with Zaney Travel.

When you book your trip with us, we will discuss your dietary needs, and any concerns or travel anxiety you have that may be holding you back from fully enjoying your Costa Rican adventure.

Whatever your fears may be, we work to minimize them. We offer solutions to alleviate your concerns and reduce traveling stress – WITHOUT taking away from an authentic, memorable experience exploring Costa Rica.

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How We Help to Ensure a Gluten Free Costa Rican Adventure

If you have celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity, we want to help you spend less time worrying about where you can eat and what you can eat, and more time indulging in delicious Costa Rican foods.

Prior to your trip, we’ll send you a questionnaire to get some background information on your dietary restrictions and concerns. 

Whether you have celiac disease, a minor gluten intolerance, or you just hate gluten—hey, we don’t judge—you deserve to enjoy a worry-free adventure in Costa Rica.

How We Advocate For Our Guests

We give you the tools to translate your needs in the native language, save you time spent researching restaurants, save you money spent at unnecessarily expensive restaurants, in order to minimize travel anxiety associated with your food sensitivity.

I always felt comfortable and safe while being immersed in the local culture and cuisine! My child and I both have celiac disease, so being able to rest assured that she was safe and not going to be exposed to gluten and become ill during our trip meant the world to me.

  • Kitchen Inspections

    We can inspect kitchens to ensure that the restaurant you select is gluten-free compliant. We have established connections with staff at the restaurants we frequent, and are happy to take this step to ensure your comfort and safety.

  • Notify Restaurant Staff

    Talk to the chef, waiters or waitresses before you arrive to notify them of your specific intolerance, sensitivity or allergy.

  • Make Recommendations

    We recommend tried-and-true, authentic restaurants that we’ve either been to ourselves or have trusted advisors we communicate with who deem the food celiac-friendly.

  • Provide Our Celiac Card

    We provide you and the restaurant chef with a gluten free travel/information card that communicates your needs in their native language.

  • Advise

    We will advise you on the glutenous offenders that we know of in various foods, so that you can avoid them.

  • Research

    We research the restaurant you plan to eat at beforehand to notify the chef of your allergy, and to advise you on the delicious, gluten free options available.

Gluten Free Travel

Traveling to Costa Rica with a gluten sensitivity, gluten allergy, or Celiac disease can sound quite daunting without the right travel consultant by your side. We get it.

Many people who have celiac disease, a gluten sensitivity, or a gluten intolerance have travel anxiety—and understandably so. We have firsthand experience traveling with food allergies and sensitivities while navigating through the diverse, natural regions of Costa Rica. 

Celiac disease and/or food allergies shouldn’t stop you from exploring the world. We want to help you break free from the confines of your food allergies and/or sensitivities. You deserve to travel with confidence in knowing that your trip won’t be dampened by a bad reaction. Let us advocate for you while you enjoy a stress-free vacation experience.

The trip was a perfect mixture of activity and relaxation. Our guide was very knowledgable of all of the local wildlife and plant life, which was absolutely breathtaking. As someone who had never left the US before I expected to feel some anxiety during the trip, but it was so well planned that I felt safe and worry free the whole time! This was, hands down, the best vacation I've ever had!

Expert Guidance

Our team of experts work diligently to make sure that we meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

When you book a trip to Costa Rica with Zaney Travel, you get an incredible experience guided by none other than Zane Greathouse. Zane is the founder of Zaney Travel, and has been traveling to Costa Rica for over 25 years. 

Zane is passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience in the hopes of inspiring others to recognize the beauty in life through unforgettable adventures.

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Zane Greathouse is the founder of Zaney Travel, and has been traveling to Costa Rica for over 25 years! Learn more about Zane here.

Ready to take the next step in booking your stress-free dream vacation?