Traveling with food allergies, or traveling with children who have food allergies, is a cause of genuine concern for many people. Not knowing where to eat and what to eat to avoid an allergic reaction is often a source of travel anxiety that discourages people from traveling to Costa Rica—or any other country they haven’t ventured.
Your food allergy travel concerns and hesitations are completely valid.
That’s why we offer these trips! To allow our friends with food allergies, intolerances, and sensitivities the opportunity to travel worry-free. We work with our staff and vendor partners in Costa Rica to minimize these concerns, and remove the barriers that limit you from seeing the world.
We want you to know that you can still enjoy an authentic Costa Rican adventure with food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, or even picky-eating preferences!
Food allergies and sensitivities are incredibly common! An estimated 5% of adults and 8% of children are affected by various types of food allergies, including:
Whatever your specific trigger, preference or diet may require, we can help you to make informed choices on your meals and avoid specific ingredients.
People who travel as pescatarian, vegetarian or vegan in Costa Rica can maintain their lifestyle without considerable limitation or restriction. That’s because traditional Costa Rican food naturally includes a lot of vegetarian and vegan dishes! Authentic Costa Rican recipes are fresh, healthy and simple. (Fortunately for celiac and gluten free travelers, authentic Costa Rican food doesn’t typically contain common allergens or gluten as fillers).
If you’re a picky eater, or you have a child who’s a picky eater, you don’t have to feel discouraged or hesitant when planning a trip to Costa Rica! Let us do the work. We’ll save you the stress of hunting for restaurants or specific meals that comply with a strict diet.
When you book a trip with Zaney Travel, we’ll send you a questionnaire to fill out about your food preferences or allergies. We don’t want you to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or anxious. It’s okay if your food restriction isn’t technically an allergy; we’ll still treat it as though it is. We will provide you with personalized guidance to minimize your anxieties and meet your needs—no matter how specific they may be.
Here’s what we can do to help you travel worry-free with food allergies:
While there are many other gluten-free cards for Celiacs available, we prefer our version because it speaks to the culture of Costa Rica – which is friendly and helpful.
There are two sizes, 4×6″ and a bi-fold half page, both of which can be printed and cut for your convenience.
Hello, I need your help, please.
I have a disease called celiac disease. If I eat foods that contain gluten, I will get very sick. I am very careful about the foods I eat.
If you are not sure if the food is gluten free, please tell me.
I can eat many other things that you might prepare here, such as beans and rice, cheese, corn, eggs, fruits, meat and fish, milk, potatoes and vegetables.
Thank you very much!
Fill out the form to be redirected to download the cards. A link will also be emailed to you (be sure to check your spam folder if you haven’t received it).