Costa Rica Vegan Travel Guide

Costa Rica Vegan Travel Guide

One day in Territorio de Zaguates – The land of the stray dogs

In Costa Rica, it’s estimated that there could be around one million stray dogs in the streets. These dogs have a really hard time in the streets; they can be victims of animal abuse, hit by cars, and suffer from […]

Guiones, Nosara and San Juanillo beach, a must go! in Costa Rica

Hola! So this time I went to Playa Nosara, located in the north pacific side of Costa Rica. I got there by driving like 4 hours and 30 minutes from San José, but if you are thinking of going to […]

Costa Rican Vegan Fair and Farmers Market

Hey! Hola again, last time I said that I was going to talk a little bit more about veganism in Costa Rica and I also mentioned something about the farmers market, so here we go. Well, vegans in Costa Rica, […]

About Me – Vegan in Costa Rica

Great! This is my first post for VeganTravel, so if you are going to read anything that I could write in the future, the best thing is that you can know a little bit about me. I´m not used to […]

Vegan Dining in Costa Rica

Vishnu Restaurantes Vegetarianos

Vishnu Restaurantes Vegetarianos is a chain of vegetarian restaurants committed to customer service and satisfaction. They serve vegetarian and have some vegan options on our menu as well.

Búlali Artesanal

Búlali prepares healthy food sourced from local ingredients. Our vegan options are clearly marked on our menu.

Café Kracovia

Café Kracovia offers clearly labeled vegetarian and vegan food on their menu. There are several options available.

Ravi Gastropub & Cafe

We believe in the soul of a good meal, in satisfaction of an alcoholic beverage, and in the magic of a good table of friends. We believe in organic ingredients, in the work of the artisan, and in experimentation. We […]


Neshuma is a vegetarian restaurant offering vegan options for diners. Vegan options are clearly marked on our menu.

El Chante Vegano

El Chante Vegan is a restaurant that offers a whole world of gastronomy for vegetarians and vegans love good and sophisticated tastes. All our dishes are prepared at the time, so you can always enjoy fresh food with the best […]

Mantras Veggie Cafe

A vegetarian cafe with vegan options in San Jose, Costa Rica.


Susbida opened their doors in San Jose, Costa Rica in 2011. They offer delicious vegetarian food that is good for your health and the planet.


Luv Burger is a plant-based fast food restaurant. Our motto is by reducing meat consumption, we are “Saving the world one burger at a time!”

FCH Sweetness

FCH Sweetness strives to bring the best sweet and savory cuisines of the world to your palate. Not only will the taste impress you, but so will the creative presentation and originality of each recipe. We provide custom products both […]

Robin’s Cafe & Ice Cream

In a traditional rancho surrounded by a tropical garden, we bring you a wide selection of vegetarian food, hearty breakfasts served all day and delicious sandwiches on our homemade whole wheat foccacio. We make 9 vegan flavors of sorbet and […]

Loving Hut Costa Rica

Loving Hut offers Costa Rican and fast food all without products of animal origin … because compassion and love towards other beings and the planet begins on our plate.

Places to Stay in Costa Rica

La Kukula Eco Lodge

La Kukula Lodge is in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, in Playa Chiquita beach area, next to the best beaches in Costa Rica’s South Caribbean Coast and to Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Park and Jaguar Wildlife Rescue Center. Our lodge was designed following […]

Saladero Eco Lodge

Saladero is more than just an ecolodge, it is also our home. You are our guests in this magical and pristine part of Costa Rica (accessible only by boat!). Join us and learn about our sustainable way of life. Sleep […]

Puerta de Jade

Puerta de Jade B&B in Costa Rica is a little vegetarian retreat center, and guesthouse in the mountain, near the famous Poas Volcano. You may reserve one of the 4 bedrooms, and have vegan breakfast, dinner or lunch. We offer a […]

Villa Fauna

Villa Fauna is a vegan bed & breakfast located on a lush mountain above the town of San Mateo (1,500 ft up), in the Central Valley of Costa Rica. Our 2.75 acre land offers an incredible ocean view of the […]

Farm of Life, Costa Rica

Farm of Life invites you to join in a group retreat, or to create your very own healing vacation. From January – April, choose from a variety of yoga, raw food, eco-adventure and wellness retreats facilitated by inspiring facilitators. (see […]

Lands in Love Hotel & Resort

Hotel Lands in love – Tierras Enamoradas is an environmental and animal friendly zone. 280 acre of eco resort, located in a hidden valley in the middle of a cloud forest. We are 19 friends of many years, all of […]

Animal Sanctuaries and Care Facilities in Costa Rica

Territorio de Zaguates – The Land of Stray Dogs

Territorio de Zaguates is a no-kill dog sanctuary where we do not believe in euthanasia as a solution to the problem of abandoned dogs in Costa Rica. Our mission is to find a home for all the dogs that are […]

The videos and blogs on this page were contributed by members of our vegan community who recently traveled to South America and graciously shared their travel experiences. Follow your fellow vegan travelers as they explore Costa Rica compassionately, meet local vegans and other vegan travelers, and share the amazing vegan food they find during their travels! They share the sites they visited, the places they stayed at, vegan shops they found, and the sites and activities they enjoyed during their time in Costa Rica. Some also visit animal sanctuaries in the countries they travel to and kindly share the stories of the animals they meet. Join our vegan community and share your travel adventures with our global vegan community and collectively we can show the world how easy it is to be vegan and travel compassionately.

Special thanks to Josué Arguedas Vargas for his extremely helpful blogs and for contributing his lovely photos of San Juanillo and Volcan Arenal.

Costa Rica Vegan Travel Tips

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  1. Diana 2 years ago

    Hi! Can anyone recommend a travel agency from Costa Rica which is familiarized with vegans?
    Thank you!

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