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Ef Educational Tour To Costa Rica 2012

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My 12 y/o son will be traveling with a group of students to Costa Rica in early 2012. They will go to San Jose, Arenal region, Monteverde, Carara, Sarchi and back to San Jose. I have managed and controlled his diet for the past 8 yrs (even pack his school lunches). This will be his first trip without "mom" along and overseeing his diet. We have traveled to Europe, parts of the US and Grand Cayman so he is comfortable with travel. I am a bit nervous about the food part in Costa Rica, though. I need some reassurance that he will be able to eat more than just fruit and veggies (top on his list - LOL - NOT!!) Is there a lot of fried food, gravies, or is most of it fresh? How about the rice? I will, of course, send some gluten-free snacks, and I told him he would live w/o breads for 8 days.

Thanks, Carol

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I'm not a Costa Rican food expert, but it appears their traditional cuisine is mostly naturally gluten free. Tortillas are traditionally corn. He could be going to a much tougher country. Do a search for Costa Rican food.

richard

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Perhaps this short article will provide you with some insight...

http://www.triumphdining.com/blog/2011/09/02/costa-ricas-celiacs-still-unprotected/#more-8657

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I'm not a Costa Rican food expert, but it appears their traditional cuisine is mostly naturally gluten free. Tortillas are traditionally corn. He could be going to a much tougher country. Do a search for Costa Rican food.

richard

Corn might be traditional, but I find in a lot of these countries they don't cook local food for the tourists or people from other countries. They cater to the tourists' tastes - bread, pasta, pizza, etc.

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