Finca Amanecer - Sunrise Farms

Overall rating: 3.5 stars 2 Reviews
An eco-CommUNITY that serves vegetarian, vegan, raw and some non-veg diet. Meals available by request, for guests as well as tourists. Intimate Eco-Lodge experience with breakfast at hostel prices. more-less
150 meters S of the London Bridge, Londres de Quepos
Quepos, Costa Rica 06350


First Review by Morwinyon
  • vegetarian

taste & look before you book

Posted on 02 / 22 / 2014

The map is misleading. It is NOT in Manuel Antonio, it is NOT in Quepos, it is NOT a restaurant, it is NOT an eco- community, and it is NOT pure vegan nor vegetarian. In fact it is an expat runned temporary B&B in a tiny off road village, that also serve fish and meat. There are better alternatives nearby the main route, especially around Dominical.

Pros: could be interesting when u like expat talks!
Cons: they serve also fish and meat, cats and dogs in the kitchen, no menu; in fact: daily surprise plate
  • vego

    The map is already corrected by Happycow :D

  • Croissant

    I was there last year and I wonder why HappyCow lists this property. It is an outdated (but expensive US$ 40) hostel, with a simple breakfast. Nothing special for vegetarians. Also, the charged dinner is not distinguished: local vegetables with fish, meat or omelette. There was no tofu or seitan provided.

  • vegan

Elena makes it easy to be vegan abroad

Posted on 09 / 17 / 2013

Traveling abroad can be super tricky with dietary restrictions, especially when there is a language barrier. My husband and I visited Costa Rica a few years ago, and we found Elena's little compound by searching for vegan-friendly hostels on the internet.

The place is adorable and beautiful. I loved our room. The shower was a little twitchy, but it's a farm compound in the middle of a rural area in a foreign country. It worked, which is a lot more than I can say about some places I've stayed. I've read other reviews complaining about bugs. If bugs bother you, don't go to a rural area in a foreign country, seriously guys.

The FOOD was the best part. Elena cooked exciting vegan meals for us almost every day. Even when we went out, she was often with us, and so served as an interpreter to explain our vegan needs. I am quite certain that if she had not been with us, cooking and explaining, we would have eaten nothing but beans and rice for the duration of the trip. We were there over my husband's birthday, and she even baked a fantastic vegan carrot cake that was so excellent and amazing I still think about it.

If you are vegan and want to go to Costa Rica, this is the place to be, I swear. Elena knows all the great tourist things to do in and around Quepos as well. And for all the food and personal attention we got, this was a great deal.

Pros: reasonably priced, delicious vegan food, beautiful surroundings
Cons: Bugs, but only if you're lame


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