Our scrumptious vegan menu at La Luna Restaurant

Posted on June 29, 2017 · Posted in Dining and Wellness, Gaia Hotel and Reserve

Great news! La Luna Restaurant at Gaia Hotel & Reserve now offers a full vegan menu including delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner options. Even some desserts, yes, you heard right… and, even if you are not vegan and just want to try something new, now you can! Choose between a variety of dishes and come try our amazing vegan ice creams!

What does vegan mean?

To be a vegan means to not eat or use any animal by-products. Veganism is a lifestyle that one chooses for themselves. There is a version of veganism to suit everyone. Yet one thing all have in common is a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat (including fish, shellfish and insects), dairy, eggs and honey – as well as products like leather and any tested on animals.

Why have a vegan menu?

Preventing the exploitation of animals is not the only reason for becoming vegan, but for many it remains the key factor in their decision to go vegan and stay vegan. Having emotional attachments with animals may form part of that reason, while many believe that all sentient creatures have a right to life and freedom. Specifics aside, avoiding animal products is one of the most obvious ways you can take a stand against animal cruelty and animal exploitation everywhere. However, there are many other reasons why going vegan is a beneficial decision which you may like to read more about.

At GAIA, we have acknowledged the choice many of our valuable guests have taken to follow a vegan diet and as we do want everyone to feel special at GAIA – our full vegan menu will offer you fabulous options to dine with friends and family that may not be vegan.

Gaia’s Favorite La Luna Vegan Dishes

Vegetable Soup with Curry and Ginger

-          This is a result of a traditional Caribbean recipe, made with curry, ginger, coconut milk and rice noodles.

Mango Tartar with Avocado

-          A delicious recipe made with finely chopped ripe mango, with avocado, tomato, and spices.

Pasta with Broccoli and Almond Sauce

-          This succulent dish is prepared in a base of tender broccoli, coconut milk, almonds, and spices.

We hope these dishes have already activated your taste buds. You may review our dinning options here. If you like to make a reservation during your stay at GAIA or in Manuel Antonio please contact us at