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La Fortuna: 3-Hour Costa Rican Cooking Class with Dinner

4.2 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

La Fortuna: 3-Hour Costa Rican Cooking Class with Dinner

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company

From US$ 59 per person

Try your hand preparing the best Costa Rican dishes and fully immerse yourself in local culture with this authentic cooking experience. Learn about traditional Costa Rican food and local produce such as yucca, tiquisque, mamón chino, and sugar cane.

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Duration 3 hours
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Spanish, English
Wheelchair accessible


  • Prepare authentic Costa Rican dishes
  • Use fresh, locally grown produce
  • Learn the story behind the ingredients with your expert chef
  • Share stories and recipes while enjoying a delicious meal
Full description
Experience the flavor and culture of Costa Rica as you cook up a tasty local-style meal and enjoy an unforgettable evening of good food in La Fortuna. Arrive at your Costa Rica Cooking Class, located near the enchanting El Salto waterfall close to downtown La Fortuna. Admire the garden and farm where the fresh ingredients are grown and hear the story behind the food from your expert chef. Start your evening by mixing up a delicious homemade tropical Costa Rican cocktail or "jungle juice." Then, with the help of your chef, start cooking some Tico-style picadillos, tortillas, and guisados for a delicious sit-down meal and plenty of captivating conversation. After dinner, relax with your group for a cup of coffee before heading home.
  • Dinner
  • Local chef/instructor
  • Guaro Sour Cocktail
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • WiFi onboard

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    • Insect repellent

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    • Tours will operate in rain or shine
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.2 /5

    based on 17 reviews

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    We had a wonderful time learning and cooking Costa Rican food. Our chef was great at answering any question our group had about certain parts of the dish and the impact it has on Costa Rican culture. The food was delicious and overall was a fun and relaxing activity, especially since the majority of our other activities were hiking related.

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    August 22, 2022

    Cooking was fun as we were only 3 people, but instead of 3 hours, we were done in 2 hours. I would have liked to have looked up, but then it was cleared quickly and the driver of the other two participants was already ready to pick them up. $ 55 is quite expensive

    January 9, 2022

    Our chef was personable and talented in the culinary arts. The food she taught us to prepare was so tasty. Our driver was just as wonderful as he too was a part of our experience. Love, though unexpected, Costa Rican food. Unfortunately I forgot to give our chef my email address so I don’t have the recipes she used. All in all a great experience.

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    October 9, 2021

    Product ID: 342911