Workshop or class

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

4.3 / 5

21 reviews

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company
Workshop or class

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

Activity provider: Desafio Adventure Company
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From US$ 59 per person

Likely to sell out

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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    What to bring

    • Insect repellent

    Not allowed

    • Pets

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    • Tours will operate in rain or shine
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    Overall rating

    4.3 /5

    based on 21 reviews

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    This was one of our favorite activities in La Fortuna! Kathy was such a fun and knowledgeable teacher, and we had such a great time preparing and enjoying our meal together! Our favorite parts were making the cocktail (which we then ordered at every opportunity for the rest of our trip), and making our own tortillas! The facility was beautiful and clean, as well! Highly recommend!

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    March 26, 2023

    We loved this experience! They picked us up and took us to a cozy kitchen area open to the outdoors. We made a drink, chicken, tortillas, a veggie dish. Kathy was a wonderful host who answered all our questions! Definitely would recommend this experience.

    March 26, 2023

    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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    March 26, 2023

    Product ID: 342911