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Cooking Class With A Local Costa Rican Family


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Get a taste of authentic Costa Rican life and cuisine as you join a local family for a cooking class and home-style meal. Along with a guide, visit the home of your hosts outside of La Fortuna and learn about household customs and cooking techniques. Join in the preparation of a typical meal, and then savor the fruits of your labor alongside your new friends!


  • A 4-hour excursion to cook and eat with a Costa Rican family in their home
  • Meet a local family and learn about Costa Rican culinary traditions
  • Learn how to make authentic Costa Rican dishes
  • Eat a delicious Costa Rican dinner with your new local friends
  • Visit a garden and pick vegetables for a fresh salad
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off

What You Can Expect

Costa Rican life is filled with fresh food prepared in the spirit of Pura Vida ? the pure life. Enjoy the Pura Vida spirit and true Tico hospitality with this home visit and cooking lesson. Your guide will pick you up at your La Fortuna hotel for a short drive out to the home of a local family. Learn about the country?s agriculture and cuisine along the way.

Your friendly hosts will welcome you into their home and enlist you in the preparation of a typical home-cooked meal. You might visit the family?s vegetable garden to pick fresh produce for a salad. Learn about common ingredients found in many Costa Rican dishes, such as yucca, the taro-like tiquisque, and the tart fruit mam?n chino. Alongside your hosts, you?ll cook Comida tipica such as rice and beans, empanadas, hearty stew, and fried plantains.? Sit down with your new friends to enjoy the meal and practice your Spanish. With appetites sated, you and your guide will depart for the return trip to your La Fortuna hotel.


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Cooking class
  • Dinner
  • Local guide


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional info

  • Confirmation will be received at a time of booking
  • Minimum age is 13 years

Ticket info

You can present either a paper or mobile ticket for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

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Departure point

Tour departs from most La Fortuna hotels

Departure time



3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Return details

Returns to original departure point at approximately 9pm

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