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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

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    What to Expect
    We'll pick you up from your hotel and drive to a hidden spot next to the enchanting El Salto waterfall near downtown La Fortuna. Upon arrival to your Costa Rica Cooking Class, you'll learn about the farm where the fresh cooking ingredients come from. You'll get an understanding of what it takes to get the food from the farm to the table.

    To get started, you'll try your hand at mixing a delicious tropical Costa Rican cocktail we call the “Kiss of the Cacique!” You will then start the cooking process of a traditional Costa Rican “Casado.” Get ready to chop as you learn how to cook up some Tico-style "picadillos," tortillas and "guisados" for a delicious traditional sit-down meal and plenty of captivating conversation.

    After dinner, relax with a cup of coffee, share some recipes and head back to your hotel to dream about the scrumptious food you'll hopefully recreate back home! This is the perfect, interactive Costa Rican Cooking class.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
    2: Hunters & Gatherers Costa Rica, 702, Alajuela Province, San Carlos La Fortuna Alajuela CR 21007, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We can pick you up from your La Fortuna hotel or you can meet at our office in downtown La Fortuna, 100 meters West of the Central Park on the west side of the Church. The Coking Class takes place at our exclusive riverside location at Hunters and Gatherers.

    Returns to original departure point at approximately 8pm
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Cooking class
    • Dinner
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 5 years old.
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please let us know if you have any allergies or food restrictions. We have options for gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, etc,
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We arrived to a beautiful property and our friendly chef, Catherine. There was only three other girls on our course as well as us two. We started with an explanation of what we would be cooking and eating, the cultural importance of the certain foods we would be preparing. We
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    My husband and I paid for this class 1 1/2 hours before taking it! To our surprise, we were the only ones in the class! We had so much fun with our 2 instructors. We made a tasty Costa Rican drink with guaro, brown sugar and lemons. We learned how to make Costa Rican rice,
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    My husband and I couldn't be more thankful for the wonderful time we had learning to cook a traditional casado with our guide, Katherine. The meal turned out delicious and there was plenty of food for seconds for our six-person class. We learned how to make a delicious cocktail
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    As a person that loves to cook, I always look for an opportunity to explore local cuisine. The Desafio cooking class was a great experience. Eli, our host, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The meal we prepared was complex, incorporating several local ingredients and
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    Miss Elly, Your welcome made us feel at home. We were looking for a personal experience and you were wonderful!! When we come again we need more lessons so we look like we know what we are doing. Even though we weren't great dancers you made us laugh and most of all we had an
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    Key Details
    • Desafio Adventure Company
    • Duration: 2h 30m
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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