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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!

Highlights

  • 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

Cooking Class with a Local Costa Rican Family

Cooking Class with a Local Tico Family

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 mamón 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.

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