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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local" provided by Desafio Adventure Company

Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"
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Last updated: 28 Aug 2020
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6833TICO
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Cooking class • Dinner
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
2h 30m
Departure details
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
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Hunters & Gatherers Costa Rica, 702, Alajuela Province, San Carlos La Fortuna Alajuela CR 21007, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica An elegant riverside location for an educational and entertaining cooking class to learn how to "Cook like a local!"
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Cooking class • Dinner
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
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
La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela
Hunters & Gatherers Costa Rica, 702, Alajuela Province, San Carlos La Fortuna Alajuela CR 21007, Provincia de Alajuela, La Fortuna, Costa Rica An elegant riverside location for an educational and entertaining cooking class to learn how to "Cook like a local!"
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
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
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4.5
13 reviews
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ekantors
Los Angeles, CA19 contributions
Stay away from this company
This company is shady. After I booked the class I tried following up with the company to see if they can pick me up from my hotel and to find out what time they can pick me up. I literally tried calling, emailing and messaging them through WhatsApp for several days…got ZERO response. I even had viator try getting a hold of them but they were unsuccessful. I ended up having to cancel my reservation or else they would have robbed me of my money and wasted my time. There’s a reason why this class doesn’t have any recent reviews. I would stay away from this company. This is the worst experience I’ve had with a trip advisor activity.
Written 27 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy M
Idaho61 contributions
Amazing class, food, and staff
Jan 2020
This is the second cooking class I have done (first one in Portugal) and it was fantastic.The location is gorgeous and very private right next to a river. The instructor was very professional and friendly. She was great at explaining each step and giving tips to make the work more efficient. The result was a very tasty casado meal! The only suggestion I would make is to email us the recipes after the class. I would love to make casado and they never answered my facebook message to share the recipe.
Written 10 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Amy!!Thank you sooo much for your feedback! We’re proud of our hard working staff. I’m glad you pointed out our delicious food. Thanks for your suggestion i will reboot Facebook and i will send you the recipes. Come back again! Pura Vida.
Written 9 March 2020
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Con
Boston, MA30 contributions
Really enjoyable night and great food!
Jan 2020 • Couples
Ali was our instructor and she was fantastic. We made Costa Rican salad and casado (the “traditional plate”). Making the corn tortillas was a highlight for sure. Great for any skill level. Thumbs up!
Written 12 January 2020
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Hi Peter! Thank you soo much! We’ll share your comments with Ali. Hope to have you back again! Pura Vida
Written 16 March 2020
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C B
Washington DC, DC14 contributions
Fun cooking class
Dec 2019
The location was terrific and great ambiance. The food was very good, but only suggestion is to let the customers do more of the actual cooking rather than watch you.
Written 3 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

SEdaca
Calgary, Canada63 contributions
Relaxing and Fun Cooking and Dining Experience
Dec 2019
Our family (with young adults) took this cooking class one night and thoroughly enjoyed it. The restaurant is beautiful and well set up, the staff was well prepared, the instructions were clear and well organized. In our small group of 5, it was very personalized, enjoyable AND it makes for a great value meal!
Written 26 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alexaria
Silver Spring, MD92 contributions
Lovely typical meal
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 made a lemon cocktail with the national liquor- four feathers. We then made flavored rice, beef and vegetables, salad and hand pressed tortillas. Desert of sweet plantains was prepared for us. The drinks, particularly the Ginger lemonade was also delicious.

The description made it sound like a more “authentic” experience while this was in a very professional set up. We also didn’t get the recipe emailed to us as promised but hopefully this will arrive.
Written 24 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Traveler
Minnesota108 contributions
Fun and Tasty Time with Eli and Dora!
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, casado, picadillo, black beans, tortillas and a salad.
We will be able to bring a little bit of Costa Rica home to share with our friends and family.
Thank you Eli and Dora for wonderful memories of our time in La Fortuna.
It was a new and clean kitchen.
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ashley B
Pittsburgh, PA16 contributions
Don't' Miss This Cultural Opportunity!
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 before cooking and my favorite part was learning how to make tortillas. Katherine also took us to see a beautiful swimming hole with a rope swing called El Salto right next to the outdoor area that we cooked in before we got started. We would do it all over again!
Written 31 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JRLOKC
Edmond, OK52 contributions
Excellent Evening with Eli
Jun 2019 • Couples
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 techniques. I understand this is a new class and I think it will be a hit as they continue to refine their program.

And dinner was delicious
Written 17 June 2019
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Kim L
Waterdown, Canada19 contributions
Fun Fun Fun
Apr 2019 • Couples
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 amazing evening. The venue was a great space!! The cleanliness is number one not only there but Costa Rica overall. Thanks again Miss Elly, keep smiling and laughing. Your cheeriness is a gift.
Written 14 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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