Costa Rican Cooking Class

Details & Itinerary

A typical Costa Rican diet contains rice, beans, squash, yams, pejibaye, corn tortillas, papayas, and bananas. Such nutrient-rich foods have been linked to why Costa Ricans, especially those living on the Nicoya Peninsula, are living for longer and healthier leaving. With diest playing an increasingly significant role in our health and happiness, check out these great cooking classes where you can learn how to make many of Costa Rica’s traditional dishes.


What's Included
  • Private 2 hour cooking class with your host Melissa
  • Home cooked meal (lunch or dinner)
  • Non -alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water, coffee, and tea
Sample Menu Items
  • Main – Casado (chicken in salsa, rice, and black beans
  • Main – Ceviche
  • Main – Mango and avocado salsa
  • Main – Picadillo
  • Dessert -Cooked sweet plantains

This is a unique opportunity to visit the home of a local and explore traditional culture and cuisine. Join your host in her kitchen for a hands-on cooking class that will last for two hours. Before you start your cooking class, snack on some delicious mango salsa and then learn to cook 2-3 dishes, that might include ceviche (a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices), Costa Rican Casado with chicken ( a tasty dish of chicken, vegetables and rice) or picadillo (a fragrant stew). After the class, sit down at Melissa’s dining table to enjoy the meal you helped prepare.