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

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Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Departure Point
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
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
  • 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 cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amy M wrote a review Feb 2020
Idaho54 contributions9 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from DesafioAdventures, Marketing at Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"
Responded 9 Mar 2020
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.
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Con wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts30 contributions5 helpful votes
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!
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from DesafioAdventures, Marketing at Costa Rica Cooking Class "Cook Like a Local"
Responded 16 Mar 2020
Hi Peter! Thank you soo much! We’ll share your comments with Ali. Hope to have you back again! Pura Vida
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C B wrote a review Jan 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia14 contributions8 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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SEdaca wrote a review Dec 2019
Calgary, Canada63 contributions65 helpful votes
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
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Date of experience: December 2019
alexaria wrote a review Nov 2019
Silver Spring, Maryland92 contributions17 helpful votes
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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About the operator

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By: Desafio Adventure Company
Van, boat, van
Booked the van, boat, van from Arenal to Monteverde, professional service, stopped for break toilet on way
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Amazing! Exciting! More than expected! We did the river Combo Tour that included the hike to the falls and on the h
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Incredible Adventure with Canyoning Lost Canyon
This will take your breathaway with each and every step of the adventure. The guides I had - Ronny, Joshua, Gustavo
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You won’t be disappointed
Extremely fun tour, we had a great time and felt safe the whole time and the guys made sure of it. The guides were
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Sebastian R
Just like being a kid again!!
It was like going back to being a child. WOW what a tour, you rappel down waterfalls, you walk among a river, jump
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What a Thrilling experience!
This was such an awesome adventure! This is now my second time doing this Canyoning excursion and it was my husband
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Loved our white water rafting experience!
My husband and I had SO much fun on our white water rafting trip! We had never done it before, so were a little ap
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Birds by Lake Arenal
Our guide, Francisco, took us on a walk along a path near the lake, pointing out various different birds along the
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Fun times in the canyon
Two Canadian families with teenagers went rappelling in the Lost Canyon for the day, in mid March 2020. The staff w
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Fun trip for all skill levels
Terrific trip with wonderful guide who kept the trip exciting and informative. All of the logistics ran smoothly an
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Osvaldo was amazing for this combination tour!
Osvaldo was extremely knowledgeable, patient and went above and beyond, making sure we saw things we wanted to see.
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Great time, a lot of fun!!!!
A great and organized white water rafting trip . Good rapids and we had an excellent guide (Oscar). Nice views f
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Excellent Tours!
Recently did the La Fortuna waterfall tour and the sloth tour with Desafio and both were excellent! Our guide, Fran
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Arenal to Monteverde bus-boat-bus transfer
Efficient transport to get you across Lake Arenal. We got picked up at the scheduled time and door-to-door from the
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Great fun!!
This was such a fun activity. This tour had a bit of everything. Rappelling was easy and well explained. The scener
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Key Details
  • Duration: 2h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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