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Pura Vida Cooking Class in La Fortuna provided by Jacamar Naturalist Tours

Pura Vida Cooking Class in La Fortuna

Pura Vida Cooking Class in La Fortuna
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Being a Good Tourist you must “Try and learn to prepare local cuisine.” If you are visiting a new country and you want to learn about its customs and traditions, you need to look into their meals and popular recipes. We are what we eat, so the best way to understand Costa Ricans, is taking traditional cooking classes. Come and discover the Costa Rican kitchen with us. Have fun in this fascinating tour that will allow you to take new recipes home to prepare for your family and friends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
What to expect
  • After picking you up in your hotel, we will take a short drive to “La Finquita”, named for the small self-sufficient farms that are predominant throughout the region. A walk through the farm will show you how our food goes from the field to the table. Together we will gather in season crops that will allow us to create and open book of recipes, awakening your imagination and creativity. Morning tours may include preparing a delicious “Gallo Pinto”, our traditional breakfast, which is a combination of rice, beans, special sauces, garlic, onions, and diced sweet peppers. In addition, you can try to make handmade corn tortillas, and turnovers filled with plantains, cheese, beans, or beef. If you join us for a lunchtime tour, we can prepare Annatto Chicken, which is an easy dish that your family will love. Later in the afternoon, we may prepare a hash of diced fresh vegetables and other “secret” ingredients to accompany our coffee, or perhaps some “Patacones” (deep fried green plantains) o yucca chips with refried beans or pico de gallo. Once we decide on the recipe of choice, we will get right to work. Of course, we can’t end without also preparing a special dessert! Bon Appetit !
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • 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
  • After picking you up in your hotel, we will take a short drive to “La Finquita”, named for the small self-sufficient farms that are predominant throughout the region. A walk through the farm will show you how our food goes from the field to the table. Together we will gather in season crops that will allow us to create and open book of recipes, awakening your imagination and creativity. Morning tours may include preparing a delicious “Gallo Pinto”, our traditional breakfast, which is a combination of rice, beans, special sauces, garlic, onions, and diced sweet peppers. In addition, you can try to make handmade corn tortillas, and turnovers filled with plantains, cheese, beans, or beef. If you join us for a lunchtime tour, we can prepare Annatto Chicken, which is an easy dish that your family will love. Later in the afternoon, we may prepare a hash of diced fresh vegetables and other “secret” ingredients to accompany our coffee, or perhaps some “Patacones” (deep fried green plantains) o yucca chips with refried beans or pico de gallo. Once we decide on the recipe of choice, we will get right to work. Of course, we can’t end without also preparing a special dessert! Bon Appetit !
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 15373P50
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna downtown
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • EXTRA COST: Arenal Lodge Arenal Observatory Chachagua Rainforest Hideaway Rio Celeste Linda Vista Del Norte Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Rancho Margot El Tucano The Springs Resort and Spa Volcano Gold Villas Eco Arenal
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela Main Office located upstairs of Lava Rocks Restaurant, beside La Fortuna Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from La Fortuna downtown
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • EXTRA COST: Arenal Lodge Arenal Observatory Chachagua Rainforest Hideaway Rio Celeste Linda Vista Del Norte Lost Iguana Resort and Spa Rancho Margot El Tucano The Springs Resort and Spa Volcano Gold Villas Eco Arenal
  • La Fortuna de San Carlos, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park, Province of Alajuela Main Office located upstairs of Lava Rocks Restaurant, beside La Fortuna Church. La Fortuna, San Carlos, Alajuela.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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Jarred C
Shippensburg, United States24 contributions
One of our best nights in Costa Rica
Jul 2021
My wife and I learned so much from our evening in the fields with (we forget his name sorry but he spoke amazing English!) and then cooking in the kitchen with Sonya. We've actually cooked some of the foods we learned about at home and are very appreciative. Our guide took us through the farm, we picked a pineapple, he cut it for us and we ate it like ice cream cones in the middle of the field. He also cut fresh sugar cane for us and I have been craving it ever since! It was cool to harvest the same food we then cooked for dinner. After dinner we were dropped back off at our hotel and it was one of the most memorable nights that we had during our trip to Costa Rica. We would 100% recommend this class but only in a very small group.
Written 28 July 2021
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