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Let's do it! provided by Terruño Local Experiences

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About
Discover the cuisine of Costa Rica in a relaxed atmosphere with a local, and share it at home with your loved ones! This practical cooking class will ensure a fun day of learning through the exploration of traditional recipes. Enjoy your creations for lunch or dinner accompanied by fresh drinks. Bon Appetite!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, Spanish
What to expect
  • We will begin this experience by meeting at my house in Villareal, a town just 5 km from Tamarindo, easily accessible by car or taxi. We will prepare a three-course meal consisting of traditional Costa Rican food with a special touch, which includes appetizer, main course and dessert. There are different menu options available, and I will be happy to customize them if you have any allergies or food restrictions, so let me know when booking! The class is completely practical, so you will learn to make each step of the recipes yourself. The appetizer and a seasonal fruit drink will be served while we cook. Then we will eat on the terrace of my house, in a relaxed atmosphere looking at the forest. This experience can be organized for lunch or dinner.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Italian, 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 will begin this experience by meeting at my house in Villareal, a town just 5 km from Tamarindo, easily accessible by car or taxi. We will prepare a three-course meal consisting of traditional Costa Rican food with a special touch, which includes appetizer, main course and dessert. There are different menu options available, and I will be happy to customize them if you have any allergies or food restrictions, so let me know when booking! The class is completely practical, so you will learn to make each step of the recipes yourself. The appetizer and a seasonal fruit drink will be served while we cook. Then we will eat on the terrace of my house, in a relaxed atmosphere looking at the forest. This experience can be organized for lunch or dinner.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 243323P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • The class includes all ingredients and materials. Natural seasonal fruit drinks, water and coffee will be served
Exclusions
  • Participants can bring their own alcoholic drinks.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Avenida de los Almendrales, 155, Provincia de Guanacaste, Villareal, Costa Rica Maderas House in Villareal.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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 4 travellers
Inclusions
  • The class includes all ingredients and materials. Natural seasonal fruit drinks, water and coffee will be served
Exclusions
  • Participants can bring their own alcoholic drinks.
Departure details
  • Avenida de los Almendrales, 155, Provincia de Guanacaste, Villareal, Costa Rica Maderas House in Villareal.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • 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 4 travellers
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eventers
2 contributions
Such a blast!
Aug 2021 • Friends
Such a fun experience!! Maria came to our house to teach a cooking class for a bachelorette party and we had the best time . Not only was the food delicious but she and her helper Emilio were a blast :) we were all able to be hands on cooking and learned a lot about the local fruits and history in Costa Rica. She also makes awesome tortilla cozies to keep them warm definitely want to purchase one and would recommended this cooking class to anyone! Thankyou💕
Written 30 August 2021
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Lee W
1 contribution
Delightful experience!
Aug 2021 • Family
I could not recommend this class more! It was truly one of the best highlights of our trip. Our family is a very large group including young children and Maria skillfully directed us all in creating one of our favorite meals from our time in Costa Rica. Since we were such a big group, Maria thankfully was flexible and met with us at our rental home. Maria and Emiliano are amazing and generous. They gave us such wonderful recommendations for other things to do and places to eat in Tamarindo.
Written 12 August 2021
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Meghan D
1 contribution
TRIP HIGHLIGHT!
May 2021 • Couples
Our experience with Maria was one of the best parts of our honeymoon. We were able to choose between three menus of delicious local recipes, and then make our three-course dinner from scratch using local ingredients. After eating at different hotels and restaurants every day during our stay, this night was the perfect change of pace. We listened to Costa Rican music, shared stories over wine, and learned about the local culture, all in the comfort of Maria’s home. It really felt like a relaxed dinner party with friends! We can’t recommend this experience highly enough, especially for those adventurers who don’t mind getting their hands dirty! This is a must-do for anyone visiting Tamarindo who loves cooking and wants to learn more about Tico culture.
Written 24 June 2021
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Dave B
Pittsburgh, PA22 contributions
Fun and Delicious Evening
Feb 2021
This experience was such a wonder event during our two weeks in Costa Rica. Maria provided a fun and fabulous teaching lesson in our own home. She provided the freshest of food, purchased that day. She explained everything to us from how she selected the fish, fruit, and vegetables. We all got to wear her special aprons as we were each given a task to complete in making this wonderful meal. We learned to make ceviche, panticones (sp), authentic Costa Rican tacos and rice pudding. Everything was fabulous and truly was our best meal in Costa Rica. In fact, we had enough left over for 2 more lunches. If you are looking for a fun evening with a wonderful chef and fun person, you need to book a cooking class with Maria!!!
Written 10 March 2021
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FarAway450794
9 contributions
Amazing Hostess and Delicious Experience
Look no further if you want to taste and learn how to make some delicious home made Costa Rican food. Maria has been amazing from start to finish. She customized the menu, which meant cooking additional dishes but she managed it with no sweat(literally). It was wonderful to meet her and know about her experience and the depth of her knowledge and her passions. She introduced us to some unique ingredients and gave tips on customizing dishes. We would definitely recommend her and delicious food she prepared.
Written 25 January 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
I'm really grateful you chose to do this experience with me! It was my pleasure to open the doors of my house to you and share a bit of my culture with such lovely people. Glad you asked to customize the menu too, it's great to know that now you learned to prepare the food you've loved to eat the most during your stay in Costa Rica, I hope this dishes become part of your daily life and that you get to share them with your loved ones back home!
Written 31 January 2021
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Phyllis D
2 contributions
Cooking with a local
Jan 2020
A cooking class experience in the home of a local Costa Rican.
If you are looking for another way to experience and enjoy your holiday in Tamarindo, try an evening with Maria Jose!
Her knowledge of culinary techniques, local foods, and her warm hospitality in her own home, makes your evening not only educational, but very entertaining!

A worthwhile experience!
Written 24 March 2020
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jamesauman2020
Virginia Beach, VA1 contribution
A fine local cuisine cooking experience in Tamarindo
Feb 2020
We had a delightful local cuisine cooking experience with Maria Bravo in her home. We chose from several menu choices of typical Costa Rican foods. We chopped, prepared, cooked and ate our delicious 3 course meal. The leftovers we bought home were enough for another meal. Maria was a great hostess. Her English skills are excellent. I recommend her without reservation.
Written 9 February 2020
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Exploration465718
Dear James, thank you so much for the excellent review and for your kind words, it was my pleasure to share my home with you. It's such an honour to host guests that have tried this kind of experience in so many different places around the world, and to know that you enjoyed your time here as well as the food makes me really happy. Warm wishes from sunny CR, María.
Written 19 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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