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3-Course Cooking Class provided by Costa Rica Cooking

3-Course Cooking Class
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$138.47
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Service animals allowed
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Join Chef Scott Alan and his local chefs for a fun and entertaining afternoon of Costa Rican cooking while learning how to make delicious tropical dishes and cocktails. You can participate in the meal creation or choose to sit back, relax and watch. On a clear day, you’ll see amazing views of Arenal Volcano in the relaxed atmosphere while preparing and tasting your meals. Learn new techniques in a pura vida atmosphere, enjoy amazing views and make sure to bring your binoculars and camera because toucans are spotted on a daily basis.
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, Spanish
What to expect
  • You’ll be participating in the creation of a delicious 3-course meal while being introduced to unique, farm fresh crops and traditional cooking techniques. The class is great for beginners as well as seasoned cooks, so all skill levels are welcome.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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
  • You’ll be participating in the creation of a delicious 3-course meal while being introduced to unique, farm fresh crops and traditional cooking techniques. The class is great for beginners as well as seasoned cooks, so all skill levels are welcome.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55622P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • All food is included, all you can drink mojitos, wine, beer, soft drinks, water and tropical drinks.
Exclusions
  • Transportation from Hotel
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Transportation is included from and to Lava Lounge Bar & Grill, downtown Fortuna. The transportation from any other place has an extra charge which varies depending on the location.
  • El Buho, 150 north east of the catolic chearch, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica At "Lava Lounge Bar & Grill", 50 meters West from the Catholic Church in La Fortuna. Next to Alamo Rent a Car.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • All food is included, all you can drink mojitos, wine, beer, soft drinks, water and tropical drinks.
Exclusions
  • Transportation from Hotel
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Transportation is included from and to Lava Lounge Bar & Grill, downtown Fortuna. The transportation from any other place has an extra charge which varies depending on the location.
  • El Buho, 150 north east of the catolic chearch, La Fortuna, Alajuela, Alajuela Province, La Fortuna, Costa Rica At "Lava Lounge Bar & Grill", 50 meters West from the Catholic Church in La Fortuna. Next to Alamo Rent a Car.
  • 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • 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 8 travelers
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5.0
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David L
2 contributions
Nov 2021
My wife and I had an absolutely FANTASTIC time with Chef Scott. His friendly personality helped us feel comfortable right away, and we were able to learn about Costa Rican culture, cooking techniques, and local delicacies, all the while enjoying a hands-on experience that we will never forget. He will also email you the recipes for the meals you create in his kitchen so you can take your newfound skills back home with you.

Our glasses were never empty of mojitos or wine, and we left with our bellies filled to the top. He is a quality chef and instructor, and he involves you in all the steps of the cooking process. This is not a "stand by and watch" type class, you get to participate in cooking your own food while he guides you along. And all of the food came out fantastically well, too.

Scott is also a passionate advocate for the ethical treatment of animals and operates a dog shelter that was visible from the restaurant. It was SUCH a pleasure to spend time with him and his friendly staff for an afternoon. 110% recommend. Cannot pass this up.
Written December 27, 2021
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Andrew P D
1 contribution
Chef Scott was warm and personalable. The class was on the top floor allowing for stunning views of the nearby volcano. The dishes he selected to prepare and cook were traditional CR foods and incredibly delicious.
Written December 16, 2021
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DC
2 contributions
Nov 2021
My husband and I did a ton of exciting and thrilling activities while we were in La Fortuna...and this cooking class was hands down our favorite thing we did while there. Chef Scott was so friendly and knowledgeable, and the location was absolutely gorgeous--a beautiful view any time of day, but especially during sunset! We were there during the rainy season and being inside and hearing the heavy rain pouring outside was an incredible atmosphere. And this isn't even touching on the food, which was all FANTASTIC. Incredible recipes that are very doable once home from vacation! They were all delicous and fancy feeling, but not finicky--plus Chef Scott gave us tips on how to make them at home (i.e. with American grocery stores and non specialty cooking equipment). If you enjoy cooking (or enjoy eating!) and are considering a cooking class, I highly recommend this one!
Written November 19, 2021
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Deanna A
37 contributions
We did the three course class and ended up getting the class to ourselves. The property was beautiful with a great view. Scott pointed out toucans as they flew by. The building shares a restaurant (currently closed) and a dog rescue, so we got to see lots of cute dogs. The food we prepared was great. Making mojitos and getting refills from the assistants was a major perk! We learned a lot of techniques for cooking. The class was open aired so we stayed cool. Aprons were provided so your clothes stayed clean. Tasting our meals was the best part! Highly recommend, it was a fun experience!
Written June 28, 2021
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abbylD1015DS
6 contributions
May 2021
Chef Scott was awesome. The food was amazing, and we loved learning how to make it almost as much as we loved cooking it! The drinks definitely helped too! The other thing is that Arenal is just a rainy place. It will rain, just accept it, especially in the afternoon. This was the perfect activity in Arenal because it's fun, you get fed, learn a little culture, and you don't get stuck staring at each other in the room because it's raining too hard to do any of the outdoor activities. I would highly recommend it to anyone traveling to the area.
Written June 13, 2021
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KarenKiyo
Fair Oaks, CA35 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
The food was amazing but the best part of this class was sharing a love of food, culture and life with Chef Scott and his sous chefs! The thunder, lightning, and torrential downpour just added to the ambience! Back to the food - we learned tips on knife-work, learned some food chemistry and then got to eat our endeavors! And everything we learned is repeatable back at home! Thank you Scott and crew! We would love to return! P.S. -the best mojitos!!!
Written June 8, 2021
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mjkm16
Louisville, KY15 contributions
Apr 2021
My wife and I did the cooking class and it has been the highlight of our time in Costa Rica so far. We did the three-course meal and every dish was very practical, delicious, and easily reproducible. Everything was surrounded around authentic CR cuisine. My wife and I were the only two doing the class for our day and we had a great time. Would highly recommend this event for couples or friends traveling together. We would do this again in a heartbeat and I felt that I got my money's worth by the end of the appetizer (and we still had to make the main course and dessert).

Scott actually owns the popular Lava Lounge and he knows what he is doing. We did not get to eat at Lava Lounge but we think that this experience was more memorable and valuable.
Written April 7, 2021
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mlmdaisy
Tampa, FL11,411 contributions
Mar 2021
This is the THIRD time that we've done this class - that's how good it is! The venue, the company, and the dining experience is both unique and decadent. This is nothing like the cooking classes we have back at home. I highly recommend it for anyone who has the time near Arenal for something this special.
Written March 22, 2021
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Eefie
Fort Lauderdale, FL14 contributions
Jan 2021
Scott is friendly and the kitchen is located in a beautiful area - surrounded by beautiful nature and the view of the Arenal mountain. Unfortunately, Scott’s assistance, who was responsible for cleaning after us and making sure everything stays organized, had to leave shortly after we arrived. The class will probably be best for people who don’t have much cooking experience or who haven’t had a chance to taste a lot of different cuisines.
Written January 17, 2021
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caribbeankids
West Chester, PA5 contributions
Dec 2020
So Amazing! All 8 of us loved the food and had a blast. Tons of food and Chef Scott taught us so much. We even cooked our dinner again when we got back home.
Written January 12, 2021
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By: Costa Rica Cooking
kilpe21
kilpe21
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Great family activity in La Fortuna
Scott arranged our transportation to and from our hotel to his kitchen, super nice guys with tons of local knowledg
dblack334
dblack334
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Educational, delicious, entertaining, and just a lot of fun!
What a treat!! Chef Scott was simply terrific!! He not only taught us how to make empanadas, guacamole, pico de gal
lovetodance43
lovetodance43
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Add this to your list of things to do in Costa Rica!
Wow! What a great class with Chef Scott and Dillon. We made Ceviche, Empanadas and Flambe of Bananas with chocolate
0n_the_ROCKS
0n_the_ROCKS
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Costa Rican Cooking Experience
This was an incredible experience. Learn to prepare the typical cuisine and cocktail of this country while enjoying
Anne-Marie B
Anne-Marie B
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Highlight of Arenal
Had so much fun! It was such a great experience. Definitely worth it. We highly recommend. Chef Scott is so cool an
Alina C
Alina C
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Fun and Delicious
My friend and I went to this and we really enjoyed it. We spent several hours learning how to cook numerous dishes,
CarissaGinAL
CarissaGinAL
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Drinks, food and FUN!
Chef Scott and staff were amazing! Provided lots of new cooking tips and tricks! And the recipes that we prepared w
Alana S
Alana S
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One of the highlights from our time in Arenal!
We did the cooking class with Chef Scot back in Feb 2018 and my husband and I still talk about it to this day! We l
411elainec
411elainec
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Wonderful hands-on cooking experience with Chef Scott Alan!
A must-do experience if you love cooking or just love delicious food! My teenage son and I spent a wonderful after
shanhigh
shanhigh
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Fun experience!
The Costa Rican cooking class was one of the highlights of our trip! The kitchen had an amazing view with a relaxi
eternityfire017
eternityfire017
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Unique Experience; Excellent Value
Chef Scott is treats you like a long-time friend from America and teaches you to cook authentic Costa Rican food.
770sarahf
770sarahf
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Spectacular experience
This class was a highlight of our 4 days in the La Fortuna/Arenal area. Chef Scott teaches small classes upstairs i
MichelleKneher
MichelleKneher
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WOW!
The cooking class my family took while traveling in Costa Rica was truly a highlight. The class itself was well org
ChelsMT
ChelsMT
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A highlight of the trip!
This class was so fun, informative, and very hands on with the cooking. Hoping to re-create some of the recipes bac
Anita P
Anita P
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Unforgettable experience
Chef Scott..we will never forget him! He gave us a lot of attention to detail with the food we were cooking. It was
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