Veronica, owner of Veronica's Restaurant on the main drag in Puerto Viejo, hosts cooking classes in her home or in her restaurant.  She is an amazingly charming and gracious woman. She offers hands on lessons on traditional CR caribbean home cooking.  A typical cooking class menu includes homemade coconut milk, caribbean chicken, coconut rice and beans, sweet plaintains, and curry salad dressing.  Stop by Veronica's restaurant to sign up for a class, or bookings also available at ATEC on the main drag in Puerto Viejo as well.  She also offers classes making vegetarian food, and caribbean fish.