Costa Rican Cooking Class, Manuel Antonio

Make your way to Manuel Antonio, where you’ll be stopping off for an unforgettable gourmet experience en route. Wholesome and full of flavour, you’ll be serving up some hearty Costa Rican cuisine courtesy of a traditional cooking class.

Steeped in a rich culinary history that values the finest recipes and the freshest of local ingredients, this authentic cooking class will provide to recipe for innovation. It’s the perfect occasion to learn some new culinary skills to show off to your family and friends.

Refresh and re energise with a complimentary coconut water on arrival, before heading into the kitchen, rolling up your sleeves and getting hands on with locally sourced ingredients. The relaxed atmosphere and experienced chef will make you feel completely at ease as you slice, dice and chop your way through amazing recipes with tasty, traditional products. Your first dish will be delicious “patacones”, better known as fried plantain, followed closely by "pico de gallo”, a zingy tomato salad.

Guided by your established and motivating Costa Rican chef, you will learn how to cook these dishes to utter perfection, eager to impress those waiting back at home. Your final foray will be learning how to prepare ground beans in order to produce a mouth-watering and traditional “chilera”, a spicy hot pepper Costa Rican vinegar.

After dazzling in the kitchen, you’ll take a well-deserved break to enjoy a homemade Costa Rican lunch. A filling and authentic meal of "Casado" is on the menu, combining fresh local ingredients of rice, black beans, plantains, salad, and a tortilla. Top off your artisanal experience with freshly brewed coffee like you’ve never tasted before, as you help to prepare some homemade tortillas.


  • Learn local Costa Rican culinary skills in a traditional setting

  • Savour your very own authentic patacones or fried plantain

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The time I spent travelling through South and Central America not only allowed me to perfect my Spanish, but also gave me real taste of authentic Latin America. The food, wine, landscapes and wildlife keep me going back for more whenever I can.

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