Traditional Costa Rican cooking class and meal with a modern twist

Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

From USD 116.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 3 days in advance.
  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Learn to prepare traditional Costa Rican dishes during a half-day cooking class and meal at a private home in Playa Jaco. Your chef-host shows you how to make two or three typical foods using fresh local ingredients. After helping with the prep and cooking, head to the table to enjoy your lunch or dinner with your host and her family.
  • Private 2-hour cooking lesson and meal provided
  • Choose from an afternoon or evening start time
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and meal included
  • Visit a local home for the cooking class

Sample Menu


Casado (chicken in salsa, rice and black beans)



(a seafood dish typically made from fresh raw fish cured in citrus juices)


Mango and avocado salsa


Picadillo (a fragrant stew)


Cooked sweet plantains

What's Included

  • Private cooking class with your host Melissa
  • Home cooked meal (lunch or dinner)
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Gratuities
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Jaco Beach
    Jaco Beach, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

    Please meet your host Melissaat her home in La Flor neighborhood of Jaco. Exact address can be found in your ticket upon booking confirmation.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Menu may vary depending on the season
  • If any travelers in your party have any allergies, dietary restrictions or cooking preferences please advise at time of booking
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Private, personalized experience
  • Notes: Melissa can offer vegan and vegetarian meals on request.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 3 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 3 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.