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Address: La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica, La Fortuna de San Carlos, Arenal Volcano National Park 21007, Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Cooking is the place where Chef Scott Alan showcases his passion...

Costa Rica Cooking is the place where Chef Scott Alan showcases his passion for cooking while using fresh, local ingredients from his beautiful home of La Fortuna/Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica. You will cook alongside him learning about the food and culture behind the dishes and hear many entertaining tales of life in Costa Rica. Our kitchen is located near the base of Arenal Volcano and boasts amazing views of the volcano along with the adjoining dog rescue center, Costa Rica Dog Rescue. This is a unique and rewarding experience and is a must while visiting La Fortuna.

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We booked a combination farm tour and cooking class. I booked everything through email while I was still home with Mariam, who was really prompt at answering questions and... read more

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We booked a combination farm tour and cooking class. I booked everything through email while I was still home with Mariam, who was really prompt at answering questions and accommodating when we needed to tweak our itinerary. We were picked up at 7:45am from our hotel, and we're finished at about 5:30. It turned out to be a rainy cloudy... More 

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Washington
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the opportunity to do this cooking class and it ended up being one of our favorite activities while visiting Costa Rica! Not only did we get to learn how to make tasty food, we were able to learn preparation techniques that will come in handy when cooking. Also enjoyed the fresh mojitos! Scott is an... More 

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CRcooking, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you John! We are very happy to know you had a great cooking experience with us! We are very pleased to be able to teach our authentic dishes to visitors in the area! Hope you can share your tropical cooking experience with your friends and family back home! More 

Jackson, Mississippi
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This was one of our favorite things we did in all of Costa Rica! Food was amazing. Kids loved learning these signature dishes.

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CRcooking, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you Alison! We truly enjoy sharing the authentic Costa Rican flavor with visitors in the area! We are very pleased to know you had a great experience! More 

Overland Park, Kansas
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

My husband and I attended Chef Scott's class and had a great time. We learned a lot about cooking techniques, while having so much fun. He does a great job of being organized and having everything ready for the class and his staff is superb.

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CRcooking, Guest Relations Manager at Costa Rica Cooking, responded to this review

Thank you! We truly enjoy sharing the authentic Costa Rican flavor with visitors in the area! We are very pleased to know you had a great experience and learned new things with us! More 

Seal Beach, California
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was a "hands on" experience. Scott and his staff were highly skilled in creating A fun filled experience, in a beautiful Costa Rican setting with a view of the volcano.. The multi course meal was outstanding. This was a wonderful way to spend an Afternoon in La Fortuna, Costa Rica.

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Orange County, California
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Reviewed 26 February 2017

On my fourth trip to Costa Rica, I did something different. While my husband and brother were canyoning, my sister-in-law and I took a cooking class from Scott, along with two of his helpers. We were the only two in the class and had a wonderful experience. We had handmade Mojitos and another Costa Rican specialty drink to sip as... More 

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Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

Whoever said "I'm still full" is spot on! It was a fun and informative afternoon with chef Scott and his crew. The food and drink were plentiful and it was relaxed and easy. If you enjoy quality food and want to learn a little bit about Costa Rican cooking (from an American oddly enough) then you cannot go wrong here.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 15 January 2017

Great cooking class (particularly for couples) with a focus on local cuisines. The venue is incredible - a spacious, open-air kitchen with an outdoor porch surrounded by the rainforest, and overlooking La Fortuna. Chef Scott and his crew are knowledgeable and fun, and the cadence of the cooking class is perfect (cooking time, balanced with relaxed intervals of eating/drinking). The... More 

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Thank Lily1189
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

I was looking for activities to do in Costa Rica and came across this idea. I thought it would be cool for and my boyfriend to try it out and it turned it to be awesome! We loved our chef and his staff. He definitely made it a fun and interesting experience, especially for my boyfriend who doesn't like to... More 

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Waterdown, Canada
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great time with Cheff Scott Jonathan and Eddy. We were glad to have a hands-on experience with lots of fresh, local ingredients. We made a lot of food! 2 appetizers, 2 mains, 2 sides and a dessert which we want to make for our family when we get back to Canada.Just outside the kitchen we were visited... More 

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