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Costa Rican cooking class with cookbook author Melissa Guzman

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Jacó, Costa Rica
Costa Rican cooking class with cookbook author Melissa Guzman

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icon3 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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This private Costa Rican cooking class in Jacó lets you work closely with a chef to learn recipes and techniques unique to the region’s cuisine. Cook healthy and classic dishes like ceviche and soup alongside a published cookbook author, with the option of cooking in her home kitchen or yours for the ultimate convenience. This class culminates in a filling and delicious lunch.
  • Private Jacó cooking class
  • Learn to cook traditional Costa Rican dishes alongside a chef
  • Choose to cook at your kitchen or the host’s
  • Private tour offers individualized attention
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Departure Point

Av. Pastor Díaz, Provincia de Puntarenas, Jacó, Costa Rica

Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
5/1/2020 - 1/20/2023
Monday - Sunday:10:30 AM - 09:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Melissa Guzman
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Costa Rican cooking class with cookbook author Melissa Guzman?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Book this experience now! So much fun!
, Dec 2021
We had so much fun with Melissa. She welcomed us into her home, which is so lovely, and into her kitchen. We chopped and prepped and learned her secrets to multiple typical Costa Rican dishes. They were DELICIOUS! We loved getting to know Melissa and her husband David. Melissa is an excellent professional cook, a wonderful conversationalist and a delightful person. We can't wait to try these recipes at home and remember our time in Costa Rica! Thank you Melissa for a wonderful experience!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks so much, Jenny, I really enjoyed cooking with you and your family. Gracias!
Intimate, immersive, cultural experience
, Aug 2021
Our afternoon spent with Melissa felt like a fun lunch with a friend... who happens to be an amazing Chef. Melissa was so welcoming, patient and informative. We chatted up a storm while she coached us through preparing a beautiful spread of authentic Costa Rican food. I can't wait to try her Chimichurri recipe! The food was fresh, light and delicious. This is a great intimate experience if you are looking for an authentic cultural immersion.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thanks so much for the nice words. I really enjoyed having you girls in my house, it was a wonderful time. Gracias!
Try something new
, Feb 2020
Melissa and her family were very beautiful inside and out. Her passion for sharing her culture's cuisines was palpable. The experience was laid back and intimate. Everything was easy to make and delicious.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thank you so much! I was great cooking with you girls. Pura Vida!

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