Caribbean Cooking Class in Puerto Viejo

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Caribbean Cooking Class in Puerto Viejo

Looking to learn about the flavors and cooking styles of the Caribbean? Join us on a personal cooking lesson at the home of a local chef! This unique experience will give you the opportunity to learn from a real Caribbean cook, gaining insight into the community's food and culture.

During the class, you'll have the chance to practice your language skills – whether that's patois, Spanish, or something else – and learn some delicious recipes that you can take home with you. Using fruits and vegetables typical to the coastal Talamanca region, you'll learn how to cook dishes such as patacones, breadfruit, rice and beans in coconut milk, batidos, and more.

Our classes are bilingual and offer options for chicken, fish, or vegetarian dishes. Plus, you'll get to enjoy the food you prepare during the class. Don't miss out on the chance to learn from a local chef and experience the flavors of the Caribbean. Book your cooking lesson today!

Right for You?


2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Foodie Fun and Cultural Immersion


English, Spanish and Other Local Language
A bilingual, english-speaking translator is included as part of the tour

Physical Activity

Light activity


Small Towns/Villages


Wifi: None
Cell: Available
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Speaks: English, Spanish and Other Local Language



Starts at 5pm, available daily


Flexible Departure Date
All year


Minimum 2 Travelers

What's Included



Bilingual guide


Choose to cook a traditional chicken, fish or vegetarian meal together.

Traveler Reviews


Educational and Fun!

My husband and I had a private class with Cesmar, a local from Manzanillo, who was charming, knowledgeable, funny, and engaging. We had a great time hanging out with him, and learned a lot about Caribbean culture and food. The Rondon turned out awesome and we were even able to take a huge portion home so we could enjoy it the next day, too! I also like that this class is managed by a non-profit who diverts a good share of the cost of the class directly to the local people who provide it. Highly recommend!
September 2021

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Your Local Host

Talamanca Ecotourism and Conservation Association (ATEC)

Talamanca Ecotourism and Conservation Association (ATEC)

Locally Owned Community Association

ATEC, as Puerto Viejo's pioneering ecotourism provider, has been offering environmentally and socially conscious experiences for over 25 years in the breathtaking Talamanca region of Costa Rica. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Caribbean coast as you participate in engaging activities, such as local cooking classes, exhilarating surf lessons, invigorating rainforest treks, and a fascinating tour of a nearby chocolate farm. Explore the stunning and culturally-rich surroundings while contributing to sustainable tourism with ATEC's responsible adventures.

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Getting There

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Taxi and Local transport
The tour will take place in the home kitchen of a local chef in the small city of Puerto Viejo. You'll receive the exact address after you book and the chef has been confirmed.
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