Panajachel, Guatemala

Learn to Cook Traditional Guatemalan food

Learn to make traditional Guatemalan cuisine (pepián, jocón, rellenitos, mole, tamalitos) accompanied by a beverage (horchata, rosa de jamaica, atol). You'll grind your own corn flour for tortillas, prepare food with traditional cooking methods, and enjoy your meal in a beautiful garden with stunning views of Lake Atitlan! Vegetarian and gluten free options available.

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2-3 Hours

Travel Style

Cultural Immersion, Foodie Fun and Time to Relax


English and Spanish


Small Towns/Villages, Lake and Quiet Area


Wifi: None
Cell: Limited
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Speaks: English and Spanish


  • Learn to cook traditional Guatemalan food in a beautiful outdoor kitchen
  • Grind your own corn and hand-make tortillas
  • Get the knowledge directly from a kind local cook!



Daily classes begin at 11am or 4pm and last 2-3 hours


Flexible Departure Date
All year

What's Included


Bilingual guide


Of course you'll get to enjoy the delicious meal you make!

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Ixiim Cooking School

Local/Foreign Owned Social Enterprise

Authentic Guatemalan cuisine made with love! Ixiim is passionate about teaching traditional Guatemalan ways of cooking using woodfire and crock pots. Located on beautiful Lake Atitlan, they pair students with local women from San Pedro la Laguna for intimate classes in a beautiful garden setting. Let them teach you how to cook outdoors, make tortillas by hand and use a stone grinder - you'll taste the difference!

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Getting There

The school is located on Calle Monte Ray
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