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Costa Rica Cooking

La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
+506 2479 1569
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So Much More Than a Cooking Class!

My daughter and I first had the pleasure of meeting Chef Scott at his restaurant, Lava Lounge, for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Aleatha
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Chicago, Illinois
Fantastic Family Experience!

Sooo glad I stumbled upon Chef Scott and this cooking experience! My wife and I and our 3... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
REA55
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Stuart, Florida
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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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La Fortuna, San Carlos, Costa Rica, Arenal Volcano National Park, La Fortuna de San Carlos 21007, Costa Rica
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+506 2479 1569
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I first had the pleasure of meeting Chef Scott at his restaurant, Lava Lounge, for dinner. The restaurant has an eclectic menu and the food was delicious. We went with the purpose to speak with Scott about his cooking class and his...More

Thank Aleatha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sooo glad I stumbled upon Chef Scott and this cooking experience! My wife and I and our 3 kids(11-15) had an amazing afternoon with Scott and his crew. Between the scenery of the volcano and the Toucans flying by and the amazing food we learned...More

Thank REA55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the freshly caught red snapper, which was grilled to perfection, to the gallo pinto, the patacones, platanos fritos and ceviche with shrimp, mahi mahi and tuna every meal was delcious and wonderfully presented. A breakfast buffet often had American scrambled eggs to go with...More

Thank Richard-Martha
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow. My boyfriend and I stumbled into Lava Lounge one morning after reading reviews on their food (and drinks!), and met Chef Scott there. We asked him about the cooking classes he was advertising on the televisions in the restaurant and immediately signed up for...More

Thank Carly B
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

My husband and I have been to Costa Rica, particularly the Arenal area, many times. We've done all the rafting, ziplining, rappelling, and wildlife viewing and love all of it, but we wanted to try something new for this trip and wanted to do something...More

Thank volcanogirl
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

We had a great afternoon experience with Chef Scott Allan in a small group of just 4 creating a complete 5 course Costa Rican meal including Fried Plantaines, Ceviche, Deep Fried Tilapia,sides and a wonderful Flan desert. Scott has a wonderful personality, and great skills...More

Thank jkelly9219
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

From start to finish this was a very enjoyable experience. From making and drinking Mojitos to preparing some great dishes and learning so much about Costa Rican cooking. Chef Scott is very informative about the local ingredients and surrounding area which is does in a...More

Thank John C
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We did this cooking class as part of a backroads trip. It was great! We loved the food and also chef Scott. Very entertaining and delicious!

Thank Valeria I
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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Chef Scott is simply amazing. He’s an absolute riot and we had SO much fun learning to cook traditional Costa Rican meals. It was just my husband and I, so everything was intimate and we really got our hands dirty! It’s also co-located with a...More

Thank brutus1991
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Had such a great afternoon! Scott and the team made the afternoon a fantastic experience and very relaxing yet informative. It is very hands on so you come away from the class with a new skill set and the food you make is very tasty!!...More

Thank Bethan H
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Jessica H
23 May 2018|
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Response from volcanogirl | Reviewed this property |
The regularly scheduled class starts at 2:00 with pickup at the Lava Lounge at 1:50, so it would be better for you to schedule it for another day. It will probably take closer to three hours to get to The Springs from SJO... More
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Michael T
28 April 2018|
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Response from volcanogirl | Reviewed this property |
Just go to their website; there's a link up above. They're very helpful. You can reserve online. There are two different prices - one for if you all want to receive your own ingredients and cook along with the chef, and... More
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CanadianTraveller055
11 October 2016|
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Response from volcanogirl | Reviewed this property |
That's a bit far. Would be better if you could stay in the Arenal/La Fortuna area.
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