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Costa Rica Culinary Travel

Costa RicaCooking Vacations, Food Tours, Cooking Classes, Culinary Holidays

With mild tastes and a heavy emphasis on fruit and vegetables, Costa Rican cuisine consists of a variety of cultural cooking styles. Locations throughout the country give travelers an option of blending cultural and modern cooking styles to create traditional dishes made with black beans, fish, chicken and pork. Cooking more ▼
vacations in Costa Rica offer a variety of culinary tour options and lessons in cooking with sweet corn and black beans, as well as more unusual and unique regional vegetables like chayote and ayote. Combined with Costa Rican staples such as corn tortillas, black beans and rice, cooking classes in Costa Rica utilize a wide range of spices, cheeses and vegetables boiled down into soups or sauces. Learn how to cook comida tipica, gallo pinto, and plántano like a native in a variety of cookery vacation options available in one of the world's most popular tourist destinations. From Olla carne stew to dozens of roast pork and chicken dishes, a cooking vacation in Costa Rica is an exciting introduction into some of the finest Caribbean and Central American cuisine in the world. From swordfish to ceviche, raw fish marinated in lemon juice, to traditional arroz con polo or masamorra to tamales wrapped in banana leaves, explore a variety of cooking styles and techniques unique to this Central American country. Distinctive tastes, mouthwatering aromas, and satisfied taste buds are just a few of the rewards of a cookery vacation in Costa Rica.
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Choose one of our Pre-Packaged Vacations to Costa Rica

Costa Rica Pacific Coast Luxury Culinary Adventure
Costa Rica Pacific Coast Luxury Culinary Adventure
7 days | 6 nights  -  Bagaces and Playa Langosta, Costa Rica
Experience adventuresome nature travel at its best!
From $3,798
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)
Culinary Discovery on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast
Culinary Discovery on Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast
7 days | 6 nights  -  Costa Rica's Caribbean Coast
Taste Costa Rica's Caribbean Culture and Cuisine. Visit the Rainforest, Waterfalls, Beautiful Beaches, Turquoise Waters, and Coral Reefs.
From $3,698
(For One Person, Double Occupancy)

Costa Rica
Food & Wine Events

National Pejibaye Festival

10/21/2019 - 10/30/2019
Honors the town's regional specialty – pejibaye, or peach palm fruit.
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Fiesta Pattronale

Street fair with dancing, music, food and bull fighting (no bloodshed).
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San José
11/13/2019 - 11/16/2019
Sintercafe, founded in 1987, is a non profit organization whose objective is the promotion of Costa Rica's outstanding coffee.
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La Yeguita Fiesta

A parade to celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe with dancing, food and fireworks.
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