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Cooking with Chef Scott and crew

Couldn't have started our Costa Rica vacation in a better way! Learning about the foods of Costa... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Linda N
Major highlight of our trip! GO FOR IT!

We booked this for our first night of vacation (2 adults, 3 kids 14, 17, 20) thinking it would be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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...more
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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Couldn't have started our Costa Rica vacation in a better way! Learning about the foods of Costa Rica and cooking with Chef Scott was interesting, fun and delicious! The ambiance coupled with the instruction were excellent. We highly recommend this experience, visiting Chef Scott's restaurant...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this for our first night of vacation (2 adults, 3 kids 14, 17, 20) thinking it would be great to have a dinner plan. I didn't realize it would be a highlight of our trip! PATO taught us to make the best mojitos!...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

My parents and husband and I went here to learn more about Costa Rican food and we certainly did with it being just beans and rice (a pleasant surprise). Chef Scott and his staff took such good care of us. We learns some great cooking...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Chef Scott and his crew are professional, energetic, and welcoming. My wife and I took this cooking class on our honeymoon, and truly enjoyed the experience. The food was phenomenal, and the views of the Arenal Volcano are stunning. Highly recommend!!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Dylan B
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I took the class with Scott and was very impressed. I am not one who cooks and am not a fan of fish, so I was a little nervous. Scott puts my fears at ease. He made the dishes so that they could be easily...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

My family just returned from our amazing trip to Costa Rica. Our travel agent booked us for a cooking class, and not being a cook whatsoever, I had no idea what to expect! From the moment we walked in, Chef Scott and his assistants made...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 6 July 2018

When planning a Costa Rica adventure, I mentioned to the travel agent that my 14-year old granddaughter had enjoyed her cooking camp experiences. The agent recommended we attend Chef Scott Allen's Costa Rica Cooking Class and it was a wonderful hands-on experience. Not only did...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My husband and I participated in the Tropical Cooking Class last night. It was a wonderful experience. We agree with everything the other reviewers have said. It is a unique location with volcano views and toucans flying from tree to tree. Scott was a terrific...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank lwiltse66
Reviewed 12 June 2018

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Aleatha
Reviewed 3 June 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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23 May 2018|
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
Michael T
28 April 2018|
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
11 October 2016|
Response from volcanogirl | Reviewed this property |
That's a bit far. Would be better if you could stay in the Arenal/La Fortuna area.