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Costa Rica Culinary Tour: A fresh take on a classic destination 

“We were blown away with how good the food was in Costa Rica. Everywhere we went used the freshest local produce, meats and dairy and every meal was cooked to perfection.” – Eric & Laura

Discover a tropical paradise of majestic volcanoes, powder sand beaches, lush rain forests teeming with wildlife, and rich culinary bounty. Embrace the “pura vida” as you are beckoned by a harmonious balance of relaxation and adventure. Step into a world you’ve only dreamed of visiting, and explore Costa Rica in a fresh and captivating way. Our 8-day Costa Rica culinary tours bring you right to the heart of this burgeoning foodie hot spot, where local chefs are capitalizing on Costa Rica’s bountiful harvests, abundant natural ingredients, and distinctive geography. 

Join us for a groundbreaking culinary adventure through some of Costa Rica’s most luscious landscapes, from the highlands to the jungle to the ocean. We’ll travel from historic San Jose, to stunning Arenal volcano, to the tranquil beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula. You’ll devour a delicious chocolate lunch, learn how local folk medicine can cure everything from a hangover to a broken heart, and cook tropical dishes at the base of the volcano. Along the way, we will admire Costa Rica’s incredibly diverse wildlife, unwind in relaxing hot springs, and connect with locals through hand-curated, insider experiences.

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Top Costa Rica Culinary Tour Experiences:

  • Cooking and cocktail classes in stunning jungle and beach settings
  • Stroll San Jose’s vibrant food markets
  • Sample traditional Costa Rican food with a local family in their home
  • Eat a mouthwatering chocolate lunch
  • Explore a coffee plantation and taste some of the world’s best coffee
  • Walk the fields and groves of a family pineapple farm

If you’re ready to explore Costa Rica’s luscious treasures with a culinary twist, your adventure begins here. For more information about our Costa Rica culinary tours please call 1-800-567-9400 or email us today.


Costa Rican Food

Costa Rican cuisine is known for its subtle flavors, abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables, and authentically Central-American staples such seafood and rice. As new culinary trends and innovative chefs gravitate toward this bountiful region, Costa Rica’s cuisine has simultaneously  begun to develop an artful edge that’s rivaling foodie hotspots across the globe. Shaped by a unique ecosystem and supported by bounteous ingredients, this undiscovered culinary apex is on the edge of a delicious transformation.


Costa Rica Culinary Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: Our Costa Rica Culinary Tours Begin in San Jose

Arrive San Jose Airport. Check into upscale boutique hotel. Welcome dinner at contemporary Costa Rican restaurant.


DAY 2: Tour San Jose

Coffee stop and market tours. Traditional dinner with a local family. Overnight in upscale boutique hotel.


DAY 3: Chocolate & Coffee Tastings

Depart San Jose for the Heredia area. Visit chocolate producer and chef for chocolate lunch. Tour of organic Costa Rican coffee plantation. Overnight in stunning plantation hotel.


DAY 4: Farm-to-Table Lunch & Hot Springs

Transfer to Arenal. Stop at local farm and visit to private hot springs. Overnight in luxury jungle resort.


DAY 5: Wildlife Refuge & Cooking Class

River safari in remote wildlife refuge. Costa Rican cooking class at the base of Arenal volcano. Overnight in luxury jungle resort.


DAY 6: Blue Zone & Beach

Transfer to the Nicoya Peninsula. Visit farm in Costa Rica’s Blue Zone. Overnight in oceanside eco-lodge.


DAY 7: Free Day & Cocktail Class

Day at leisure for relaxation, beach or nature activities. Late afternoon cocktail class and farewell happy hour. Overnight in oceanside eco-lodge.


DAY 8: Costa Rica Culinary Tour Ends

Alas, your Costa Rica cuilnary tour is over today. Transfer to Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) or book a few extra days at the beach.


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