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Chef Scott and his crew are professional, energetic, and welcoming. My wife and I took this cooking... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2018
Dylan B
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I took the class with Scott and was very impressed. I am not one who cooks and am not a fan of... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2018
Denver, CO
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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 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!!

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Reviewed 29 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

Thank Salsamacha
Reviewed 26 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

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

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 6 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

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

Thank Aleatha
Reviewed 4 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

Thank REA55
Reviewed 31 May 2018

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
Reviewed 31 May 2018

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
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

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Jessica H
24 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
29 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.