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The best experience on the Lake.

When we stayed on Lake Atitlan we really didn’t know what kind of activities would be in store for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katie M
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The most awesome part of my trip to Guatemala was Claudia's Cooking Class

My sister and I were staying in Tzununa and we needed to exchange some money in Pana before we... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ramona G
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Learn to cook authentic Guatemalan dishes like Pepian and Tamalitos while enjoying a fantastic view of Lake Atitlan. All proceeds support the community of Santa Cruz La Laguna through the local nonprofit Amigos de Santa Cruz which runs education...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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CECAP Building | CECAP Building, Santa Cruz, Lake Atitlan, Santa Cruz La Laguna 07014, Guatemala
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

When we stayed on Lake Atitlan we really didn’t know what kind of activities would be in store for us. We knew the place was beautiful and the culture rich in tradition. When we asked our Airbnb host for some advice he recommended this couples...More

Thank Katie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister and I were staying in Tzununa and we needed to exchange some money in Pana before we headed over to Santa Cruz for our cooking class so the locals suggested we travel by boat which was a fun ride. When we arrived in...More

Thank Ramona G
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for visiting us, Ramona! We're glad you had such a great experience. Thank you for supporting CECAP and young chefs in Santa Cruz like Claudia!

Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Our cooking class here was the highlight of our trip to Guatemala. Our 3 teens loved every minute of it and the candlelight dinner at the end of the evening was so special. Claudia was so nice and answered all of our questions about her...More

Thank Mollie C
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2018

Thanks for visiting us Mollie! And thanks for supporting CECAP and the young chefs of Santa Cruz!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

The best view in Santa Cruz at Lake Atitlan. The teacher Claudia was great and her English clear. She obviously loves to cook and share this passion. Very special to take this class and then have our own food served to us on the high...More

Thank Audrey S
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for visiting us Audrey! I'm glad you had a great time with Claudia.

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Our host family recommended that we take a cooking class during our stay. We got set up with another family that had 2 kids so it was kinda fun to meet other travelers and learn to cook an authentic meal at the same time. We...More

Thank SierraMaryS
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Great that you had such a good time with Claudia! Thanks for supporting young chefs like her and the Santa Cruz community! I hope you can visit again soon!

Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Our instructor, Claudia, was a true professional. We learned authentic Mayan dishes in a very hands on experience. The setting couldn't be more majestic volcanoes rising across Lake Atitlan. And the Amigos de Santa Cruz foundation is truly making a...More

Thank Kevin Y
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Thanks for visiting CECAP, Kevin! We're really glad you had a great time. And thanks for supporting the young chefs of Santa Cruz!

Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Make starter, main and desert then sit down to a lakeside view to enjoy your hard work. You get well involved with the cooking and Claudia is an excellent guide. Lovely way to sample some of the local delights and culture.

Thank Barry R
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting the young chefs of Santa Cruz like Claudia, Barry! Keep up those tortilla skills! Come back and visit again soon!

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We had an awesome Guatemalan cooking class with Claudia (assisted by Julia) and we would highly recommend this experience! Claudia was very friendly, helpful & accommodating - my boyfriend and had our own private class and she asked if we would prefer it in Spanish...More

Thank Katie P
Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Katie! We're glad you had such a great time learning Guatemalan dishes with Claudia! And thanks for supporting young chefs in Santa Cruz! All the best, Alex

Reviewed 18 February 2018

This class was SO fun! The instructor was extremely friendly and talented. The class was informative and we learned a lot about this history of Guatemala and the local cuisine. Once we were done cooking we went to the restaurant and enjoyed the meal we...More

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Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thanks for visiting us and supporting CECAP Kylie! We're glad you had such a great time! All the best, Alex and Claudia

Reviewed 18 January 2018

There were three of us in our group, and we met a couple who had just flown in from Germany for a couple of weeks in Guatemala. We had a great time chatting to them while we cooked, and then later over dinner while we...More

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Alex M, Manager at Santa Cruz Cooking Classes, responded to this reviewResponded 19 January 2018

Thanks for visiting us, Chris! Glad you had a good time with Claudia! Hope you're keeping up those tortillas skills back home! All the best, Alex

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