We are a small Costa Rican family of 5, made up of Lidiana, Eddie, our sons Aaron, Edison and our daughter in law Tiffany. We also have 3 cats and a dog.
We are determined to improve ourselves day by day, our main objective as a Costa Rican family and peasant, is to maintain our customs, traditions and share them with visitors so they can feel at home and part of our family.
Coffee and/or Tea
CHILD: Age: 5 - 12
YOUTH: Age: 13 - 17
ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
SENIOR: Age: 65 - 100
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Public transportation options are available nearby
Face masks provided for travellers
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
Service animals allowed
absolute must for anyone visiting La Fortuna!
This was one of my top favorite experiences of my 10 day stay in Costa Rica. We started with a tour of the family's extensive garden, with a beautiful vista of Arenal and the surrounding hills in the background. The family was super knowledgeable and taught us about most of the herbs, fruits, and vegetables in the garden, and even let us taste some of them and made us guess what they were. There is a sloth named Flash on their property, and we saw her enjoying a meal high up in her tree and also saw several aracara birds! Next, we donned our aprons and chefs hats and started to cook in their beautiful kitchen that's located on a large patio, outdoors but protected from the rain. We made a delicious meal of arroz con pollo, fried yuca, plantains, beans, and salad, with most of the ingredients fresh from their garden. My favorite meal I've had in Costa Rica!! We finished with a dessert of pineapple caramelized in freshly shaved cane sugar, and herbal tea with plants from their garden. Finally, we ended the evening with a night tour of their yard, where we saw several red eyed tree frogs, toads, and even frog eggs and tadpoles. We had such a wonderful time with everyone! The family answered all our questions and was so fun to hang around for a wonderful evening of everything Costa Rica has to offer. Do yourself a favor and book this for an unforgettable experience!!
Best Experience in Costa Rica
10/10 highly recommend!! The cooking class was an amazing experience. Their organic farm was beautiful. It was really fun helping prepare the meal and the food was amazing and fresh. Also, seeing the frogs after the meal at their pond was a highlight!
Do yourself a favor and take this class!
This was one of the highlights of our trip to Costa Rica. Lidiana and her family made us feel like family from the second we got there. The garden and the grounds were breath taking and the food we made was truly spectacular. We had such good conversations and a really wonderful time. After our meal they even took us around and showed us there pond where we saw tree frogs which we had been drying to see our whole trip! I cannot recommend this enough and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
Don't just eat local, eat with a local family and learn the culture. Immerse yourself
We stayed at this family's home and opted for the cooking class. What a treat! We have 3 boys: 16, 14 and 10 ... the 16YO picked a "special" Costa Rican meal ... chicken with rice, beans and veggies, a salad, fried plantains and dessert.
As a family, we prepared the meal ... with guidance from Lidiana and Eddie. They taught us the history, how to prepare and cook the meal. They also gave us a tour of their farm.
...AND, we met "Flash" the resident sloth.
We had an unspeakable experience ... I don't write a lot of reviews, but felt compelled to deliver an exceptional review for a memorable, exceptional experience.
Don't just eat at the Soda (local) restaurants ... experience this for yourself.
Many thanks Lidiana and Eddie! We loved your home, stories and meal.
Wonder learning experience with very welcoming family
Wonderful experience! We highly recommend this cooking class with our new friends! We learned a lot about the plants and had fun cooking and eating the delicious food. The property is beautiful and well maintained.
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