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Alajuela Province

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Our most recommended Alajuela Province Workshops & Classes

La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

1. La Fortuna: Rainforest Chocolate Tour

Visit a cocoa farm in the rainforest with majestic views of Arenal Volcano. See where cocoa is grown, processed and produced and unearth the hidden secrets of local chocolate production. This interactive experience lets travelers eat as much chocolate as they want while learning about the history, culture, and traditions of this popular Costa Rican sweet. In this 2-hour hands-on program, have the opportunity to learn interesting facts about cocoa and chocolate, its origin and history. Participate in all aspects of the production process, from the harvesting of the fruit, drying, and grinding of the seeds.  Discover why the cacao tree was very important to ancient cultures. Find out how cacao was not only used as a ceremonial drink, but its seeds were also used as currency because of its economic value, in many regions of Mesoamerica, including Costa Rica.

From El Castillo: Lake Arenal Kayak & SUP Tour with Snacks

2. From El Castillo: Lake Arenal Kayak & SUP Tour with Snacks

You will learn how to do stand-up paddle boarding or kayak from bi-lingual and trained guides in the lake arenal while you enjoying the stunning views of the Arenal volcano. The tour begins with a 30-minute briefing in which you learn safety tips, paddling techniques, and do's/ dont´s in SUP and kayaking. Your guides are always giving you feedback along the tour. You'll paddle from 2 km to 5km depending on your proficiency level and preferences. You'll experience Arenal volcano and the tropical rainforest in a unique way! Enjoy the stunning views, and the challenging games guides will offer you to participate on. First part of the tour is upwind, and last part is downwind, you don´t even have to do a big effort to get back to the starting point! Once you're back, you'll receive a towel per person. You could request our professional photography service at the beginning of the tour for an extra charge, as well as a la carte lunch service for a few extra bucks! Don´t miss the opportunity to do the most popular water activity in La Fortuna.

Combo Cooking Class and Salsa Dance Lesson

3. Combo Cooking Class and Salsa Dance Lesson

The best way to learn about a new culture is to learn about what the locals eat. Costa Rica has an amazing cuisine that is healthy, natural, and actually very easy to learn how to cook. Take some of the best local recipes back home with you after this cooking experience. These cooking classes are a great way to get to know other travelers and hang out with a knowledgeable local chef. As soon as you finish cooking, you will be able to sit down to the delicious meal you helped cook up and chat about the "Pura Vida" of Costa Rica. Make sure you have brought your dancing shoes to Costa Rica, because next up you will head to the dance floor to learn how to dance to latin beats. There is no better way to spend an evening in La Fortuna than cooking, eating, and dancing like a local.

La Fortuna: Organic Farm Visit & Farm-to-Table Cooking Class

4. La Fortuna: Organic Farm Visit & Farm-to-Table Cooking Class

If you want to learn the basics of organic farm-to-table cooking, you don’t want to miss this experience. This farm-to-table tour gets your hands dirty and bellies full! Before we start cooking, we will take a walk in our organic farm to collect ingredients. On this tour, you learn about all the facets of our sustainable and organic farm. You are invited to the kitchen, where you prepare and cook your own lunch on an open wood stove. with all the delicious finds from the garden!

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What people are saying about Alajuela Province

We had a wonderful time learning and cooking Costa Rican food. Our chef was great at answering any question our group had about certain parts of the dish and the impact it has on Costa Rican culture. The food was delicious and overall was a fun and relaxing activity, especially since the majority of our other activities were hiking related.

The chocolate tour was such a great experience to learn about the process of chocolate making and also how it is grown. The guide was very knowledgable on the history and production of chocolate and showed us every step of the process.

Muy interesante, los guías nos explicaron y constataron nuestras preguntas, nos encantó que el tour fuera interactivo. Definitivo una gran experiencia.

Super interesting experience with loads of chocolate! I would do it again in a heartbeat and it's really worth the price!

Loved this tour! We learned so much about how cacao becomes chocolate. Great cultural addition to our Costa Rican trip!