Food is a special, identifying factor in any culture, and learning to cook traditional dishes is a great way to immerse yourself! There are actually a bunch of places that will teach you how to whip up some of Costa Rican specialties. One option is the Tropical Cooking Class, a 3.5 hour class held in an open-air kitchen at the Lava Lounge, near the La Fortuna waterfall. Be sure to book your spot in advance! The Desafío Adventure Company also offers a cooking class held on a local farm where you’ll learn about and use local products in the creation of a typical Costa Rican meal. Finally, the Finca Paraíso Orgánico offers two-hour cooking classes held on an organic farm.