Food & Culture Tour

Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Costa Rica

Experience hosted by AnaCatalina

3 hours, Hosted in English and Spanish
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

Dive into the exotic tastes of Caribbean Costa Rica on this exploration of the region's vibrant and colorful food culture. Tuck into classics like rice and beans with coconut milk, and try new flavors like patacon—a dish made with green plantain. You can chat with local cooks to find out more about the region's culinary heritage. Team up with your guide in Puerto Viejo, and go on foot to scope out the area's best eats. With six different food samplings along the route, we will stop at small local restaurants for bowls of rich rondon—seafood soup—bite into delicate pieces of chicken cooked with coconut milk, and save room for a sweet-tooth-satisfying dessert of plantintá—a pastry filled with sweet plantain, vanilla extract, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Along the way, you'll learn how other cultures have influenced the country's cuisine, and get tips on other places to eat around town before we part ways and you continue your culinary adventures on your own.
Other things to note
I recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, and bring sunscreen and a bottle of water.
Dive into the exotic tastes of Caribbean Costa Rica on this exploration of the region's vibrant and colorful food culture. Tuck into classics like rice and beans with coconut milk, and try new flavors like patacon—a dish made with green plantain. You can chat with local cooks to find out more about the region's culinary heritage. Team up with your guide in Puerto Viejo, and go on foot to scope out the area's best eats. With six different food sam…

What's included

  • Food
    Traditional food
  • Drinks
    Refreshing beverages

Meet your Host, AnaCatalina

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 25 Reviews
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My name is Ana & I am passionate about food an travel. I also love to cook. I am originally from San Jose but decided to move to Puerto Viejo, since it is my favorite place in Costa Rica. After several visits to the area, I realized that not enough tourists have the chance to try the authentic local food or to learn about the history & culture of the Afro Caribbean people, and that is why I decided to partner with Victor to spread the word on the amazing culinary treasures that can be found in Puerto Viejo. Victor was born and raised in Puerto Viejo, and learned to cook since he was a child.
My name is Ana & I am passionate about food an travel. I also love to cook. I am originally from San Jose but decided to move to Puerto Viejo, since it is my favorite place in Costa Rica. After several visits to the area, I realized that not enough tourists have the chance to try the authentic local food or to learn about the history & culture of the Afro Caribbean people, and that is why I decided to partner with Victor to spread the word on the amazing culinary treasures that can be found in…
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Where you'll be

We will visit six tasting locations. We will start at the Puerto Viejo entrance, and continue walking through town while I share the culinary history of every traditional dish we try. We will visit the Marcus Garvey Cultural House, which reinforces the cultural identity of the South Caribbean, and where we might see a local art exhibition.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 25 reviews.

Courtney
September 2021
Victor was so knowledgeable about the area! We loved all the locations and learning about the best spots in the area. Do this tour at the beginning of your stay!
Jillian
July 2021
This was an amazing tour. Victor was warm, friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable about the history, culture, and plants of the area. We met wonderful people and ate so much good food! (Note: do NOT eat anything in the morning before this tour.) A great value for a superb event.
Marcus
July 2021
Amazing experience! Victor provided a unique tour of the culture and food of Puerto Viejo that we would of never experienced without his guidance. We got off of the beaten path and tasted dishes we would’ve never ordered. Highly recommend this tour.
Jalisa
July 2021
My boyfriend and I experienced this tour with Victor. To tell the truth I was not sure what to expect, but Victor truly MADE our trip in Puerto Viejo. The food, story telling, and what felt like a VIP experience is one that will treasured. This tour is one to remember and I highly recommend it to everyone visiting PV for the first time. This little town has such rich history and amazing food. Book the tour and you'll experience it for yourself! You will not be disappointed! :)
Agnieszka
June 2021
We really enjoyed the experience 💪 Victor told us really cool stories from his childhood and showed us around. The food was delicious 💪
Sarah
May 2021
An amazing way to experience the culture and essence of Puerto Viejo with a very phenomenal guide and lots of yummy food! Highly recommend!

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  • Wed, Oct 27
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Thu, Oct 28
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Thu, Nov 4
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Fri, Nov 5
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Sat, Nov 6
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Thu, Nov 11
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Fri, Nov 12
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person
  • Sat, Nov 13
    11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    $64 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 6 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes & a bottle of water

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.