Live Spicy Culinary Adventures

Northwestern Pacific region, Costa Rica

Live Spicy Culinary Adventures hosts small groups of foodies, emphasizing cultural immersion with regional cooking classes, day-treks and local guided adventures in Costa Rica.

Culinary Vacations 1

6 Days Cultural and Culinary Holiday in Costa Rica

November | May | October | November, 2017–2018

Speaks English

from US$2,600
from US$2,600
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Instructors 1

Ina Lejins

As a hospitality chef, Ina has cooked for many travelers over the years. What she hears, time and again, is that some of the best memories people take home with them are the meals savored and the company they have kept.

Testimonials 8

  • Dan G.

    Live Spicy Culinary Adventures

    Wow, the days flew by! I had a really great time, you did a really top notch job of organizing our adventures, fitting in so many incredible sights and new experiences. The cooking classes were wonderful, not to mention, dining on the balcony with those incredible views! I will also long remember the progressive dinner night and pub-hopping in the village... Two words: Woolly bully!

  • Heidi S.

    Thumbtack website

    We have attended two Live Spicy cooking classes so far. Chef Ina's culinary creations were a delight for the senses, and she presented her innovative recipes and methods in a way that gave us the confidence to take them home and try them ourselves. Two foodie thumbs up!

  • David S.

    Thumbtack website

    I have enjoyed the Spicy Adventures greatly and love the format. I only wish they were more often!

  • Chelsea M.

    Thumbtack website

    I have attended a few Live Spicy events in Kauai and each one has been great! The food is always delicious, fresh, healthy, and unique. The presentation is beautiful as well. Chef Ina definitely has a knack for mixing food with art!

  • Doug F.

    Thumbtack website

    I don't think anything could have gone better. Ina did an excellent job and the food was delicious, as were the leftovers for the next few days. Hats off to the chef!

  • John K.

    Thumbtack website

    Ina was a wonderful chef serving healthy and delicious meals. She met the challenge of diverse palates, including children and vegetarian. She had a long distance to drive in very inclement weather and never missed a beat. She was responsive and personable and we definitely recommend her.

  • Ralph J.

    Thumbtack website

    Ina provided great service and delicious food. Positive feedback from guests abounded. She helped, not only to plan the food, but gave great advice on what we could do to throw the perfect party; food and beverage choices, as well as party planning ideas. She took all the work away from us so we could enjoy mingling with our 50 or so house guests. We would definitely use her again.

  • Roland G.

    Thumbtack website

    Ina was amazing! She came really early to set up, was incredibly professional, and cleaned up our kitchen before she left. In regard to the food: it was delicious! The appetizers were my personal favorite. She was a quiet presence in our kitchen who would readily answer questions without taking over the event. She even surprised us with an additional dessert at the end of the night. Overall, it was an amazing way to spend my birthday with my husband and 8 of my best friends. I hope to use her again in the future and strongly recommend her to anyone for their next special occasion.

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