$20 per person
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Bamboo Farming and Tortilla Making
Culinary Experience in Argendora, Costa Rica · Hosted by Alexis and Xania

3 hours
3 - 10 people
Very Easy Difficulty
Available Sun - Sat, 8am, 1pm
Speaks Spanish
English interpreters available

About the experience

Xania is famous. She makes probably the world's greatest tortillas "palmeadas", or tortilla completely made and shaped by hand. Then they are cooked on an "fogon de leña" or a wooden stove. You will go through the whole process with her of making traditional Guanacasteco tortillas. After you will take a light walk with her husband Alexis and see his farm of plantains, yucca, sugar cane, and more. Alexis is in the process of growing an exotic bamboo farm where he hopes to someday be able to make great art and even possibly construct some cabinas for visitors. You can also add on an additional tour of the river and trails that the community has to offer.

What's provided

You will be provided with all materials and tools to create, form, and cook traditional tortillas.

What your should bring

Depending on the season, Argendora can be very rainy. Rainjackets, hats, umberellas, rubber boots (or strong hiking boots), and bug spray are all highly encouraged.


About Alexis and Xania

Xania and Alexis have three children who have all moved to nearby neighborhoods. Their hope is when tourism begins to develop a bit more in Argendora that they will build rustic ranch style cabins and that their daughters will return to help with the family business.