One of the things I love to do when staying in hotel while traveling is taking advantage of the classes or activities they may have on site. When we were in Costa Rica, we stayed at Arenas del Mar on the Pacific Coast. The hotel offered tons of on-site activities to choose from. We opted for two of them, the night walk with a naturalist who was amazing! And a tortilla making class with some of the cooking staff.
We walked up behind the scenes at the resort to an open air kitchen and lunch area. Met by three of the cooking staff. They shared with us the way to make tortillas, Costa Rica style. It was such a nice exchange of culture. I’ve looked into cooking classes when traveling internationally before, but they often won’t take kids under 10. Understandably, there are likely many kids under 10 that would not do well with a cooking class, but I happen to cook and love food. I also know that food can tell us so much about a culture from what they eat, to what is grown locally to customs and celebrations you might only read about otherwise.