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Local Market tour & Cooking Class on the Beach

Cartagena, ColombiaPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Ana María

7 hours
Colombian
Up to 4 people
Hosted in Spanish, English, Portuguese

What you'll do

Enjoy Cartagena and learn about its culinary culture with a visit to the local market and a hands-on cooking class on the beach.

We will visit the Bazurto market selecting the best ingredients for our class, while tasting some fruits and typical products of the region.

Then we will go to Tierra Bomba island and cook in a simple and practical way a delicious Caribbean paella while you enjoy the beach and the beautiful view of the bay of Cartagena.

The whole class is guided by a professional, but you are the real chef. Cooking outdoors requires skills and knowledge that you will learn easily and that you can later share with family and friends at home.
Enjoy Cartagena and learn about its culinary culture with a visit to the local market and a hands-on cooking class on the beach.

We will visit the Bazurto market selecting the best ingredients for our class, while tasting some fruits and typical products of the region.

Then we will go to Tierra Bomba island and cook in a simple and practical way a delicious Caribbean paella while you enjoy the beach and the beautiful view of…

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What's included

  • Food
    A full meal will be served.
  • Drinks
    Alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Transportation
    Private transportation from and to the historic center is included.
From $96
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Ana María

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
We are Ana and Libardo, creators of Cook in Cartagena, an initiative dedicated to offering gastronomic experiences to tourists.

As travelers we think that taking a cooking class on your vacations is the best way to get closer to the local culture and its people. So after working in our own restaurants for ten years, in 2016 we started offering cooking classes and food tours.
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Where you'll be

After knowing the market, we will go to the beach. We will be in a private place, facing the sea, with all the comforts to carry out the experience.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Bret
September 2019
Ana and Librado were wonderful. They provide a unique experience to get out of the tourist areas and be welcomed into local life in Cartagena. The meal we made was delicious and they made it easy to follow along with them. I would definitely recommend.
Ana and Librado were wonderful. They provide a unique experience to get out of the tourist areas and be welcomed into local life in Cartagena. The meal we made was delicious and th…
Rob
September 2019
We had a great time at Ana’s cooking class. We learned how to prepare mulitple types of seafood and create an amazing dish. The small class size allowed everybody to be involved as we made the dish. When we were done we got to enjoy what we prepared. I would highly recommend this class to anybody who wants to learn how to make a delicious Colombian meal.
We had a great time at Ana’s cooking class. We learned how to prepare mulitple types of seafood and create an amazing dish. The small class size allowed everybody to be involved as…
Anneliese
September 2019
It was a fabulous night. Ana and her partner were fantastic. It was great fun. They made us feel so welcome And the food was fab. I recommend this to anyone out there that loves to cook and learn more about Colmvian culture.
Lisa
September 2019
From cooking in the kitchen to touring the market - our visits together felt like long-time family! The only issue - not enough time for more meals together!
Tobias
August 2019
This cooking class was delicious and fun! Ana María picked us up at the old town where we were staying, to drive just outside of town to the beach house where the class took place. She and her partner purchased all the ingredients fresh from the market in the morning. We made a cocktails with a local fruit called Lulo and various tasty local dishes. Best of all Ana María and her partner are really great people! I would recommend this class to anyone.
This cooking class was delicious and fun! Ana María picked us up at the old town where we were staying, to drive just outside of town to the beach house where the class took place.…
Ilan
August 2019
Intimate local feeling cooking class with Ana Maria and her husband as well as one other couple. Allowed for lots of conversation with all parties. Class was good length and all amenities were provided. Really enjoyed that it was in their home. The food was very good not too complicated and cocktail was a nice touch. Good value. I would recommend booking an evening class — the days are so hot and the class is outdoors (under an overhang).
Intimate local feeling cooking class with Ana Maria and her husband as well as one other couple. Allowed for lots of conversation with all parties. Class was good length and all am…

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Peanut allergy
Gluten-free
Dairy-free
Vegetarian
Soy-free
Pescatarian
Tree nut allergy
Egg-free

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Bring your camera, comfortable clothes and a bathing suit