Cooking Classes Lake Atitlan

Cooking Classes Lake Atitlan

This beautiful experience is full of culture, history, and Guatemalan food.

Featured in:Culinary, San Pedro Volcano, Santiago Atitlan Friday Market
4 hrs
Available Days:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
9:00 AM
Hotel Transport Included
Mobile Ticket Included
Offered in English, Spanish

Cooking classes usually start at 9:00 AM with a tour of the local market, where together with the respective students do all the ingredient shopping (optional). At the beginning of the tour, your guide will review the menu for the day.

After visiting the market we go to the chef's home to cook. Your instructor will guide you through the recipes step by step. The most famous are dishes Pepian, Jocon, and Hilacha. Vegetarian participants can eat delicious chile rellenos.

Once you're done cooking you'll sit down to eat while your cooking instructor tells you more about the origin of these traditional dishes. The recipes we use are passed from generation to generation. At the end of the class, each student will receive a copy of the recipes. Your tour concludes with dessert.

Attractions Visited

San Pedro Volcano

The San Pedro Volcano is set along the western shores of Lake Atitlán in Guatemala. The village of San Pedro La Laguna lies at the base of this 9,908-foot (3,020-m) stratovolcano.

Read more:San Pedro Volcano

Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

Santiago Atitlán is one of the more traditional towns along Lake Atitlán, and its market is a good place to witness the intersection of local culture and commerce. The best days to visit the market are Friday and Saturday.

Read more:Santiago Atitlan Friday Market

What to Bring

Money for tips and comfortable shoes.

What's included

Guided tour, kitchen equipment, and ingredients.


Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “BOOKING REQUEST” for full details.