Portuguese Cookery Break

Price on request

Algarve , Algarve

4 Days

Max 4 people

What you'll do

here your cooking classes and wonderful meals take place. Portuguese food tastes its best when you’re eating it alfresco in the sunshine, overlooking the ocean – trust us.

The accommodation & kitchen where the cooking lessons take place is an authentic, family-run business where you’ll learn recipes passed down through the generations and learn the beauty of using fresh, local ingredients fresh from the sea and land. They even have their own organic garden onsite which produces wonderful fresh produce & herbs for your cookery lessons.

In addition to famed seafood dishes, pork, and gorgeous meals in a cataplana, taste homemade regional bread, try the delicious preserves and jams as well as the typical carob and almond truffles so well known to the region.

Along with the food, there’s so much more to this lovely escape that will really help you get to know this area of Portugal – go on a tuk tuk city tour, a boat ride through the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve & visit a local producer. This will be 4 days you’re not likely to ever forget, and may just have to come back sometime to get another fix of beautiful Portugal and its flavours.

Mariana & family

Your Local Host:

Mariana & family

Mariana and her family are all passionate about food and will welcome you as if you’re family, giving you the perfect authentic Portuguese culinary experience. Their cookery breaks are so much more than cooking techniques and recipes, you will taste and learn real Portuguese ingredients, go to a local market, learn about the local products, me.. Read More

Experience Itinerary


– Guests are welcome to check in anytime after 2pm
– For those arriving earlier, it may be possible to leave your bags at the accommodation
– This afternoon is free for you to settle in, relax or explore the local area
– In the evening, you will enjoy dinner served at the farmhouse


Your home during your stay is at the beautifully renovated farmhouse, surrounded by fig, almond and olive trees, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, yet only a 20 minute walk from the ancient Moorish town of Tavira on the Algarve coast.

Each of the 6 ensuite rooms have been lovingly decorated, fitted with air conditioning and free WiFi access. The south facing rooms all have stunning ocean views whereas the north facing rooms have their own private terrace. Your hosts have taken the time to make sure there are plenty of communal areas for relaxing, as well as a restaurant, splash pool, and terraces on site.

– Just a 5 minute drive from the historical city of Tavira
– ​The farmhouse offers 6 bedrooms, individually decorated with comfort and taste
– ​All bedrooms are spacious with an ensuite, air conditioned and have free WiFi
– There are 3 twin bedrooms (can be made into a double), 1 double room with private terrace, 1 sea suite with a wonderful panoramic view over the sea and working space, 1 garden suite with a private garden
– Rooms facing South have sea views
– Rooms facing North have a private terrace
– The garden suite has an independent access and a lovely private terrace and garden
– The garden has plenty of space with tables, hammocks, trees and verandahs to relax
– There is a communal living room with a fireplace
– Plunge pool for warm days, and a terrace overlooking the sea
– Accommodation is included for 3 nights / 4 days
– Check in any time between 2pm- 8pm on day 1 and check out by noon on day 4

– Start your day with breakfast on the terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
– After breakfast, you’ll head off to a local market with your hosts to pick up fresh ingredients for your cooking class that day
– Once back at the farmhouse, head to the kitchen to prepare a delicious 3 course lunch
– Sit down to enjoy the lunch you have just prepared
– In the afternoon, there is a tuk – tuk city tour of Tavira
– Following the tour, you have the rest of the day free to spend as you wish

– After breakfast, enjoy a boat tour in Ria Formosa Natural Reserve
– Lunch will be a picnic on an island in Ria Formosa
– Head back for your cooking lesson preparing ‘petiscos’ followed by dinner at the farmhouse


– Enjoy your last breakfast of the holiday and take in those great views
– Check out of your room but feel free to leave your bags until your train or flight
– Guided visit to a local producer to finish off your cooking holiday in Portugal


Location Info

This Portuguese cooking holiday is located in the stunning Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region, close to the ancient Moorish coastal town of Tavira. Your home during your stay is at the beautifully renovated farmhouse, surrounded by fig, alm..

  • 3 night accommodation in the charming rural hotel
  • Please note: prices are per person and based on two people sharing a standard room
  • Solo travelers are welcome but are required to pay a single supplement
  • Upgrades to suites can be made subject to availability
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 1 dinner at the hotel
  • 1 cooking class (3 courses), with a guided visit to the market and lunch, including selected wines, coffee and tea
  • 1 cooking class (Portuguese ‘petiscos’) with dinner, including selected wines, coffee and tea
  • 1 guided visit to a local producer
  • 1 boat tour of the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve with picnic at the beach
  • 1 guided city tour of Tavira
  • Please note: transport to and from the offsite activities is not included in the price of the holiday; if you have a car, you will be able to make your own way there or, alternatively, transfers can be booked for a total of €150 per car for the whole stay
  • Check in any time between 2pm – 8pm on day 1 and check out by noon on day 4

Portuguese Cookery Break