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Passionate foodies, beginners to lifelong cooks – everyone is welcome in on our Spanish cooking holidays. Don your apron & roll up your sleeves as you develop your culinary skills and master flavour combinations. Sample plump olives in Seville, velvety creme Catalan in Barcelona and fresh clams with smoky chorizo over a glass of crisp Cava in Menorca – cooking holidays in Spain should always be this immersive.

Culinary adventures in Spain

The Spanish embrace food as a way of life: something to savour and to spend hours revelling in alongside good company, late into the evening. Spanish food is so much more than paella, tapas and sangria (though those are great, too).

A cooking holiday in Spain draws you into the depths of Spain’s flavours and the complexity of its dishes – and likewise its culture – convincing you that it stands equal to its more popular Italian and French neighbours.

A Spanish cooking holiday teaches you all about Spanish flavour combinations and allows your creativity to flourish, as you understand the complexity of local ingredients and are daring and bold with them. Most importantly, you’ll share stories and a glass of wine with other passionate cooks over a meal you’ve prepared together.

And with fourth-generation cooks, lifelong Spanish chefs and local artisans showing you the way around the kitchen, you’ll return with new skills and satisfied tastebuds.

Where to experience cooking holidays in Spain

Find the freshest ingredients in the enticing food markets of Barcelona on a one-day cooking class or learn the nuances and distinct regional flavours of Pyrenees cuisine cooking during a weeklong stay in  the alluring Spanish mountains that form a natural border to France.

Go just to explore one of Spain’s diverse regions or combine your Spanish cooking courses with another hobby or passion like horse riding, wine tasting or learning to speak Spanish.

Take to saddle before hitting the kitchen in the infamous Andalucian hills on a horse riding and cookery holiday in Iznajar. Or, wander the romantic, historic streets of Granada on a Spanish language and cookery course in this iconic Spanish city.

Whatever your tastes, you can find a cookery holiday to indulge your inner chef and a group of like-minded people to experience it with. Never settle for an ordinary Spanish holiday again.

Who are our Spanish cooking holiday guests?

You’ll meet people of all ages and nationalities on Spanish cookery courses, from solo travellers to couples to friends. Some love local, seasonal food, others are simply looking for a getaway that mixes relaxation with life-enhancing activities (and excellent meals).

All that’s required is a passion for food, a love of learning and a refusal to be boxed in.

Is this you? It looks like you.

Thousands of people have already discovered that our eclectic mix of cooking holidays in Spain are as diverse as the people who go on them. Come and join them.

Why choose Not In The Guidebooks?

We’re passionate about helping people find the most amazing experiences on their travels, through meeting local people, exploring new places, and discovering alternative activities that make holidays special. We do this by carefully selecting partners in countries around the world who are experts in their local area, sourcing interesting people who can guide you through immersive experiences.

We’ve got local partners all across Spain, from the Mediterranean coast to the wild beaches of the Basque country. Choosing a Not In The Guidebooks holiday in Spain means you don’t have to choose between a beach holiday or an activity-filled break, you can get the best of both worlds with a unique trip.