Discover flavours of the Algarve on our new Portuguese cooking break

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Discover flavours of the Algarve on our new Portuguese cooking break

We’ve been on the hunt for a Portuguese cooking holiday for a while now and haven’t been able to find the right match for GoLearnTo’s ethos. We don’t do one-off experiences.

We believe your cooking experience should not only involve the cooking experience but also a unique insight into the people and the local culture. Giving you a fully immersive holiday and a chance to learn some real skills.

Enter Mariana and her wonderful family who run a fabulous cookery school come B&B in the Algarve.

The five Ws

What? Portguese cooking and culture break

Who? Mariana and her team (who happen to be her family)

Where? Near the town of Tavira in the Algarve

When? All year round except December & January

Why? Fantastic culture tours as well as hands-on cooking lessons

Portuguese cookery break

Three women preparing food to cook in kitchen

You have to trust us when we say that Portuguese food tastes better alfresco overlooking the ocean. And that’s just what you could be doing on Mariana’s holiday. Stay 3 nights in their beautifully renovated hilltop farmhouse, where your cooking classes also take place.

This family-run business provides an authentic insight into Portuguese cooking 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. There is even an organic garden onsite where you’ll source some wonderful fresh produce & herbs for your cookery lessons.

What’s more, Mariana has included some fun guided tours so you really make the most of your time with her – go on a tuk tuk city tour of Tavira, a boat ride through the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve & visit a local producer. This will be 4 day break works as a great addition to any trip or a holiday in its own right.

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We update our site regularly with amazing new trips from local hosts around the world. These hosts devote their lives to sharing their passions with travellers who want local, immersive experiences and are always up for meeting people & trying something new.

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