Join us on an authentic Spanish Cooking Holiday on the Barcelona Coast and fully immerse yourself in the aromas, textures and flavours of the Mediterranean Cuisine.
During the 5 days of this wonderful culinary experience we will show you some of the treasures of our gastronomy. Our local chef will introduce you to the fabulous world of “Las Tapas” in two hands-on cooking classes. By using fresh, seasonal and local products you will learn how to cook a selection of recipes that later you will love to recreate at home.
The Mediterranean diet is much more than a healthy gastronomic recommendation, it is a way of life that involves preparing food traditionally and enjoying it with friends and family in a calm and relaxed environment.
On this Cooking Holiday in Spain you will be located just a stone’s throw away from the cosmopolitan city of Barcelona and historical Girona. We are situated between the Mediterranean sea and the Montnegre Nature Park, and both city airports are easily reached by air so getting here couldn't be simpler.
You will be allocated in the Hotel Volga****, a comfortable 4 star hotel with a fresh and Mediterranean style. Situated just 5 minutes walk from the long, clean and gold beach, the hotel offers a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. The restaurant serves a buffet breakfast and a range of Mediterranean food for dinner.
You will visit also a delicatessen shop where you will taste Iberian Ham, Spanish jamón, the ham for the demanding palate. There are thousands of reasons to sample a good Iberian ham: its intense flavour, its pleasant texture, its enticing aroma, the sensation it produces on the palate, the way it makes you crave for more. You will taste the ham in the Catalan way, with some bread and tomato accompanied with wine or cava.
Enjoy a typical Spanish Dinner in a traditional restaurant and feel the ambience of the country
Head to Spain and enjoy a Cooking Holiday close to Barcelona with easy access to beautiful beaches, great culinary activities and the chance to learn how to create mouthwatering tapas and other Spanish dishes. Book soon to secure your place!
Dates and Prices
Traditional Cooking Holiday, Barcelona Coast Dates 2016
30.03.16 – 03.04.16 per person in a standard double room – 420 Euros
20.04.16 – 24.04.16 per person in a standard double room – 449 Euros
04.05.16 – 08.05.16 per person in a standard double room – 449 Euros
10.10.16 – 14.10.16 per person in a standard double room – 449 Euros
09.11.16 – 13.11.16 per person in a standard double room – 420 Euros
- 5 days/4 nights in Hotel Volga **** or similar.
- 4 Breakfast and 4 dinners.
- Welcome cocktail.
- 2 sessions of cookery workshop using local products to demonstrate preparation and cooking techniques, with the opportunity to taste each dish.
- Ham tasting in a delicatessen shop – Jamón Ibérico, the ham for demanding palates.
- Dinner in a typical Spanish Restaurant
- Accompanying coordinator during the entire stay.
- Free day to visit Barcelona or relax by the sea.
Price does not include:
- Transfers to/from airport/hotel
- City tax
- Meals and drinks not detailed above in ‘Price Includes’ list
- Extras like mini bar, telephone…
- Arrangements of transfers available at extra cost
- Other activities at extra cost possible include: walking in the Montnegre, Nordic walking, lunch in a typical farm house, water activities.
- All prices in euros.
We are located in Calella, about 45 km from Barcelona city centre and 40 km from Girona airport, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Montnegre Nature Park. This privileged location allow us to enjoy gentle winters and hot summers, with ideal temperatures for outdoor activities, a walk beside the sea along the promenade or just to have a drink on the terrace.
We are well connected with the cosmopolitan Barcelona by train. Every 30 minutes and for less than 10,00 euros you can reach the centre of this Mediterranean city. No matter if you have already visited Barcelona before, or if this will be your first time, we are sure that you will love it!
Getting to Calella
Barcelona’s airport is one hour away by bus and two hours by train. Barcelona is one of the best connected cities worldwide. From the airport you can take a taxi (approx. 120,00€/way), reserve a shuttle transfer by internet (approx. 30,00€/way) or come by train (approx.10,00€/way).
The Girona’s airport at 40km from Calella services many different low cost companies. From this airport you can get Calella by taxi (approx. 80,00€/way) or reserve a shuttle transfer by internet (approx. 25,00€/way).
Situated just 45 kilometres from Barcelona in Calella, the BEST WESTERN Hotel Les Palmeres, with a typical Mediterranean atmosphere, is located 100 meters from the beach and close to the city centre. Its excellent location at 45 kilometres from Girona, makes this an ideal place to visit many of the lovely touristic places in Catalunya.
Our hotel amenities include a swimming pool with garden, whirlpool and solarium with panoramic view located on the terrace of the fifth floor. Our on-site Mediterranean restaurant includes buffet service and show cooking. Other options include visiting our Cafe-Club or outdoor snack bar.
All rooms are equipped with a complete bathroom including hairdryer, terrace, air conditioning and heating, telephone, television, optional mini-bar and safe security box. We also offer room service and free Wi-Fi.
- Restaurant on-site
- Indoor pool and Outdoor pool (not heated)
- Steam room and Massage services
- Multilingual staff (English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Russian, Dutch, Portuguese)
- Baggage hold
- Guest laundry
- Safe deposit box
- Cable or satellite television
- Fax machine
- Free Wi-Fi
- Air-conditioning and Heating
If you have any questions about this fantastic Traditional Cookery Holiday on the Barcelona Coast, please use the enquire now button to contact us for further information or to book.
“We had a lovely week staying here, just minutes from the beach. Spotlessly clean, very polite staff in the hotel. Food was good, especially if you like fish. small pool outside, and tiny jacuzzi pool on the roof. We enjoyed the Spa area. We also enjoyed a lot the cooking sessions and now I am surprising my friends at home with all that I have learned!”
“I had not taken cooking lessons before, but I really enjoyed this holiday. I enjoyed the cooking lessons, the friendly atmosphere and all the recipes that we cooked… delicious!”