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7 Day Taste the Best of Spain and Cooking Holidays in Nerja, Malaga

Villa Cielo Nerja, Málaga, Spain

Enriching Culinary Holidays Spain

Spanish Culinary Tour offers the highest value tours on the market by giving the best itinerary possible to the guests and a good variety of excursions and classes for you to gain experience and enjoy yourselves to the full. If you are looking to extend your cooking expertise professionally or just to have more home cooking skills whilst enjoying a fantastic holiday, then Spanish Culinary Tour definitely has something to offer you! Embark on this amazing cultural journey and enjoy the beautiful breeze of Spain!

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  • 3 cooking classes
  • A tour of traditional olive mill
  • Visit award winning wine bodegas
  • Visit to a local Andalusian produce market
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner


6 days with instruction
Group size: Minimum of 8 participants
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge

During this vacation, you will be staying at Villa Cielo in shared twin rooms, double rooms, or special deluxe suites. Single rooms are available at no additional cost but the single rooms are slightly less standard as in the views and a shared bathroom.

Villa Cielo is owned by an Irish family and is finished to a high modern standard each room has international television, air conditioning, and internet throughout with plenty of living space the villa is a real treat to sit back, relax wind down and enjoy a special vacation.

Cielo hosts great outside terraces with amazing views of the sea and mountains you will never get tired of looking at thees stunning sunrises and sunsets with beautiful gardens and an infinity pool giving the whole property an incredible feeling of space relaxation and tranquility.

There are plenty of outside seating areas a bbq and pizza oven with inside and outside bars enjoying the varied areas of this villa. You will have a great feeling of relaxation and learn some new skills and hopefully make some new friends and colleagues we look forward to meeting you and hope you all have an amazing experience.


During your visit, the aim is to extend your knowledge on all Spanish cooking techniques, as well as a relaxed and fun atmosphere, experiencing a new culture and meeting new people. You will have time to cook and prepare many different tapas and meals with locally sourced fish and meat which you can enjoy with the rest of your group in stunning accommodation and surroundings.

During the visit to the area, you can also experience the life of the locals with an extensive insight and you will learn some of the language and local ways of life here in beautiful Andalucía. The seven days’ culinary tour is the most complete option. This experience is for those who are interested in learning in depth about the culture and traditions of Spanish food along with an insight into how the locals live.

Daily schedule

Day 1: Arrival - Evening of paella demonstration and flamenco

Arrival from airport. Afterwards, there will be an introduction and itinerary for your stay with Spanish Culinary Tour. You will also be allocated to your room and have a tour of the villa. Then, you will have a question and answer session with the chef followed by an afternoon to relax. Afterwards, there will be an evening of paella with demonstration and flamenco.

Day 2: Insight into tapas

After breakfast, there will be an insight into tapas, followed by a tapas class matched with local wines over lunch with a local wine expert. In the evening, you will have a tapas tour of Nerja around the local traditional tapas bars that give you a good insight into the local life and language.

Day 3: Excursions to Alpujarras for wine and olive tasting

You will go on an excursion to the beautiful “Alpujarras” in Granada, where you will visit the award-winning wine bodegas. Later, you will be treated to a tour of a traditional olive “molino” (mill), giving you the opportunity to see a working mill and taste the full variety of olives and oils produced and exported worldwide. In the evening, you will be free to do what you like from your return to the villa. This is expected to be around 7 p.m.

Day 4: Cookery class and local dinner

After breakfast, you will have a morning cookery class focused on local ingredients. Whilst preparing lunch, you will be discussing how you can use these ingredients at home to wow your dinner guests. In the evening, you will have dinner in Nerja as a group to give you the chance to sample some of the local cuisine. This is optional so if you prefer to take in the town at your own pace, you are free to do so.

Day 5: Market visit - cookery class - white village tapas tasting

You will go on a visit to a local Andalusian produce market where you will purchase fresh fish. On your return to the villa, you will prepare your lunch using the ingredients you have purchased. You will have the afternoon free. In the evening, you will have a tour of the beautiful award winning white village of Frigiliana where you can try some of the local tapas.

Day 6: Cookery class and barbecue night

Following breakfast, you will have the final cookery class together where you will learn about and prepare some local dishes. You will then sit down as a group and eat what you have cooked followed by a free afternoon. The evening will be finished off with a barbecue where you will also make some typically Spanish drinks such as sangria and tinto verano.

Day 7: Departure

You will have a light breakfast followed by a chance to reflect on the tour and your experience before going to the airport.

Included excursions

Vineyard Excursion

Excursions include the famous bodega, Barranco Oscuro, which has won numerous awards for its wine, producing Andalucia's very first cava and a selection of some of the finest wines to be produced in Spain, which you will sample and learn about. The proprietor of this bodega visits wine shows in London, Belgium, and many other European wine exhibitions, giving presentations and tastings to share his knowledge with others.

Olive Mill Tour

Another day visit is to a working olive mill. Here you will experience a tasting of different olives and oils to extend your knowledge and palette on the high end produce from this region.

Local Market Visit

There are also visits to local markets giving you an insight into what meat, fish and vegetables the locals and restaurateurs are using in their kitchens. You will then go back to your villa and prepare local dishes with the ingredients we have sourced.

White Village Tour

You will also have a tour of the beautiful award-winning white village of Frigiliana where you can try some of the local tapas.


Simon Richardson


All tours will be staying at Villa Cielo Nerja in Malaga, Spain. It is a rural location located on the top of a mountain with absolutely stunning views.



  • Cooking classes
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Fireplace
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace


During this retreat, you will be served with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some of the meals you will be enjoying are from your own cooking classes. The Mediterranean diet is famous for being one of the healthiest ways to eat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During your free time, you may explore the area or just relax in the villa.

What's included

  • 3 cooking classes
  • 1 paella making demonstration
  • A tapas tour
  • Visit award winning wine bodegas
  • A tour of traditional olive mill
  • Visit to a local Andalusian produce market
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport (AGP). For further info on how to get to the venue, please send an inquiry to Spanish Culinary Tour.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 10 days before arrival.
7 days / 6 nights
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This holiday is available on other dates upon request.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 8 participants

Saturday December 12, 2020
(7 days / 6 nights)

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