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5 Days Fitness and Gastronomy Holiday in Algarve, Portugal

Monte do Álamo, Poço do Álamo, 8800-254 Tavira, Portugal

Portugal Cooking Holiday and Fitness Training

Come enjoy our hospitality and experience a farm to table cooking class complemented by individualized training sessions and discover the secrets to a healthy Mediterranean lifestyle that will boost your general well being. During this culinary holiday you will not only learn how to prepare a traditional Portuguese meal, but you will sample a wide variety of delicious meals prepared with ingredients from Taste Algarve’s organic farm as well as with local seafood.

Also included during your stay we will arrange a boat ride to explore the Ria Formosa Natural Reserve with a knowledgeable guide, a Tuk Tuk ride in the charming town of Tavira, and a visit to the local market.

We want to make this holiday memorable for each of our guests, so please let us know if there is anything we can do to make the experience as pleasant as possible.


  • 1 cooking class
  • Daily fitness training
  • 1 relaxing massage session
  • Beautiful city tour and local market visit
  • Experience instructor or guide
  • Boat ride to Ria Formosa
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals


4 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Free Wi-Fi

Monte do Álamo

Five minutes away from the historical city of Tavira, Monte do Álamo is an old farmhouse converted into a beautiful holiday site, among almond, fig and olive trees, in a 7-ha farm. It is in this beautiful setting that Taste Algarve organizes most of the cooking classes and activities and in their organic garden they get most of the first quality, fresh ingredients.


​%Monte do Álamo offers 6 bedrooms, individually decorated with comfort and good taste: 3 twins convertible in double with a 2x2 meter bed, 1 double with private terrace, 1 sea suite with private a wonderful panoramic view over the sea, and 1 garden suite with a private garden, coffee&Tea facilities.

Taste Algarve wishes to make you feel at home. The spacious rooms with beautiful views have all private bathroom, air conditioning unit and free Wi-Fi internet access.

Outdoors​ and services

​%Let yourself doze in the shade of an almond-tree; while you wait for dinner, relax in the living room by the fireplace or watch the sunset from your private veranda. Enjoy the hors-doeuvre on the terrace looking at the sea; refresh yourself in the plunge pool with an amazing view, read a book and have a drink lying on a hammock; have dinner by candlelight in the garden; taste the delicious home-made bread baked in the firewood oven; try the delicious preserves and jams and the typical chocolate and almond truffles.


The training will be conducted by a certified trainer respecting each individual's level and goal, always motivational and set in a beautiful setting.

Day 1: Arrival

  • Arrival and reception at Monte do Álamo charming hotel
  • Dinner

Day 2: Training, local market visit, and cooking class

  • 1,5h hour training
  • Breakfast
  • Visit the local food market and shopping
  • Cooking class
  • Tasting lunch
  • Dinner

Day 3: Training, massage, and city tour

  • 1 hour training
  • Breakfast
  • 1 hour massage
  • Tuk tuk city tour
  • Dinner

Day 4: Training, boat trip, and picnic

  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip through Ria Formosa
  • Picnic
  • Dinner

Day 5: Training and departure

  • Training
  • Breakfast
  • Check-out

The itinerary may change depending on weather conditions and availability.

Included excursions

During this cooking holiday, you will go on tuk-tuk city tour and take a boat ride to explore Ria Formosa.


This five-day holiday takes place in Tavira, Algarve, the southern region of Portugal. With a fantastic climate, over 300 days of sunshine per year, mild temperatures, and clear blue skies, the Algarve is the perfect location for a very pleasant holiday with outdoor activities all year round.

Nearby places

  • Faro International Airport (FAO), 30 kilometers - 30 minutes
  • Lisbon International Airport (LIS) - 3 hours
  • Seville International Airport (SVQ) - 2 hours
  • Tavira bus and train station, 3 kilometers - 5 minutes



  • Cooking classes


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge


  • Free Wi-Fi


During this holiday, you will have two lunches, four dinners and one picnic. The menus are prepared with the best quality ingredients both from the organic farm and other local producers, as well as fish and seafood from the coast, also used in the cooking class where participants will learn how to prepare a delicious and traditional meal. Taste Algarve will introduce you to the rich Mediterranean diet, recently considered intangible heritage of humanity by Unesco.

Algarve cuisine

Speaking about Algarve cuisine is to talk about its products and about its people. The soil, sun, sea, and salt are undoubtedly essential to Algarve gastronomy, a statement of simplicity and diversity of flavors that are exalted, not hidden.

You can call it a true fusion cuisine, with fish, and shellfish caught in the lush Atlantic, salted and dried, melt with sweetened products such as beans, tomatoes, and fruits. It is the ability to mix these contrasts and the products from land and sea, sun and salt, which enrich, ennoble and exalt the local cuisine.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Organic
  • Pescatarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Spa treatments

Additional spa treatments are available upon request at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • 4 delicious breakfast with fresh local products (some from their own organic production)
  • 1 cooking class of traditional gastronomy
  • 1 guided city tour
  • 1 massage session
  • 1 boat trip to Ria Formosa Natural Reserve
  • 1 picnic lunch
  • 1 dinner
  • Delicious meals daily
  • Daily training sessions
  • Free Wi-Fi available at the accommodation
  • Use of all the facilities of the hotel

What's not included

  • Airport transfers (can be organized upon request for additional cost)
  • Car rental or transport (can be organized upon request for additional cost)
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro International Airport (FAO), Seville International Airport (SVQ), or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Car rental or transfers can be organized upon request.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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This holiday is available all year round and can be customized upon request. Please pick from the dates below.


Low season
  • October 1 -March 25
  • April 2 - June 30


Mid season
  • March 26 - April 1 
  • July
  • September


High season
  • August

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