Viva Vegan! Spain
Thursday 8th – Monday 12th November 2018
Join best-selling cookbook authors Áine Carlin (Cook Share Eat Vegan, Keep it Vegan & The New Vegan) and Lee Watson (Peace and Parsnips) for a peaceful and inspiring slice of winter sunshine, delicious plant-based treats and beautiful beaches.
Get away from it all and learn how to cook awesome healthy food that everyone will love.
We’ll be staying in a stunning, modern eco villa located in a quiet, picturesque bay, right on the beach.
“Our passion for a cooking and enjoying creative vegan food and a healthy lifestyle brought us to work together. We’d been looking for the perfect location for a while, and wow, have we found it!” Lee
Áine and Lee are thrilled to be able to collaborate, showcasing the diversity and vibrant potential of plant-based dishes.
They’ll be cooking creative cuisine, inspired by the sensational flavours of the Med, using local produce.
All meals will be prepared in the modern, open plan kitchen and served on the lovely terrace overlooking the beach, with nourishing smoothies in the morning and sunset mocktails, or a glass of local wine, each evening.
Murcia is called the ‘garden of Spain’ for a good reason, the fruit and vegetables are a plant-based cooks dream.
There will be daily cooking demonstrations and workshops, which will be themed and designed to give you all the skills, secrets and support you need to start cooking fresh, wholesome food at home. Any level of cook will find interesting new tips and techniques.
Get ready to transform the way you cook!
Áine and Lee will share their knowledge freely and you’ll leave with a recipe booklet and newfound confidence.
Reserve your spot now for £49
“It was definitely the best vegan food (actually any food) that I’d ever eaten; beautifully presented and made with so much love by Lee and the team. Lee is passionate about plant-based food and was incredibly generous in sharing his wisdom and knowledge with us.” Sandy
‘Finding the balance between health and indulgence…Discover the beauty of plant-based food…leave your preconceived notions at the door – it’s time to cook, eat, smile (repeat)’ Áine
Our Viva Vegan! holiday takes place in a small, traditional village, aptly named the ‘jewel’ of the Spanish coastline. An area that Lee loves dearly, where he has cooked and ran healthy plant-based events for many years.
This holiday offers not only a rare chance to truly unwind, recharge and enjoy some winter sunshine before the Christmas period, but also meet like-minded people.
We’ll be going on scenic walks along the stunning coastline and beaches, to small villages and cafes, with magnificent views of mountains and the ocean.
This is ‘real’ Spain and the Costa Calida is famous for its unspoilt scenery, an environmentally protected area with friendly locals.
November in Murcia is many people’s favourite month, lots of sunshine in the day and cool at night, it is also very peaceful and we’ll no doubt have the beaches to ourselves.
Early Bird Offer Now Available (see below)
There will be plenty of time within the program to explore the area and chill on the beach, only a few metres from the villa, or stroll along the promenade.
For the more adventurous, there are mountain trails and bikes, scuba diving or kayaks and paddle boards to rent.
The villa has several terraces, a garden, hammocks and spacious living area and lounge, perfect places to find a quiet space to meditate or practice yoga, or just curl up with a good book.
The local village has all the amenities you’ll need and the pretty, historic city of Cartagena is only 40 minutes drive away, with excellent shopping, bars and museums.
Additional massages, private yoga classes, golf, bicycles, kayaks and snorkelling/ scuba trips can also be arranged locally with our support.
“I am just embracing a vegetarian lifestyle and was amazed by the gorgeous food Lee of ‘Beach House Kitchen’ demonstrated and created lovingly for us 3 x daily … plus snacks! Lee is a lovely upbeat guy and such a creative and enthusiastic chef.” Barb
Included on the weekend:
– Four nights accommodation in our comfortable beach side eco villa
with log burner, dvd library and wifi
– Delicious, nourishing meals cooked by Áine and Lee …
mostly gluten and processed sugar free
– A variety of inspiring cooking demonstrations and workshops with Áine and Lee
– Sunset mocktails on the terrace
– Locally selected wines with meals
– Guided walks along the coast
– Nourishing morning smoothies
– Afternoon cakes and sweet treats
– Barbecue Night
– A bespoke recipe booklet
– Movie night with popcorn
– Tea, coffee and filtered water
– Airport pickups*
Hire of kayaks, mountain bikes, paddle boards, local walking guides, scuba diving or snorkelling
Yoga, private one to one sessions or classes (all levels and many styles available)
Coffees or drinks taken in local cafes and bars
Sample Day Program:
9:30-10:30 Nourishing Breakfast and Morning smoothies
11:45 – 13:00 Workshop with Aine
13:30 Lunch cooked by Lee
15:15 – 16:30 Cooking Demonstration with Lee
16:30 Afternoon Cake and Treats
Free Time – Rest, swim in the sea, book a massage, yoga, paddle board, chill on the beach, explore local hills, village and coastline, find a hammock with a good book
20:00 Mocktails and Dinner cooked by Aine
21:30 Movie Night with Popcorn
Viva Vegan! offers you a rare chance to recharge and rejuvenate at a time of year when you need it most.
You’ll be pampered with fine vegan food in a unique, delightful location.
This is so much more than just a relaxing weekend away,
it is an opportunity to learn new, inspired life skills and enhance the way we eat, cook and live.
Áine and Lee look forward to welcoming you to plant-based paradise!
£669 double room with en suite bathroom (2 person)
£629 double/ twin room with shared bathroom** (2 person)
£599 triple/ family room with en suite bathroom (3 person)
£529 shared triple room with shared bathroom** (3 person)
Early bird offer, £25 discount per person***
Reserve your place now for £49
All enquiries email – email@example.com
Single occupancy rooms may be available on request
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*Airport pickups are from Murcia and are limited depending on flight times and availability.
Nearest airports are Murcia (50 mins drive) and Alicante (1 ½ hours drive).
Hiring your own car is an easy and inexpensive way to reach the villa and to explore the local area.
** The villa has ample modern bathrooms and even an outdoor, solar heated shower. Shared rooms are always same sex.
***Early bird offer ends 30th August ’18