Herdade do Vau, Alentejo

After two months of lockdown because of Covid-19 things are slowly opening up again starting with the opening of golf courses followed by shops and now finally restaurants. All this happening with restrictions focusing on keeping the distance, hand hygiene, facial masks, etc. We did the last week our first longer trip outside the Vila…

Salted Chicken on the BBQ🐥

Chicken on the BBQ is a fantastic thing and we have a couple of recipes that we do quite frequently but the other day I found a new recipe on internet that we tried with great success. The original recipe in Swedish was posted on the following link. The chicken became very tasty, the meat…

HABEMOS TAPAS

Once in a while instead of lunch we go for some tapas, in Vila Real de Santo Antonio there are a couple of good tapas places and one of them is Habemos Tapas just between the city hall and Avenida Republica (just by the river). In winter time when the sun is out it’s nice…

Hiking and tracks in Algarve

There are many different hiking and tracks oprtunities in Algarve. One that we enjoyed in the springtime was to Odeleite. We drove from Vila Real de Santo António until Odeleite its 21 km.  There we parked the car in the center of the village. We walked across the road and there you can see different…

Testimonials “Casa Schöldström”

  James (Jim) October 2018 This apartment is amazing – everything you could wish for is at your fingertips. The thought and care that went into setting the place up for guests is truly inspiring. It was definitely our home away from home for the month, with many little added touches to make our stay…

Ca Te Quero (Rua do Exército 43, Vila Real de Santo Antonio)

Our neighborhood restaurant is just around the corner from our house has an offering of traditional Portuguese food at a very good price, service is good and you feel at home. It maybe doesn’t look to be much from the outside but don’t hesitate go in. As in many Portuguese restaurants the TV is always on…

Tasquinha da Muralha

Not only for fish-lovers, even those that claims they don’t like fish has changed their mind after a visit to this restaurant. The best fish in Algarve you find at a very small restaurant just by the river Guadiana in Vila Real de Santo Antonio, it’s not a restaurant that can be easily found as it is hidden…

Dom Petisco

Dom Petisco is traditional Portuguese restaurant in Vila Real de Santo Antonio situated down stream at the bank of the river Guadiana almost where Guadiana meets the sea. Sitting outside a worm day or night overlooking Guadiana´s clear blue water with Spain on the other side gives you almost a sensation of being somewhere in…

Di Vino

One of our absolute favorite places for lunch/tappas/dinner is a small restaurant just by the river Guadiana, just opposite the marina at Avenida Republica in Vila Real de Santo Antonio. It is owned by a couple that has migrated from Lisbon to here, Bia is doing all the cooking offering traditional food that is extremely…

For rent – Algarve Portugal

We are renting out our apartment in Vila Real de Santo Antonio in the Algarve South-East Portugal, 50 min from Faro International Airport, just off the border to Spain and the Atlantic with its vast beaches. Vila Real de Santo Antonio is a pleasant and quiet little town that lives all year round, characterized by…