Hello, nice to meet you!
We are Flavia and Michele, an italian couple who moved to Portugal several years ago.
After a couple of months traveling around and looking for a place to live in Portugal, we found out the Algarvian West coast was kind of a paradise to us!
It was love at first sight and, pretty quickly, we decided to settle here and start our cosy guesthouse, just a few kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean.
Moving to Portugal was definitely a big challenge. We decided to totally change our lifestyle and, after a few years, we can proudly say that we are so happy we did that. Better quality of life, no stress, the wild nature and the Mighty Atlantic Ocean...well, compared to city life, traffic jams and office jobs, it seems like an easy win, but actually such a big change takes a lot of energy and commitment. At last we managed to do it and it was the best thing we ever did in our lives!
Michele is a guitar player, in love with music and always searching for good tunes for your "morning awake"! He is also an amateur photographer and has found this to be the perfect
playground to practice his great passion. He's a biker as well and the twisty roads and hills of the Algarve are certainly the best place for that. Of course he is a surfer and he's super
happy to have all the nearby beaches as a playground.
Flavia loves arts in general and she likes creating decorations using natural resources that this corner of Portugal has to offer. She loves painting and cooking, as well as staying up-to-date about all kinds of events taking place locally and throughout the Algarve, so if you ever need some tips about what to visit or what is going on in Algarve, Flavia is "the One"!
Daily, we share our house with guests from all over the world, and we put our hearts into making them feel at home as much as we can.
We both love healthy, slow food and cooking, so you'll get the best tips about all the best restaurants in the area.
We love the west coast and we are happy to give our guests all the best recommendations about beaches, lookout points, surf spots, restaurants and great hikes in the area.
Well, now it's your turn! Come and visit us, we'll be glad to meet and welcome you at our lovely guesthouse Onda Vicentina!
Flavia and Michele.