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2020
Yes it is the Bellamar, just on the left as you cross the road bridge. I stayed there late last year, 2020..
It's quite a big spread out place with a mix of room types.
 
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Portugal has a "golden passport" program that makes it easy to get residency if you invest a certain amount in real estate. You can get citizenship (and thus EU citizenship) with relaxed rules also. Search golden passport Portugal for information. A lot of the links will be for brokers that can help you.
 

Faye Walker

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Year of past OR future Camino
CF 2014, CF 2018, CP 2019 from Coimbra
Friends bought a B&B in Sapir do Porto and got the Golden Visa; the minimum investment is 500K euros, and a requirement to learn Portuguese (fair enough). I do not know how well one is expected to be able to speak the language within X amount of time, but they are really, really struggling with the spoken aspects.
 

jungleboy

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Year of past OR future Camino
Francés 2017
Primitivo 2018
Madrid 2019
Kumano Kodo 2019
Português 2020
Friends bought a B&B in Sapir do Porto and got the Golden Visa; the minimum investment is 500K euros, and a requirement to learn Portuguese (fair enough). I do not know how well one is expected to be able to speak the language within X amount of time, but they are really, really struggling with the spoken aspects.
You have to pass an A2 (elementary) language exam for citizenship, which you can apply for after five years of residency through the Golden Visa program or any other one.
 
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Texas Walker

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Portugues (2015)
Frances (2014)
IIRC we stayed there in 2015. They were a pension, whatever the proper word is in Portugal, and we didn't pay 9 euro a head. They had a washer and a clothesline on a reel. Lovely place. I remember the owners (a family) lived on premises somewhere, too.
 

David Tallan

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Year of past OR future Camino
1989
At 9 euros a night for a bunk, in a building that's presumably worth just under 500,000 euros (from the real estate listing), not sure that anyone could make a go of this. The financing costs would be very high.
On the other hand, that's about half the price of an average house in Toronto, which doesn't provide any income at all. Just sayin'.
 

Friend from Barquinha

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Year of past OR future Camino
None yet; perhaps the Portugese (2021?)
On the other hand, that's about half the price of an average house in Toronto, which doesn't provide any income at all. Just sayin'.
Very true. Also here in Vancouver. But globally, I think we're kind of outliers.....

....And now, having spent part of a winter in an old Portuguese house, I can attest that the heating costs would be quite a lot higher! I guess okay if you only opened between March and November.
 

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