The charming village of Santa Barbara de Nexe is perhaps best known for its bell tower, a landmark sitting on top of a 400-year-old white walled church which can be seen from miles away. It serves as inspiration for many artists who've painted it and its beautiful surroundings.
The village itself, which is set on the site of a Bronze Age hill fort, has most essential facilities including newsagents, a market, a post office and a large supermarket as well as a number of restaurants and bars.
During the day, you can take a gentle stroll through the village, admiring its Gothic architecture or venture further afield to the rolling countryside and surrounding villages.
Beaches and larger tourists attractions are just a short drive away, as is Faro Airport. In Santa Barbara de Nexe you're in a very convenient location to explore the best of the Algarve.
Some perks of owning property in Santa Barbara de Nexe: Faro Airport is just 20 minutes’ drive away and is served by several low-cost airlines, it is the traditional Algarve combined with modern living, it's only 10 minutes’ drive to the 'Golden Triangle' town of Almancil, there is easy access to excellent road and rail networks, you are close to world-renowned golf courses, there's a wide choice of local leisure activities for all ages, good choice of restaurants and bars serving international cuisine, traditional markets a short drive away in Loulé, an English-speaking bank, a pharmacy and a local health centre. A new major retail outlet with Ikea and 110 shops is opening in 2017 and is just a short drive away, plus plenty of entertainment for the children in and around the area including Roma mini golf park in Vilamoura, Aquashow waterpark near Quarteira and the renowned Zoomarine centre in Albufeira.
Property in Santa Barbara de Nexe is popular among expats, particularly of English and Dutch origin, many of whom have chosen the area for its tranquillity and authenticity yet proximity to the major Algarve resorts and the amenities that come with them.