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Make a holiday villa in Santa Bárbara de Nexe your home away from home

Faro is one of Portugal’s many hidden gems. It is found in the southernmost reaches of the country where the waters of the Atlantic meet the shore. There are many things to see and do in this picturesque locale apart from revelling in the rays of the sun and the soft sand of its beaches. Traipsing through the streets of this city one will feel swept back by the winds of time as they view the whitewashed buildings constructed in typical Moorish style. One of the suburbs that make up Faro is Santa Bárbara de Nexe and here travellers will find holiday accommodation to suit their needs. HomeAway offers Faro tourists holiday villas in Santa Bárbara de Nexe that are conveniently close to the airport. They are spacious, boasting large compounds with some having swimming pools. The closeness of Santa Bárbara de Nexe holiday rentals to shopping centres and restaurants is another added advantage.

Things to do

-Monuments: One of the most poignant monuments in all Portugal is found in Faro; the Capelo dos Ossos which is part of the Igreja do Carmo church. Lined up inside the chapel are the bones of over 1,000 monks who once served there. Those staying in Santa Bárbara de Nexe holiday homes won’t have to walk too far to get to the Church of Santa Bárbara, a Baroque edifice that started off as a chapel in the 15th century.

-Nature trails: Exploring the famous Ria Formosa National Park by boat has to be one of Faro’s greatest pleasures. This stretch of marshland and islands continues along the Portuguese coastline into Spain. There are stopovers on the islands as part of this two and a half-hour excursion. Along the way tourists will be treated to the sight of several birds species.

-Beaches: At the Praia da Faro holidaymakers will get to enjoy plenty of sun and sand in relative seclusion. The beach stretches for miles and miles and makes crowding virtually impossible. For more sun and sand visitors need to head out to the Deserta Island, an uninhabited island not too far from Faro. Here they will have the beautiful golden sands of the Cape of St. Mary practically all to themselves.

-Museums: History buffs as well as art lovers will have no reason to be bored as they will have the Faro Archaeological Museum at their disposal. Don’t be fooled by its size, once inside, one will be captivated by the numerous artefacts on display. Among these are interesting paintworks and charcoal pictures by Carlos Augusto. The building itself with its numerous arches, is a beauty to behold.

-Water sports: To explore the world beneath the surface of the Atlantic, visitors staying in holiday homes in Santa Bárbara de Nexe holiday homes can stop by scuba diving centres that are near the Faro beach and hire gear. Those inexperienced in this kind of activity can be put through their first steps by experts in diving schools.

Weather in Santa Bárbara de Nexe

Visitors to this and any other corner of Faro can expect warm weather at any time of the year they book their Santa Bárbara de Nexe holiday villas except in the cooler period between November and February. From April temperatures ascend into the twenties and keep climbing until the peak of summer in August when average highs of 29°C are experienced. After this the climate gradually becomes cooler as autumn approaches but even as late as November temperatures still linger above 20°C. Winter is mild with January’s average of 16°C being the coldest it gets.

Travel to Santa Bárbara de Nexe

The Faro Airport is only 6 miles away from this locale and visitors planning a stay in Santa Bárbara de Nexe holiday rentals will do well to book flights to this airport. Faro is the main international gateway into the entire Algarve region. Visitors can also fly in through Lisbon’s Portela Airport and take a 2 and a half-hour train ride to Faro, or use a bus for this trip. Buses from Madrid and Seville in Spain are also available.

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Santa Bárbara de Nexe Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Great location close to everything but quiet too

5 of 5
This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this apartment and as a family of 5 the apartment and location ticks the box perfectly for us. The apartment is very close to the beach (s) and if you like the night life of the strip, it's a 5 minute walk away. Don't let being so close to the nightlife put you off thinking it will be really noisy because its not! The apartment is situated down a side street which is away from the main thoroughfare and is honestly very quiet. There's a supermarket which is very well stocked with good prices just a couple of minutes walk away as are cafes and bars. On both visits we didn't have a car and for us this worked perfectly. The old town is a good 30 min walk away, bit of steep hill on the way back, but a taxi ride back is not expensive. The apartment is well equipped, great air conditioning throughout, with three bedrooms and having two good sized bathrooms is a bonus not to mention the wifi (a must for the teenagers LOL). The view from the main balcony is lovely and sees the full afternoon/evening sun too. The smaller balcony off the main bedroom sees the morning sun. Julie is very helpful and quick to respond to any questions we had prior to arrival. Terry who managers the property (meets you on arrival) is very helpful too. The shared pool is a very short walk from the property (just round the corner) its a pretty setting, not loads of sun lounges but there's a big grass area so lots of room to layout (trees too should you like to sit under the shade). There was one potential hiccup which Julie made us aware of a week prior to our arrival regarding access to the shared pool but this was thankfully sorted for the duration of our stay. This is a great apartment I would highly recommend staying as you wont be disappointed.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

beautiful apartment in central location

5 of 5
Have just returned from a lovely week in this beautiful apartment. Everything is to a high standard --tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean , perfect to relax and enjoy Vilamoura . We were met by Melodie and Hugh and shown around the apartment , they were friendly , welcoming and informative and had left us milk , water , wine , fruit and cake ! The apartment was large and comfortable with big balconies , one with a lovely view of sea and a lovely swimming pool which was like a private pool at times as we had it virtually to ourselves on occassions! It was abit cold initially but we soon acclimatised !The apartment isjust a few mins walk to the stunning Marina with its abundance of shops , restaurants and bars . We had some amazing food every night -- spolt for choice! Vilamoura is lovely , the Marina is fabulous and the beaches are also amazing . Theres lots to do if you want to get out and about but its also perfect for relaxing and recharging the batteries in lovely surroundings. The central location means a car is not a necessity unless you want to explore further afield as everything is close by . Thankyou very much Melodie and Hugh for letting us use your beautiful apartment . It was good to meet you . Nicola and Andrew
  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017