Santa Barbara De Nexe, Central Algarve, Portugal
Santa Barbara has built up something of a following with the rest of Europe, and hosts a wide assortment of nationalities in the hillside villa's just a few kilometres from Loule and just 11 kilometres to Faro.
The town centre itself is something of a post card setting, with an incredibly beautiful church, cobbled streets lined with park benches always occupied by local's, the cafes and restaurants in the centre, all with their outside seating always have a buzz about them, and rarely appear empty.
There are also some fantastic restaurants throughout the area outside of the town. And although more like a village centre, there is still enough amenities there to keep day to day living and holiday makers alike happy. One of the most popular village locations in the Algarve and one with a fantastic and welcoming community.