Olhos de Água, Algarve - Resort Guide

The famous fresh spring water that can be seen bubbling up through the sand at low tide, gave both the beach and the village their name (olhos de água) which means “eyes of water” in Portuguese. Olhos d’Água retains much of its fishing village charm, and you can still spot the fishermen mending their nets on the eastern end of the beach, near the loading ramp where they keep their colourful boats. The village’s cobbled streets are lined with a superb selection of restaurants serving international cuisine and, of course, many fresh fish specialities.

Olhos d’Água is a very popular beach among residents and tourists alike, with a small promenade along the seafront, lined by palm-trees and many outdoor cafés and restaurants where you can relax and enjoy the stunning sea view. You may also want to try the beautiful nearby beaches of Maria Luisa and Santa Eulália, only a 5-10 minutes drive away.

The village offers a number of facilities such as supermarkets, banks, a post office, chemist and shops, and the main resort of Albufeira, only a 5 minute drive away, complements your holiday requirements with further eating, drinking, nightlife and shopping venues.

Evenings are laid back in Olhos d’Água, so those looking for something a bit livelier can head to Albufeira, known for its sizzling nightlife. Albufeira’s old town and the Oura Strip, offer ample choice in terms of restaurants, cafés, bars and exciting nightclubs.

The nearest golf course, only 5 minutes drive away, is the beautiful 9 hole course of Pine Cliffs, host to the Portuguese Ladies Open in 1988. Within a further 10 minute drive to the east, you will find the cosmopolitan resort of Vilamoura, which offers some of the best golf courses in Europe.

Map of Olhos de Água