With its whitewashed cottages lining the streets leading down to a sheltered sandy beach, Olhos D’Agua is a popular holiday destination for families. They enjoy the pretty Praia Olhus D’Agua beach, still used by the local fishermen and relaxed, friendly atmosphere. Freshwater springs that bubble through the sands give the village its name, which translates as 'eyes of water'. Children are fascinated by these, and by the many rockpools that make the beach an ideal playground. The fishermen ensure there is plenty of fresh fish for the restaurants that line the beach and surrounding streets. There are other restaurant options to choose from plus a few bars. It may be quiet, but you are only 15 minutes away from the livelier resorts of Praia D’Oura and Vilamoura so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
Local markets and shopping
All our villas have a mini market or supermarket within either walking distance or a short drive. Albufeira is 15 minutes' drive away and has a large selection of both food and souvenir shops. It also has a daily municipal market on the outskirts where you can buy fresh produce to cook at your villa.
Bars and restaurants
Olhos D’Agua has seafront restaurants and a few bars for you to sample. The village of Acoteias is also a short drive away where there is a cluster of restaurants serving local dishes like chicken Piri Piri as well as international cuisine plus a few bars. However, if you like the buzz of nightlife, take a 10 minute taxi ride to the Strip in Praia D'Oura or the marina in Vilamoura where you’ll find dozens of live music bars and nightclubs that keeping going until dawn.
Olhos D’Agua Beach is perfect for a lazy day swimming in the incredibly blue water and admiring the impressive rock formations. You can hire sunbeds and parasols to relax and soak up the Portuguese sun. There are many other fabulous beaches a short drive away from your villa including Santa Eulalia, Falesia and Maria Luisa, all with good facilities. The calm, warm ocean is irresistible, and you may find yourself windsurfing, waterskiing, jet-skiing, snorkelling or scuba-diving for the very first time.
Families will love the great choice of attractions and leisure facilities to help make your perfect Algarve villa holiday. Aquashow Waterpark is a 20 minute car ride from Olhos de Água and has a fantastic choice of slides and pools for all ages. The Zoomarine Oceanarium and Dolphin Show is also around 20 minutes' drive or you can take a boat trip from Albufeira marina to see dolphins swimming in the ocean. If your party includes older children and teenagers, take a 10 minute drive to Parque Aventura in nearby Santa Eulalia which has paintball and tree top adventure courses for some high adrenaline activity.
Places of interest
For a day or night out, visit the stylish marina of Vilamoura which is surrounded by boutiques, bars and quayside restaurant and attracts a lot of strolling sightseers as well as yachtsmen. Keen golfers will know the Algarve has plenty of championship courses to choose from. The closest are the Balaia Golf Course and Pine Cliffs, both less than 10 minutes’ drive from Olhos D’Agua. To explore the Algarve further, take a jeep safari or hire a car and see the villages and towns behind the coast.