Situated between the bustling hotspots of Albufeira and Vilamoura, Olhos D'Agua holidays are ideal for families who want a relaxing break away from – but within easy reach of – the more crowded resorts. This sleepy fishing village has some of the most beautiful beaches in the Algarve found just a hop, skip and jump away. It's got its own stretch of sand too, one that’s dotted with local fishermen's boats and boasting a beautiful backdrop of tree-topped cliffs to marvel at.
Olhos D'Agua makes a great base for exploring the surrounding beauty of the Algarve. The best way to go about this is by hiring a car and travelling at your own pace; since the town is much less crowded than the bigger resorts nearby, parking and getting in and out of the area is a breeze.
The town is very much a quiet, laid-back kind of place; chilling out is the name of the game here. Sit in the sunshine and dine on some succulent local fare like delicious Piri-Piri chicken as you watch the fishermen go about their business. If you want some livelier entertainment, never fear, the buzzing nightlife of Albufeira and Vilamoura is just 6km away.
Although the list of things to do in Olhos D'Agua isn’t endless, you’ll find that this is the absolute beauty of the resort. The exception is golf; fans of the sport have a number of top-notch courses to choose from and practice their swing. Beach bums, meanwhile, will love the almost empty stretch of sand lapped by warm topaz waters. How could you not?
The busiest time of year for Olhos D’Agua is August, when tourist season is at its peak and the town hosts a sardine festival; the little fish come in a variety of edible forms with music, markets, cooking demonstrations and fireworks to enjoy while you eat.
If the kids are done with sand for the day, there are endless fun-filled attractions in the surrounding towns. The Aquashow Water Park is arguably the best in the Algarve and the Zoomarine Theme Park is full of leaping dolphins and scary sharks. The Ria Formosa Natural Park is a wonderful opportunity for some wildlife spotting, making holidays to Olhos D’Agua a must for nature lovers.
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