Destination guide

Retreat to Olhos de Agua holiday lettings

Olhos de Agua is a small fishing village with freshwater springs and beautiful beaches for a relaxing holiday by the sea. Whether you want to enjoy sunbathing and swimming at the beach, enjoy outdoor activities with the kids or explore the attractions in the nearby city, you’ll find plenty of options for an enjoyable holiday near the Olhos de Agua holiday lettings.

Things to do

Things to do near Olhos de Agua holiday homes

Olhos de Agua has an array of beach attractions and seaside landmarks to entertain the whole family. Holiday homes are available near Beach Falésia Açoteias, a sandy beach with colourful cliffs and water recreation, and Beach Barranco das Belharucas, a cliffside beach with a lush landscape and clear water. Beach Olhos de Agua, a soft-sand beach with traditional seaside amenities, and Santa Eulalia Beach, a public beach that’s popular for sunbathing and swimming, are also must-visit beaches for families and couples.


Activities and attractions in and around Olhos D'Agua

Are you looking for top things to see and do while you're in town? You'll be sure to enjoy Olhos D'Agua for its swimming and golfing. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that Olhos D'Agua has to offer. Here are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Zoomarine (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Agua Doce Beach (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Oceanico Victoria Golf Course (2.5 mi / 4 km)
  • Oceanico Millennium Golf Course (2.8 mi / 4.5 km)
  • Oceanico Laguna Golf Course (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Vilamoura Tennis Center (3.7 mi / 6 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Olhos de Agua holiday rentals

The coastal areas and turquoise waters of Olhos de Agua are a natural playground near your holiday rental for adventure and outdoor enthusiasts. Swimming, diving, snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, parasailing, canoeing, surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing and marine life encounters are all popular activities on the water. On land, many enthusiasts enjoy exploring the beaches, rock formations and nature reserves on foot, or biking through the area to take in the scenery.


Seasonal weather averages in Olhos D'Agua

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, September and June are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 29°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Olhos D'Agua

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Olhos D'Agua. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Falesia Beach (2.1 mi / 3.5 km)
  • Senhora da Rocha Beach (11 mi / 17.8 km)
  • Agua Doce Beach (0.1 mi / 0.1 km)
  • Praia dos Olhos de Água (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Belharucas Beach (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Maria Luisa Beach (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Olhos D'Agua

The nearest airport is in Faro (FAO-Faro Intl.), located 12.9 mi (20.8 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Portimao (PRM), which is 22.2 mi (35.7 km) away.

How to get around

Transport to Olhos de Agua holiday lettings

Though Olhos de Agua feels like a secluded beach resort, it’s only minutes away from the hustle and bustle of Albufeira. Many travellers prefer to fly or take the train into Albufeira, then use a car to reach Olhos de Agua holiday lettings. Once in town, you can easily walk to the local beaches and attractions from your holiday rental, giving you the time and flexibility to explore the area at your own pace.

Food & drink 

Cuisine in Olhos de Agua

Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences and strongly reflects the former colonial possession, especially in its use of spices. Piri piri, a small, fiery chili pepper, cinnamon, vanilla and saffron are found in most recipes, often with a base of olive oil. Herbs, such as parsley and bay leaf, are also used for most traditional dishes. Some delicacies of Olhos de Agua include chouriço, a spicy Portuguese sausage, spiny lobster, sardines, octopus, cuttlefish, crabs, prawns, lamprey, mussels, oysters, salted cod, rice pudding and a wide variety of cheeses, including goat and sheep cheese. Fine red wine and vinho verde, or green wine, is also enjoyed by many locals. No matter your craving, you’ll find excellent dining options that reflect the unique culture of Olhos de Agua in the restaurants and eateries near your holiday rental.

How many holiday rentals are available around Olhos de Água?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,867 holiday lettings around Olhos de Água. From 2,483 villas to 3,323 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Olhos de Água?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Olhos de Água:

  • Old Town: 1,312 holiday homes
  • Benagil: 690 holiday homes
  • Santa Eulália: 1,357 holiday homes
  • Alpouvar: 127 holiday homes
  • Alporchinhos: 499 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Olhos de Água? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Olhos de Água. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Pine Cliffs Golf Course: 9,362 holiday lettings
  • Medronheira Tower: 9,453 holiday lettings
  • Agua Doce Beach: 9,270 holiday lettings
  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,213 holiday lettings
  • Vilamoura Marina: 3,109 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Olhos de Água listed on where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Olhos de Água?

Yes, of course. offers 2,483 Villas in Olhos de Água. Our other popular types of Olhos de Água holiday rentals include:

  • Flats: 3,323 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 822 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 8 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Olhos de Água?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,476 holiday homes with pool available in Olhos de Água. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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