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Olhos de Água Beach

Relax as you soak up the sun and the charming atmosphere of a traditional Portuguese fishing village at this protected bay.

Experience the authenticity of the Algarve’s fishing heritage at Olhos de Água Beach (Praia dos Olhos de Água). This beach is where locals come to top up their tans and cool off in the warm water while fishermen bring in their day’s catch. Olhos de Água Beach sits on the shoreline of its eponymous village. Its name means eyes of water, which is a reference to the springs that form at low tide. 

The beach boasts a beautiful strip of soft sand that becomes especially crowded during the peak summer months. Rent umbrellas to protect you from the sun and loungers for extra comfort. The consistently mild water makes swimming an enjoyable year-round activity.

At both sides of the bay are the craggy hills and rocks characteristic of the Algarve coastline. Look for fish in the natural pools and walk along the seashore to discover sheltered coves. Rising above the eastern side is the Miradouro da Praia lookout. Climb up the dirt track to the summit and enjoy the far-reaching coastal views. 

Spend some time observing the fishermen, who congregate on the beach’s east side. Watch as they tend to their colorful boats and prepare fish to be sold to restaurants and at nearby markets. The row of blue-painted huts is a classic image of the beach and village. 

Situated about 4.3 miles (7 kilometers) east of Albufeira, the beach is an excellent daytrip destination. Public buses connect Albufeira with Olhos de Água village on a daily basis. If arriving by car, you’ll need to park in the village and then walk down to the beach. 

Complete your visit to Olhos de Água Beach by dining at one of the waterfront restaurants. Sample fish and seafood delivered direct from the boat. Arrive in the evening, grab an outdoor table and wait for the sensational sunset to take place. More bars, cafés and restaurants line the street that leads from the beach to the village center.


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Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun ¥22,151
Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun

Jupiter Albufeira Hotel - Family & Fun

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    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    This family-friendly Albufeira hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Albufeira Bullring, Albufeira Stadium, and International Health Centers Albufeira. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve ¥28,051
    Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve

    Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve

    Praia Da Falesia, Apartado, Albufeira
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Belharucas Beach and Falesia Beach. Santa Eulalia Beach is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

      3HB Falésia Garden ¥16,432
      3HB Falésia Garden

      3HB Falésia Garden

      Quinta do Milharó, Olhos dÁgua, Albufeira
         
        0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Albufeira aparthotel is located by the sea, within 1 mi (2 km) of Agua Doce Beach and Falesia Beach. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

        Balaia Golf Village Resort ¥10,717
        Balaia Golf Village Resort

        Balaia Golf Village Resort

        Sitio da Balaia, Apartado 917, Albufeira
           
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in Albufeira, this golf aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Maria Luisa Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach. Oura Beach and Albufeira Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

          PortoBay Falésia ¥24,845
          PortoBay Falésia

          PortoBay Falésia

          Quinta do Millaró, Olhos D'Agua, Albufeira
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Offering direct access to the beach, this Albufeira hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agua Doce Beach and Falesia Beach. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

            TUI BLUE Falesia - Adults Only ¥28,941
            TUI BLUE Falesia - Adults Only

            TUI BLUE Falesia - Adults Only

            Quinta do Milharó, s/n, Olhos d´Água, Albufeira, Algarve
               
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agua Doce Beach and Falesia Beach. Oura Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

              Hotel Riu Guaraná
              Hotel Riu Guaraná

              Hotel Riu Guaraná

              Quinta do Milharó, Olhos D'Agua, Albufeira
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Albufeira hotel is located near the beach, within 1 mi (2 km) of Praia dos Olhos de Água and Falesia Beach. Oura Beach and Albufeira Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).

                Muthu Clube Praia da Oura ¥10,820
                Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

                Muthu Clube Praia da Oura

                Praia da Oura Apartado 827, Rua Oliveira Martins, Albufeira
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in Albufeira, this beachfront apartment building is in the city center and within a 15-minute walk of Oura Beach and Albufeira Beach. Albufeira Old Town Square and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 mi (3 km).