Olhos de Agua, Albufeira
Olhos d'Agua is a quaint fishing village 5km to the east of Albufeira, and about the same distance to Vilamoura. Backed by fragrant pine forests, Olhos d'Agua is Albufeira's greener neighbour. With its winds ideal for windsurfing, the long Praia da Falesia beach never gets overcrowded and you can also visit the 'Eye of the Water', a freshwater spring exposed among the rocks at low tide. The main street runs down to the beach where fishermen launch their boats each day, and the catch finds its way to the excellent local restaurants and quite a few bars. It's a quaint little place, typically Portuguese fishing village.
Nearby is the area known as Praia da Falesia, with its wonderful long sandy beach which stretches all the way to Vilamoura!
Located 6 kilometres from Albuferia, Olhos D'Agua is a small and typical fishing village, and from the 18th century on was used as a lookout point for the defence of the fort at Albufeira.
Olhos d'Agua (Eyes of Water) takes its name from the numerous fresh-water springs that bubble up both on the beach and off-shore underwater.