Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Due to coronavirus (COVID-19) travel advisories, some destinations may be unavailable for certain dates. Find out more.
Trip type
Flight 1
Flight 2
Flight 3
Flight 4
Flight 5

Search over 1 million properties and 550 airlines worldwide

Members save 10% more on select hotels, cars, activities and holiday rentals. Sign up.

Free cancellation on most hotels. Because flexibility matters.

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.


Guide to Exploring Praia dos Olhos de Água


Top Praia dos Olhos de Água Flight + Hotel Deals

Top Hotel Deals

See all 9,284 Properties near Praia dos Olhos de Água
Hotel Riu Guaraná £90
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 Agua Doce Beach, Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães are also within 3 miles (5 km).

    TUI BLUE Falesia - Adults Only £78
    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 spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Agua Doce Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Falesia Beach and Oura Beach are also within 3 miles (5 km).

      Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa £181
      Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

      Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa

      Praia da Falesia, PO Box 644, Albufeira
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Located in Albufeira, this beachfront resort is on the boardwalk, 0.6 mi (1 km) from Falesia Beach, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães. Albufeira Old Town Square and Vilamoura Marina are also within 9 mi (15 km).

        PortoBay Falésia £68
        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 a 10-minute walk of Agua Doce Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Falesia Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

          Pescadores Beach Apartments
          Pescadores Beach Apartments

          Pescadores Beach Apartments

          Rua dos Pescadores 2, Olhos de Água, Albufeira
             
            0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated in Albufeira, this apartment building is steps away from Agua Doce Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Falesia Beach and Santa Eulalia Beach are also within 2 miles (3 km).

            At12 Olhos de Agua Modern 1 Bedroom Apartment With Frontline sea View
            At12 Olhos de Agua Modern 1 Bedroom Apartment With Frontline sea View

            At12 Olhos de Agua Modern 1 Bedroom Apartment With Frontline sea View

               
              0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Agua Doce Beach, Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães are also within 3 miles (5 km).

              Apartamento Sobre a Praia - Albufeira
              Apartamento Sobre a Praia - Albufeira

              Apartamento Sobre a Praia - Albufeira

                 
                0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Albufeira, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Agua Doce Beach, Falesia Beach, and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães are also within 3 miles (5 km).

                Beautiful Duplex With sea Front 10m From the Beach - Albufeira
                Beautiful Duplex With sea Front 10m From the Beach - Albufeira

                Beautiful Duplex With sea Front 10m From the Beach - Albufeira

                   
                  0.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Located in the heart of Albufeira, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of Agua Doce Beach, Falesia Beach and Praia dos Olhos de Água. Oura Beach and Praia dos Alemães are also within 3 miles (5 km).