The Algarve’s water baby
Located in the Algarve, on Portugal’s south coast, enjoy a sun drenched holiday to Olhos d’Agua and get the most from this wonderful country. Retaining much of its original charm as a whitewashed fishing village, this is the perfect place to unwind on the beach and taste some of Portugal’s delicious local produce. Fresh prawns, sardines and salads are perfect for foodies wanting to sample some of the lighter flavours, while Portuguese chicken and chips are a comforting favourite.
Lively neighbours Vilamoura and Albufeira are just a short drive from Olhos d’Agua and provide plenty of lively activities. Peruse the designer shops and local boutiques for souvenirs, gifts and unique items, or enjoy the bustling beaches fully of busy tavernas and plenty of water sports. Choose from sailing and wind surfing to glass bottomed boat trips and pedalo rides. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, with your family or in a group there’s something to enjoy in this peaceful town.
Flights from the UK to the Algarve take around 2 hours 40 minutes.
Transfer time from Faro airport to Olhos d' Agua is approximately 40 minutes.
Summers in the Algarve get pretty scorching, so beach-goers can expect the mercury to top 30°C in July and August. The shoulder months of April, May and October stay at a pleasantly toasty low 20s, and even in winter, things rarely drop below 15°C – ideal for year-round golfers.
Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Portugal.
A service charge won’t typically be added to your restaurant bill in the Algarve, so it’s common to leave a tip of around 10% of the bill. The same goes for taxi drivers – aim for 10% or round up your fare to the nearest euro. Tipping is not expected for bar staff, hotel porters or maids, although a euro or two would be appreciated for excellent service.
The official language of Portugal is Portuguese. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.