Olhos de Água, is a delightful Portuguese fishing town that is situated in the heart of the beautiful Algarve. This peaceful town is centred around a sandy cove, where fishing boats are moored on the golden sands and old fishermen tend their nets in huts that line the shore.
The naming comes from the fresh water fountains that emerge from the sand of the beach, where the fishermen in the old days would go and collect buckets of fresh water to their homes and boats. The fountains are still there, but "Olhos de Agua" has not entirely escaped the boom of tourism and encircling the town are numerous mega-hotel complexes but central Olhos de Agua still manages to retain its personable and welcoming charm. The atmosphere and low-key ambience is why so many tourists return yearly and makes the town fantastic for families or those wishing a relaxing beach-based holiday.
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