Riu Guarana

Family-friendly Riu Guarana sits on a clifftop overlooking the sea, with Falesia Beach a 10-minute walk away. It’s just 500m to the resort centre and 500m to the bus stop, with Faro Airport a 50-minute coach drive away. Riu Guarana sports two sizeable outdoor pools, a hot tub, a kids’ pool and an indoor pool, which is heated in winter. You’ll also find a sun terrace with loungers when you fancy basking in the glorious Portuguese sunshine. For those who like a spot of pampering, there’s a spa with a steam bath, and it also provides a wealth of massages and beauty treatments.

Overview of Olhos D’Agua

A beach buff? Then you’ll love Olhos d’Agua. The resort is close to a swathe of powder-soft sand and sea – better known as Falesia Beach. With ancient villages, ferry trips, abundant nightlife and mouth-watering seafood, holidays to Portugal have something for everyone. This charming Portuguese fishing town lies in the heart of the Algarve, with its town centred around a sandy cove. The region offers a plethora of bars and restaurants, all of which bask under the magnificent climate of the Algarve. The town is perfect if you want a relaxed holiday but also crave the buzz of large resort towns. The city of Albufeira is a mere four kilometres away, while Vilamoura is just 14km.

Things to do in Olhos D’Agua

Keen rock pool explorers will enjoy fishing at the rock-strewn beach, which is also well-equipped for sun worshippers. If you fancy heading to a busier town, travel west to Albufeira, which is a 15-minute drive away. Bars line its streets and you’ll discover Arabian architecture in the old town. Equally close is Vilamoura, which is home to a sophisticated marina and a range of boutique shops. If you’re up for some history, go inland to the quaint town of Loule, which is 20 minutes away. There, you’ll love exploring the ancient castle, and there’s also an art gallery. This central Algarve town offers charm and beaches aplenty, with great links to the popular towns of Albufeira and Vilamoura. With the gorgeous beach of Praia da Falesia, arguably one of the best beaches on the Algarve, Olhos d’Agua is the essence of a perfect beach holiday hot spot.

Resort Summary

Like many Algarve resorts, Olhos de Agua started life as a fishing village and grew to accommodate tourists. Fishermen still bring in their haul, ready to serve at local restaurants that evening. Here, you’ll get an authentic Portuguese holiday, where even the souvenir shops sell handmade local products.

Olhos de Agua is ideally situated for a relatively quiet break but within 15 minutes of two exciting towns. To the west is Albufeira with its old Moorish town and great shopping and bar scene. It’s the same distance east to the chic marina town of Vilamoura, which offers boutique shops and Roman ruins. Olhos de Agua is also only half an hour from Faro Airport so when you land you can be there in no time.