Olhos de Água - Algarve

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Olhos de Água
Olhos de Água was a Portuguese parish in the municipality of Albufeira, with a surface area of ​​14.35 km².

It was abolished in 2013, under a national administrative reform, and was added to the parish of Albufeira, to form a new parish called Albufeira and Olhos de Agua with headquarters in Albufeira.

Small village of fishing origins, the formation of its name originated in the existence of several fresh water springs on the beach, on the seashore and in the sea.

Along with these fresh water springs, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and the Romans, who practiced fishing and developed the salting and drying of the fish, were spread all over the Algarve coast. Recently in archaeological works, traces of salting tanks of the Roman period were found, in the neighboring beaches Maria Luísa and Santa Eulália.

Since the 1960's, tourism has been the fastest growing tourist in Olhos d'Água, increasing the number of hotels, shops, restaurants, bars, apartments, hotels.
Tourism
The parish has become a popular tourist spot, mainly due to its magnificent beaches and fresh water springs. Along with these fresh water springs, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, and the Romans, who practiced fishing and developed the salting and drying of the fish, were spread all over the Algarve coast.

Recently in archaeological works, traces of salting tanks of the Roman period were found, in the neighboring beaches Maria Luísa and Santa Eulália. The parish of Olhos de Agua owes its toponym to these springs, that sprout in the sea and in its sands. Of the patrimonial assets of the parish, we can highlight: the watchtower of the Medronheira tower, very important, in the past, for the defense of the region; and the Water Deposit and Public Laundry.

As already mentioned, the town of Olhos de Água has tourism as its main source of income, however, fishing still remains an important economic activity for local inhabitants, as well as forestry and wine production.
Gastronomy
The Algarve, due to its privileged geographical location, with a large coastal area, fauna and cultural heritage, offers you excellent opportunities to expand your gastronomic experience, experiencing some of the best flavors of the Algarve.

Perceve is one of the most appreciated delicacies in the Algarve.
Here is an opportunity to experience the unique and very tasty craca that we enjoy both at the annual festival.

The small picturesque town hosts the festival with many barnacles, drinks and good music.

The excellence of the famous grilled chicken and music, brings thousands of enthusiasts every year.
Weather
The climate is Rainy Tropical type with dry summer. The rainy season begins in the fall / winter beginning in December / January. The average annual precipitation is 1,128.6mm.

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