We have just got back from a VERY relaxing week in Portugal. We stayed in a small town call Ohlos D’Agua (which apparently means Eyes in the Water – which was explained to us as the pattern made in sand when air bubbles up through it… nice bit of trivia). Ohload D’Agua is about 5 miles east from Albufiera – a 35 minute transfer from Faro airport. We stayed in a very nice hotel (Sensimar Falesia) which had just been refurbished and was Adults-Only (no families with kids under the age of 16 year). The focus of the hotel was very much on all-inclusive(we were half board – would have liked Bed and Breakfast, but not an option). After the first couple of days eating in the hotel in the evening we decided to eat out. Primarily because although they were ‘Coeliac Aware’ their was very restricted choice for Coeliacs like me.
Anyway, here’s the main street in Ohlos D’Agua – always busy day or night
We had a walk along the beach in the bright sunshine – not quite walking the whole 5 miles to Villamoura – but we had a good walk for an hour or so. The beach was very busy… and the sunshine was glorious.
Towards the end of our week we had a trip to the Loule Saturday Market, which was interesting but basically just a fresh food market. We also visited the Gypsy market (about a 15 minute walk from the centre of town) – but have to say that it wasnt very impressive.
What was Impressive was the collections of old motobikes on the pavement outside the market in Loule…
A very relaxing week – we always enjoy visiting the Algarve – thanks for reading.