The southernmost region of continental Portugal, the Algarve has been popular with British tourists for years and we are lucky enough to have (through family) the use of a villa there in a small town called Olhos de Agua.
Very close to the resort of Albufeira, this sleepier area is within a few minutes walk of some beautiful beaches which are relatively empty, even in peak season, where you can watch fishermen bring in their catch.
I’m not one for large resorts and there are parts of Albufeira we prefer to stay away from but the Old Town has family restaurants and cafes around a central square, that is backed by traditional style architecture and locals going about their business. A few minutes walk between buildings and it’s easy to find peace and quiet.
They do have an escalator to help with those steep steps though!
The images seen here are a combination of some of my favorites from visits over the last few years, our most recent last week. I hope they brighten your day, wherever you are! 🙂
Image Credits: All mine, so please be sweet and ask before sharing. 🙂