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in a great location.
great town - perfect vacation spot!
Five stars all the way!
stylish, quiet & well equipped villa

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A charming quiet resort, soft sand beach and stunning cliffs on Portugal's up and coming, beautiful Western Algarve

Praia da Luz, "Beach of Light", is a charming, quiet resort with a soft sand beach (recently awarded Blue Flag status), stunning cliffs and water sports on Portugal's up and coming, beautiful Western Algarve.

Large ‘Spa' supermarket with hot food takeaway counter (including spit roast chickens). Baptista supermarket and fresh fish/take away deli store. Both of which offer a home delivery service. Smaller supermarket 5 minutes’ walk from villa with in house bakery and coffee shop.



Everywhere within Praia da Luz is within walking distance

  • Nearest airport: Faro at 90 kilometres
  • Nearest beach: beach at 350 metres
  • Nearest motorway: Lagos at 6 kilometres
  • Nearest railway station: Lagos at 6 kilometres
  • Car: not necessary

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Praia da Luz is a charming, quiet resort with an attractive promenade which runs alongside the beach from the Old Fort past the Roman ruins almost to the base of Black Rock and cliffs. During the busier months the promenade hosts a variety of stalls to browse. The long flat sandy beach is ideal for sunbathing and children love to investigate the rocks and rock pools. Various water sports are available direct on the beach during high season which includes ringos, pedalos, hoby cats and wind surfing. Ideal for families and couples, this elegant resort offers a relaxing holiday ambience with beautiful cliff top walks to nearby Lagos and Burgau and beyond. The villas and apartments blend perfectly with the original white-washed village of Luz and there’s an ever increasing choice of bars & restaurants, some of which directly overlook the beach and the sea, ideal for a quick snack, lazy lunch or romantic evening meal.

The historic city of Lagos is only 6km away and is becoming an increasingly sophisticated resort with massive investment in the marina and waterfront areas. There is a great choice of shops, restaurants and bars in Lagos throughout the year. Frequent bus services operate on a daily basis from Luz to Lagos and from Luz to its neighbouring pretty beach resort of Bureau. Local taxis can be hired at competitive rates.

Typical Algarve holiday activities available locally and within a short distance of Praia da Luz are golf, tennis, a visit to Zoo marine, various water sports, water parks, dolphin spotting, health & fitness centres and the famous Alvor sand sculptures. There are various companies which offer buggy or jeep tours and hire motorbikes, mopeds or cycles. Surf schools are well represented in the area, the nearest in Lagos and Burgau. Praia do Armado in the less populated stunning western Algarve is approximately 40 minutes’ drive. This is Portugal’s premier surfing beach and the venue for many national and international body-boarding and surfing competitions, again with its own surf school on site.

The Algarve Motor Park complex is within 30 mins drive and offers Go Karting on a full size Go Kart circuit. The complex hosts various motor sport events during the year on its international race circuit. Cycling both on and off the road is well catered for in the area including the Ecovia do Algarve cycling coastal route. There are number of National park areas, wonderful for walking and enjoying the wildlife and wild flowers, particularly in the spring. Try some of the 186 mile walking route, which starts near the Spanish border across the interior of the Algarve to Cap St Vincent in the far west.

Why not visit Adega do Canto vineyard near Guia and taste Cliff Richard’s Vida Nova wine, which is produced on site.

The historic market town of Silves with its castle, one of the best preserved of the Moorish fortifications in Portugal is also within 30 mins drive. Both Lisbon and Seville are possible day trips by car.

At the last count there were 22 golf complexes, 35 separate courses and over 585 widely differing holes to play along the south coast of the Algarve! All of the Algarve's courses are open to visitors, most require handicap certificates, but it is possible to play in the Algarve without. All insist on a dress code. The nearest golf complex is a mere 5 minute drive. Designed by Howard Swan, Boavista is a stunning golf course with panoramic views towards Praia da Luz and over Lagos Bay and beyond. The complex includes a driving range, golf tuition, tennis courts to hire, a fabulous spa and a good restaurant and bar with splendid views - all open to visitors.

There are numerous golf courses within 20 minutes’ drive and many others up to and including the stunning courses at Quinta and Vale de Lobo all within a maximum one hour's drive. Most courses offer twilight fees and various promotions are usually available during the year.