: Junction 2
Car: not necessary
The beautiful village of Luz enjoys a very safe white sandy beach with a lovely promenade and fantastic ocean views. Ideal for families and couples alike, Luz offers excellent restaurants to enjoy. The Baptista Supermarket offers daily fresh vegetables as well as an in-house bakery. A bank, post office and excellent medical centre ensure you have access to all essential services if required. Golf courses in the area are a-plenty with discounted green fees available. Luz is just a 10min drive (€7.00 taxi) from the Old historic town of Lagos. A perfect mix of the very old and the new, Lagos boasts a stunning marina with restaurants, shops and bars, as well as quaint narrow cobbled streets overlooked by historical Moorish architecture. At night the old town comes alive with open air stalls, artists and entertainers. Lively bars, jazz clubs and night clubs add to the eclectic mix. Inhabited by particularly friendly people. Luz/ Lagos is one of the most appealing locations in the Algarve.
Other Activities: Excersise classes in the gym and massage and beauty facilities
Golf: 5min from Luz is the Howard Swan designed Boavista Golf Course. This is an 18 hole par 71 championship golf course situated overlooking the Atlantic and Lagos town. Its combination of design, location and the sheer variety of holes make this a great golf experience. Boavista also has he benefit of a driving range and a teaching academy. 15 minutes form Luz is the scenic and serene Palmaris course, an 18 hole par 72 that perfectly come in beach and mountain scenery. This is reflected by its links outward 9 and a hillier parkland back 9. Palmaris boasts what is generally agreed as being the most striking 1st hole in the Algarve. 20 minute drive from Luz is The legendary Penina course. This is the master work of legendary Henry Ccotton and is the first golf course to grace the algarve. This championship course has been 5 times host to the Portuguse open, a par 73, it requires length and acuaracy to score well. Also a 20 minute drive is the new course of Mogado. This is a stunning par 72 with imaginative and challenging holes bring out the best in your golf. Another 20 minute drive will bring you to the superb Parque de Floresta golf resort. An 18 hole par 72 is laid out through hills and valleys which are blanketed by flowers in spring. It provides a good and attractive challenge with lakes and rivers to negotiate and with spectacular views of the Atlantic to the south side.